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Suburban Adventure Racing - has started!

posted 27 Sep 2019, 16:04 by 1st Heatherdale Admin   [ updated 8 Oct 2019, 04:02 ]


With Daylight Savings just begun this means that Suburban Adventure Racing has also started again. The event is free of charge to local youth groups (including Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers) and children accompanied by an adult. 

Members of the local community can also take part in the activity - and these folks pay a small joining fee ($5 to cover public liability insurance) and $2 event entry fee. Each entry fee paid by adults cover the printing cost for 8-9 kids.

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.

Coming to a local park near you soon and at 1st Heatherdale on Tuesday 5 November!

orienteering rogaining

Whitehorse Scouts to visit Matsudo in 2020

posted 27 Sep 2019, 15:56 by 1st Heatherdale Admin   [ updated 27 Sep 2019, 15:57 ]

Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from Whitehorse are invited to join a contingent to visit our sister city Matsudo in Japan as part of the regular exchange visits between the Scouts of Whitehorse and Matsudo.

Matsudo is a suburb to the East of Tokyo and these exchange visits have been taking place for around 40 years. 

The trip will be about 10 days in March/April 2020. Minimum age is 13 years

The cost will be between $2,000 and $2,500 (depending on air fare costs).

Expressions of interest are now open.

Who is eligible? - Scouts (13 years and older), Venturers, Rovers, and Leaders.

For more details, see the attached document.

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:

http://goo.gl/forms/rpHNkVHBxi

Want to try Joey Scouts?

posted 3 Mar 2015, 02:45 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 27 Sep 2019, 15:11 by 1st Heatherdale Admin ]

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

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