WHAT ARE GUIDES?

The Guide section is for any girl aged between 9.5 and 14.5

Our programme is based on 8 basic ideas
Faith - What I and others believe, Promise & Law
Fitness - Physical and mental
Heritage - Family, Guiding, New Zealand
Leisure - Crafts and other spare time activities
Lifeskills - Cooking, sewing and other domestic tasks
Outdoors - Camping, conservation, animals
Service - At home, school, community, worldwide
Technology - Computers, disabilities & other science activities These are all incorporated in the activities that the girls undertake. The skills are taught in a fun way and the girls remember and use them throughout their life.


There are 4 major types of Badges/Patches that the girls can work on:
Theme Programmes
Patrol Patches
Unit Badges
Specialised Badges

 

The ultimate badge for this section is the Guides Aotearoa Award. This involves gaining a number of the above badges as well as running their own camp.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since our current programme was introduced in 2000 we have done lots of the badges on offer plus some of our “own choice”.

 

 

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE ABOUT EACH BADGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD WHIZZ or FAMILY FOCUS

 

These badges are similar and teach the Guides home-making skills eg cooking, health & hygiene, house-keeping etc

For those who prefer cooking rather than cleaning and other chores then there are

FUN FOOD or GOURMET FOOD

PATROL PATCHES


 

 

 

 

Are you

SWITCHED ON ?

 

Techno rulz & is fun!

 

 

 

 

EXPLORING THE

ARTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE PREPARED UNIT PATCH


Learning about safety

 

 

world.jpgTHINKING DAY


AROUND THE WORLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH PATROL PATCH


Draw a logo for world peace
Find out who has won the Nobel Peace prize and why
Start or continue a collection of quotes, poems, prayers etc
Make a meal grace sheet suitable for use at camp
Try a God's Scavenger Hunt in nature

 

 

COMMUNICATION PATROL PATCH


Codes, foreign languages, tracking & other spycrafts

 

 

THEN AND NOW UNIT PATCH


What was it like to be a Guide 30...40...50...60 years ago?

 

 

SPOTS               

“Smiley Spot” helped the

girls with the different activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE


Teaching girls to be future leaders is another part of Guiding.

 

 

BOXES THEME

 

ANIMAL ANTICS

This badge is for girls who have a pet. Also learn about SPCA and endangered animals

 

 

BOOTS 'N' ALL


This badge is more suitable for girls who live on a farm or enjoy the rural lifestyle. Learn about farm animals, plants, fishing & weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDING NEMO GOOD TURN WIDEGAME


This was a game in which Mum's put clue cards in & around the house in appropiate places.

Guides followed the clues and did Good Turns for Mum by cleaning the house.

 

 

 

Fun with FEATHERS

 

 

THE COLOURS OF

 

A fun way to enjoy the outdoors & complete the Colour Theme

 

 

 

ANZAC HERITAGE BADGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO GREEN

 

Conservation – in NZ and International

Recycling – why & what

 

 

 

ACTIVE FEET

Activities using your feet


 

DESIGN & BUILD PATROL PATCH


Time to use your imagination or become the mad inventor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is D.I.Y your thing?
Then the FIX IT badge is for you

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING WIDE

 

Learn about different faith/beliefs.

Take part in a religious event or festival.

Plan and run a Guides Own

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPACE

 

 

 

AROUND THE WORLD

 

International Guiding


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER FOR TOMORROW

Fun with water


 

INTERNATIONAL

CHRISTMAS

 

Learn how Christmas is celebrated thru out the world.

 

 WIND

Don’t be blown away

 

 

 

RAINBOW THEME