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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

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…

Great Bunya Gathering

A camp where everyone is gathered to share the Guiding Spirit This is the theme of the upcoming Australian Jamboree. In just a few short days, a group of 9 local Guides and 2 Leaders will be travelling to Queensland to join Australia’s International Jamboree. The Great Bunya Gathering is to be held at Lake Somerset…

School Holiday Ideas

Looking for something to do during the school holidays? ~ Caz Filmer has compiled The Ballarat Bucket List, a collection of activities that families can do together in Ballarat. She is hoping to make a list of 100 activities, so you might be able offer your own suggestions. A lot of us have enjoyed St…

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