If your Cub is planning on going to Cuboree in Sept and you haven’t got your application sorted…its not to late!!!
Thanks to an invitation from the Rochedale Cub Pack, two of our cubs were able to join them for Air Activities this weekend. Air activities is a branch of Qld Scouts and gives budding pilots a chance to fly in a plane, make one and learn all about them too! For all those keen on badges not only is there a Flight Level 2 badge for your sleeve, but another for your camp blanket!
Big shout out to Rochedale leaders Jess and Kiwi for doing the heavy lifting and Chil for giving us the heads up.
It’s cub pack council night is the beginning of term opportunity for the cubs to plan what they want to do. All of the sixes’ came up with some great ideas….though we are not sure about boa constrictor snake handling night.
Thanks to the support of the Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation for a ‘Get Going Clubs’ grant the dream of having our own trailer for the many weekends away has finally been realised and we recently took delivery of the groups new trailer.
While its often said that a camel is horse designed by commitee, we think we got this one pretty right after checking out what other groups were using checking in with Hawkeye and Komodo (our resident trailer experts). Light enough to be towed by your average family wagon, yet with braking and tires to handle the heaviest loads and fully galvanised to with stand years of …err abuse, we hope it will bring us many years of service. Samuel took delivery from Rhys (pictured) of the new trailer, probably in the hopes of earning another badge (good luck with that one).
Many thanks to the trailer guys (they also do camper trailers ) who understood our needs and were able to advise us on the pros and cons of the various features on an extensive wish list. Also big thanks to Murrays marine upholstery for the cover, spiffy pole rack up top and for organising the signage so we can be spotted easily and next district camp.
All too soon Victor Scouts wrapped up for 2017, with a XMAS BBQ, a good old barn (err shed) raising and some new doors too!
Santa made an appearance too, bringing us some new fire exit doors and signs to point the way out.
We’d like to thank the elves, Dallas from Able Doors and Building and John from Snelson Electrical for doing putting it all together.
Special thanks to Scouts Queensland for a Queensland Scout Foundation grant that helped that make it all possible and our committee for pushing all the paper round too 😉
Interested in Cuboree 2018, here’s what they got up to last year (with a few cameos by the Victor Mob). Registration is open!
This morning the Joey mob headed off to Beelarong community farm in Morningside to do a little gardening and harvesting. A spot of weeding, digging out some potatoes (they were delicious BTW), watering the herb garden with worm juice was followed by checking out the worms. Along the way they got to check out the native bees and the composting toilet and they were well on the way to completing the coveted Environment badge by morning tea time. Well actually its been the focus of Joeys this term and so it looks like there is a bit more sewing for the parents…thanks Bagheera!
The morning was a huge success and judging by the turn out of Joeys’ dads we think we think we misread the invitation…we all thought it was Beer-a-long
Many thanks to Mitch and the team, at Beelarong for having us. Check them out at ( http://www.beelarong.org.au for yourself )