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2016 News

    18/November/16 - On Friday the 18th November the Joeys got a chance to do some circus activities.  Jenny and Sarah both in Venturers came along to show the Joeys some of the equipment they use as Sarah is part of the Scouts Circus performers. The Joeys got to try their hand at many activities, Hoola Hoop, Juggling to name a few.  The Joeys also  and had fun doing another game where they had to make the items used for circus into something totally different, e.g. one of  the batons was used as a walking stick and another was a  flute.  It was very interesting to see how creative our Joeys are. Thanks again to Jenny and Sarah for coming over and entertaining the Joeys.  

    [What a Circus it was]
    04/November/16 - Joeys had a fun night of hands on science with Professor Bunyip and Echidna. The Joeys were able to watch the experiments and then come up and try for themselves.  They also did experiments with sound and were amazed when they were able to experience the age old saying you canít hear anyone screaming in space.  This was done by removing all the air from the Bell housing Glass container that contained a set of ringing bells.  As the air got less the sound got harder to here till silence although you could still see the bells moving inside.  As the air was returned the sound returned. The other experiments included Sound waves and also light experiments bending light and seeing what occurred. Was a great evening and the Joeys had lots of fun. Special thanks to Tony (Mr Bunyip) for putting on an entertaining evening for all of us. 

    [See us trying science!]
    23/September/16 - Tonight, the Scouts were locked in a room, in small teams with only clues around the place to get out.  With a 1 hour time limit and minimal suppoert, the Scouts had to decrypt clues and get out of the room.  Both groups made it out... Somewhat over time but a great night was had by all.

    [See what we came out as]
    16/September/16 - The Scouts headed to Barden Ridge for a night abseil with the thanks of the Region Commissioner and Region Commissioner Activities.  We spent some time jumping over the cliff and then using a rope ladder in the tree climbing and testing out times.  Thanks Bryan and Myall for coming and helping us out.

    [Checkout what we got up to!]
    2-4/September/16 - The Scouts and Venturers headed to Bangalee Scout Camp near Nowra for the weekend and to welcome and invest, Sam, Tom and Luke into the Troop and Unit.  We had a great weekend exploring Minamurra Rainforest and Kiama blowhole whilst checking out the sites of the area.

    [Want to see the sights we saw?]
    01/September/16 - Fathers day was approaching fast, and the Cubs took their dads and siblings to AMF Southgate for a fun filled Bowling night.  Cubs and siblings were given bumpers and dads had to struggle with the gutters.  A great night by all.  The linked photos include the nights score sheets.

    [Happy Fathers Day!]
    19/August/16 - With Rio wrapping up, it was time for the Scouts to test out their Olympic skills in a Rio Olympic themed night.  Scouts had a go at Curling, Discus, Javelin, pingpong and many other Olympic sports.

    [See the night and medal presentation]
    18/August/16 - The Cubs put on their aprons and went to Mexico cooking Tacos tonight.  The week prior, they went on a trip to Woolworths at Menai to purchase the items needed before walking back to the hall.

    [Whats in the Fry Pan?]
    12/August/16 - The Scouts headed into Sydney CBD for a night of mapping and history.  Finding out some new knowledge of whats what and where was a great night.

    [Where did we get to?]
    1/Jul/16 - To finish the term off, the Scout Troop headed to Putt Planet at Miranda for some putt putt golf and to invest Tristan into the Scout Troop.  Welcome Tristan!

    [Welcome Tristan]
    17/Jun/16 - The Scout Troop took to the arts and craft night making survival bracelets from Paracord.  What a great night to try new knots and make something useful for future scouting events.

    [See us at work]
    10-13/Jun/16 - South Metropolitan Region Camp was held at Camp Coutts this weekend with a theme Indiana Jones.  Thanks to the Venturers who put on out activities and a massive welcome to Clayton into the Scout Troop.  Over the weekend, we invested Mitch, Will, Pat and Aidan into the Venturer Unit, Clayton & Rah Rah into the Scout Troop, presented Cubs with some service awards and Pat and Aidan with their Adventurer Level Cord and Australian Scout Medallions.  Well done Guys!

                         [Green Cord & ASM Presentations]                   [Investatures & Badge hand outs]
    2/June/16 - Menai Fire Brigade came to visit the Cubs whilst investatures were occuring and say thanks for letting them use the hall.

    [Look at the Fire Truck]
    30/May/16 - On the last night of our mini course, the Venturers took to Vivid Sydney and a night cruise.  Plenty of difficult moments with the ship moving on the water but a great night out.

    [Check out Vivid]
    23/May/16 - Building on their new skills from the Clay night, Venturers took to a night walk at Cronulla where they were treated to some different opportunities with their cameras.  Lots of lessons learnt tonight about shutter speeds, light effects etc.!

    [See our skills build]
    22/May/16 - South Metropolitan Region Cubs headed to Heathcote Scout Camp for a day of activities and celebration for 100 years of Cubs Scouts.  What a great day out with many activities for the kids to try thanks to Bronwyn and Dani for the help with the kids on the day.

    [Look at our celebrations]
    19/May/16 - Night 2 for Aidan and his ASM Project, was teaching the Cubs Camp Fire Cooking in Camp Ovens and a little about Fire Awareness.  Everyone had a great night at the hall and the Cubs were looking forward to light weight cooking next week.

    [See our Scones and Fire Awareness Skills]
    16/May/16 - The Venturers brought out their Cameras and creative minds to put together a Clay Model expressing themselves and to take photos of it from different angles, lights etc. and see what they could produde.  This is the start of an introduction to manual photopraghy for the Venturers and some of them get stuck into it.  Well Done!

    [What are out skills like?]
    14-15/May/16 - Patrick took to undertake his Australian Scout Medallion Project this weekend, getting his entire Jamboree Troop back togehter for a weekend camp at Heathcote.  With objectives of 90% Attendance and running activities held on Endurance AJ2016, this was not going to be an easy task.  Welldone and congratulations to Patrick for a sensational weekend.

                       [See what D715 got up to]
    13/May/16 - Our Venturers came and helped set up and run a Mock Emergency for the Scouts.  There was plenty of spilt blood during the night and unfortunately, some Scouts did not 'make it out alive'.

    [Check out the injuries]
    6/May/16 - A night for Fire Awareness.  Scouts took some time out to understand Fire Extinguishers, how fire builds and burns and make some Ice Cream with a CO2 Extinguisgher.  We then headed out the back and set off a number of the CO2 Extinghishers and put out fires.

    [See out CO2 Clouds as we put the Fires out]
    3/May/16 - The Cubs headed out with hundreds of others in the South Met Region to Cronulla Cinema for a private viewing of the Jungle Book movie.  There were enough Cubs present to hire out 2 full cinema's.

    [Read the story published by The Leader]
    15-17/Apr/16 - Patrick and Aidan set out on the Adventurer Level Journeys.  This was an interesting weekend with Journey parties taking different approachines all weekend in the same areas.  Well done to both Patrol Leaders on their journeys and keeping their patrols safe.  A few lessons learnt over the weekend, including the spectacular fire inside the tree.

    [Check out the combined photos from the weekend]
    3/Mar/16 - The Scout Troop and leaders headed for a night walk down to Karloo Pools.  Setting off from Heathcote RFS earlier then normal, we were able to make it down to the pools in the day light and have a paddle around.  Thanks to Taz for coming along and the Cubs who joined us.  This was a great night and will appear on the program again soon.
    26/Feb/16 - Founders Day this year was held at Woronora River Scout hall.  Lachlan, James and Harry all made the move from Scout the Venturer on the evening.  Their Scout friends were kind and did not capsize their canoes and their Venturer mates did not chuck them back.  Welcome to the Unit buys.

    [See us re-affirm our Promise]
    22/Feb/16 - Each year, the Venturers team up against the Rovers in a competition for the David Lund Memorial Trophy.   Dave was the Venturer Leader at Wearne Bay Scout Group and instrumental with Venturers in the District.  Unfortunately, we were unable to Ice Block this year, so we visited Cronulla Beach and had a Sand Castle Competition.  Congratulations to the New Chums in the Venturer Unit who secured the trophy this year.

                      [Check out our Sandcastles]
    2-14/Jan/16 - The Scout Troop and leaders attend AJ2016 - Leap into Adventure at Cataract Scout Park.  The weather was very unkind to start with however as the days went on, the weather improved and what a sensational experience everyone had!  Many thanks to our leaders, Venturers and Rovers who attended and to the Troops D715 and D713 whom become the family for our leaders and Scouts over the period.

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