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Group Events 2014


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

posted 24 Dec 2014, 03:36 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:07 ]

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from the 1st Heatherdale Scout Group!

We will return in 2015 on:
- Monday 2 Feb for Joeys, Cubs and Venturers
- Thursday 5 Feb for Scouts.

Have a good break. See you in the new year.

2014 Christmas Party - Mon 8 Dec

posted 30 Nov 2014, 03:01 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 24 Dec 2014, 03:25 ]

All Joey, Cub, Scout and Venturer families
are invited to gather together to celebrate the wonderful events we have experienced in 2014. 
With well over 100 people attending we will enjoy a
 
BYO Twilight Picnic 

with some games, presentations, raffles and 
treats for the kids.


WHERE: Heatherdale Cricket club
      Purches Street, Mitcham

WHEN: Monday 8th December

TIME:  6:00pm - 8:30pm

B.Y.O:  Picnic dinner, Fish and Chips, Pizza etc
Picnic rug and chairs
Drinks for adults - cordial supplied for kids
$$$$ for raffle
We look forward to a wonderful night celebrating another successful year at 1st Heatherdale Scouts! As this is a family event you are responsible for your own children.
Hope to see you there ...


The Christmas Break Up Raffle is an important fundraiser for our Scout Group. It would be appreciated if families attending could bring along a prize, have a look through your cupboards and see if anything can be re-gifted even. These will all go into a pool and everyone can buy tickets ($2 each or 3 for $5), the kids get to pick a prize if their ticket gets called up. 

Scouts at Melbourne Show

posted 29 Nov 2014, 23:32 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:00 ]

The following article appeared in Australian Scout November 2014:

In September, four Scouts (and one Cub Leader) from 1st Heatherdale worked as volunteers at the Royal Melbourne Show.  We arrived early, donned our volunteer vests and caps and were given a quick course in what to do (and what not to do).  Despite the hot and very windy conditions, the Scouts worked hard engaging the public and encouraging them (young and old alike) to participate in the many activities on offer.   Despite being exhausted after a long day, each of the Scouts was eager to return.  So, two days later we went back to do it all again. 
P.S. The Show organisers were so impressed with our efforts they expressed their enthusiasm for us to return next year, hopefully with a Scouting display of our own.

Greg Castle ACSL, 1st Heatherdale



Four Scouts from 1st Heatherdale Scout Group visited the Royal Melbourne Show on Sunday the 28th of September to volunteer.  Ben, Grace, Charli and I worked from nine thirty to five thirty and enjoyed every second of it.  We were stationed either at My 
Backyard, the animal nursery or the Paddock to Plate pavilion.  I spent most of the day at My Backyard, where I helped visitors to pot seedlings, decorate rocks and make bird feeders.  It was a long day, but worth the effort and with short breaks in between.  It was quite windy but it didn’t rain.  We had a very fun day and thank goes to Grace’s dad for coming along.

Jasmine Scout, 1st Heatherdale



Family Fun Day - Sun 26 Oct

posted 15 Oct 2014, 03:42 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 27 Oct 2014, 02:37 ]

The Manhattan Hotel is hosting a Family Fun Day to raise money for Very Special Kids on Sunday 26th October from 11am-4pm.

This will be a great fun filled day for all with, Australia's largest jumping castle, heaps of rides, petting zoo, face painters, dance performances on the stage, food stalls and lots, lots more!

Also on the day will be Ringwood's best Car Boot Sale.

With proceeds going to such a great cause, and lots of fun in doing so, this is the event not to miss!

Our Scout Group will have a face painting stand - so come along and support the group!


Whitehorse Spring Festival - Sun 19 Oct

posted 15 Oct 2014, 03:03 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 27 Oct 2014, 02:36 ]

The Whitehorse Festival will be on again this Sunday 19th October behind the Whitehorse Civic Centre.

Once again we have the Scout rope bridge and an excellent site at the immediate rear of the Civic Centre on a high level piece of ground.

1st Heatherdale has been asked to provide leaders to man the Scout stand from 11am until 1pm to supervise children on the bridge.  If you are unable to assist during this time you are encouraged to do any alternative time slot.

It would be great if youth members (in uniform) and families could also come along. 

Scouts win the Fantastic Race

posted 6 Aug 2014, 07:39 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:01 ]

Congratulations to the Seal and Panther patrols for coming 1st and 2nd in the Fantastic Race last weekend. This follows on from a similar performance in 2011 and 2012 when we also achieved 1st and 2nd!

The Fantastic Race is a Patrol Activity that requires the Scouts to travel around via public transport and foot power, use their grey matter to complete challenges and find information and clues that they then use to complete the “Password” that will give them access to their next destination and challenges.

Seals: Julian Vance (PL), Ben Yeaman (APL), Angus Williamson, Conor Dentith, Harry Sutherland, Matt Vance
Panthers: Daniel Cockburn (PL), Emma Rahman (APL), Cal Vance, Jared Savage, Jasmine Robinson, Jonah Birkett

Scouts Victoria Adult Recognition

posted 6 Aug 2014, 07:17 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:02 ]

Congratulations to Shane Bogemann and Steven Archibald on being awarded a Special Service Award by Scouts Victoria. It is because of the efforts of the likes of these two that the group is thriving.



Whitehorse Awards

posted 6 Aug 2014, 07:05 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:02 ]

The annual Civic Recognition of Youth Members in Scouting at Whitehorse City Council was held on Tuesday 5 August.  Two of our Cubs, Lachlan and Riley, were recognized for earning their Joey Promise Challenge Badge - the highest award in Joeys. Lachlan​ was the first ever Joey to earn this badge at 1st Heatherdale.


From ​left to right: Riley Costello, ​Cr Sharon Ellis (City of Whitehorse) and Lachlan Castle.​  ​ 

Whitehorse Scouts visit to Matsudo Japan

posted 29 Apr 2014, 04:17 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:03 ]

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 Scouts of Matsudo visited us in January 2012, and now it is our turn.

The trip will be about 10 days at the end of August 2014. Minimum age is 13 years

The cost will be around $2000 (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.

Whitehorse Showtime 2014

posted 14 Feb 2014, 22:30 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:03 ]

This year will see the 50th annual performance of Whitehorse Showtime. The 2014 production is a well-written and constructed theatrical experience that will see over 150 young people on stage and more than 200 supporters helping out behind the scenes.

Applications for the show can only be made at online at whitehorseshowtime.org. Please note cast is only open to invested Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and equivalent aged Guides.

Youth members are encouraged to join the cast - no prior experience required - just a willingness to have a go. Some of the off-stage departments have age and number restrictions; however, a suitable role will be found for all who apply!

Applications are now open and close on Tuesday February 25.

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