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These are some photos of girls who are going to be doing some website clauses next week for Challenge 9. They have been celebrating International month.
Sent in by Christine - Maketawa District Co-ordinator
Living Legends Rotorangi
Here are some photos of members from Rotorangi District who attended Living Legends on Sunday.
It is taken at Te Rewa Rewa Bridge in New Plymouth looking at the Mountain.
We had around one hundred Taranaki people girls and families, helping on the day to plant 1800 plants in the dunes along the coastal walkway.
Forty of the 100 guiding members came up from South Taranaki by bus to help. These were the Rotorangi girls!
By Jennie Landers
The Stratford Guide Unit has had a great time this term working on the Then and Now Unit Patch as well as the Pioneer Theme and learning a bit about how it was for Yesteryear Guides.
We held a formal horseshoe drill (the girls are quite glad we don’t have to do this any more) and also held a birthday party for the unit to celebrate its 89th birthday where we had a Trefoil Guild Member visit us to talk about Guiding in her day, brought items to put in a time capsule and dressed up in yesteryear Guide uniforms.
We have also had a school lesson at our local pioneer village as well as walking our local heritage walkway. All these history activities worked in well with the Leader’s Back to Basics Standing Camp Assessment, where one of the highlights was creating a Peace Scout uniform from newspaper.
While researching our local history, I had the opportunity to visit our Guiding archives room and found some real treasures including newspaper clippings dating back to 1926 all about Guiding activities and even a hand-written letter by Olave Baden-Powell.
Stratford Guide Leader
Manaia Pippins recently visited the local fire station and learnt about the important role they play in their community.
Brad, who just happens to be a Pippin Dad, showed the girls the equipment, asked them what they knew about their local fire station and let them investigate the fire truck ! It was awesome to see the girls respond to Brad’s questions about smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and how important these items are in their homes. Caris and Molly could tell Brad that they had smoke alarms in their homes. Regan and Molly recognised the fire extinguisher and had them in their house and cow shed. Brad asked the girls what the number was to call for a fire truck and all the girls put their hand up and knew that it was 111.
He also asked them if they knew what to do if there was a fire in their house. Abby, who is Brad’s daughter knew their plan of action, to get down and get out and meet in a special place away from the fire and not to go back into the burning building.
The girls were then shown the fire fighter’s mask and air tank, heavy jacket, helmet, pants and boots and were very keen to try them on and realised they were very big and heavy. The girls then clambered up into the fire truck and smaller fire van and will revisit the fire station later in the year and take a ride in the fire truck. Angel then thanked Brad on behalf of the Pippins before leaving.
The following week we looked at a photo taken at the fire station and each Pippin was able to share one thing they remembered about the visit. Girls remembered the correct number to ring, to get down and get out, don’t go back into the burning building and to ring once they were outside the building. It was awesome to see how knowledgeable the girls were in regards to fire safety and keeping themselves and their family safe. It is important that fire station visits occur on a regular basis to keep information current and easy to remember.
Well done girls!
Manaia Pippin Leader
What has Taranaki been up to in 2013?
Why not tell us what you have been doing in your unit so far this year?
I know you have been out camping, doing Community Service and generally having a lot of GirlGuiding Adventures - lets show everyone what we have been doing!
Forward any stories or photos on to your Leader, District Co-ordinator, Regional Co-ordinator or the Central North Zone Office so they can be published here.