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The Welcome Bay Pippins joined other community groups around New Zealand by decorating and selling cupcakes for ‘Cupcake Day for the SPCA’. We had a great group of mums who joined us and helped the girls to decorate four different cupcakes into Elmo, pigs, a dog paw and their own creative choice.
We then sold them to friends and family, in our make shift ‘store’ and made well over $100 for the SPCA. The girls donned their aprons and hair nets, armed with their box of blank cupcakes, not only had a lot of fun creating their masterpieces, but also by selling them in the ‘store’ and practicing their customer service skills.
We would like to thank the following groups, who generously supported us with our service activity:
- The team at Progressive Supermarkets who donated a $50 voucher to cover our cupcake baking and decorating supplies so that we didn’t have to dip into unit funds
- Bakers Delight at Owens Place, Mt Maunganui and in Gate Pa for donating the hair nets
- Number One Shoe Warehouse at Fraser Cove for supplying shoe boxes
Our Guide Leader, Debbie for sewing us 10 new aprons
- The handful of amazing mums, who helped to man our ‘store’, support the girls with their sales, help with decorating and who cleaned up at the end - your help was gratefully appreciated
- Emma (new leader) and Jonathan (my hubby) for giving up their Sunday, to
pre-bake 80 cupcakes!
We are linking this activity with working towards the ‘Dog Safety’ Badge. We have great parent support with this as some of our girls are very scared of dogs and one has been attacked in the past, so this is very timely for them as the parents were waiting for an opportunity to help them work through these fears.
Welcome Bay Pippins
Get well cards
For Girl Guide Action Month, 14 Tauranga Rangers from the Tauranga District, Bay of Plenty, decided to make get well cards for people at the local hospital. They made 34 cards in total during the hour spent making them. Monique, one of the Rangers who made the cards said “it was fun because I enjoy decorating and it is nice to know that we are lifting up people’s spirits”.
10th Bay of Plenty Ranger Unit
Welcome Bay Guides decided to combine Girl Guide Action Month and the Term 2 and 3 Challenge - Save the Kiwi - with 19 girls helping out with two fundraising activities.
The first fundraiser was a bake stall for the local Te Kohunga Reo O Poike to help upgrade their play area and the second fundraiser was a car wash and sausage sizzle to sponsor a kiwi.
After adding up all their profits a cheque for $124 will be presented to the Te Kohunga Reo O Poike from the bake stall. The $275 raised at the car wash and sausage sizzle means that Welcome Bay Guides as a unit can sponsor a kiwi at the kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua.
Welcome Bay Guides
The Tauranga District all go together for our Thinking Day celebrations with the Pippins, Brownies and Rangers. We made and then ate some food, learnt some songs and dances and made some crafts from some of the different WAGGGS countries:
The Mount Coastal GirlGuiding District and Sea Scouts would like to acknowledge that the The Lion Foundation has accepted their application to fund the painting of the exterior of Banks Hall - the Girl Guide and Sea Scout Hall.
The last time the hall was painted was over 10 years ago and it is looking very tired. There are many community groups that use this hall as well as Guiding and Scout groups.
By painting the Girl Guide and Sea Scout hall, it reflects the pride we have in our image to our local community. Our organisations would like to say a huge thank you for your help.
Thanks also to the Pub Charity Foundation for accepting our application for the removal and replacement of the lining of Banks Hall.
The Pub Charity Foundation also assisted 38 girls and four leaders to go to Jamboree at Tui Ridge...
Over the years Pub Charity has helped the Mount Coastal GirlGuiding District by assisting them with a monetary contribution towards uniforms, trainings and previous jamborees. We are very grateful for their assistance and parents and leaders want to say a big thank you again to Pub Charity.
Mount Coastal District
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