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 two qualified Leaders and one Leader in training in 2018, 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 concentrated on life skills. We learned basic cooking and did the Guide Your Money program, a financial literacy program especially created to teach Guides aged 7-12 how to manage money. We also did lots of other fun and interesting things. Come and join us!
In 2018, we are doing out-of-the-ordinary things. For example, we learned blacksmithing and are making our own (foam) swords and shields, preparing to learn sword fighting.
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
Term 4, 2017
|9 October 2017
||PL elections & patrol shuffle
|16 October 2017
||'Boring' Wide Game
|22 October 2017
||Jamboree on the Air/Internet (JOTA)
|23 October 2017
||Crystal Palace Wide Game
|30 October 2017
Guide Your Money
|6 November 2017
|13 November 2017
||Guide Your Money
|20 November 2017
|27 November 2017
|4 December 2017
||End of year party
|11 December 2017