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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.
- Learn about the Messengers of Peace initiative in a Scout meeting or online.
- Participate in a good turn for your community
2016 Annual Report and Presentation (ARAP) of 5th Brunswick Group was an exciting and entertaining night for youth members and families.
After flagbreak, everyone enjoyed a selection of light refreshments
Special guests included an array of native animals, informatively presented by Wildlife Xposure.
Entertaining and inspirational reports on Cubs, Scouts and Venturers by youth members were followed by formalities. Highlights were the Woodbeads and Queen Scout awards.
We were delighted to plant habitat for the Helmeted Honeyeater for the second year in a row. Last year there were less than 100 birds left in the wild but this year they have seen more than 200.
About 30 Joeys, siblings and parents – plus our wonderful family with a Cub and a Scout – planted 500 indigenous “mid storey” plants such as kangaroo apple, woolly tea tree, prickly currant bush and Victorian Christmas bush, to name a few.
The undoubted highlight was seeing birds in the wild! We were lucky enough to see – very close – about half a dozen birds. Because some of the population bred at Healesville Sanctuary were released into the reserve, these birds are used to people and came to see if we might have some food for them.
Thanks again to Friends of the Helmeted Honeyater, helping to rescue Victoria’s bird emblem from extinction.
We saw a number of birds – and there are only 200 left!
Planting a tricky area on a slope | New seedling | Whole family getting in the action
Our pot snake with half the planting done – we planted 2 * this amount!
Satisfied with our efforts | Our mascot, Flying Fox, likes to come too
On Saturday the 14th of May, Scouts around the world simultaneously participated in local hikes as part of the 19th annual Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT).
5th Brunswick cubs, scouts and joeys joined with other Moreland-Darebin district youth members and parents on a 6.5 km hike through the scenic You Yangs Regional Park. The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong.
This event allowed Moreland Darebin scouts to take part in an activity at the same time as other Scouts internationally, promoting the idea of the Scouting kinship. Participants are awarded a JOTT badge as a recognition of having participated in this worldwide event.
On 19th of March, thousands of cubs gathered to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouting with a picnic and games at the Melbourne Zoo. Hosted by Carl Gustave, king of Sweden, the picnic brought together cubs from all around Victoria to participate in a range of activities before a visit to the zoo.
Kangaree 2019 saw 740 Joeys and over a thousand people in all, descent on Lardner Park in Warragul for a jam-packed weekend of fun and activities. Another first for our Mob!
Today at Brunswick South Primary School members of 5th Brunswick Scout Group addressed the school assembly. Youth members explained to the school what Joeys, Cubs and Scouts are all about and why they love being a part of the Scouting movement.
Group ambassador Abbie presented school prinicipal Sheryl Hall with a Victorian State Scarf as a way of saying thank you on behalf of 5th Brunswick Scout Group for great and inspiring leadership in our community. Sheryl is pleased to have so many students involved in such a wonderful program.
On the Scarf you find images uniquely Victorian & Scouting – the Southern Cross, the Scout Logo (Fleur de Lis), icons of Victoria like the tram, our State Emblems – the Pink Heath, the Helmeted Honey Eater, the Leadbeater’s Possum, the Weedy Seadragon, hiking, sailing, abseiling & the Scout Salute symbols. This scarf also includes a word map of all the Scouting Districts & Regions of Victoria. The scarf is designed to only be presented to special individuals and groups.
Many 5th Brunswick Scout Group members attend Brunswick South Primary School. Group leaders Matt Dunstan-Potter, Jon Gordon and Fiona Madigan were also present for this occasion at assembly.
Our mascot, Flying Fox, is award each week to the Joey Scout who has been nominated as doing something caring or sharing that week. Here are some of her adventures!
And something you may not know about flying foxes: Why bats don’t get get sick from the deadly diseases they carry
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”.