ANZAC Day, Brooklyn, 2012 (pics)

There was a superb turnout from across Cubs, Scouts and Venturers earlier today to take part in the Brooklyn ANZAC Day Service and Parade.  ANZAC Day is an excellent opportunity for youth and leaders to fulfill their duty to their country, and contribute to the community.

We were joined by RSA members, active service personnel, Pippins, Brownies, Guides and the St John’s youth – and loads of parents and residents. After packing out St Matthew’s Church (standing room only), the Salvation Army band led the parade down to the Community centre where hundreds enjoyed drinks and snacks.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Brooklyn did itself proud this morning in its remembrance.

Pics: Group Gamp, Saywell’s Farm, April 2012

This Easter’s group camp was summed up by Denise (Scout Leader);

 great time, good weather, good company of leaders, families, venturers, scouts and cubs

Gorge walk (abandoned early due to rising water!), rifle shooting, nature exploring, assault course – and of course a good dose of sitting around the fire – all featured.

Chris took some pics – a selection of which is below.

Stargazing, rubbish and glow-worms – Term 2 at Keas & Cubs

As the Easter holidays draw to a close it’s time to get revved up again for Term 2 – and not just for school.  There’s something much more exciting happening in the evenings!

The Leaders have created packed and exciting Term 2 activity plans for each section.  For the Keas and Cubs this includes rocketry, stargazing, glow-worm walks, experiments with plants, treasure hunts around the village and much more.

All our activities are planned so that weekly involvement will see all youth progressing smoothly through their bronze, silver and gold awards.

We need some parent help on a couple of the nights, so give one of the Leaders a shout to let them know you’d like to lend a hand!

Link: Keas Activity Plan
Link: Cubs Activity Plan