Things to think about : Self-awareness

While we were travelling in the car yesterday, we managed to polish off a bag of Fruity Chews (The Natural Confectionery Co).  Apart from being yummy, with no artificial colours or flavours, each wrapper contained a question that required us to think about ourselves. Self-awareness (according to Life Hacker) refers to understanding everything about yourself –…

BlazeAid : Assistance for Scotsburn Bushfire cleanup

Ballarat Girl Guides have been asked to assist the CWA ladies with the local BlazeAid project.  There are currently people who are cleaning up and re-fencing after the recent Scotsburn bushfire and assistance is required to provide morning and afternoon tea for them. Needed: homemade biscuits date loaves etc fruit cakes slices cut into man-sized bits If you…

Rosie Batty at Girls Rock

Girls Rock 2016 is an activity for adult members focused on Empowering our Leaders for the future. This year’s guest speaker is Rosie Batty. Rosie is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia’s National Courage Medal recipient. Rosie is a family violence campaigner and leader in the crusade against domestic violence. She rose…

Des Hudson – Mayor of Ballarat

Congratulations to Des Hudson on his appointment as mayor of Ballarat.  Des has always been a great advocate of youth services in Ballarat and a valued supporter of Girl Guides. Des Hudson voted in as city’s mayor Article in The Ballarat Courier By MELISSA CUNNINGHAM, November 16 VETERAN councillor Des Hudson has been officially appointed as…

Guides in Cardboard Classic @ Ballarat Show

Guides in Cardboard Classic @ Ballarat Show

Today, local Girl Guides and Scouts joined together to participate in a Cardboard Classic activity as part of the annual Ballarat Show. The Guides made and decorated their boats in the weeks leading up to the activity, then transported them on the day, ready to use. The units worked in teams and had a great time.  Obstacles…

Sebastopol Guides @ Jamboree

On Saturday afternoon, October 3rd, a group of exhausted Girl Guides returned from the airport to their Guide hall. Nine members of the 1st Sebastopol Girl Guide unit, accompanied by two adult Leaders, had joined 1600 other Guides at the Australian International Jamboree in Queensland. The 2015 Jamboree had a ’back to basics’ theme, introducing…

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