Langwarrin Senior Guides Camp
Langwarrin Senior guides camped outdoors at Britannia Park from Oct 1-4. We went on a
night walk, did a treasure hunt for vegetables which each patrol then made into their
lunch, played a night wide game with flashing light sticks, helped each other fly on the
possum flyer and had a campfire. We had some great food, all cooked on fires. Here are
some comments from the guides which Tammy collected for a camp newsletter.
About the possum flyer: ‘Possum flyer was scary’ (Carly),
‘It was awesome for me because when I was swinging, it felt like I was flying’ (Maddy),
‘The possum flyer was fun because I was a possum and I flew’ (Sienna),‘It was amazing when I went really fast’ (Kiri),‘It was epic because I went so fast and high’ (Alisha),
‘It was a fear overcoming heights and it was a safe environment’ (Lauren),
‘It was an amazing experience and I am so glad I gave it a try’ (Tammy).
About camp: ‘Camp is REALLY fun but the mosquitos are annoying. I have burnt my whole
hand but I still had fun on the possum flyer. Overall camp was amazing.’ (Sienna), ‘I have
loved spending time out in the open and with people making really random questions. It
has been really good spending time and getting to know people that I didn’t really know. It
has been amazing.’ (Tammy), ‘Camp is amazing. I loved the possum flyer the most. The
food was amazing too.’ (Kiri) ‘Camp has been fun because I have been able to bond with
others I didn’t really know. I have also loved the cooking.’ (Rhiannan)
Langwarrin Girl Guides
In June, eight Langwarrin Senior Guides and two Overport Guides had a ‘Winter solstice’ sleepover. The activities we did worked towards two badges. The two badges were ‘Candles’ and ‘Time’, chosen because they fitted the winter solstice theme. The activities for the Time badge were playing a game that used time (we played Pictionary), cooking something that takes time (we cooked croissants), and finding out about day length in different countries. For the Candles badge, we practised lighting a candle, cooked pancakes using a candle (you lit a candle and then placed a big tin over it and cooked the pancakes on the tin – it sort of worked) and decorated candles to use as table decorations. The sleepover was fun. Alisha July 2015
ANZAC Day Reflection – By Kate from Langwarrin
Some of the traditions I observed throughout ANZAC day both during the Dawn service, and the March and service that was held at 11am, were the different men and women and men in uniform and the parts when they would stand in different formations during the ceremonies. I also noticed that they had the flame there although I think that has only been done this year to commemorate 100 years since the ANZAC’s landed on the beach of what is now known as ANZAC cove.
The symbolic items I saw during the day were rosemary and the poppies, the rosemary is worn because it is found growing along the Gallipoli peninsula therefore has significance for not only ANZAC day but also Remembrance Day as well, the poppies are worn because it is a symbol of war remembrance around the world, people all over the world wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or who still serve.
I don’t know much about the Frankston cenotaph I just know that it is a place where we can remember not only the ANZACs but all of the other soldiers who fought in different wars around the world and risked or sacrificed their lives to give us a better future, because it wasn’t just the ANZACs who sacrificed their lives to make the world we live in now better. I am glad that in the services this year I heard them mention the other people in not only the Great War but the Vietnam War, WWII and other wars throughout time, because these people need to be remembered as well.
If we forget those who sacrificed their lives how are we supposed to teach and show the younger generations what happened to these great men and women in these wars helping to create a better place for us.
I was very fortunate on the day to be asked to carry the Australian Flag as we marched. This was a huge honour because as I walked down the street with everyone else I felt connected in some way to both my Pa Brian who fought in japan and my great grandfather Arthur who fought in World War 1.
Lest we forget.
Moving Up in Guides
I was going to miss my friends. But I was happy to make new friends. I was nervous at the start, but I had fun. I did my promise again and I did it off by heart. I’m looking forward to doing more stuff with Gumnuts and Juniors together.