2018 Operation Olave

ATTENTION ALL GUIDES AND PATHFINDERS - YOU ARE INVITED to OPERATION OLAVE

WHERE?      Connell Park, Woodstock, NB. Main Headquarters is the Ayr Motor (Civic) Centre 
                      Hosted by Fiddlehead District 
                      Directions take exit 185 for Woodstock Bloomfield Turn towards Woodstock on Connell St., 
                      Just past the Dairy Queen Turn left on Connell Park Rd. 

WHEN?
         May 26-May 27, 2018Contact Phone #: (506) 328-6596 or 324-3391 (during event only) 

WHAT IS IT?
 An overnight hike along a mapped-out route with challenges by our local Service Groups, 
                      Scouts & Guiding individuals. Test your knowledge of knots, compass, Kim’s games , 
                      First Aid and more. 

COST?
           $8.00 per Guide or Pathfinder
. (crest included) / $5.00 per Guider (crest included), Rangers are free

Registration Form and other event information

Operation Olave Overview for Service Groups
Operation Olave Overview for Guiders and Girls
Operation Olave General Information

Operation Olave Mechandise Pre-order Form

TEAMS:         Up to Four Guides or Four Pathfinders (teams must be all of one branch)

WHAT TO BRING?
 
- Warm clothing (Jacket, gloves, boots) 
- Rainwear (A must!) 
- Extra change of clothes 
- Toilet articles 
- Flashlight and batteries 
- Waterproof bedroll with groundsheet 
- Dishes-unbreakable – plate, mug, utensils (for breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus in the morning.) 
- Camp Hat 
- Pen 
- Health form –2 copies (one for guider in charge; one to keep with the girl) 
- Snacks to eat along the way 
GIRL GUIDE SMILE

NO FLIPFLOPS / NO SHORT SHORTS / NO TANK TOPS *Participants must be dressed properly for the hike. 

 
UNIT TO SUPPLY:  
- Tents, pegs and mallet 
- Supper for Saturday night 
- Garbage bags
- Dishwashing supplies if eating at campsite / water
- Skit or song for campfire 

The option to sleep outside or inside the AYR Motor Centre can be made when you check in
 
 
PRIZES: 
- Plaque and ribbon for First Place in both Guides and Pathfinders,  
- Second and Third place ribbons for both Guides and Pathfinders. 
- Shianne DeLong Memorial Plaque presented to the team demonstrating the principles of Guiding through Co-Operation and Team Spirit. (Please bring plaques back the following year) 

Official Opening and Flag Raising: 6:00 p.m. at the flag pole,  
Campfire following opening at the campsite Hike begins at 7:30 p.m. from the Civic Centre 
Breakfast Sunday at 8 A.M.- Provided Offsite by Knights of Columbus at their Hall at 143 Charles Street. Remember you will need transportation to the breakfast site. 
For Safety, No Parking will be allowed in the tenting area. There is absolutely no parking in front of fun park building as it is for the RV campers only. PARK IN DESIGNATED AREA ONLY. 

For further information contact your Area Commissioner Contact Phone #: (506) 328-6596 or 324-3391 (during event only) 
Note: Adult Supervision as per Safe Guide must be followed. 

T-shirts will be for sale at HQ for $12.00 and Hoodies for $30.00 


OPERATION OLAVE - What is it? 
 
Operation Olave is an overnight hike sponsored by Girl Guides of Canada, Fiddlehead District, at Connell Park in Woodstock, N.B. Headquarters for the event is the rink area of the arena at the Ayr Motor (Civic) Centre. Rain or shine. Girl Guides and Pathfinders and their Guiders come from all over to make up teams of 4 members which compete to earn the highest total points for the night. 
 
Service Clubs and Guiders set up all over the park with challenges for the girls. Because we are in a camping area, tents or campers are used and lamps are needed for light as the night darkens. 
 
In past years, challenges have included these fun activities: identification of wildlife and provincial flowers; making of knots; dropping a clothespin from between the knees into a jug; portaging a canoe; shelter making; fishing (one member had a rod over her back and other told her when to lower or raise it to catch a beaver); team skiing; balloon busting with darts; use of communication skills; first aid scenarios; putting up a tent blindfolded; taste or smell tests; identifying famous people; whistling after eating crackers and ball throwing at targets. 
 
Project challenges are set up by 6:30 p.m. The hike begins at 7:30 p.m. and last through the evening until 2 a.m. The girls then turn in, and project people turn in their sheets to Headquarters and are free to head home. 
 
Many of our Service Clubs have returned year after year to enjoy the fun with new girls each year. They enjoy seeing how smart the young ladies are and perhaps enjoy trying to stump them too! Guiders patrol the whole park while the hike is on but often find time to try the challenges too, if they dare! 
 
We invite your organization to come up with a challenge, no more than 10 minutes long, which you think might be fun for the teams aged 9-15 to try.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PLEASE KEEP WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT SO THERE IS LESS CHANCE OF BOTTLENECK WAITS FOR THE GIRLS. Get a few people together and come spend the evening with us. We promise, you’ll have FUN! BE PREPARED IS OUR MOTTO SO WE ASK YOU TO BE ALSO. IT HAS RAINED VERY HARD SOME YEARS AND HAS BEEN VERY COLD AS WELL.  No smoking when the girls are present please.
  
Evacuation Site for Emergencies 
Everyone will go to the Y’s Men’s building below the Civic Centre.  The signal for an Evacuation will be car horns blowing continuous for 5 minutes.  
Leaders please have all your girls with you or have them meet you there to group with you for a head count. 
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