Most people think of camping, when they think of Scouts. But we also try to enjoy the natural beauty of our local urban environment, such as our recent pre-Kangaree sleepover and “urban hike”.
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There’s such a great symmetry in the fact that we enjoyed a Vietnamese lion dance for Founders Day this year and were delighted to hear from a former Vietnamese Joey Scout, who has relocated to Canada. Our worldwide movement enjoys so many links!
Did you know there is an Australian Native Garden in Royal Park? Or a cairn to mark the point that Bourke and Wills left for their quest to cross the country from south to north? Well our Joeys do. We visited as part of our Environment Challenge.
5th Brunswick Joey Scouts had a fantastic time at Scouts Victoria’s biennial Zoo Day. Armed with our activity books and new Zoo Day badges, we visited the seals at Wild Seas, did the monkey loop, plus experienced butterflies landing on us in the hothouse. Along with plenty of snacks and playtime, it was a different Zoo experience for our Joeys.
The gang’s all here and it’s not quiet | Studying the activity book | Taking a record of our adventures
Flying Fox is our Joey Scout mob mascot and Joey Scouts who show caring and sharing behaviours are nominated by other Joey Scouts to have flying fox for the week.
Flying fox gets to have great adventures!
Flying fox at ballet | Isobel’s research into flying foxes
We had a great outing to Scienceworks to see “Tycho to the Moon” at the Planetarium which was part of our Space Adventure Challenge program.
(Clockwise from top left) Examining black holes at the Planetarium | Deanna and Kim supervising | Nitty Gritty Super City | Exploring at Alice in Wonderland
There were plenty of Pirates but not as much sleeping at the recent District Joey Scout Pirate Sleepover, hosted by Oak Park. The kids played games then made treasure chests, purses for their pirate loot and made their own treasure maps before fish and chips for tea. It was fantastic to see Joey Scouts from all over the District get to know each other and enjoy crafts, games and stories.
Joey Scouts all set-up and ready to
sleep play | Joey Scouts getting their Sleepover Badge in preparation for Kangaree
We’ve been out and about in our local area recently with 2 excursions, one to Barkly Square and for a lantern walk down Weston Street.
Fruit & Veggie month at Barkly Square
We visited the fruit and veg departments of a few shops to look at our favourite, and some new, fruits and vegetables. After comparing the cheapest and most expensive fruit & veg, we finished off with a taste test and some hot chips.
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival (which happens in spring in the Southern Hemisphere) is the second most important observance for China and Vietnam (where it is also known as the Children’s Festival).
To celebrate, we made paper plate lanterns and went on a lantern walk. The kids also tried the traditional Moon Cakes – but they weren’t too popular this year; maybe next year!
Thanks to the amazing staff and gorgeous residents of Hope Aged Care that made our visit such a treat.
The kids shared information about themselves, interviewed the residents, enjoyed a hot supper and contributed to making a shared piece of artwork.
A fantastic part of our Care and Share Challenge.
Welcome banner Enjoying supper Creating a unique artwork
Cleaning up after hand printing Teamwork engaging with the residents