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Founder’s Day Hike

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On 19th February the Scouts kicked off the first hike of the year with a trip to Pound Bend reserve in Warrandyte to celebrate Baden Powell’s birthday.

Along with family members, they explored Pound Bend, the tunnel blasted in 1870 and learned of the the Wurundjeri culture linked to this sacred site.

A bit of rain didn’t dampen spirits

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Australian Scout Medallion Awarded

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Congratulations to Claire on earning the Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) – the highest award in the Scout Section. It is considered the pinnacle of Scouting at this stage.

To earn the ASM a Scout must:

  • Participate in a Scout Leadership Course,
  • Demonstrate an active leadership role in Scouting and
  • Achieve the Adventurer Cord.

The final step for Claire to earn her ASM was to conduct a weekend camp in Geelong, leading four other Scouts.

Claire’s achievement was celebrated by the group and parents at Pound Bend Reserve.

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Cub Canoe Activity

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On 23 February, 5th Brunswick Cubs joined with other groups on The Maribyrnong River for a canoe activity hosted by the Lerderderg Region Canoe Team.

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After safety drill and instructions, the cubs were fitted with personal floatation devices and took to the water in teams.

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A fun evening messing around in boats.

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Going up to Scouts

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Six of our Cubs were promoted to Scouts in a going up ceremony at Balfe Park on 8 December.

As they symbolically crossed a rope bridge leading them from the cub pack to the scout troop, group members, leaders and parents pelted them with water balloons. All of them safely made the transition to this new and exciting step on their Scouting journey.

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Grey Wolf Awards

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On 1 December, 5 of our Cubs received the highest award for a Cub Scout – the Grey Wolf!

Congratulations to Freya, Abbie, Huon, Elspeth and Sam who join Ruby in making this a record number of 6 Grey Wolves for the group in 2016, the centenary year for Cubs.

As well as accomplishing all the requirements for the Gold Boomerang badge, the Grey Wolf award requires completing special interest and achievement badges, participating in outdoor activities, organising hikes, taking on leadership roles within the pack and at camps, as well as creating resources for their group to share.

The occasion was celebrated with a formal presentation withthe pack, family, friends and school representation.

 

 

 

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Bike Hike

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The Joey Scouts met at the top of Royal Park for a bike ride down through Royal Park to the Royal Children’s Hospital playground. At the playground we had time for a long play and met 4th Brunswick Cubs. 4th Brunswick Cubs organised a fantastic scavenger hunt where the Joeys joined the Cubs’ sixes. A fun night!

 

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Koori Heritage Trust

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As part of the Adventure Challenge badge, we visited the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square and Birrarung Marr. We saw an exhibition called “Stitching Together the Songlines” which included possum and kangaroo skin cloaks. At Birrarung Marr we saw various art installations celebrating Aboriginal Australian heritage described in the book Melbourne Dreaming.

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Getting hands-on with the displays            |   5 shields representing groups of the Kulin nation   | Carvings in the play space

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Rolling down the giant hill                            |  Detail of the eel trap work on the ground    |   Listening to the giant grass sway in the wind

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Heading back to Flinders Street station

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Food Bank drive for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

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Joey Scouts learned about the global Scouting program “Messengers of Peace“.

Joey Scouts do good turns and help others because it is part of the Joey Scout Promise and Law. It is nice to help others, even if it is only a small action. Whenever we are kind to people we send a message of love and peace, making a difference to the others and also ourselves.

Requirements

  • Learn about the Messengers of
Peace initiative in a Scout meeting or online.
  • Participate in a good turn for your community

We had Jen come and speak to us from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and spent the term collecting food for their Food Bank.

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