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2014 News

    15/December/14 - The Venturer Unit finished the year with a night at Indy Carts. There was plenty of competition, some good driving, so not so good driving and a great time bal all.

  [Here are the Photos from the night]
  [Check out the Lap times for the night]
    14-16/November/14 - The Scouts took the Cubs to Camp Coutts for the weekend.  Whilst we were there, Nathan was invested into the Scout Troop in a going up ceremony from Cubs.  Nathan took to the cliffs and left Cubs to Abseil into Scouts.  Welcome Nathan and thanks to the cubs for a great weekend.

  [See Nathan & Others abseil]
    4-7/October/14 - The Scouts and Venturers headed to Wee Jasper for a long weekend of Caving.  We hired a mini bus and made the long drive on the Saturday.  Thanks to Cliff for looking after us for the weekend.

  [Check us out in the Caves]
    5/September/14 - William unfortunately was not able to join us in the caves for his Investitures, so we took the firsk opportunity we had to welcome him into the troop.  Welcome Will.

  [See Will's Investiture]
    29-31/August/14 - The Scout Troop had a movie night at the hall on Friday and then headed to Wombeyan Caves on Saturday morning.  Whilst at the caves, we welcomed Mitchell and Oliver into the Troop from within the Fig Tree Cave.  Although we took the easy way out staying in the bunk houses this time, we had a great time exploring the caves and grounds of the reserve.

  [Here is our weekend in photos]
    28/August/14 - Scouts release their Term Program for terms 3 and 4.

  [Download your copy here]
    25/August/14 - The Venturer Unit visited Barden Ridge Driving range for a night of golf.  At the end of the night we welcomed Jacob and Josh into the Venturer Unit.

  [Check out the Investitures]
    24/August/14 - The Scout Troop Visited HMAS Parramatta for a private tour of the ship.  Thanks to all the crew for their time looking after us on board and showing us what it is like in the life of a Navy Officer.

  [Have a look at the boat.]
    2/August/14 - The Troop Council headed into the city to host their Troop Council in the Board Room.  Some fresh air walking around the Gardens before grabbing some Krispy Kreams and Soft Drink and heading to the Board Room for a Video Conference Hook up and Troop Council.  A change of environment and a change in thoughts has given us a great program going forward.  Thanks to Sprint for the use of their boardroom overlooking Wynyard Park.

  [What a set up for Troop Council]
    26/July/14 - The Scouts hosted the Groups Christmas In July event as a Fundraiser for AJ2016.  Thanks to our partners who donated to the evening
     Bangor Tavern                        Burson Auto Caringbah           Anytime Fitness Illawong
     Dick Smith Foods                  Maritime Museum
     Bankstown RSL                     Ford Performance Racing
     Coles Illawong                        Sweet Chilli Thai Illawong
     Photographic Memory           Starshots Caringbah

                          [Check out the great night had by all]
    25/July/14 - The Scouts practiced some simple science experiments to make a mess of the hall for the night.

  [Have a look at our fun evening]
    14/July/14 - The Venturer Unit and Rover Crew had a joint night with a Cook Off.  Each team had $5.00 per person and need to cook up a 3 course meal.  There was some interesting meals served up and the Rover Team unfortunately took out the wooden spoon for the night.   During the evening the Unit welcomed Tim, Bryce and Blake up from the Scout Troop.

  [Check out the meals and Investitures]
    21-22/June/14 - Cameron, Lachlan and Patrick attended the Scout Metropolitan Region Basic Scout Leadership Course at Heathcote Scout Training Centre.  This is a course designed to provide Scouts with suitable leadership skills using a practical "hands on" approach run inline with the Patrol System.  A huge Thank You to Fluffy and Angel our course leaders and all other leaders that assisted over the weekend.

  [See some of the weekends activities]
    20/June/14 - The Venturers came to assist with a Mock Emergency at the hall.  When the Scouts arrived they saw smoke, and heard the sound of an emergency evacuation tone.  Scouts were tasked with working as a patrol to locate and rescue the Venturers who all had varying degrees of injuries.  Everyone made it out safe and sound. 

  [What does your Mock Emergency Look Like?]
    20/June/14 - Olivia was presented with her Joey Scout Promise Badge.  This is the highest award in the Joey Scout Section. The aim of the Challenge is to allow the Joey Scouts to gain a greater understanding of the Scout Law and Promise and to learn about our founder Lord Baden Powell (BP) and the history of Scouting.

  [Well Done Olivia]
    16/June/14 - The Venturer Unit took up the challenge of Team Building.  There were some interesting challenges put to them and they did a super job building their team spirit.  Only the one injury for the night resulting in Jem Jem applying first aid and his awesome bowtie skills.

  [See what we got up to]
    5-9/June/14 - Scouts hosted the Venturers, Cubs, Joeys and Rovers at the 2014 Region Gathering held at Cataract Scout Park.
  [Check out the activities from the weekend]
  [Have a look at the photos from the weekend]
    30/May/14 - Scouts headed into the City for the Vivid Light festival.  The Ventures came to assist and chaperone.  There were some great photo opportunities whilst we were out there.

  [See our Vivid Tour]
    10/May/14 - Scouts release their Term 2 Program.

  [Check out what we are up to]
    10/May/14 - The Venturer Unit Council has met and released their program covering May, June and July.

  [Download Here]
    10/May/14 - Our Para Scout Troop (Kangaroo's - Special Needs Section) release their Term 2 Program.

  [See what they are up to]
    18-21/Apr/14 - Scouts headed to Camp Kariong at Woy Woy for the weekend.  We had some great food, an Easter Chocolate Hunt, swimming and lazing around the camp fire.  This was a great way to spend the middle weekend of the school holidays.

  [Here are some photos of the weekend]
    18-21/Apr/14 - The Venturers attended the premier Venturer activity on their yearly calendar... Dragon Skin - Lost Cities.  By all accounts they had a great weekend.

  [Dragon Skin Results]
  [Team 141's Walking Map]
  [Photos from the Lost Cities]
    7/Apr/14 - The Venturers have a challenge set of investing their new chums whist they cook 2 minute noodles raised of the floor.  We came up with some interesting cooking constructions..  Just not sure how safe they all were.  A big welcome to Jenny and Rachael.

  [Have a look at the contraptions]
    28/Mar/14 - Woronora River Scouts came to visit and we worked on constructing a Camp Table. Not all made it past the test at the end of having someone sit on them, but a great night was had.

At the conclusion of the night, we invested Andrew into the troop.

  [Have a look at our wash stand and Andrew's Investiture]
    24/Mar/14 - The District Rover Crew came up for the night and had a Nerf war with the Venturers.  Some of us managed to get some good shots in and others.... Well glad we don't need to aim much at school.

  [See our battle area]
    14-16/Mar/14 - Scouts went to Camp Coutts for a Troop Camp.  Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity to invest Emily into the troop whilst at the pool.  Over the weekend we did some badge work and learnt how to swing Poy.

  [Have a look at our weekend.]
    10/Mar/14 - Venturers took a step back in time and played some of the old fashioned games they used to play, Baby Feeding, Scientists and Cannibals and charades.   It was a great night of our younger years.

  [Practising to be parents]
    07/Mar/14 - To assist in obtaining our Citizenship badge, Josh F organised for us to visit the Police Aviation Wing (PolAir) on Friday night.  This was a great night. We got to watch some movies, check out the helicopters and even sit in them and put on some Police equipment.  A big B-R-A-V-O-O-O to the Police that showed us around for taking the time out to show us into their working life.

  [Check us out in the PolAir Wing]
    06/Mar/14 - The Cub Pack was challenged to cook pancakes in the hall with only material destine for the bin or recycling.  The Cubs used an old frypan and placed it on two bricks, and made a "hobo" metho burner.  The setup was a success and the pancakes did not last long.

   [Watch us cook]
    3/Mar/14 - Venturers took to their award scheme tonight and had a go at Body Painting for Expressions.
  [Look at our painting efforts]
    28/Feb/14 - The Joey Mob organised for the group to head to Menai Park for Clean Up Australia Day
  [Look at us clean up]
    21-23/Feb/14 - Josh F took a hike patrol out to complete his Adventurer Level Hike along the Great North Walk.  This hike took a lot of time and effort to organise and was a great learning opportunity for Josh and his patrol of James, Thomas, Cameron, Matt and Zach.
  [Look at the photos of our hike]
  [Josh's Log - Soon to come]
    21/Feb/14 - Scouts welcomed Mattias, Oliver, Luke, Mitchell and Kieran into the Scout Troop up from Cubs.  We had a great night constructing a rope bridge for the new chums to walk over, symbolising leaving Cubs and moving up to Scouts..
  [See us on the bridge]
    20/Feb/14 - The Cub Pack headed to Swallow Rock Reserve for a Cub Water Fun night.  They made poor man surf mats, balloon boats and tried a few different blow up boats.. 

   [Look at us on the water]
    17/Feb/14 - Venturers meet up with the Rovers for a night at Kempt Field.  We were the entertainment for the locals as we slid down the hill on our blocks of ice.
  [Check us out on the hills]
    14/Feb/14 - The Joey Mob had a Water Night at the hall.  The highlight was sliding on a tyre down the soapy tarp.
  [See us slip and slide]
    09/Feb/14 - Indiana lead the Cub Pack for her Gray Wolf walk down to Karloo Pools.  It was a hot day, so the Cubs swam in the pools before the long walk up the hills.  A great walk and while we were down there, we found a track that lead to Ullula Falls.  One day we will be back to explore this track.

  [Photos of our walk]
    6/Feb/14 - The Cub Pack are taking advantage of the daylight savings and every second week in February and March they are out and about. 

   The First walk was along Cronulla Esplanade from Bass and Flinders point to North Cronulla.  A great walk that gave them a chance to walk along the rocks at Shelly Beach and across South Cronulla Beach.
  [Check out of photos from the night]
    30/Jan/14 - The Scout Troop released the Troop Program for Term 1.  Take a look at what we have planned.

    [Download or program]
    6-10/Jan/14 - The Cub Pack along with leaders, 2 Scouts and a Scout Leader attended the 5th NSW Cuboree at Cataract Scout Pack.
  This was a week of great fun.

  [Photos of our week]


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