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Suburban Adventure Racing is back!

posted 14 Oct 2018, 00:55 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 14 Oct 2018, 00:56 ]

Daylight Savings has arrived and that means Scout Adventure Racing is back. Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers are FREE. Adults $7 registration then $2 per week.

Come along and walk the dog or spend an hour talking with your kids away from those dreaded devices!

You will see some familiar 1st Heatherdale faces. Love to see you and your families there.

Start anytime between 6pm and 7pm but you must be finished in an hour. Call Jacala if you want more info. 

For details regarding the schedule see: http://street.orienteering.com.au/page20.html.

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60th Anniversary Celebration - Sat 15 September

posted 8 Aug 2018, 04:34 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 8 Aug 2018, 04:34 ]

Past & Present Scouts, Leaders & Families Welcome 
Saturday 15 September, 5:30pm to 12am
1st Heatherdale Hall

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.

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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