Singing Saturday – Humpty Dumpty Rap

Singing Saturday – learning old and new Campfire Songs.  Today, ‘Humpty Dumpty Rap‘ – a new song to test how many nursery rhymes you know. – Love these young women and their YouTube Videos!

For more songs, click the ‘campfire‘ category on the right.

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Singing Saturday – 40 Years on an Ice Berg

Singing Saturday – learning old and new Campfire Songs.  Today, ‘40 Years on an Ice Berg‘ – a new song that sticks in your mind. – Love these young women and their YouTube Videos!

For more songs, click the ‘campfire‘ category on the right.

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Horseshoe Formation

This video is actually from the official HKGGA Drill & Ceremony CD for training purposes.  It’s a little more ‘military’ than what we do at our meetings, but we open our meetings with the horseshoe formation each week.  Generally the Guides enjoy this little bit of tradition (though the dress uniform not so much!).

Voice over language is in Cantonese. Note the marching commands are the same as the English ones.

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Happy World Thinking Day!

Wishing a very happy Thinking Day to all our friends around the world!  Together, we CAN make a difference.

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World Thinking Day Badge – We’re making a difference!

We are working on the World Thinking Day badge and have already ticked off our fundraising.  On 25 January we raised $4643.50 to be split between two charities. We had a table at the biannual garage sale held in our community and sold unwanted toys, books, games, that the girls brought from home.

Make Every Child Count (MECC) operates in Cambodia and we hope to sponsor a teacher for a year or something else equally worthwhile.  A small amount of money can make so much difference in a poor community in Cambodia.

Butterfly Hospice cares for disabled children in China, who have often been abandoned by their parents.  At the start of the term we met baby Jack (10 months old).  He came from Butterfly Hospice in China to have an operation in Hong Kong that will extend his life expectancy beyond 10-years-old to normal.  Jack’s visit really opened the Guide’s eyes and spurred them on to raise funds.

Well done girls!!  A big thanks to all parents, Guiders and Guides who gave up their time to help raise this amazing sum.

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Christmas Crafts – Camp

Christmas is over, but here are some photos of the crafts we made at our overnight camp in early December.  Simple but beautiful.  Apologies for picture quality!

Christmas crafts - carved Santa & peace dove

Christmas crafts – carved Santa & peace dove

Table centrepiece - sawn log slice decorated.  Sawing can be hard work!

Table centrepiece – sawn log slice decorated. Sawing can be hard work!

Teaching knife skills, how to use a saw safely, crafting and having fun!  Some Scouts (boys and girls) from Kenya were also at our campsite!

We got our instructions (and idea!) of carving Santa from this blog tutorial.  The table centrepiece is a family tradition for one of our Guiders.

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How do I tie my scarf?

Don’t know how to tie your Guide uniform scarf?  Check out this handy step by step guide from the Singapore Girl Guides website using the method of tying a reef/square knot.

Step 1: Fold scarf a third of the way. Continue to fold/roll long edge over.

Step 2: Place long edge around neck and tie a reef (or square) knot.
Step 3: Adjust scarf so that it is neat and tidy on both the front and back
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