Joeys 25th Birthday ‘Big Day Out’

It was a beautifully sunny morning when our intrepid Joeys set off by ferry into Circular Quay to meet up with joeys scouts from all over NSW for a birthday bash and photo op’ at the Opera House.

Having met up at Scout Place under the beautiful ‘Windlines’ sculpture we walked, flags waving along circular quay to the steps of the Opera House.

After a short photo shoot of groups with our Joey mascot Kym, we made or way into the Botanical Gardens for the NSW State photo. We finishing with a rendition of “Happy Birthday to us”.

Lovely to see so many happy smiling Joeys in one place!


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Last week the Joeys celebrated their 25th birthday - they enjoyed playing games and eating cake with the first East Ryde Joey leaders, Rikki, Marlee and Mokee.

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The local paper was also there to join in the fun:


On Saturday the 1st August 2015 Geoff 'Quarks' Ward was presented with the Baden-Powell award - the highest Scouting award available to Youth in Australia.

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The award was presented at Government House by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales, as Chief Scout for New South Wales.

Quarks is now a Rover with the 1st Epping Crew but still wears the 1st East Ryde Scarf. Well done on this great achievement!

A special presentation will be made by the 1st Easy Ryde group at the all-sections fun day this coming weekend.

Further details of the Baden-Powell Scout Award can be found here:


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The 1st East Ryde Scout Group congratulated Zac Savva on being awarded the Queen's Scout Award.

Zachary’s Queen’s Scout has been twelve years in the making. As a six year old Joey , Zac began his exploration of the outdoors, culminating in nationally recognised qualifications in canyoning, bushwalking and abseiling at the 1st National Adventurous Activities school. Zac is a founding member of the Moocooboolah District Venturer Unit and has served with enthusiasm as Unit Vice Chair and Activities Coordinator on the Unit Council. He brought out his inner clown through mastery of circus performance skills and taught those skills both to Cub packs and as a part of the activities team at Cuboree. He intends to stay an active part of the scouting movement as a member of the Brush Park Rover Crew.