Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our members. All Face-toFace Association events have been postponed out of caution for current public health concerns.

Great Guide Sleepover

Great Guide Sleepover

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED!

Get excited for one of the most highly anticipated Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT events....coming to you virtually in 2020 

The first Great Guide Sleepover was held in 1996 on the steps of the Opera House to raise awareness and funds for homeless communities. Since then, the Sleepover has become an annual tradition, moving locations over the years but always funding a cause for the community. 

Over the past decade, the Great Guide Sleepover has established its annual fundraising cause, supporting Taronga Conservation Society. This event is celebrated annually and each year a new animal conservation cause is chosen. Funds raised from the Great Guide Sleepover go to support Taronga Conservation Society. Taronga cares for 4,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. 

This year the Wildlife Hospital was selected as the fundraising focus.  Native Australian animals are our mascots for the Great Guide Sleepover 2020. 

This year the event will be held virtually. Members are encouraged to attend with their Unit or individually. Participation in the event is free for members. New this year the event is open to Bring a Friends. 

Register today and gain access to fun filled pre-event challenges, the virtual event, and fundraising prizes!

Who:

Guides and Senior Guides age 10+ 
Unit Leaders & Adult members
New Bring a Friends aged 10+

When:

Saturday 29 August

Time:

1 - 6 PM  

Where:

Online  

Tickets:

In 2020 to celebrate our Centenary, recognise the current climate, and give back to our amazing Members, the Great Guide Sleepover is free to attend.
• Youth - $0 
• Adult - $0
• Bring a Friend - $10*
*Receive $10 off your membership when you join after the event. Click here to learn more about becoming a Girl Guide Member. 

Kit List - click here to download a copy 

* Don't forget to get your supplies for the cooking demo. It will be a cook a long with me activity. 

How The Virtual Event Works

There are several ways you can participate in the virtual Great Guide Sleepover. It is more than just a one day online event! 

1. Join in the Pre Event Challenges.
Attendees can participate in these activities as a Unit or as an Individual. Click the button below to access the Pre Event Challenges.  
Pre Event Challenges


Pre-Event Challenges 
 
Build Animal Ambulance   
Build a Nest Box 
Zoo Keeper Question & Answer - submit your questions by 4 September 
Wildlife Animal Hospital Donation Kit - sign up by 4 September 
Build A Bedroll
Dance Party Song Request
Animal Photo Challenge 

2. Join the Region Networking Event - Held at 1PM on the day of the virtual event 
Join your Region for some fun pre-event activities and a chance to say hello.

3. Check Out the list below for the day of programming.
The virtual Great Guide Sleepover will be online from 1 - 6 PM with a combination of online and offline activities 

Virtual Event Programming 
Opening Ceremony
Wildlife Hospital Vet Talk 
Keeper Question and Answer Session  - Click here  to submit your questions online before 4 September
Fundraising Prizes 
Great Guide Sleepover Cooking Demo - Cook A Long With Me
Scavenger Hunt   
Virtual Dance Party + Learn the Great Guide Sleepover Dance  - Submit your song requests here
Closing Ceremony

Schedule
Pre-Event 
12:30 PM Unit Meeting 
1 -1:45 PM Region Activity (45 mins)
Event 
2:00 PM  Opening Ceremony 
2 - 2:45 PM  Taronga Zoo & Pre Event Challenges
2:45 – 3:15  Break (30 mins)
3:15 - 4 PM  Zoo Trivia on Kahoot & Cook Along With Me
4:00 PM Break (20 mins)
4:20 - 5:45 PM Awards & Great Guide Sleepover Dance & Virtual Dance Party 
5:45 PM  Closing Ceremony
6 PM Event Ends 
Post Event 
6 - 6:30 PM Senior Guide & Olave Networking 
Recommended Post Event Activities 
Movie – Dr. Dolittle 

4. Take this event a step further - Plan a virtual camp
Virtual Campfire Booklet - Ideas For Running A Virtual Sleepover

5. Post Event Activities 
Keep the fun going after the event or complete pre event challenges you might have missed. 
Build Animal Ambulance   
Build a Nest Box 
Zoo Keeper Question & Answer - submit your questions by 4 September 
Wildlife Animal Hospital Donation Kit - sign up by 4 September 

Registration:

If you are having trouble registering please refer to these documents:
How to Register 
How to Register a Unit
How to Register a non-member 
(If you are a not a Girl Guide Member and would like to register for an event, you will need to have a Girl Guide Member register you)
Note: Registrations are only open to Guides in a Guide Unit aged 10+, Leaders, Adult Helpers and now Bring a Friends.
This is not a Junior Guide event! Bridging Junior Guides must have all paperwork submitted and approved by Tuesday 31 July. 

Registration & Refund Policy:

You must be a current Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT in good financial standing to attend. Please make sure your membership is current before registering and have your membership number available to sign up online.

Registrations Open: 5pm Wednesday 22 July
Registrations Close:
5pm Wednesday 26 August, not late registrations will be accepted. 
Registrations Issues: If you are experiencing issues registering before the deadline please email events@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au and your email will be considered a place holder for the event, until your registration can be finalised. 

There are no name changes or refunds after Monday 24 August.
All refund requests must be submitted to the Member and Supporter Engagement Team via email to events@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au and will only be processed under extenuating circumstances.

Fundraising:

This year the Wildlife Hospital was selected as the fundraising focus.  Native Australian animals are our mascots for the Great Guide Sleepover 2020. Anyone can help fundraise to support the cause.

Click the Donate button to make an online donation and/or click the Fundraise button to set up your community fundraising profile to become a champion for the Wildlife Hospital. 
This year's fundraising prices include:  
• $50 or more – receive a Taronga Keyring 
• $250 or more – receive four tickets (family pass) to Taronga Zoo or Taronga Western Plains Zoo (valid for 12months) 
• $500 or more – receive a plush toy and pin 
• $1,000 or more – receive a BTS experience at Sydney (Dubbo by request only) 
The deadline for fundraising prizes is 30 September at 5pm

Prizes announced at the virtual event 
• Top Fundraising Unit as of 29 August 
• Top Fundraising Individual as of 29 August 
The deadline for fundraising prizes is 29 August at 10am


Learn more about fundraising for the Great Guide Sleepover here and more about the Taronga Wildlife Hospital here

Donate


Fundraise



Questions:

Contact the Member and Supporter Engagement Team at events@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au or call the Office on 02 8396 5200, Mon-Thur 9am-5pm.
When
29/08/2020 1:00 PM - 1/10/2020 6:00 PM
Where
Online ONLINE NSW

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REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY EVENTS:
You must be a current Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT in good financial standing to attend. Membership must be current before registering.
Registrations close 3 weeks prior to event date, unless sold out prior.
There are no name changes or refunds after registration close date.
All refund requests must be submitted via email to eventsadmin@girlguides-nswact.org.au.
 
REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY COURSES:
You must be a current Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT in good financial standing to attend. Membership must be current before registering.
Registrations close 3 weeks prior to Course date unless sold out prior.
There are no name changes or refunds after the registration close date.
Under certain circumstance, within the Courses Department, a transfer rather than a refund may be considered. Transfers will be to the next available equivalent course in the calendar year.
All refund requests must be submitted via email to courses@girlguides-nswact.org.au
 
REFUNDS
All refunds must be requests via email. Refunds are not offered after the registration close date. However, refunds will be considered after the registration close date under extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical emergency or death in the family).

CANCELLATIONS
If an event is cancelled, registrants will be refunded. However, in the event of the cancellation of a fundraising event, ticket price will be refunded minus the amount of the donation included. If a course is cancelled attendees will be offered a transfer to another instance of the same course.



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