Anzac Day adventures

The ANZAC Spirit is strong with Victor Scouts. After a sleepover for Scouts and Venturers – maybe with more “over” than sleep – in which 3 wreaths were made, ANZAC Day started with a parade at 6am to present 3 cords – a blue Explorer level cord to Aidan and Red Pioneer level cords to Elena and Ben. Then was the Annual Holland Park March and cooking sausages to feed the hungry crowd.

Going green! with a little help from our friends

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Anybody need some tubes?

One of the great challenges in running a successful scout group are the substantial running costs of the den. The largest expense there being the energy costs, in particular the lighting, which is also a big part of our carbon footprint. With almost 30 lights needed to run an evening it wasn’t hard to realise that we could probably reduce our footprint and costs here substantially by switching to LED lighting. So we reached out to the community to see what we could do about this.

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And so it was with grateful thanks to Energex and the Brisbane South Area Manager that our application to become a community partner with Energex, as part of the Energy Queensland group, was successful.  Early last week we have been able to convert all of our internal lighting over to LED’s. Special thanks to our friendly local electrician Dawson Electrical for getting it done too…now what to do with our old tubes?

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Save money with Victor Scouts

Do you want to save money on groceries, alcohol, camping gear and clothes? At pharmacies and cafes and restaurants? On activities such as AMF Bowling, Sky Zone, Crank Indoor Climbing and Dreamworld?

Then you need this year’s Entertainment Book – also available as a digital membership on your smart phone. If you order a digital membership now you can start saving immediately – just in time for school holidays. And each sale supports Victor Scouts – https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2231g18

Save with Entertainment Books

This year the Victor Scout Group is selling Entertainment Books to raise funds for the Group. Books and digital memberships (loaded on your phone) can be ordered at the link below or at https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2231g18.

You can save money even if you don’t eat out often, with lots of discounted gift cards and e-gift cards on offer through your membership, including Wish Cards. Save on your everyday shopping at Woolworths, BWS, Big W and Woolworths petrol, as well as at BCF, David Jones, Country Road, Supercheap Auto, Rebel, JB Hi-Fi and more!

You can see more details below, or contact Mel at Melanie_rieger@me.com

SUPPORT US NOW.

“The Entertainment Book is great value for such a low price. There are a lot of savings I get back instantly. It more than outweighs the original price. There is something for everyone casual, fine dining, adventure and family. I couldn’t live without it.” – Susan L

Victor Scout Group

Mel Rieger

0432 711 700

melanie_rieger@me.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Clean up Australia Day

Many of our Victor Scouts earned these badges on Sunday March 4. The scouts picked up rubbish while completing a 12km pioneer hike along Bulimba Creek. Great multitasking Scouts!

This was followed by a sausage sizzle, drinks, and cake and lamingtons as well as Nilanjani being invested into scouts. Only Victor Scouts could fit so much in to one day – and a hot one at that!

A huge thank you to Echidna, Hawkeye, Platypus, Wirake and Sugeema for organising and helping and to Garth, Kane, Pip, Chantal, Susie, Rohith, Livi’s grandfather, Heather, Michael and all transporting parents for helping with transport, walking, cooking, photo taking and providing food and drinks. Bravo all.

Cubs ready for takeoff

IMG_3626Thanks 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.

Working bee – Sunday 18 March – 10am to 12pm

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Our next working bee is coming up on Sunday 18 March and we need your help to keep the den looking good! We have a few tasks that need to be done to improve the appearance, usability and safety of the den.

WHERE? Victor Scout Den

WHEN? Sunday 18 March (10am to 12pm)

WHAT TO BRING: Any tools, wheelbarrows and shovels, gardening gloves, hose & pressure cleaner, a ladder would be useful too.

ALL WELCOME! No particular expertise necessary. If you don’t have tools, just bring yourselves and your gloves!

Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.