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Emma wins place on study tour

posted 22 Apr 2018, 00:14 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 22 Apr 2018, 00:15 ]

Congratulations to Emma Rahman (one of our Venturers) for winning a place on a study tour to Darwin and Singapore. The full story was published in the Whitehorse Leader on the 2 April.

Grey Wolf Award

posted 17 Mar 2018, 16:31 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 17 Mar 2018, 16:33 ]

Congratulations to Emily who was recently awarded her Grey Wolf.

The Grey Wolf Award is the highest award available in the Cub Scout Section.

New Group Leader

posted 9 Feb 2018, 14:03 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 9 Feb 2018, 14:06 ]

1st Heatherdale has a new Group Leader!
We welcome James Ventrella to the role and look forward to his contribution to the group.

Pictured above - James is invested by outgoing Group Leader, Steve Archibald.

A Scout Promise and Law for All Australians

posted 28 Nov 2017, 04:29 by Andrew Yeaman

After three years of planning, research and consultation, on Saturday the 22nd July 2017 the National Council of Scouts Australia endorsed the new Australian Scout Promise and the Australian Scout Law.

Scouts Australia now has one Promise, with two versions. Following the World Organisation of the Scout Movement philosophy of one developmental program from ages 6 to 26 years, the Promise will be used across all five of our Sections. As Australia’s young people become more diverse, from a multitude of backgrounds and beliefs, we now have a Promise they can make with conviction, and a Law they can easily understand and follow.

Each member will choose from one of the following two Promise options. Both options have the support of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise  
To do my best,
To be true to my spiritual beliefs,
To contribute to my community and our world,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law
OROn my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia,
To help other people, and
To the live by the Scout Law

We now have one Law to be used across all five Sections:

The Scout Law
  • Be Respectful
    • Be friendly and considerate
    • Care for others and the environment
  • Do What is Right
    • Be trustworthy, honest and fair
    • Use resources wisely
  • Believe in Myself
    • Learn from my experiences
    • Face challenges with courage

60th Anniversary Celebration - Postponed until early 2018

posted 25 Oct 2017, 05:11 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 01:10 ]

This event has been postponed until early 2018 due to lack of numbers ☹️

Past & Present Scouts, Leaders & Families Welcome 
Saturday 2nd December, 7pm to 12am 
1st Heatherdale Hall

Suburban Adventure Racing 2017

posted 17 Nov 2016, 05:39 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 03:36 ]

Suburban or Scout Adventure Racing is based on the popular sport of orienteering and provides walking, running and navigational training to Scouts, their parents and any other members of the public that want to come along and join in.

Who can take part?

You can...

Events are both safe and enjoyable - offering challenges to both the beginning navigator and to the experienced orienteer. If you can walk or run for 30-60 minutes, then come along and join us; bring the kids or the family dog - they can enjoy the Melbourne outdoors too.

How much does it cost?

Scouts, guides and kids with an adult enter free of charge.
Adults - first event : Initial $7 fee per Adult provides ...
  • VRA membership
  • Public liability insurance for one year
  • eTag rental (for the season)
  • Entry cost
Subsequent events $2 per adult (kids free)

See http://street.orienteering.com.au for the list of upcoming events.

This event will be based out of our hall at 1st Heatherdale on Tuesday 24 October - so come along and join in!

1st Heatherdale Jackets and Vests for Sale

posted 14 May 2015, 05:54 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 22 Apr 2016, 19:59 ]

1st Heatherdale Jackets and Vests are now available for sale!

The jackets and vests are a striking navy blue with the Australian Scouting logo and wording “1st Heatherdale Scout Group” embroidered on the left breast.

A “Prepare for adventure, prepare for life” badge is also sewn onto the yoke at the back.

The jackets and vests come in three different styles - one for children (smaller garments), one for women (more fitted style) and one for men/unisex.

Children's jackets/vests are from size 6 to 14:

Women's jackets/vests are from size 8 to 18:

Men's jackets/vests are from size S to 5XL:

The cost is $55 per jacket and $50 per vest.

The fleeces are ideal for rugging up during the winter months. Plus, our members and families will be instantly identifiable when out and about in our various sections.

Any profits from the sale of the jackets and vests will go back into 1st Heatherdale Scout Group as fundraising.

If you would like to examine the outstanding quality and colour of the fleeces, samples are available for viewing. Contact one of the leaders or Andrew McGrail for more details.

To place your order click on the image below:


Want to try Joey Scouts?

posted 3 Mar 2015, 02:45 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 14 Apr 2015, 01:08 ]

Joey Scouts are boys and girls aged 5 (if they have started school) or 6 to 8 years old. They usually meet on Mondays from 5.30pm - 6.30pm during school terms.

General format of the Monday session:
  • usually based on a theme:
    (e.g. Science, Collections, Mothers’ night, Grandparents’ night, Fathers’ night, 1st Aid/Emergency/000, Dinosaurs, Australiana, Pirates,   Out of Space, International Cultures & Foods, Music, Disabilities/Differences, Anzac, Winter, Olympics, Stretchy, Make-Believe/Theatre,   Pets, Science Fiction) 
  • usually includes:
    • games (indoor or outdoor); 
    • crafts (e.g. woodwork, making from recycled stuff), &/or
    • activities (e.g.“pull apart computer equipment”, cooking or sampling, lego, science, show & tell) 
Excursions: Occasional trips away from the hall (e.g. vet, police station, train station, navigation walk, library, Town Hall)  (optional)

Extra Activities/Camps - sometimes there will be opportunities to do:
  • extra activities (e.g. Zoo visit (with the family), walk around the city – includes the family), 
  • sleepovers 
  • or a family camp (with the family & the whole group)    
Our Joey Scouts group currently has vacancies:

Free trial for 3 weeks anytime (ring or email us first)

Enquiries or to ask to try out: 
  • Sue Taylor (Joey Scout Leader) 0428 148 937 or email bilby AT 1st-heatherdale.asn.au
  • Steven Archibald (Group Leader) 0419 365 146 or gl AT 1st-heatherdale.asn.au

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