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Scout Events 2012

Group Breakup - Mon 10 Dec

posted 3 Dec 2012, 04:21 by Andrew Yeaman

Our Family Christmas Party is being held on Monday 10 December beginning at 5:30pm for a 6pm start at the Heatherdale Cricket Club at Heatherdale Reserve in Purches Street, Mitcham.

Please remember to bring some gold coins for our raffle and be in the running for some great prizes. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Christmas party. Any donations of raffle prizes would be appreciated and can be left at the hall in the box marked "Christmas raffle". Please remember this when you are shopping and pop a little something in for our Christmas raffle.

There will be a BBQ dinner (sausage and hamburger) provided at a cost of $5 per person. A can of drink will be provided for each child and some other treats as well. Adults will have the opportunity to purchase drinks from the bar.

As this is a FAMILY event you are responsible for your own children. Leaders and Venturers will be arranging some games/activities for the children.

BYO chairs and picnic rugs, further snacks, etc.

With over 100 people attending we are looking forward to a wonderful night celebrating another successful year at 1st Heatherdale Scout Group!

Dark Zone - Thu 6 Dec

posted 3 Dec 2012, 04:02 by Andrew Yeaman

This Thursday is our last troop night for the term, and the year, and we are going to Dark Zone in Box Hill. We will start there at 7pm and finish at 9pm. So you will need to get your mum or dad to drop you off and pick you up from there. The cost will be $21 per Scout (includes a drink). Dark Zone is at 942 Whitehorse Road in Box Hill.

See you all there at 7 pm this Thursday.

Please note you do not need to wear your full uniform, just wear some comfortable clothes and your scarf.

Beach Camp - Fri 30 Nov to Sun 2 Dec

posted 20 Nov 2012, 01:04 by Andrew Yeaman

Not long to go so this is the run down for the beach camp .
Location: Eumeralla Scout Camp, 1415 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Date:      Leaving Friday 30th November and returning Sunday the 2nd December. Time for departure still being finalised.
Transport will be by leaders and one parent helper. At this stage we have enough cars going but may require more help. If you are keen for a lovely beach weekend away please let me know.
Cost:        $50
We will be staying in cabins with bunk beds so no stretchers are required. There is a full commercial kitchen and a hall we can use so cooking will be made much easier for all. This is our final Troop camp so is a more relaxed one. Apart from the trip to the beach, walks in the near by forest and some badge work for those that want to. There is also a games room which I'm sure the scouts wont want to go to!!!!!!
We are really looking forward to this camp and having fun.

Ice Blocking - Thu 29 Nov

posted 20 Nov 2012, 01:01 by Andrew Yeaman

For our program on Thursday 29th November we will be ice blocking at a local park near the Scout hall.

So it is time to start making those ice blocks in order to be ready for the night. So get freezing!

A prize will be awarded for the most imaginative ice block, add colour, or decorate in some way and also for the longest lasting ice block.

We will start the night at the hall for parade and then head over to the park for some ice blocking fun.

Things you need to know:
  • Start at 7 pm at the Scout hall
  • Wear your uniform please (but wear old pants)
  • Bring your ice block/s
  • Bring a helmet - no helmet, no ice blocking!
  • You may want to bring a change of clothes - you can change at the park
  • Parents pick-up, at 9 pm, from the Simpsons Park cricket oval, Cochrane street, Mitcham
  • Melway ref: 49 A10

SES Visit - Thu 22 Nov

posted 20 Nov 2012, 00:59 by Andrew Yeaman

We will be visiting the Croydon SES unit which is at 24-28 Lincoln Road, Croydon (Melway reference - 51 C1).
  • We will start at the SES at 7 pm and finish there at 8:30 pm.
  • Full Scout uniform please
  • Parents please note, drop off, and pick up will be from the Croydon SES
  • Bring money for Camp (see below)
If getting your Scouts to or from Croydon presents difficulties please let Kiwi know if you need your Scouts picked up and dropped off from the Scout hall.

Badges as Collectables - Thu 1 November

posted 31 Oct 2012, 06:30 by Andrew Yeaman

This week we are back at our own hall and our theme is "Badges as Collectables".

Some people like to collect badges (Scouting ones that is) and they also like to collect scarves and other Scouting memorabilia. Swapping badges is a popular past time at major Scouting events such as a Jamboree.

If you would like to bring along any badges you have collected we will put them on display for all to see. You may even like to swap some badges with somebody else. If you don't have any badges to bring that's OK too. (Scouts could even ask their parents if they were once in Scouts and have any badges from back then!)

Jamboree Info Night - Thu 25 October

posted 12 Oct 2012, 18:31 by Andrew Yeaman

This night is only for those Scouts going to the Jamboree and their parents (the rest of you get the night off!).

Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Date: Thursday 25 October
Place: 2/3 Bayswater Scout Hall
Station Street, Bayswater (near Scoresby Road)

Remember that this night is as much for parents as it is for Scouts. So come along meet the other leaders/scouts and bring all your questions!

Mitcham Heritage Walk - Sun 14 Oct

posted 12 Oct 2012, 18:06 by Andrew Yeaman

As part of Sally's PL training she has organised a heritage walk around Mitcham. We are meeting this Sunday at Mitcham Railway Station at 1pm on the south side (where you buy the tickets) and should finish by about 3pm.
The weather looks good - so bring your dog for a walk and we'll learn about the early pioneers of our area and earn your citizenship part of the Whitehorse badge.

Liam, Niko, Cameron, Maddy and both James are coming so if you wish to join us we'll see you at the station.

Bring a pen, drink bottle and a hat. Give Kapow a call if you have any questions.

Disco - Fri 21 Sep

posted 10 Sept 2012, 04:04 by Andrew Yeaman

We would love you to come along and bring your friends!

We will have a DJ that will be playing all night long!

There will be a small canteen where you will be able to buy soft drink, lollies and chips!

When: Friday 21st September (last day of term) from 7pm-10pm

Where: 1st Heatherdale Scout Hall, 34-36 Purches Street, Mitcham, 3132

Age: 11-15

Entry Fee: $5 + you will get two glow sticks!

You must be signed in by a parent/guardian at the entry to the disco plus you will need to put down an emergency contact number!

NO passouts!

Dump & Run - Thu 13 Sep

posted 10 Sept 2012, 03:58 by Andrew Yeaman

The idea of the night is that the Scouts, as a patrol, will be dropped off in an unknown suburban location. They will be given a compass and a bearing to the nearest train station. They then have to navigate back to the nearest train station and then travel by train to a central meeting point (in this case Hungry Jack's - Corner Whitehorse road and Heatherdale road)
The Scouts will have 1 hour to complete the activity with patrol points awarded according to the overall time taken.
Each patrol will have a parent shadow and we will also need parents for the initial drop off. Parent shadows are there for safety - and not to provide assistance to the Scouts.

Things you all need to know:
  • Full Scout uniform must be worn
  • Each Scout will need a Myki with credit
  • Scouts should not bring any technology 
  • Bring a small amount of money for supper at Hungry Jacks
  • We will need 4 drivers
  • We will need 4 shadows, with mobiles - one per patrol.
  • Meet at Scout hall at 7 pm
  • Drop at unknown location around 7:30 pm (Scouts to be blindfolded with scarfs)
  • Scouts allowed to start from 7:30 pm
  • Scouts and shadows then have 1 hour to get back to Hungry Jacks in Heatherdale road (Melway 49D9)
  • 8:30 all Scouts to be back at Hungry Jacks where Leaders will be contactable if required.
  • Pick up from Hungry Jacks at 9 pm
  • Scout leaders will take parent shadows and anyone else who needs a lift back to the hall at the end of the evening.
Scouts will need a backpack, a coat and/or warm jacket, torch, water bottle, good walking shoes, myki with credit, pen and paper.
PL's to take a compass.
All patrols start with 30 points and first back, by 8:30, gets another 50 points, second 25, third 15. Patrols back after 8:30 pm will lose 1 point for every minute late.

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