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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. 

This term our Joeys are exploring Space….. The final frontier!

As part of this theme we visited the fabulous guys at the Macquarie Uni Observatory on Friday night. The sky was clear apart from the odd plane and we saw Saturn, the Moon, globular clusters and alpha centauri to name just a few..

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Joeys were up early on ANZAC day to join the annual ANZAC dawn march and service at North Ryde RSL.

After a moving service we left for the second half of our memorial day. A visit to the Kokoda Track memorial walk in Rhodes starting with a reviving morning tea.

We then followed the path which commemorated the stages of the infamous Kokoda Track, a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres overland through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea.

The descriptions, photos and oral presentations helped the Joeys to understand the hardship the soldiers faced in the journey.

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At the end of a fabulous and fun-filled "Pirate" Joey Fun Day on Sunday, three of our East Ryde Joeys were presented with their Promise Challenge Badges by 'Captain' Quokka, the Sydney North Regional Commissioner for Joeys.

The Promise Challenge is the last badge Joeys do before they move up to the Cub section.

Congratulations to Nicola, Jessica, and Aiden.