Australia Day Fun and Games

Once again Victor Scouts ran games and activities at the Family Fun Day held on Australia Day by Joe Kelly MP Member for Greenslopes. It was lots of fun with marshmallow catapaults, boot tossing, mintie wrapper tearing and tug of war among other games.

Thank you to Hawkeye, Echidna, Platypus and Sugeema for running the games and organising. The scouts who helped to run the games had lots of fun while earning Community Service hours.

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Cub pack council night

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.

Thats how we roll at Victor

vicotr-scouts-trailer.JPGThanks 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.

We’d also like to that MP Joe Kelly and counsellor Krista Adams for supporting our grant application last year too and Scouts Queensland for the submission process.

XMAS at Victor(scouts), we made Santa’s nice list too

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!

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Everyone had a turn at the power tools 😉

 

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Being watered and feed before the shed raising

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And this bit goes, over …um …here…

Santa made an appearance too,  bringing us some new fire exit doors and signs to point the way out.

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Now thats a door and in our favourite shade of green too

 

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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 😉

Grey Wolves Galore

Friday night was another special awards presention evening. We welcomed the Cub Leaders to present four Grey Wolf awards to ex-cubs who are now in the Scout Section. We bravely entered the jungle to see Elena, Kate, Riley and Tom receive the awards they worked hard to achieve. Bravo to you all for achieving the highest award in Cub Scouts. 

Oh What a Night

July 21 was a very special night for Victor Scouts. It’s not every day a new Scout leader is invested. It’s not every day 4 new scouts are invested. And it’s very unusual indeed to have 4 blue cords presented. So when it all happens in one night on top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs with a beautiful backdrop of Brisbane at night, it’s a very special night. What a memorable occasion – congratulations to Sugeema, Seraphina, Kate, Ben, Tiernan, Laura, Ellie, Livi and Tash. 

New lights for the scout den!

images.jpegOver the July school holidays, our den lighting was upgraded to safety lights throughout both levels of the building. The new lights feature cages which will make it much safer for our scouts during their exuberant games. Dawson Electric completed the work for us over a couple of days and provided an excellent service for our group.
The lighting upgrade was made possible by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund. The committee’s thanks go to Councillor Krista Adams for supporting the committee’s successful grant application.
We might go for chandeliers next time 😉
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