Scouts

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Scouts is for boys and girls who are between the ages of 11 and 15. From about 14½ they can commence linking up to Venturers. 

Our Scout Troop meets on Fridays 7pm - 9pm during school term.


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Aims

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment.
  • To continue to develop within the world of Scouting.
  • To continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside school and sports.
  • Become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an uncompetitive atmosphere.
  • To develop leadership skills and take on the responsibility of looking out for their fellow Scouts.

Typical Activities

Scouts develop their 'life skills' through Scouting activities learning leadership and the responsibility that goes with it. They are recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they're in Scouts. As an eleven year old they start to aim for their 'Pioneer' badge and cord which they only receive when they have worked through a series of exercises/activities that develop their skills not only in Scouting but for life in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like hiking, camp craft & citizenship. They then continue on to do the Explorer and Adventure badges/cords respectively which continue on the same theme as the 'Pioneer' badge but at a more advanced level.

Activities

There are literally hundreds of different activities our Scouts will participate in from camping & hiking to community based things like marching in our local Memorial March on ANZAC day or participating in 'Clean up Australia Day'. You would need to contact us to give you an indication of the sort of activities that are on the horizon.

Outdoor Activities

We do hikes around our area as there are a number of bush track (surprisingly) in our suburb that start right out the back of our hall. We also go on camps 3 - 4 times a year.


Leaders

David Sharpe"Optimus"
David Sharpe
Scout Leader
Sandra Webb"Whinney"
Sandra Webb
Assistant Scout Leader
Tim Mortimer"Sona"
Tim Mortimer
Assistant Scout Leader


Program

Term 3 -  2019     July, Aug, Sept

Week  Day  Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location Parent Helper E1s Due  Duty
 1 Fri 26 July  Patrol Games Hall      
2 Fri 2 Aug  Mystery Box Cooking Surprise Hall       
 3 Fri 9 Aug  Obstacle Course Hall       
 4 Fri 16 Aug  Where am I, How did I get here and where am I going ? Hall      
 5 Fri 23 Aug  Orienteering magic through East Ryde East Ryde      
 6 Fri 30 Aug  TBC but Blue Cord Hike on same weekend Hall      
 7 Fri 6 Sept  Observatory / Stars & Planets Align Macquarie Uni      
8 Fri 13 Sept  East Ryde's got Talent Hall       
9 Fri 20 Sept  Bouldering [at 9 degrees] Lane Cove      
10 Fri 27 Sept  Dunns Swamp Mudgee Camp (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) Mudgee      
  Fri 4 Oct NO MEETING -  SCHOOL HOLIDAYS        
 Week 5 - We need a few parent helpers for the Scavenger Hunt, please let us know if you can volunteer

 Week 6 - Blue Cord Hike with Noah | Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra

 Week 9 - Bouldering: See here: https://9degreeslanecove.com.au/

 Week 10 - Dunns Swamp: Check this out: Click

 Bring a Buddy - scouts are always welcome to bring along a friend to try us out 


Term 4 - Oct, Nov, Dec

 Week

 Date

 Event

 Location

 1  Fri 18 Oct  Welcome Back  Hall
 2  THURS 25 Oct  Halloween   Manly Quarantine Station
 3  Fri 1 Nov  TBC  Hall
 4  Fri 8 Nov  Wide Game  Secret Location
 5  Fri 15 Nov  SES  TBC but local
 6  Fri 22 Nov  Cockatoo Island Camp  Cockatoo Island
 7  Fri 29 Nov  Canoe   Lane Cover River
 8  Fri 6 Dec  Wet Wet Wet  Hall
 9  THURS 12 Dec  Christmas Party (TBC)  Hall
 10  Fri 20 Dec  Troop Council ?

 Hall

NB. We will be running weekend canoeing activities for those interested. More information to come.

Forward Planning:

Plan subject to some change - for example, we hope to do our astronomy night during the darker months of the year but are yet to lock it in

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