Welcome back to Junior Guides! We started our wacky patches in our patrols! More wacky challenges on next week! Pelican patrol have asked everyone to bring along either a newspaper or a full toilet roll. As a patrol they will be using newspaper & toilet paper for dressing up!
Program for the term will be posted on site soon! Here is some important reminders:-
- Please help us to sell our Guide Biscuits 🍪- take a bag next week at Guides! Make sure you write your name down on list & sign when you return money.
- Parent Roster will be out soon! Make sure you are registered with Guides Vic as a volunteer in order to help at Guides! Remember your assistance is required to ensure our program can be run effectively
- Save the date – December 3rd at Braeside Park for a family bbq with Mentone Guides
- Tuesday 28th November- Junior BP & BP Presentation at Hall! All parents are invited to attend plus hopefully the State Team for Guides Vic can attend
As of January 2017, the Victorian Government introduced new legislation for managing staff and volunteers who come in contact with children. Girl Guides Victoria has always had strong processes to comply with the law and ensure that girls’ safety comes first.
Who needs to follow this process?
People interested in volunteering with Guides have lots of different reasons for wanting to volunteer. Some want to become Youth Leaders and work with girls on an on-going basis, while others want to volunteer with specific skills or on short-term projects; others just want to help out occasionally. Irrespective of the reason or frequency, the legislation and Girl Guide’s Victoria’s processes apply to ALL VOLUNTEERS who may come into contact with girls in Guides more than once a term. This includes a parent helper, a member of a support group, a unit leader, assistant leader or junior leader over 18, or those doing regular fundraising.
When can volunteers start?
Volunteers may begin regular (more than once a term) volunteering with Guides once they have met four criteria and are registered on our database as a member. These include:
- Two satisfactory personal character reference checks
- An approved Police Check
- A valid Working with Children Check
- Completed member registration details
All steps must be completed prior to any volunteer starting in their role. Please allow plenty of time BEFORE you want to start. The legislation is VERY clear that these checks are necessary before a volunteer can start work.
Note: When a Youth Member turns 18, she is considered by law to be an adult. Even if she is not finished school, attending Guides once 18 will require the same process to be followed. The Volunteer Coordinator will kick off this process; Unit leaders do not need to take any action.
If you are a volunteer that is ready to start with your Unit/District/Region, then just start the process by emailing us with your details (your name and Unit/District/Region) and theirs (name, email and the role that they’ll be volunteering in). We’ll take the next steps to get you registered.
Go plastic free in July!
Juniors made a pledge at guides to reduce, reuse & recycle ♻️. Say no to single use plastic like straws, plastic bags & plastic cups! They made badges to wear & one for a friend to wear. Spread the word & go plastic Free!. Part of the EnviroGuide Badge 2017 (to be sewn on back of sash).
Last Night of Term 2 we are going to Xtreme Air in Keysborough (All Guides plus bring a friend or sibling)
When: Tuesday 27th June
Time: 6-8pm (Please arrive at 5:45pm to complete Xtreme Air paperwork)
Cost: $20 per person (to be paid on night directly to Xtreme Air)
BRING A FRIEND OR SIBLING.
Please fill in the attached Girl Guide Permission Form for all guides attending & bring to event, plus remember to have a parent sign Xtreme Air paperwork on the night).
Please remember, no permission forms, no jumping.
We encourage all our parents who help at guides to please go to www.guidesvic.org.au website & register as a unit helper to our unit.
Unit helper doesn’t cost anything, just a record of all the important details needed for working with children.
All parents who help at guides (either once off or on a regular basis) need to be associated members of the Girl Guide Association of Victoria. Associated members have no fees, just registered with Guides Victoria with Working With Children & Police Checks & any other qualifications such as first aid, CPR etc on record.
Please check with Bickie on Tuesday night to see if you are already registered or grab a form if you need to register. Free to register as an associate member.
The following are the duty times available for the Rotary Club of Mordialloc, Victorian Gnome and Fairy Festival Sunday 19th March 2017 at The George Woods Reserve, Governor Road, Mordialloc 10.00am till 4.00 pm.
If you wish to attend (full uniform is requested) & make sure you sign in/out on the event sheet. Please comment here for the allocated time available. It is requested that we have approximately 2-3 guides per session.
10 – 11 am – session time full
11 – 12 noon
12 – 1pm
1 – 2pm
2 – 3pm
3 – 4pm (we request a few people at 4pm to help pack everything up)