ZOOM Tonight

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We are introducing our Girl Guides Online tonight in a ZOOM session.

Please check our your Google Classroom for Carrum Girl Guides & click on the link to ZOOM session (including the ID & Passcode).

Please be patient as we get everyone online. This has been a process both for guides plus our other working lives…. We are working as quick as we can. If you haven’t received an email, please check your junk email or please try again soon.

ZOOM sessions are for Carrum, Mentone & Beaumaris Girl Guides. We have muted your audio when you join as we anticipate a few jumping on. If you miss this session, we will do it again soon.

ZOOM session for Juniors / Gumnuts is at 6pm tonight (maximum half hour session)

ZOOM session for Seniors / Rangers is at 7:30pm tonight (maximum half hour session)

These sessions are for introductory purposes only. It demonstrate where we are going for Girl Guides

Bickie

Guides Online

Girl Guides, Girl Guides Victoria, IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION, Online Girl Guides

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe in this ever changing and concerning times? The state governments are now in the process of starting to shut down the borders. All we can do is to take note of what the experts are telling us to do.

With this in mind, and as Girl Guides have already shut down all face to face activities, GGVic has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to develop ways of delivering Guides to girls at home via the internet.

At 9.00am Sunday, you should have all received a message – Girl Guides in your Pocket – with a link to a sneak peak of Girl Guides Victoria virtual Guiding – GGTV.

We are in the process of setting up Zoom classroom meetings for Kingston District – Carrum, Mentone & Beaumaris Guides.  This will eventually enable all the girls to participate in an allocated time for each age group.  So far we have had 3 meetings with 10 leaders, and another one for Monday night to implement our online girl guide meeting. These sessions are designed to help us navigate all the ins and outs of this type of online meeting.

So please if you haven’t already done so, have a look at the message that came through at 9.00am Sunday from GGV.  We want to keep all the girls engaged and this is just one way of keeping in contact.  The Zoom classroom is another. 

I sincerely hope you are all prepared to let your daughters take part in the GGTV and the Zoom classroom sessions, once they get off the ground.  These sessions will be strictly controlled, and will only be available to members on GGV data-base lists.  It will enable girls to continue with Guides and will give them lots of interesting ideas to do at home, including badges, to hopefully keep them occupied while most of us are confined to home. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tamara (Bickie) or Jan (Minga). Take care everyone in these ever changing  and challenging times.

Girl Guides Victoria activities suspended

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

Dear Girl Guides Victoria members,
This is an important announcement about Girl Guides Victoria’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

To support the health and well-being of girls, volunteers and the wider community all Girl Guide Victoria activities, including meetings, training, off site activities, camps and events are being suspended effective immediately until the beginning of Term 2 (14 April 2020). During this period we will be monitoring the situation and this decision will then be re-assessed in line with public health advice.

Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we do not wish to put our members and/or their families at risk. This decision reflects the Girl Guide values of caring for each other, for Australia and for the world. This is our part to play in protecting the vulnerable members of our families and communities, and working towards more positive days for all of us.

We will continue to communicate updates on the situation and any changes by email so please keep your details up to date with us. We are also developing a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website which we will update regularly over the next four weeks.

To keep Girl Guides connected and involved over this time, we are working on an exciting new online program so that Girl Guides in Victoria will have activities they can do at home. Information about this program will be announced by email, on Facebook and Instagram shortly. 

The Joyce Price Centre in Docklands (Girl Guides Victoria retail shop and office) will be closed from Tuesday 17 March until Monday 13 April 2020. The Guide Shop will also be closed, including online sales. We will do our best to send any orders received before that date and will communicate with anyone whose order cannot be filled. Our staff will continue to support volunteers and members and will be contactable through the main phone line (03 8606 3500 only) and email.

For up to date information on COVID-19 in Victoria and information about precautions you can take please see the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

We appreciate your understanding and support during this time and look forward to welcoming members back to their units once it is safe to do so.

Yours in Guiding,

Holly Bracken, Governance Chair
Shannon Cheal, Chief Executive Officer
Janelle Howell, State Commissioner