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October 7th, 2008


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lori_lee69
09:38 am - belated introduction post!!!!
I started this community because there wasn't an aussie guiding community i could join and i thought "if you build it, they will come". Well, I just looked at the userinfo page and we have thirty members! Whee! But i only recognise about half a dozen of you. So I think an introductions thread is in order! =o)

Just a little bit about you and your involvement in Guiding. Do you have any special skills or interests we can mine your brain for- like if you've travelled to a world centre or anywhere overseas, are a craft-whiz, games-nut, an experienced camper, a great camp-cooker, organisational whizz, etc.

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From:lori_lee69
Date:October 7th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
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I'm Laura (friends call me Lori, Guides call me Dilkara), 26, from Western Australia.

I joined my local Brownie unit in 1990. From there I went up to Guides, then stayed with the same unit as a junior leader whilst also being a Venturer (i didnt like our local Ranger Guide unit) then was a Leader of 5-11's and a Ranger/Olave Program member. I also served on the WA Olave Program Committee and ran a few events with them.

In late 2006 I found out I was pregnant so finished Guides at the end of that year. My daughter is 18mths old now and we're moving in 2mths so I'm hoping to become involved in a local District Support Group and work my way back up to a unit as my daughter gets older.

I've done quite a lot of camping and camp-cooking. My brain is full of games. Trillions of them! I'm a big fan of frugal programming ideas.
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From:ghellie
Date:October 8th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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I'm possum

I became an iclke brownie guide when i was 7, and never left! I currently run my own 5-11 unit, as well as a ranger unit.

Camping and outdoors are defanetly my thing... Just did two guide camps over the school holidays! and first aiding. very good at that too, cus I have elmo bandaids!
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From:lori_lee69
Date:October 18th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
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Oooooh elmo bandaids *covets* lol
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From:blue_tulips_05
Date:October 12th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
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I'm Mataro.(it means Rainbow in a local Aboriginal language. Started that tradition in my Distirct).
Wow,30 members. that's good.
I have guides who are aged 5-10. I will be starting a group for 10-14s this term too. I'm in a Region Olave Group,The Secretary of the State OP Committee
(we plan activities for 18-30s) as well as being on the SA 2010 Planning Committee.(yay for 100 years of girl guiding!)

And I pop into International Committee meetings and share PR for my Region too.Honestly I didnt plan to be this involved with Guides I jsut keep adding little things,wanting to be involved,cant say no,all of that! My interests are in planning activties,camps,international and sometimes craft.
I went overseas with guides in 2003 which was awesome.I saw Pax Lodge,now i've jsut got to work on seeing the other 3 :)

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