Gumnuts & Juniors starts at 6:15pm Tuesday- remember juniors need to bring along Commonwealth Games challenge. Junior Parent Roster will be at sign in table for parents to fill in. Remember Child Safety Laws – we need you to be registered with Guides Vic before assisting this term with juniors/gumnuts. Please call/text me if you need assistance with this needed urgently. Parent helpers are essential to both a successful program & appropriate ratios of leaders/adults to youth members.
Seniors starts at 7:15pm
Please remember to wear full uniform each week & bring along any handbook & Badge books.
Anzac Day March forms have been sent – please check your email inboxes as they now come directly from Guides Vic.
Let me know if you don’t receive an email by Tuesday – Bickie.
Click here to see badge placement on sash
As the Gumnuts have been working so hard to achieve their Gem badges and other special badges, the leaders have decided that it is appropriate to offer the Gumnuts the option of purchasing and wearing a sash for their badges. This is totally optional.
I’m afraid that there isn’t a perfect time to introduce this change as there will always be girls who have been attending for a while, and I apologise if it causes any upset to anyone. I thought if we started it now, the girls that are heading into juniors at the start of next year will also get a chance to get their sash and gumnut badge prior to their promise ceremony. We might even manage to work on a ‘create a challenge’ badge this term!
We are offering the gumnut-sized sashes to be purchased for $20 which will include the Flowering Gum patrol badge, the unit and region tapes and the state emblem. Of course there will be plenty of room for all the badges that will be earned as they move through their guiding adventure.
The (very special) promise ceremony will still take place once the girls get to 7 years old and move into juniors.
Advice on wearing relatives medals with your uniform at ANZAC services and marches: The RSL advice is that when worn by others, medals are worn on the right side to show that the wearer is not the original recipient. When a Guide is in uniform, if no sash is worn, medals are worn in a horizontal line on the right side, in line with the GGA logo. If a girl is wearing a sash, medals should be worn in a horizontal line across the sash, in line with the GGA logo. Leaders/parents should consider pinning/fixing the sash under the collar to prevent the weight of the medals shifting the sash.
Promise Ceremony for our new members of the unit.
Please make sure you are in full uniform.
All new guides making their promise, please arrive at 6:10pm tomorrow night for me to go over what you need to prepare before promise ceremony.
Any guides wanting to do their Hands or Food badge, please also come early tomorrow night to find out more information.
Starting this week, we now have an order form to all guide shop & uniform orders.
Please either download the form from our blog site or fill in one located at the sign in desk at the hall.
We will only be placing two orders per term (one at the beginning & one half way through the term). All orders are to be on order forms & placed in our “letterbox”
The guide shop is open selective hours & days (go to http://www.guidesvic.org.au for full details). The guide shop is open for anyone to visit however we try to make this easier for everyone by placing one order as a unit. Feel free to pop into the shop if you want (just make sure you check out the opening hours).
Guide Shop Order Form