09/Sep/12 - Cubs public transport trip to
Manly. As part of out Travellers badge the Cubs planned how to go from
the Bangor Scout hall to Manly by public transport and on Sunday 9/Sep
we undertook the trip. We walked to the bus stop at Bangor shops,
caught the red M92 bus to Padstow train station, then a train to
Circular Quay and then a ferry to Manly. We did a walk around Manly,
past the Quarantine Station and National Park and had lunch and a swim
at Shelly Beach; then returned along the Esplanade and the Corso. A
quick change into dry clothes and then retraced our route back to the
09/Sep/12 - Scouts hike to Eagle Rock in the Royal National Park.
The 7.2km walk took us south from the Wattamolla Beach car park along
spectacular coastal scenery and 90m high cliffs to Eagle Rock and
26/Aug/12 - Scouts do service for Scouting with a hall maintenance activity.
They painted over graffiti on the front door and spread mulch over the
bush area. Thanks to the parents who helped out.
24/Aug/12 - Scouts at laser tag. For
something completely different to the usual routine the Scouts planned a
night out at laser tag and enjoyed a pizza dinner.
27/Jul/12 - Scouts prepare for State Rally.
We entered two competitive Patrols of four Scouts each in the State
Rally at Cataract Scout Park on 3-5/Aug. The Patrols did all their own
menu planning and food purchases for a light weight camp and then had to
distribute the weight so their backpacks were under 20% of their body
13/Jul/12 - The Kangaroo Scouts calendar for term three has been published.
6/Jul/12 - The Cub Pack calendar for terms three and four has been published.
29/Jun/12 - Scouts participate in a Master Chef 'surprise' campfire cooking
night where each Patrol received a box of supplies and then had to
devise a four course menu and cook their food over a camp fire. The
Scouts devised this activity themselves and it covered some traditional
training requirements like fire safety, food preparation and cooking,
plus team work, co-operation and problem solving. The Scouts worked in
their Patrols and each Patrol received a different set of supplies and
so faced different challenges. The most significant challenge turned out
to be using an appropriate amount of heat to cook without burning.
29/Jun/12 - The Joey Mob enjoys a
campfire and celebrates a Leaders birthday.
22/Jun/12 - Scouts visit the Woronora Rural Fire Service
(RFS) base as part of their 'Citizenship' training where they learn how
an emergency services base operates. This base is rather unique in that
is has a land based facility with garage, meeting rooms and amenities;
plus a floating facility on the river that houses three fire fighting
boats. The boats are mounted in a cradle that floats on pontoons and the
launch process involves flooding the pontoons so the entire cradle sinks
until the boats float free. Thanks to the RFS for hosting our visit.
1/Jun/12 - Aidan is invested into the
Scout Troop and Sam earns his red cord award. Thanks to the PLs for making fresh baked cookies and cake for supper.
1/Jun/12 - The Venturers have an outing to the city to see Vivid.
27/May/12 - Region Cub day out - Rocks Walk.
Packs from all over our Region met in Scout Place at Circular Quay. 10
Cubs and 4 parents from our Pack caught the train from Sutherland to
Town Hall and then a bus to Circular Quay. They received a set of
walking instructions that took them around The Rocks, including
Observatory Hill, The Garrison Church and Cadman's Cottage. We watched
street performers, including a man who rode a huge unicycle and sliver
statue man who made us jump when he suddenly moved. We continued into
the grounds of Government House and then into the Botanical Gardens. It
was a great day out and everyone slept well afterwards, including the
parent helpers. [more photos...]
25-27/May/12 - The Scouts experimented with a
'Survivor' themed camp where they had to survive for a day from a box of
emergency supplies and cook their food on a camp fire. This involved
devising their own menu to utilise the available supplies. The weekend
was all about food and they grazed continuously. The Scouts were very
inventive and made several types of cookies and damper and soup and
dessert pie without any instruction or recipes.
19-20/May/12 - The Venturers go abseiling and
canoeing from the Noorumba Guide Camp
in the Woronora River valley.
18/May/12 - The Scouts experimented with a
variety of foods and cooking methods to cook their dinner on a camp
fire. They tried pizza in a camp oven, a trench fire, sandwich irons,
sausages on a wire, concoctions in billies and lots of foil-wrapped
parcels. Garlic bread was a popular side dish and desserts included
baked apples, billies of custard and of course marshmallows and hot
drinks. [more photos...]
18/May/12 - The Joeys enjoyed a campfire
with stories, songs and toasted marshmallows. Thanks to the Scouts for
setting up and tending the fire and helping the Joeys.
12/May/12 - The Joeys, Cubs and Scouts participated in Jamboree On The Trail
(JOTT) activities. The Joeys had a Region event where they walked from
Sutherland station to Prince Edward Park at Woronora. The Cubs and
Scouts walked from Bangor to the river and then canoed across the river.
6/May/12 - Our Scout Group visits the
Scout Air Activities Centre at Camden airport.
2/May/12 - The Cub Pack had a visit from an army
soldier (one of the Cub's dad). He brought his back-pack
fully loaded as for a patrol and it weighed 60kgs. Each Cub tried to lift it, but it took a team of four Cubs
to lift that weight off the floor. He also brought in field food ration packs and the Cubs tried some of the food.
Each Cub took home some camouflage paint so they could hide better from their parents! A great night and this helped
the Cubs complete the 'Their Service - Our Heritage' badge.
1/May/12 - Our Scout Group is successful in the latest round of the
Community Building Partnerships program, a state government grants
program, where we received $8,400 for hall repairs. From an article
published on page 12 of the Leader newspaper on Tues 1st May.
29/Apr/12 - The Venturers term two calendar has been published.
The Venturers have also published a link to their document management system that is used for programs and notification forms. [more...]
24-25/Apr/12 - The Venturers sleep over at
the Cronulla Scout hall, travel by train to the city for the ANZAC dawn
service at Martin Place and enjoy water activities at Cronulla.
23/Apr/12 - The Kangaroo Scouts term two calendar has been published.
19/Apr/12 - The Joey Scout Mob term two calendar has been published.
6-9/Apr/12 - Our Venturer leader runs a camp for Yaroona District Scouts at the
Ingleside Scout camp.
23-25/Mar/12 - Scouts enjoyed a Troop camp
at Camp Coutts near Waterfall. During term one the Scouts had worked
through the skills required for the campcraft badge and at this camp
they put those skills into practice to complete as much of that badge as possible.
11/Mar/12 - 17 Cub Scouts from the Bangor
Pack and 12 from the Woronora River Pack combined for a canoe day on the
Woronora River. Everyone got to try out different boats and complete
their canoeing badge. It was a great fun day.
02/Mar/12 - Joeys and Cubs planned a
combined meeting for a going-up ceremony and Scouts unexpectedly joined
in when severe weather cancelled a District camp. The three age sections
enjoyed a fun night of games, with the Scouts demonstrating some of
their favourite games; followed by a formal ceremony of Joeys going up
to the Cub Pack; and the night finished with supper.
24/Feb/12 - Leaders do training too! Akela and Angus attended a canoe recertification course run by our Region
where the Leaders could demonstrate their canoe skills and find out about paper work changes. 16 Leaders
from our Region had their qualifications endorsed for
another two years. Leaders undertake similar training for most outdoor activities to ensure they can run Scouting activities safely.
19/Feb/12 - Our Scout Group won the Yaroona District
swimming carnival at ANSTO pool.
12/Feb/12 - The Cub Pack walk the Couranga
Track from Waterfall to the Hacking River.
31/Jan/12 - The Joey Scout Mob term one calendar has been published.
23/Jan/12 - The Kangaroo Scouts term one calendar has been published.
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