Hear ye, Hear ye! On the First day of the month of August, 800 Joeys and leaders advanced upon the site of BP Park to celebrate 25 Years of Joeys Scouts in Australia. Jousting, Knight training, battlement scaling (aka rock wall climbing), treasure hunting and shield making culminated in a campfire and cake. And some very tired, but very happy, Joeys.
The day started with opening parade and Victor were given the honour of breaking the flag (we were asked personally by the Qld Joey Commissioner)! Jack made us proud when he broke the flag. Bravo Jack and Wolf.
This year Victor’s activity base was shield making and our parents stepped up and ran it expertly all day. Thank you for doing such a magnificent job.
With so many bases to visit and so many interesting things to make or do, the Joeys were spoilt for choice. The mob visited the museum first (and spotted the Victor patch on the museums quilt), the admin tent, first aid station before heading off to the rope bridge. Lunch involved cake to celebrate Wolfs’ birthday and immediately after, we lined up for rock wall climbing.
The photos will show you how much fun they had…
The day ended with a Joey campfire and 25th Anniversary cake. What a fabulous way to celebrate such a exciting year in Joey history!
Yours in Scouting.
Bagheera and Wolf.