Friday, 28 January 2011

Murals are a great way to show what is happening in a town or a school. I know we had a mural near the weir in our town showing the history of the railway line that used to add water from the weir.

In Tasmania we have a town known for its murals – Sheffield in north western Tasmania. The town even hosts an annual mural fest with great prizes.

The mural pictured above was created at ‘Orana’, the Girl Guide camp in southern Tasmania. It was painted to represent 100 years of Guiding in Australia.

Do you have any murals in your town?

What would you put on a mural to represent your town or school?

Guiding and Scouting

Girl Guide badges earned

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Were you or are you a member of the Scouting or Guiding movement begun by Lord Baden Powell early in the 1900’s? Well, today celebrates the 70th year of his death in Kenya in 1941.

I began as a Brownie, then Guide where I earned the highest award – Queen’s Guide.  I also ran Brownies then Guides then Rangers. I represented Australia twice in overseas camps in Fiji and Hong Kong. As an amateur radio operator, I also helped run the annual Jamboree on the air held each October.

I most enjoyed those camps where I stayed up all night talking on the radio to other operators around the world.

What did or do you enjoy about being in an organization like the Scouts or Guides?