Girl Guides - Skills for Life

 

   Baulkham Hills Bat-Tacular Guides—The Spectacular Bats*!


Bat-Tacular Guides are aged between 10 and 15 years. Sometimes we accept nine-year-olds as well.

We meet for two hours every Monday night during the school term, including public holidays.

Our program is varied and lots of fun. We particularly love camping.

Our members are happy, vibrant and friendly, and we are having lots of fun together learning life skills and exploring the outdoors.

We have one qualified Leader and two Leaders in training in 2017, plus one Unit Helper and two Junior Leaders. Kalina has been the Leader of 2nd Baulkham Hills Guides (now renamed as Bat-Tacular Guides) since 1977!

In 2016, we decided to concentrate on traditional Guiding skills. We learnt camping skills, knotting, flag ceremony, outdoor cooking, survival skills, campfires and lots more.

In 2017, we are concentrating on life skills. So far we have learned basic cooking and we are planning to do the Guide Your Money program, a financial literacy program especially created to teach Guides aged 7-12 how to manage money, in second term, amongst other things. Come and join us!

We currently have vacancies for girls between the ages of 10 and 15 to join our Unit. Please contact us if you would like to join.

*Why are we called the Spectacular Bats? Because our mascot is a bat (we slept on board the HMAS Vampire twice, and decided to adopt the bat as our mascot as a result of this fantastic experience). So Bat (mascot) - Tacular (spectacular) = Spectacular Bats!

Current Term Program

Sorry, these are old programs. The webmistress is really busy, and will update the page as soon as she can!

Term 3, 2010   (click here for printable version pdf 21 kb)

Date Program In Charge Where Wear Bring/Comments Parent Helper
19 Jul 10 Planning/Obstacle course Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Arens
25 Jul 10 Glengarry Adventure Day Kalina Glengarry Informal Bring lunch, tin of food, situpon  
26 Jul 10 Patrol challenges Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Armstrong

2 Aug 10

Morse Code
Team challenges
Kalina Guide Hall Formal Parent meeting for zoo 8:45 pm Hodgess
6 Aug 10 Taronga Zoo Sleepout Birubi/Bilby Zoo Warm clothes sleeping gear, tin of food for service  
8 Aug 10 Meeting for BP girls Kalina

Kalina's place

Casual Bring Aim High, Guides' Own materials
1pm to 4pm
 
9 Aug 10

Former Guide interview
Brownsea Island

Ashleigh
Suzette
Guide Hall Formal Jordan's Promise Ceremony 7pm  
16 Aug 10 Camp Prep
Be Prepared Kit Marketing
Kalina
Kelly, Nicole
Guide Hall Informal   Valais
20/22 Aug 10 Unit Camp - theme TBR! Kalina Brownie Cottage Informal See kitlist  
23 Aug 10 Self esteem & ? Imogen Guide Hall Formal   Ferguson
30 Aug 10 Filipino Night Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Cortez
6 Sep 10 International Service Challenge Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Butterworth
13 Sep 10 International Service Challenge Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Rodgers
20 Sep 10 JBP Presentation Ceremony? Kalina Guide Hall Formal   Sammut

Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 2 2010  

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments Parent Helper
19 Apr 10 Bookwork
Planning
Hospital kit
Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall   Butterworth
26 Apr 10

Aliens
Space badge

Nicole Full uniform Guide Hall   Anderson
3 May 10 Mother's Day Qigong
Promise Ceremony
Elena Cortez
Kalina
Full uniform Guide Hall Bring your Mums! Ahern
10 May 10 Talent Show Claire Full Uniform Guide Hall bring an item Armstrong
17 May 10 International Night Kelly Full Uniform Guide Hall   Birubi
24 May 10 International Night (cont) Kelly Full Uniform Guide Hall    
30 May 10 State Awards Ceremony - Jessica getting her BP Certificate State Perfect Uniform Turramurra Guides invited to attend to support Jessica  
31 May 10 Games Night Everyone Full uniform Guide Hall everyone bring a game to lead  
7 Jun 10 Campfire Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall

bring your singing voices!

 
14 Jun 10 What If
Art & Drama
Claire Full uniform Guide Hall Queen's Birthday long weekend  
19 Jun 10 Chain of Centenary Campfires Division Camp uniform Castle Hill bring camp blankets and $2.00  
21 Jun 10 Centenary Challenge green wedge - skills Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall    
28 Jun 10 Ears badge Kelly Full uniform Guide Hall    

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Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 1 2010  

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments
1 Feb 10 Planning Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall Bring ideas!
8 Feb 10

Badge work
Outdoor observation game

Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall  
15 Feb 10 Skills
Badge work
Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall  
21 Feb 10 Region Family Picnic and Thinking Day Ceremony Region Informal uniform Glengarry 6:30-9 pm
22 Feb 10 Thinking Day Party for Lord & Lady BP Junior BP girls Full Uniform Guide Hall  
1 Mar 10 BP Award stuff Kelly Full Uniform Guide Hall  
8 Mar 10 Clean Up Australia Nicole Uniform Guide Hall garbage bags, heavy gloves, raincoat
14 Mar 10 District Boating Day & AGM Birubi boating clothes Tingira bring permission note
15 Mar 10 Be Prepared Kit marketing BP girls Full uniform Guide Hall  
22 Mar 10 Bangladesh night Jessica Full uniform Guide Hall  
29 Mar 10 BP's Butterfly game Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall  

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Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 4 2009  

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Helper Comments
19 Oct 09 Planning Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall    
24 Oct 09 Working Bee Craig Johnson working clothes Guide Hall    
26 Oct 09 Halloween Claire Scary clothes Guide Hall    
1 Nov 09 Fundraiser Birubi Formal uniform St Michael's    
2 Nov 09 Promise Ceremony Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall    
9 Nov 09 TBA          
16 Nov 09

Citizenship Ceremony - BP girls
Something fun for everyone else

Birubi

Kalina

Formal uniform

Informal Uniform

Council Chambers

Guide Hall

   
23 Nov 09 BP Night Mayura Formal Uniform Guide Hall    
30 Nov 09 Junior BP Ceremony - 5 recipients! Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall    
6 Dec 09 BBQ fundraiser Birubi Formal Uniform Muirfield High    
7 Dec 09 Frog Dive Jessica/Waratah TBA TBA    
14 Dec 09 End of year party everyone   Guide Hall    

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Term 3 2009   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Helper Comments
27-Jul-09 Compass Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall Butterworth  
3-Aug-09 Gadgets & recovery position Kalina Perfect Formal Uniform Guide Hall Ackley  
7-Aug-09 Taronga Zoo Sleepout Waratah/Birubi warm clothes Zoo Birubi sleeping gear etc
10-Aug-09 Fires Kalina Informal Uniform Guide Hall Armstrong  
17-Aug-09 First Aid Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall    
22/23-Aug-09 Last camp at Tara ever          
24-Aug-08 Initiative games Kalina Informal Uniform Guide Hall    
31-Aug-09 Rescue Breathing & CPR - First Aid Tailor Made Kalina Formal Uniform Guide Hall   butcher's paper (Kalina)
permission note (Guides)
7-Sep-09 Wide game to practise Patrol Challenge skills Kalina Informal Uniform Guide Hall    
13-Sep-09 Glengarry Patrol Challenge State Informal Uniform Glengarry   health form
14-Sep-09 Open for bids          
21-Sep-09 Open for bids          
28-Sep-09 Open for bids          

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Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 2 2009   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Helper Comments
27-Apr-09 Rainbow Skills for Mirri Kalina Formal uniform Guide Hall Birubi  
4-May-09 Books Nicole Formal uniform Guide Hall Anderson  
11-May-09 Mother's Day pampering Kelly Formal uniform Guide Hall all  
18-May-09 Promise Ceremony/PL Elections Kalina Formal uniform Guide Hall Waratah  
25-May-09 Patrol Shuffle/Programming Kalina Formal uniform Guide Hall Loumbos  
1-Jun-09 No bake cooking Kalina Formal uniform Guide Hall Franks  
8-Jun-09 WAGGGS - Canadian Guiding Kali Formal uniform Guide Hall Ackley  
15-Jun-09 Skills Kalina Formal uniform Guide Hall Johnson  
22-Jun-09 Beach Party Grace & Sam Formal uniform Guide Hall Lennon  
29-Jun-09 Italy Mirri Formal uniform Guide Hall Butterworth  
06-Jul-09 Outing - Movie PLs Casual clothes Movies Ferguson permission note

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Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 1 2009   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Helper Comments
26-Jan-09 PL and Second Council Kalina Uniform Guide Hall  
2-Feb-09 Treasure Hunt / Planning PLs/Kalina Uniform Guide Hall Hill  
9-Feb-09 Secret Orders / Planning Kalina Uniform Guide Hall Ferguson  
16-Feb-09 Badgework Kalina Uniform Guide Hall Sandrasegaran  
23-Feb-09 Thinking Day JBP girls Uniform Guide Hall Carey  
1-Mar-09 March Madness State boating clothes Tingira Hill  
2-Mar-09 Clean Up Australia ?? Uniform Guide Hall Anderson garbage bags, gloves
9-Mar-09 "Beach Party" Grace/Sam TBA Guide Hall Ackley  
16-Mar-09 First Aid / Emergency Claire Uniform Guide Hall Armstrong  
19-Mar-09 Annual General Meeting Support Group Uniform Guide Hall    
23-Mar-09 Fire safety Lillie / Ferdia Uniform Guide Hall Butterworth  
30-Mar-09 TBA Mayura Informal uniform Guide Hall Lennon  
4/5-Apr-09 Trefoil 1&2 Canoe/Kayak State boating clothes Tingira    
6-Apr-09 Trading Post Kalina Uniform Guide Hall Kalina, Birubi, Kali, Mirri  

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Term 4 2008   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments
13-Oct-08 World Guiding Kari Uniform Guide Hall  
18-Oct-08 JOTA Region Uniform Winston Hills  
19-Oct-08 Flying Day District Uniform Camden Kalina & Waratah's Birthday!
20-Oct-08 Scotland Kari Uniform Guide Hall  
27-Oct-08 Skills/Bits 'n' pieces Leaders   Guide Hall  
3-Nov-08 WAGGGS Mayura Uniform Guide Hall  
10-Nov-08 Camping skills Kalina Camp Uniform Guide Hall  
17-Nov-08 Camp Tenderfoot night Kalina Camp Uniform Guide Hall  
21-23 Nov 08 District Camp Leaders Camp Uniform Pax Brae  
24-Nov-08 Leadership Kari Uniform Guide Hall  
1-Dec-08 TBA   Uniform Guide Hall  
08-Dec-08 TBA   Uniform Guide Hall  
15-Dec-08 End of year party everyone casual Guide Hall  

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Guides (Bat-Taculars)

Term 4 2007   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Helper Comments
15 Oct 07 World Guiding/planning Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall Jackson Bring ideas!
20 Oct 07

JOTA

Region Full uniform Winston Hills   $3.00
22 Oct 07 Pajama Night Liz/Claire L Pajamas Guide Hall Butterworth  
25 Oct 07 Mother/Daughter Dinner Leaders Full unform Guide Hall   $5.00 each plus Mum!
29 Oct 07 Arts Mayura Full uniform Guide Hall Hetherington CD of favourite music
5 Nov 07 International Synthura Full uniform Guide Hall Anderson  
12 Nov 07 Wide Game Claire L Informal uniform Guide Hall Sandrasegaran  
19 Nov 07 Animals Claire F Dress as animals Guide Hall    
26 Nov 07 Campfires Shannon Full inform Guide Hall Cluff  
3 Dec 07 Japanese culture Liz Full uniform Guide Hall Ferguson  
10 Dec 07 Ten Pin Bowling Kalina Informal uniform Bowling Alley Armstrong  
17 Dec 07 End of Year Party Liz/Claire L/ Shannon party clothes   Cluff/Hetherington  

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Term 3, 2007   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments
16 Jul 07 Individual presentations for awards/badges Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall  
23 Jul 07

Crossing the Amazon

Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall  
30 Jul 07 Making beanies Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall Bring beanie material, thread, needle, sewing machine
6 Aug 07 Zoo preparation
Animal games
Kalina
Banksia
Informal uniform Guide Hall bedding roll ready for the zoo
10 Aug 07 Zoo Sleepout Gahwan Warm Clothes Taronga Zoo See note
13 Aug 07 Leadership games for Leadership Trefoil 1 Individuals Informal uniform Guide Hall Bring a game ready to lead
20 Aug 07 Leadership games for Leadership Trefoil 1 Individuals Informal uniform Guide Hall Bring a game ready to lead
27 Aug 07 Leadership Skit
Pyramid fires
Camp preparation
Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall Bronze Endeavour presented to Brienna
3 Sep 07 Gold Rush
Camp Preparation
Claire F
PLs
Informal uniform Guide Hall Parent meeting 8:30 pm
6-9Sep 07 Indoor Camp
Theme: Fairies
Claire L
Liz
Informal uniform Pax Brae Bring what's on the kitlist
10 Sep 07 Badge work Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall Bring your books & finished bits
17 Sep 07 Skills for Mount Everest Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall  
24 Sep 07 Assault on Mount Everest Kalina Climbing clothes Mount Everest  

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Term 2, 2007    (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments
23 Apr 07 Egypt Claire L Informal uniform Guide Hall  
20 Apr 07

Music badge

Claire F Informal uniform Guide Hall  
7 May 07 Buddhism Nicole Full uniform Guide Hall  
14 May 07 Mother's Day Craft Brienna Full uniform Guide Hall  
21 May 07 Compass
Damper
Ashleigh
PLs
Informal uniform Guide Hall  
28 May 07 Skills Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall Parent Meeting 8:30 pm
4 Jun 07 Brownsea Island Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall  
18 Jun 07 Indoor Rock Climbing Kalina Informal uniform The Edge 4 Promise ceremonies
25 Jun 07 Crime scenes Kalina Informal uniform Guide Hall  

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Term 1 2007   (click here for printable version)

Date Program In Charge Wear Where Comments
5 Feb 07 Patrol Challenges Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall Bring ideas!
12 Feb 07

Challenges
/Planning

Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall  
19 Feb 07 First Aid Kalina Full uniform Guide Hall  
26 Feb 07 BP Birthday Party Claire, Liz, Shannon   Guide Hall  
5 Mar 07 Clean Up Australia Kalina Uniform Guide Hall gloves, garbage bags
12 Mar 07 Brownsea Island stuff Kalina Uniform Guide Hall  
19 Mar 07 Brownsea Island stuff Kalina Uniform Guide Hall  
23-25 Mar Brownsea Island camp     Camp Attunga  
26 Mar 07 Visit to Egypt Claire L.   Guide Hall  
2 Apr 07 Combined meeting with Explorers Kalina Uniform Guide Hall  

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