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Scouts: Term 2, 2016

For Term 2, we focused on the Scoutcraft and campcraft badges.

We held a combined night with Beresfield, designed a group t-shirt (still to come), and had many great nights with fire lighting and cooking, learning about hike stoves, and GPS navigation & knots. We prepared food packs for those going on Region Rally,  had a very brief fire station visit where we got to see them responding to an emergency and flipped out at Flip out trampolining.

During the term, some Scouts participated in Region rally, held at Camp Cowley, and others took part in a tour of Fort Scratchley and a walk along the  ANZAC walk.

During the holidays, a few Scouts helped out at the working bee at Jubile Hall.

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Scouts: Term 1, 2016

For Term 1,  2016, we mainly focused on the Citizenship badge, with other fun things thrown in as well. A rafting night on Haggis’s dam where we built our own raft, as well as lighting fires and cooking sausages was a great start to the term. We cooked pikelets on candle stoves, PLs ran a games night, we held a law and promise night and several nights of first aid.

We were active in the community participating in Clean Up Australia day and manning gates at Steamfest.

Several Scouts attended BP’s birthday bash at Speers Point Park,  4 PLs and APLs attended the Scout Leadership course and Emu Patrol visited Newcastle Fire station.

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Scouts: Warrumbungles Hike

On 4th – 6th November, 2015, a mini-bus full of Scouts (plus a few cars of associated leaders, parents and siblings, and Venturers) went to the Warrumbungle National Park for a weekend of hiking and star gazing.

We left Friday afternoon, and arrived late that night (well, actually very early the next morning!). We camped in Haggis’ aunt’s property (thanks again!) and tackled the Breadknife hike on Saturday. It was steep and hot! Luckily we were given permission for a quick dip in a neighbour’s pool :) (I’m not sure they knew what they were letting themselves in for, but thank you!)

That night we travelled into Coonabarabran to the Warrumbungle Observatory to search the skies through several telescopes. The skies out there are amazing!

Sunday saw us having a later start, before tackling the Split Rock hike and piling into the bus for a long (I wish I could say “quiet”) ride home!

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Scouts: Term 3 2015

Term 3 began with a night of maintenance around Jubilee Hall as part of Job Week, and then continued as we worked on our Citizenship badges with nights themed around 1st Aid, Balloons (including balloon animals and making / launching a hot air balloon), preparation for the district hiking weekend, fitness, landcare, our Scottish international night (eating haggis – the food not our leader!), law and promise, a hike around Paterson and a combined night with other Lower Hunter troops. And of course, lots of games and fun!

Outside of our regular meetings we had Scouts attend the District Hiking weekend, Billy Cart Derby and Abseiling.

Some Scouts took part in a Scout Fundraising BBQ at Woodville Store.

Congratulations to Matthew Beasley for being the Scout Champion as well as Champion of Champions for the Billy Carting!

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Photo from Maitland Mercury (http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/3267555/scouts-billycart-derby-a-success-photos/#slide=28)
Photo from Maitland Mercury (http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/3267555/scouts-billycart-derby-a-success-photos/#slide=28)

 

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Scouts: District Hiking weekend

On 15th & 16th August, 10 Scouts, accompanied by Yogi, hiked through the Brisbane Water National Park at Kariong. The weekend was organised by Iceman as a District Hiking weekend, which meant several other troops (East Maitland, Beresfield and Thornton) also took part. They hiked a different trail to our troop on the Saturday and we came together for the campfire and Sunday’s walk to Aboriginal rock carvings for the Scouts Own.

A fun weekend was had by all!

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And one especially for the bacon boys in Yogi’s car…

Scouts: Term 2 2015

In Term 2, we had a Masterchef Italian night, learnt how to tell time and direction by the stars, played lots of fun games, did messy science experiments and took part in Region Rally.

We learnt about taking care of the environment, constructed structures, and had LaserTag come to us. We used tomahawks, built fires, and invited the cubs along to share in our campfire – complete with skits and smores.

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Ice hockey – with real ice :)

 

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Scouts: Region Rally 2015

Eleven Scouts and three leaders went along to Region Rally in May. This year it was held in an urban environment, with patrols of Scouts having to find their way around Newcastle CBD and Stockton, participating in activities along the way. Despite a showery start, the weather ended up being quite kind to us, and everyone had a great time.

Even being woken by Haggis’s bagpipes at 6:15am on Sunday :)

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Scouts: Term 1 2015

During Term 1, 2015, we focused on Campcraft badge. Some Scouts went on a challenging hike in the Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains and many of us finished off the term with investitures and a night hike at Mt Sugarloaf. We also participated in Clean Up Australia Day, had the Lower Hunter Venturers drop by for a night, raised awareness of Scouts by making mini-catapults at a Bunnings Community Night and helped out with traffic control at Steamfest.

Our last night was an informal night at Flip Out Trampolining at Thornton.

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