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!
The Cubs and Scouts participated in the ANZAC Day services in Drysdale. Cubs, Scouts and Leaders attended the Service at the Drysdale Primary School before marching in the parade and laying wreaths at the local cenotaph.
The Scouts assisted the Drysdale RSL with preparing for the days activities. Three Scouts were honoured to push the wheelchairs of three of our local veterans. Another three Scouts carried the White Ensign, RAAF Ensign and the Australian National Flag to represent the Navy, Air Force and Army.
Congratulations to the members of the combined Drysdale and 1st Barwon/2nd Geelong Patrol ‘DBG’ for achieving Gold at this year’s Stradbroke Cup.
The Stradbroke “Challenge” Cup was offered to the Association by His Excellency, The Earl of Stradbroke, after he was farewelled, by a march-past of Scouts at the end of his term of office of Governor of Victoria in 1926.
The Stradbroke Cup today is a camping assessment with the highest achievers becoming co-holders of the Cup. There is an extensive program of activities available at all venues for both during the day and in the evening. 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.
Today saw the first of two Meet Your Club events occurring at St Ignatius College in Drysdale. The second event will occur next Monday (30 September 2013) from 10am to noon.
The events, which are being run by the Australian Sports Commission’s Active After School Communities team are a brilliant way for Bellarine parents and children to experience what a large number of our local clubs can offer them… all in one place.
That means a fun couple of hours (and possibly a great new opportunity) for the kids, and a heap of information for you. Oh, and loads of time saved as you won’t have to go searching for local clubs.
Visitors to today’s event got an insight not just into Scouting, but into Calisthenics, Badminton, Table Tennis, Soccer, AFL, Tennis, Sailing, Basketball, Netball and a range of other sports and clubs.
If you couldn’t make it today, why not come along to St Ignatius next Monday for Meet Your Club part 2? It’s at 27 Peninsula Drive Drysdale, right next to The Potato Shed.
Last night we held our first ever 1st Drysdale information night.
The purpose of the night was to give both parents and children an insight into the world of Scouting and how they could get involved.
We had a good crowd of families turn up. They got to hear short presentations about the 1st Drysdale group, the life of a Cub and Scout and parental involvement in Scouts. The speakers included Cub and Scout leaders, our District Commissioner and our District Leader, Scouts.
All in all, the event was a great success and quite a number of parents made further enquiries about enrolling their children. We look forward very much to welcoming these children to Cubs and Scouts very soon.
If you’d like to find out more about Cubs and Scouts in Drysdale, please contact us.
Happy Fathers Day everyone.
During a clean up yesterday, we came across two news articles marking the opening of a new hall for Drysdale Scouts and Guides… way back when in 1961.
A nice piece of history.
Last weekend was our annual equipment logging day and quarterly scrap metal collection. What fun!
We still can’t get over the amount of scrap metal the people in our area accumulate. This time we managed to fill three giant skips and we tend to do that every quarter.
All in a good cause of course.
Thanks to all the parents who were able to help out over the weekend.