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2008 TERM 2 NEWS

10/May/08 - Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers celebrate 'Jamboree On The Trail'.    [more...]

18/May/08 - Cubs enjoy the South Met Region 'Cub Day Out', travelling by train to the city, participating in the amazing race around the city, a ferry ride to Garden Island and a tour of the Naval Museum.

Arriving at Circular Quay
The above photo won second prize in a competition conducted during the outing. Congratulations Bunyip.

Is that Captain Cook's ship?

Must be, there's Captain Cook.

Ferry ride to Garden Island.

At the Naval Museum.

Funny face competition


23/May/08 - AJ2010 Jamboree kick-off meeting. A presentation, video and discussion session helped a team of 14 eligible Cubs and Scouts plus their parents start thinking about whether to attend the next Australian Jamboree. Several of our Scouts who attended the last Jamboree shared their experiences, bringing to life an unforgettable experience. A fundraising committee was established to start planning their first fundraising event on 22/Jun. Thanks to all those who participated.

6-9/Jun/08 - Cubs and Scouts have a ball at the Region Gathering.    [more...]

Bilby invested new Scout Ally into the Troop during the camp; now we have the awesome foursome.

During the Region Gathering camp, Tony Dent presents the Joey Scout Promise Challenge award to Nicholas and Bryce.

19/Jun/08 - History comes alive for Cub Scouts as local identity Don Carter talks about the early days of Bangor. Don gave an interesting talk to the Cubs about the history of Bangor, helping the Cubs complete their 'Local History' badge. Our Scout hall stands on land that used to be part of the Carter family farm,  one of the largest poultry farms in the southern hemisphere. Back in the 1940's, Bangor was a remote rural area with no power or water. A child's typical day would involve milking the cows before going to school; then after school working on the farm for two hours collecting eggs before helping cook dinner on the fire stove. Kerosene lamps provided light at night and one house in the area had a phone. The Carter family started Scouting in the local area by founding the Menai Scout Group in 1940. During the war years the Scouts assisted during blackout exercises by riding around on their bikes to check that no lights were showing. Memorable Scout camps involved loading 20 people in the back of the farm truck and driving down to Camp Gooyong beside the Woronora River. Thanks to Don for an interesting talk.

Local identity Don Carter bringing Bangor history alive for Cub Scouts.

20/Jun/08 - Scouts explore the "7 Wonders of Bangor" on a radio hike. Working separately, two Patrols prepared for the event by mapping 7 local places of interest. On the hike night a Patrol hit the streets with no prior knowledge of where they were going and then received directions over the radio from the other Patrol based at the hall. Progress was recorded on a map projected on the wall so that the base station could keep the roving Patrol on the right course. The roving Patrol proved that they found the 7 wonders by taking digital photos that were scrutinised back at the hall.

Base radio station providing directions to the Patrol on the street.

28-29/Jun/08 - Three of our Scouts attend a 'Scout youth leadership course' at ANSTO to help prepare them for APL and PL roles.

3/Jul/08 - Cubs celebrate end of term with a campfire and sausage sizzle. Cubs from Menai and Gooyong Packs joined in,  making a crowd of about 50 Cubs. Thanks to our Scouts for cooking the sausages.

4/Jul/08 - Scouts celebrate end of term with WII Olympics and pizza for supper.

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