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Scout Events 2015

Gilweroo - Fri 20 to Sun 22 Nov

posted 7 Oct 2015, 06:28 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 23 Jan 2016, 19:52 ]


This is a major activity camp and is very popular with Scouts across Victoria. It offers a wide variety of fun activities, including flying fox, geocaching, catapaults, rock climbing, water slide to name a few. The camp is held at Bay Park, Mt Martha. The total cost is $75 for the weekend. This camp is so popular that if we don't confirm our booking by next weekend we will lose our place! This means that you will need to get your name on the list fast! For more details see the Gilweroo web site.

The main day time activities are run from 8:00am til 5:30pm on Saturday and 8:00am til 2:00pm Sunday, with only minimal breaks. We will meet at the Scout Hall at 6:30pm on Friday night (20 Nov) and return to the hall by 5pm on Sunday afternoon (22 Nov). You will need to have had tea before we head off to Gilweroo.

Whitehorse JOTA - Sat 17/Sun 18 Oct

posted 7 Oct 2015, 06:05 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 23 Jan 2016, 20:09 ]


Once again, supported by members of the Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit, Box Hill North scout group is hosting a high tech radio station for the weekend of JOTA. Come along and have a go at some awesome activities, and maybe even talk around the world! 

When: 17th & 18th October Saturday 11am until 5pm Sunday 10am until 1pm 
Where: Box Hill North Scout Hall, 31 Tyne St, Box Hill North 
How Much: $5 per person, including your JOTA badge. 

Make sure you get this event on your program now! 

JOTA/JOTI - Fri 16 to Sun 18 Oct

posted 3 Aug 2015, 06:20 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 23 Jan 2016, 20:09 ]


JOTA-JOTI is a annual scout camp which you have the opportunity to talk to people locally, nationally and internationally by radio and Internet. However you also learn morse code, phonetic alphabet, flag semaphore (flag signs) and more.

This year it will be running on the 16th, 17th and 18th of October 2015.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world. In 2014 over 1.3 million Scouts participated across 157 countries.

One of our patrol leaders, Emma, is organising a patrol activity camp on that camp. 

For more details please the attached form.

Cohen Shield - Sun 13 Sep

posted 14 Jul 2015, 05:01 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 7 Oct 2015, 05:55 ]


Introduction
This year’s Cohen Shield from State Scout Council recognises the service and sacrifice of people during
war time in all wars of all nations. The event is to commemorate the 100 years of ANZAC and forms a
part of this year’s Their Service Our Heritage badge. There are five activities which revolve around the
Pioneer level Award Scheme and successful patrols could have the relevant items signed off in their green
books back in their troops.

Activities
1. Campcraft
2. Compass
3. Construction
4. Cooking
5. First Aid

Cohen is an opportunity for you as a Patrol Leader to strengthen the Patrol System using the Scout Method Learning By Doing. We encourage supportive mentoring behaviour. 

Some equipment will be supplied but as in other years we ask you to also bring along some gear for your patrol. Please see separate equipment list for full details.

Opening Parade 8:20 am, Closing 3:10 pm, Flag down & home 3:50 pm

Billy Kart Challenge - Sat 12 Sep

posted 13 Jun 2015, 19:17 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 7 Oct 2015, 05:54 ]


Patrols are invited to race their 'Billy Kart' against the clock and other Patrols in the

Scout Billy Kart Challenge 2015

What a great opportunity to gain a ‘Patrol Activity Badge’ or ‘Trade Proficiency Badge’ by Building and Racing your own Patrol Billy Kart!

Talk to your Scout Leader, get Troop Council approval and Start Building today!

(Your Billy Kart will need to conform to the overall specifications and Safety requirements listed)

There will be 3 events on the day:
  1. The Down Hill Challenge
  2. The Cross Country Rally
  3. The Precision Slalom Course.
So come along and have some fun as you test your driving skills against other Patrols.

Trophy's will be presented to the Overall Winner, the Winner of each event PLUS a special "Constructor's Trophy" for the best "Scout's Only" designed and built Billy Kart.

Whitehorse Showtime - Thu 20 Aug

posted 13 Jun 2015, 19:10 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 3 Sep 2015, 06:21 ]

"and the Winner is ..."
This year will see the 51st annual performance of Whitehorse Showtime. The 2015 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.

Scouts will be visiting the show on Thursday 20 August. It is held at the Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading. 

Cost of tickets is $20 per person (group booking price).

Family members are welcome to attend the show along with the Scouts.

Fantastic Race - Sat 8 to Sun 9 Aug

posted 13 Jun 2015, 19:05 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 17 Aug 2015, 05:41 ]


The Fantastic Race is a Patrol Activity that requires you to travel around via public transport and foot power, use the grey matter between your ears, yes that is thinking and I know it hurts, to complete challenges and find information and clues that you will use to complete the “Password” that will give you access to your next destination and challenges.

Commencing at the Heathmont Railway Station Car Park at 7am on Saturday, (Melway map 50 A12), you will venture out as Patrols travelling primarily by train and foot to a series of destinations at which you will be required to complete a challenge, answer some questions or solve a puzzle in order to complete the password to get your next instructions.

The fantastic Race finishes up at the Scout Hall in H.E. Parker Reserve at 2:30pm on Sunday (Melway map 64 C2).

The cost is $15.00 per Scout to cover Dinner and Breakfast, Camp Blanket Badge, Prizes and running costs. You will also need to have a myki card with sufficient credit for travel in Zone 2 for the weekend. Each patrol must have a mobile phone which is used to check in with base and for emergency use (DO NOT FORGET YOUR PHONE CHARGER TO RE-CHARGE THE PHONE OVER NIGHT) . 

You will need to bring Sleeping Gear for Saturday night, pocket money for lunch and snacks or separate food, Dilly Bag and a sense of adventure and fun!!!

Mandurina - Fri 26 to Tue 30 Jun

posted 13 Jun 2015, 19:01 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 14 Jul 2015, 04:05 ]


As you are all aware this year’s District camp is for 4 nights (to ensure that all Scouts attending the Jamboree will be qualified to go). We will be camping together in Jamboree style Troop camp sites & using the sort of gear that will be used at the Jamboree, to familiarise Scouts with what . So each group will consist of around 6 Patrols with 4 Leaders.

Where: Clifford Park Scout Camp – Clifford Drive, Wonga Park Melways 24 J6 Scouts can move in any time after 1-00pm.
Cost: Scouts $80 (Includes Camp fees, food & badges), Leaders $70
Activities: Challenge Valley, Archery, Crate Stacking, Ice Blocking, Orienteering, Amateur Radio & Fire Challenge.
Monday – Construction Badge - All scouts will complete their Construction Badge at either Pioneer or Explorer level

We will be packing up Tuesday with final parade at 2-00pm June 30.

Scout Hike - Friday 15 to Sunday 17 May

posted 12 Apr 2015, 02:32 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 13 Jun 2015, 18:50 ]

Scout Hike is an annual, state-wide hiking event for between 200 and 500 scouts. 

In 2015, Scout Hike will be held in Tallarook State Forest, Friday 15th – 17th May. 
  • Branch First Aid, 4x4 and Radio teams work together with the Scout Hike organising committee to provide services and support for this highly successful event. 
  • Scout Hike has a theme base each year, with every person, Sleep point and activity site being asked to dress-up to the theme each year, so increasing the fun aspect of the weekend. The theme for 2015 is "The Gallipoli Centenary".
Scouts take part in the event as part of a Learner Patrol or a Competition Patrol.

On Friday evening Scout Patrols from metropolitan Melbourne are transported by coaches to a leader operated Sleep-point in Tallarook State Forest. The PL’s are provided with a map, a list of grid references for Activity and Sleep Point locations, and a Patrol Passport which includes their instructions. Patrols plot the Activity points and decide which route they want to take throughout the weekend. After breakfast on Saturday morning, Competition Patrols set off hiking between Activities to their designated Saturday Sleep Point. Sunday morning they head off again to finish at a central Finish Point, from where they are collected by the coaches and travel back to their original departure location.

Learner Patrols are also provided for, although they are accompanied by an adult on their hike, walk with a full sized backpack (not a day pack) and return to the same Sleep point on Saturday night. Note: on Saturday the full sized back pack is without their tent and sleeping gear which are still set up at their Sleep Point.

Each Activity is a Patrol-based exercise provided by Leaders, Rovers and Venturers. Those which are not purely fun are based on Scout Skills, usually linked to a requirement from the Explorer Level Award Scheme. Patrols are assessed at each Activity as a team in four aspects: "Leadership", "Planning", "Attitude and Enthusiasm" and "Overall Achievement". The total of their weekend scores determine if they are Gold, Silver, Bronze or Competitor standard. Competitive Patrols earning Gold Standard, are "Co-holders" of the Annual Scouthike Trophy and have the right to proudly display it at Group and other special occasions. Learner patrols all receive a Competition pennant.

The cost is $60.00 per head for all Metro Region Scouts, (plus 100 Bonus Points, if received before 14th April). This covers cost of bus transport to and from the hike area, pennants for each Patrol, badges for each person involved, toilets, drinking water, as well as administration costs. Note: There is an additional cost for food for the weekend as determined by the patrol.

The cost for the leader or adult accompanying a Learner Patrol is $36.00.

ALL Applications CLOSE Monday 27th April.

Corroboree - Thu 2 to Mon 6 Apr

posted 14 Feb 2015, 02:41 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 12 Apr 2015, 02:34 ]


You are invited to attend the:
19th Gippsland Corroboree, Easter 2015
2nd – 6th April (inclusive)
at the Horse & Tractor Rally Site,
South Gippsland Highway, Nyora

‘Be Prepared’ for …
  • Camping at its best in real bush.
  • Consecutive nights under canvas in preparation for 2016 Australian Jamboree.
  • A variety of challenging and interesting activities.
  • Evening/night time entertainment.
  • Awards.
  • Celebration of 100 years of Gallipoli & ANZAC
Cost: $60.00 plus food

Includes:
  • Camp fees
  • ALL activities
  • Scarf & Badge
Does NOT include:
  • Food, transport to/from Corroboree site, canvas accommodation.
Application form:
  • please see attached (below).
You will need to bring:

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