A HUGE Thank you to everyone who has supported our major fundraiser for 2018 – Christmas Tree Sales.
Our Hall Sales were a huge success and our online order was just as successful as last year with plenty of return customers.
One thing we did learn this year – have more trees! Especially the taller variety, 6 foot plus, with a few 8 footers thrown in too.
Tomorrow is our last FREE DELIVERY of the year! I bet those customers (mostly 6 foot trees and taller) are keen to get decorating.
Then we prepare for the Christmas Tree Collection service on the 5th January 2019, where we go around and collect our customers’ trees for disposal.
We a blown away by the support from the public.
We are also giving a big ‘Thank You’ to all the people who have supported other Scout Groups with their Christmas Tree Fundraiser.
See you all next year.
Yes, I know. “IT’S JULY!” But what about those of us who celebrate Christmas in July? Those families might want a tree.
But seriously, I am here to announce that we are preparing our Hall and delivery elves for our upcoming Major Fundraiser, 2018 Christmas Tree Sale. With the details coming in from suppliers and volunteers putting there hands up, I am looking at taking pre orders from mid October. So keep an eye on our ordering page and Facebook for further details.
Before we know it, the jingling of bells will be heard, the wearing of elf hats will be seen along with the voices of our happy delivery elves will be introducing the festive time of year. So, put a reminder in your phone, on your calendar, or a post it note on your fridge.
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1st Drysdale Scouts
You will join over 40,000 Scouts from all around the world, experience different cultures, and make lots of new friends. You may be camped next to a troop that speaks a different language than you, but together you will be sharing moments of Scouting fellowship that are hard to create anywhere else.
Our host countries, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, will provide glimpses into each of their unique cultures. The 24th World Scout Jamboree is all about unlocking new friendships and understanding new cultures, all at a venue that will challenge you to do things you did not think were possible.
When do we go?
The Australian Contingent will depart on the 14th of July 2019 and will return to Australia on the 5th of August 2019. Those undertaking the optional post-tour will return on the 11th of August 2019.
What about School?
For those in New South Wales & South Australia, the first week fits into the school holidays. For all other states the trip is during the start of term 3. Whilst we know it’s not ideal missing out on school, the cultural and life skills learnt during this will help compliment your traditional in class schooling.
The World Jamboree is held on these dates due to the northern hemisphere summer holidays.
For more information, check out the WJ2019 website.
Scouthike is an annual, state-wide hiking event for around 800 scouts. It is held within a State Forest early in May each year.
On arrival, Patrol Leaders are provided with a map, a list of grid references for Activity and Sleep Point locations, and a Patrol Passport which includes their instructions. Patrols plot the Activity points and decide which route they want to take throughout the weekend. After breakfast on Saturday morning, Competition Patrols set off hiking between Activities to their designated Saturday Sleep Point. Sunday morning they head off again to finish at a central Finish Point, from where they are collected by the coaches or private transport and travel back to their original departure location. Learner Patrols are also provided for, although they are accompanied by an adult on their hike, walk with a half full pack and return to the same Sleep point on Saturday night (their tent and sleeping gear stays set-up).
Each Activity is a Patrol-based exercise provided by Leaders, Rovers and Venturers. Those which are not purely fun are based on Scout Skills, usually linked to a requirement from the Explorer Level Award Scheme. Patrols are assessed at each Activity as a team in four aspects: “Leadership”, “Planning”, “Attitude and Enthusiasm” and “Overall Achievement”. The total of their weekend scores determine if they are Gold, Silver, Bronze or Competition standard. Competitive Patrols earning Gold Standard, are “Co-holders” of the Annual Scouthike Trophy, learner patrols all receive a Competition pennant.
CHECK OUT SCOUTHIKE 2019 HERE!
A Scout section camping event run over the Easter weekend at several venues around Victoria.
The Stradbroke Cup is a camping assessment with the highest achievers becoming co-holders of the Cup. However, there is an extensive program of activities available at all venues. Most Stradbroke Cup venues will allow Troops to arrive from Thursday evening. This is a perfect way for Scouts to satisfy the “four nights under canvas continuously” requirement for a Jamboree or extended camp. The whole event is an opportunity for Scout Troops and Patrols to have an enjoyable camping experience and experience the fellowship of a large combined camp.
Check out Stradbroke Cup 2019.
The time has finally arrived for the Scouts to prepare for the next big adventure at the Australian Jamboree 2019. Keep an eye on the count down (located in our side banner) as the Scouts will need to make sure they have everything ready to go!
Scouts have been sent notices and emailed additional information on how to register for AJ2019. Most Scouts have been busy with fundraising for the event, along with checking their qualifications, badgework and equipment. Last thing they need is faulty equipment to cause an issue when they will be so far away from home.
For more information, click on on the AJ2019 logo. There you will find out more about the event, how to register along with a promotional video.
Hope to see you at AJ2019!
Today is the launch of Founder’s Day and the start of the Centenary Challenge.
The Centenary Badge will be issued to registered Cub Scouts and can be worn on their uniform till 31st December 2016.
Refer to this link for more details.
Earn at least 100 points over the year. Post photos via online album. Any Cub or Pack that completes the challenge will receive a State Commissioner’s Centenary award!