Sunday, 24 February 2013

Song Video: The Four World Centres

Hello Sisters in Guiding!  Here is a video of an action song I wrote a few years ago...called 'The Four World Centres'.  The girls in the video are Guides from 2012-2013.  Hope you like it! {all girls in this video have their image release signed}

video

 2016 Update: The Five World Centres Song Lyrics

Friday, 22 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Mini Thinking Day Passport

I made this Mini Thinking Day Passport for Commissioner Pat in BC.  Pat saw my mini booklet on Owl & Toadstool and thought it would be something they could use for an upcoming event.  In her email she said 

"I have just come across your site and I love it.  I am working on a passport for our Area camp, and I am thinking that your mini book would work great.  I would like to add another set of pages to it though.  Would you share your template for your mini book so that I can add some more countries to it".

However, the mini book template only has six pages plus front and back cover...and does not allow for any additional pages.  So, I thought I would make one for her..easy peasy! 

Pat directed me to a fantastic site MakingFriends.com that has Girl Scout activities {I have used this site for several years for various projects..it is awesome!}.  One of the activities on Making Friends is a passport for Thinking Day.  I saved the images for the countries that Pat requested and created a Mini Thinking Day Passport. {The mini passport that I made for Pat has a different cover featuring their Area Crest..it turned out really nice and Pat was pleased!}

I found this illustration of how to fold a mini book on Pinterest...sorry I did not save the location! So if this is your handiwork please leave a comment!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Chinese New Year- HKGGA

YEAR OF THE SNAKE 
February 10, 2013
I have the pdf if anyone is interested


This papercraft was found in a book called
"January Activities" Grades K-3 by Rachelle Cracchiolo.  Illustrated by Darby's Designs, Teacher Created Materials 1982.  A Rachelle Cracchiolo and Mary Smith Publication. 
{The book was a yardsale find of course}.    

The Chinese Calendar craft requires red cardstock, photocoping, cutting, gluing, and a paper fastener.  A good quiet activity if you plan on doing a Chinese New Year themed meeting.



Felt Fortune Cookies 


HONG KONG 
GIRL GUIDE ASSOCIATION  
{HKGGA} 
source

"The shape of Hong Kong Girl Guides Association's Symbol is based on the trefoil. Its notched edges recall the distinctive leaves of Bauhinia blakeana, Hong Kong's flower. The internal form of the symbol is a stylised version of the Chinese character “Gwong” meaning a ray of light of guiding beacon, a concept especially appropriate to the spirit of Guiding. When used in colour, the symbol will be mainly in mauve which reflects the Bauhinia blossom's colour along with red which is considered particularly auspicious by the Chinese".  Source
 Happy Bee ages 4-6 source

 Brownie ages 6-12 source
 
 Guides ages 10-18 source

 Ranger ages 15-23 source

 Sea Ranger ages 15-23 source

 Air Ranger ages 17-23 source
 
 Unit Guider over 21 source

 Golden Guides over 55 source

HERE ARE A FEW FACTS ABOUT  
Hong Kong and HKGGA:
  • The Chinese port city Hong Kong was leased to Britain for 99 years...from 1898 to 1997.  Today Hong Kong is once again under Chinese rule.
  • Hong Kong is the only city in China to have Girl Guides.
  • The first Girl Guide Company in Hong Kong was formed in the Victoria British School 1916 but the organization was not formally established until 1919. 
  • Lady Baden-Powell visited Hong Kong in 1958 and again in 1962.
  • In 1978  Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (HKGGA) was accepted as an Associate Member of WAGGGS and in 1981 became a full member.
 
 HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 
Hong Kong Girl Guides!