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On Sunday 10 November Guiding participated in the Mairangi Bay Fun Run. There were approx 960 people registered as runners and the district was given the opportunity to include Adventure this Way brochures in the race packs.
Some of the Sunnynook Guides ran in the fun run and decided to do it in their Guide shirts and wigs as there were prizes for dress up/costumes – a great effort girls!
The district also had a stall selling cakes/biscuits/drinks and a Brownie and another Guide (and her mum) circulated the crowd selling raffle tickets and obviously talking about Guiding.
All up it was a fantastic day and a great way to not only promote guiding but also to be seen in our local community.
Above is an article about the renovation of Lynn Reserve including the creation of totem poles that Glenfield District has been involved with. Pictured beside “the Guide totem pole” is Jessica Taylor from Glenfield Pippins.
Whangaparaoa visit Kelly Tarlton's
On a very wet stormy Saturday night, at 7pm on 8 June 2013.
Several Pippins, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Leaders and Mother helpers from Whangaparaoa Guides, were submerged into the depths of Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, for a sleep over.
The air was electric with very excited children and everyone was captivated by the beautiful fish swimming over head and the wonderful surroundings that this fabulous place has to offer. Girls were scattered with sleeping bags, pillows and luggage right through the tunnel and through all the hidden hallways, nooks and crannies that this place has to offer.
We were given a wonderful introduction from two staff members on arrival and were taken behind the scenes to see a fabulous display of fish in their natural habitat, with a very impressive feeding demonstration from a staff member who was in the water with Stingrays as these beautiful creatures wrapped their wing spans around her. What an incredible sight, everyone was captivated for ages with this fabulous display.
With a winter warmer of milo and bikkies, the children were then bedded down for the night under the watchful eye of several sharks, looking for their next meal I guess!!
It was early rising on Sunday morning to cereal, toast, and hot drinks, then it was pack up ready to head home and I must say, I was looking forward to the home comforts of my own bed, as the floor was a little too hard for me.
Thanks Kelly Tarlton, it was a pleasure to be part of your wonderful underwater world and a credit to your memory. A must see for all.
The Orewa Brownies decided that, as part of the Girl Guide Action Month, they would hold a Hospice Cuppa afternoon tea. First they made their own invitations and gave them to friends, family and neighbours.
At the next meeting they each brought a small plate of wonderful homemade biscuits, muffins or cake. The Den looked really inviting with tablecloths and fresh flowers on each table.
Each Six was allocated a job - we had greeters at the door with their fabulous Brownie smiles. We had waitresses ready to offer the guests a selection of goodies. And finally the cleaners who kept the kitchen organised and the cups in plentiful supply!
The Brownies all had a turn at each job which was great fun, and we had three lovely Orewa Guides helping us pour hot and cold drinks. Guests were offered a drink as they arrived. Then the waitresses would take a plate and napkin to their table and offer them something to eat. The cleaning crews did an amazing job clearing the tables and washing the dishes.
Some of our guests thought it would be wonderful if the Brownies could do a spot of entertaining too. So we sang them the Shark song to much laughter
We are pretty certain that everyone enjoyed themselves because the Orewa Brownies raised the awesome amount of id="mce_marker"50 for Hibiscus Hospice. They also earned themselves the Community Action badge and lots of clauses toward their My Place badge! And everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time as well!
Orewa Brownie Leader, Upper North Zone
Sunnynook Guides have just come back from Raroa and had so much fun doing the Food Wizz badge. Even with the showers of rain we were determined to cook all our meals outside.
Fun with friends, our first camp of the year to get to know each other.
Oh how cool, cooking outside breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Out of the way, I cannot wait to get started on pancakes for breakfast.
Delicious spaghetti and omelettes for lunch, let’s hope we finish before the rain.
Who needs to go for a walk? We need to walk off breakfast and lunch before dinner.
I would like pan pizza for dinner , with hot chips and coleslaw yum.
Zipping out quickly on Sunday for French toast with honey and fresh fruit.
Zero is what we did not like about camp.
Katherine and Nicky
Puutahi Guides, Sunnynook District, Upper North Zone