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Founder's Day - Sun 23 Feb

posted 15 Feb 2014, 04:02 by Andrew Yeaman
WHEN:  This Sunday 23rd February, 7:30am until 2:30pm 
WHERE: Lilydale Lake, north beach 
WHAT:  Ceremony, followed by a boating regatta.  Scouts will participate in a series of boating activities, including a variety of categories for the annual raft races & canoes.
COST: $0

We will meet at the Scout Hall at 7:30am to load up the trailer with the two rafts. We will then travel to Lilydale Lake to be there by 8:30am where Scouts are required to register for the event (with their health form).

The ceremony will commence at 9am. This annual event celebrates the birth of the founder of Scouts, Lord Robert Baden Powell.


Following the ceremony, Scouts will get changed and have approximately one hour to ensure that their rafts are ship shape and ready to take to the water. Rafts will be judged before racing commences. They will then take to the water and a number of races and other water activities will take place.

Sunscreen, a sun smart hat, sun smart shirt and closed-in footwear MUST be worn throughout the day, including during all water-based activities (Scouts without these on will not be permitted in the water).

There will be a break during proceedings when a BBQ lunch will be served.  Lunch will be available free to all in uniform (gold coin for all others).

Come along and make this a great way to get into the new Scouting year. Family members are welcome to attend and watch you have fun!!!

What to bring:
  • health form
  • water bottle
  • snacks (to eat throughout the day)
  • sunscreen
  • sun smart hat
  • sun smart shirt
  • second pair of closed-in footwear wear in the water
  • towel
  • bag for wet things.
The activity is due to finish at Lilydale Lake at 2pm, so we expect to be back at the hall by about 2:30pm.

We will need some assistance with transport on the day.