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Scouting Continues Online

posted 15 Aug 2020, 01:46 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 15 Aug 2020, 01:48 ]

We can't meet in person but we can still meet online. 

We are currently running great programs at home for Scouts aged from 5 to 18! 

Click here to get in touch if you want more information. 


CareMonkey has rebranded to ‘Operoo’

posted 15 Aug 2020, 01:23 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 15 Aug 2020, 01:32 ]

1st Heatherdale’s digital forms and operations platform provider, CareMonkey, has rebranded as ‘Operoo’ as at 10 August 2020. 

How we use the service, as well as the ownership and operation of the company, remains unchanged.

You can continue using the system, and its mobile application, as usual. Just be aware that emails and notifications sent from the system will now appear under the new name ‘Operoo’. You will also be automatically diverted to the new Operoo website if you go to the old CareMonkey website.

See also: Operoo

Hall Refurbishment

posted 14 Jun 2020, 02:01 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 17 Jul 2020, 22:34 ]

We are very pleased to advise that the City of Whitehorse are due to commence our hall refurbishment program this week.

The highlights of the program include:
  • re-stumping and replacement of the floor boards in the hall
  • replacement of the existing timber bearer with a steel bearer along the eastern side of the hall
  • construction of new front steps
  • addition of a ramp to the front entry
  • a new doorway in the eastern wall of the Venturer's den
  • a ramp from the new doorway to the front entry porch.
This program has mostly been funded by the City of Whitehorse but has also been supported by a grant from the Federal Government.

You can follow the progress on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/1stheatherdalescoutgroup.



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:

http://goo.gl/forms/rpHNkVHBxi

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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