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Welcome back Karrawurra!

posted 22 May 2022, 02:32 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 22 May 2022, 02:32 ]

Karrawurra is the name of our second Cub Unit. That's right we are excited to announce that this term we are starting up a second Cub Unit on Wednesday nights and it will be called Karrawurra - a name that has previously been used in this context at 1st Heatherdale.

Karrawurra is an Aboriginal term meaning eaglehawk (or wedge-tailed eagle).

The two Cub Units (Arunga - Monday night and Karrawurra - Wednesday night) will run the same program each week and we will endeavour to hold a joint activity at least once a term.

We currently have 4 leaders and 2 regular parent helpers. To provide the best experience for our cubs, we would ideally like to have at least 8 leaders and 4 regular parent helpers.

We have not decided on the final allocation of leaders and parent helpers to each unit and for the duration of term 2, we will all support both units across both nights. This will mean that you will see a combination of leaders and helpers on your allocated nights. We hope that in term 3 and with the addition of more leaders, we will be able to settle in a more permanent routine with allocated leaders and helpers on a specific night.

In addition to this, we will be running a weekly parent roster so that all families become involved in the great work we are doing 1st Heatherdale.

Deakin Community Award

posted 30 Apr 2022, 22:13 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 22 May 2022, 03:10 ]

Pictured below are some of the team on stage last Thursday night (7 April) after receiving a Deakin Community Award on behalf of the Group. The award was presented by Michael Sukkar MP - Federal Member for Deakin. We have a great team at 1st Heatherdale - not just those in uniform but others supporting the team including parent helpers and those behind the scenes on the Parent Support Committee.

2021 Adult Recognition Awards

posted 31 Jul 2021, 19:41 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 31 Jul 2021, 19:41 ]

Congratulations to our very own Dean Spicer for his Meritorious Service Award in recognition of his ongoing work as a Cub Leader at 1st Heatherdale and the wider movement.

Monster Raffle - Final Days!

posted 5 Jun 2021, 18:31 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 22 Oct 2021, 23:34 ]

Support 1st Heatherdale Scout Group by buying tickets in the Scouts Victoria Monster Raffle. 1st Heatherdale Scout Group will raise much-needed funds, and you'll go into the draw to win some amazing prizes.

The raffle closes on 30 October 2021.

Click on the link to go the raffle site where you can buy tickets online:
Monster Raffle

1st Heatherdale Jackets and Vests for Sale

posted 14 May 2015, 05:54 by Andrew Yeaman

1st Heatherdale Jackets and Vests are now available for sale!

The jackets and vests are a striking navy blue with the Australian Scouting logo and wording “1st Heatherdale Scout Group” embroidered on the left breast.

A “Prepare for adventure, prepare for life” badge is also sewn onto the yoke at the back.

The jackets and vests come in three different styles - one for children (smaller garments), one for women (more fitted style) and one for men/unisex.

Children's jackets/vests are from size 6 to 14:

Women's jackets/vests are from size 8 to 18:

Men's jackets/vests are from size S to 5XL:

The cost is $55 per jacket and $50 per vest.

The fleeces are ideal for rugging up during the winter months. Plus, our members and families will be instantly identifiable when out and about in our various sections.

Any profits from the sale of the jackets and vests will go back into 1st Heatherdale Scout Group as fundraising.

If you would like to examine the outstanding quality and colour of the fleeces, samples are available for viewing. Contact one of the leaders or Andrew McGrail for more details.

To place your order click on the image below:


Want to try Joey Scouts?

posted 3 Mar 2015, 02:45 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 9 May 2020, 22:22 ]

Joey Scouts are boys and girls aged 5 (if they have started school) or 6 up to 8 years old. They usually meet on Mondays from 5.30pm - 6.30pm during school terms.

General format of the Monday session:
  • usually based on a theme:
    (e.g. Science, Collections, Mothers’ night, Grandparents’ night, Fathers’ night, 1st Aid/Emergency/000, Dinosaurs, Australiana, Pirates,   Out of Space, International Cultures & Foods, Music, Disabilities/Differences, Anzac, Winter, Olympics, Stretchy, Make-Believe/Theatre,   Pets, Science Fiction) 
  • usually includes:
    • games (indoor or outdoor); 
    • crafts (e.g. woodwork, making from recycled stuff), &/or
    • activities (e.g.“pull apart computer equipment”, cooking or sampling, lego, science, show & tell) 
Excursions: Occasional trips away from the hall (e.g. vet, police station, train station, navigation walk, library, Town Hall)  (optional)

Extra Activities/Camps - sometimes there will be opportunities to do:
  • extra activities (e.g. Zoo visit (with the family), walk around the city – includes the family), 
  • sleepovers 
  • or a family camp (with the family & the whole group)    
Our Joey Scouts group currently has vacancies:

Free trial for 3 weeks anytime (ring or email us first)

Enquiries or to ask to try out: 
  • Sue Taylor (Joey Scout Leader) 0428 148 937 or email bilby AT 1stheatherdale.com.au

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