The new scouting year started with a bang and the mob were very, very busy! We shared a very special ceremony with one of our joeys, took part in district events, had a buddy sleepover, learnt about Scouting history (and our Joey Promise, Law and Theme), had a campfire, invited our families along to celebrate Harmony night and finished the term with Easter craft and cooking.
Special Advancement night ceremony.
The mob were privileged to share Samuels’ advancement night with him early in the term. This is an important event in our Joeys scouting adventure as it means that they have completed their linking activities and undertaken their Promise Challenge Badge (the highest National Award that a Joey can earn). Tonight’s theme was “The Great Grey Ghost Elephant” based on Baden-Powell’s Jamboree story of how Ging Gang Goolie came about. The official ceremony was held at the end of evening with a campfire filled with songs and skits that Samuel helped choose (his favourite songs like He fell from 20 000 feet and Ging Gang Goolie) with Hawkeye joining us to lead him away into the cub pack. The end of the night saw the mob farewelling Samuel with a shared supper and best wishes.
Founders Day and JACS Rally buddy sleepover.
Celebrations for Founders Day and the activity bases that follow for JCS Rally were combined with our first sleepover for the year with our friends at Upper Mt Gravatt mob. The mobs had a great time building friendships, sharing meals and having fun. The early morning district service for Founders Day led on to the rotations through some awesome activity bases that were run by district section leaders. Thank you to Hawkeye for some of these fabulous photos.
New Joeys are invested on Harmony Day!
As part of the mobs activities for Harmony Day, we performed a very special ceremony for our 2 newest Joeys. Genevieve and Adam were invested on first parade and they were both very excited to officially become Victor Joeys. Their parents helped with the ceremony by presenting them with their scarves and woggles. After parade, we held a number of activities to celebrate Harmony Day, promote the theme of ‘Everyone Belongs’ and earn our special event badge. Some of the activities were pretty hard to resist ( especially those marshmallows!).
Cards, craft and a Easter Egg Hunt finished out Term 1. Phew!
Yours in Scouting,
Bagheera and Wolf