Lark in the Park

Back for the it’s 3rd year, Lark in the Park returns with a new array of activities.

This event for Pre-junior and Junior Guides a unique experience for girls to participate in camping, outdoor skills, orienteering, and a variety of online and offline activities. For many this will be their first taste of campfire camaraderie. Grab your Unit, come by yourself for a buddy up, or with your best Bring-a-Friend. 
 
 

When

Saturday 26 September, 2020
The event begins at 1pm and continues until 4pm on Saturday.

Where

Online

Who

Pre-junior Guides
Junior Guides
Bring-a-Friends
Unit Leaders and Adult Helpers 

 

Pre-Event Challenges

Participate in these exciting activities as an individual or with your Unit in the lead up to the event.

Campfire Song Request
Request your favourite campfire song to be sung together at the event.

Campfire Song Request 

Sensory Garden
Sensory gardens are designed to stimulate the senses with a variety of aromas, textures, colours and shapes. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney have shared their ideas on how you can create your own Sensory Garden.

Sensory Garden 

Eagle Eye
In this game one player is a hungry sharp-eyed eagle searching for its prey and the other players are animals hiding from the eagle. Click on the link below to see how to play this game.

Eagle Eye Game 

Build a Cubby House
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney have written easy step by step instructions for you to build your own Cubby House.

Cubby House Step-by-Step Guide 

Scavenger Hunt
Using your 5 senses, Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell and Taste you can find all these items either in or outside your house.

Scavenger Hunt 

Animal Face Mask
Create your own animal face mask and wear it to the Lark in the Park event!

Face Masks 

Magical Fairy Garden
Create your own magical fairy garden with items you can find in your own home!

Fairy Gardens 
  

Leader's Tips and Tools

Virtual Overnight Camp


Download Here 

Region Activity


Coming Soon 

 

Downloads

From building a bedroll to packing your bags and what's on at the event itself, download all the helpful info you need below in preparation for an amazing night!

Kit List 

Bedroll How-to 

Event Schedule

Pre-Event

12pm - Region Activity (45mins)

Virtual Event

1pm - Opening Ceremony
1:15pm - Centennial Park Activities
2pm - Break (30mins)
2:30pm - Teddy Bear & Toy Cubby Building 
3pm - Edible Campfires 
3:20pm - Break (10mins)
3:30pm - Campfire & Sing-A-Long 
4pm - Closing Ceremony

Post Event

Stargazing
Night Prowl

 

Bring a Friends 

Invite your non-member friends to join you as this event is open to Bring a Friends! 

What's a Bring a Friend? Someone who is not already a Girl Guide Member. Bring a Friends will get all the benefits of Girl Guides plus the opportunity to experience Guiding at this fun, virtual activity. 

Bring a Friends are charged $10 to attend and receive $10 off their membership when they join after the event.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Girl Guide Member. 

Use these tools to tell your non-Guiding Friends about the event 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets & General Information

How old must I be to attend the event?
Pre-junior Guides, junior Guides and Bring a Friends must be between 5-9 years old to attend this event. Guides cannot attend.

Can I invite my friends?
Yes, you can invite your friend by purchasing a Bring a Friend Ticket. Your friend must be between 5-9 years of age to attend.

If my membership is not current, can I still attend?
No, your membership must be current for you to attend this event and all your fees must be up to date. Your membership status will be checked before the event.

What if I can no longer attend? Can I get a refund?
Refunds will only be offered to those with extenuating circumstances and who notify us they cannot attend before the registration closing date.
This event fills quickly and we often have a waiting list, so please make sure you notify us asap if you can’t attend so we can give the place to someone else.

If the event is booked to capacity, can I be put on a waiting list?
Yes. The event fills quickly and we do create a waiting list. However, we can’t guarantee you a place.

I am a Leader/District or Region Manager and I can’t see my Guides when trying to register my Unit?
If you are having difficulty registering please use the below resources to assist.
How to register for an event
How to register a Unit
How to register a Non-Member
Please email the Member and Supporter Engagement Team to assist with registration issues.

Guiding Requirements

I want to invite Bring a Friend or adult non-member, how do I register them?
If you are inviting a Bring a Friend or a non-member adult (females only), please register them for the event by purchasing an Bring a Friend Ticket (for bring a friend) or a Adult Ticket (for non-member adult). For assistance in registering a non-member download the how to register a Non-Member  document.

If I am a Leader, how many Adult Helpers will I need to invite to make sure I have the correct Adult: Child Ratios?
Adult Ratios for camping are as follows:
  • 5–7 years olds, 1:8 adults to Guides. Minimum 3 adults including 1 Qualified Leader
  • 7–9 year olds, 1:10 adults to Guides. Minimum 2 adults including 1 Qualified Leader.
I am a Unit Leader Not Yet Qualified, can I attend with my girls to Lark in the Park 
Yes, but all ULNYQs must be accompanied by a Qualified Leader.

Terms & Conditions

  • Girl Guides must be between 5-9 years of age to attend and be valid Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT to attend this event. Bring a Friends need to be females and also need to between 5-9 years old to be able to attend. 
  • Places are strictly limited and the event is usually full well before the closing date.
  • Only Adult Members with current Leader Qualifications should attend unless adult non-Members are needed. All Adult Members must be part of a Unit and maintain an adult to girl ratio. If you are inviting adult non-members (females only) to bring with your Guides please register them by purchasing an Adult Ticket. Interim Leaders can only attend if they are assisting fully Qualified Leaders.
  • Membership must be current for all participants to be registered and to attend this event and will be checked.
  • Following the registration cut-off date no refunds or name changes will be offered unless an extenuating circumstance.


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