pics: Scouts and cubs enjoy a weekend ski

Last weekend, a group of intrepid scouts and cub headed North for a skiing weekend, led by Scout Leader Denise.  Great to see a cross-section activity, and proof that Brooklyn Scouts are out in all seasons!

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Venturing explained at scouts

This evening, the Venturers came along to scouts to tell us about what they get up to.  The scouts enjoyed the presentation on everything from the Queen Scout award to the scout canoe school they attended over the Christmas holidays.

Rimutaka rail trail and saywells camp – October holidays

Whoo hoo! Over the middle weekend of the school Holidays (5th – 7th Oct) the scouts are planning and cycle and camp trip! Leaving on the Friday and coming back on the Sunday.  Meet time is around 0930 on Friday at the Hall, return around 1500 on Sunday.

Everyone who wants will ride over the Rimutaka rail trail to the Wairarapa side and down to Saywells Farm to camp for the weekend. A favourite trip with all who have done it in the past, this is a must not miss trip!

All members of the group and their families are invited to attend wether that be the whole weekend just the bike or just the camp. Keas must have a parent or caregiver with them, permission forms will be available in the coming weeks via the usual email lists.

Costs: $50 for the weekend plus an additional $20 per person if you wish to be involved in clay bird and target shooting.

NB: By agreeing for your child to take part in the bike ride, you have agreed that your child’s bike is up to a safe standard and will have lights, front and back, a helmet and a backpack with a drink bottle and snacks for the trip over.

Ready, aim….. fire!

This week the cubs and some scouts got to try their hand at some indoor target practice.  Carefully supervised and using only plastic shot, each youth had three shots to claim individual glory – and push their team to the highest average.

Winners on the night were Joseph [cub] and Dawn [scout], with the blue six taking team honours.

pics: very busy bees…

Today was the hall / section working bee – organised by the scouts / Erina & Rex  of the Hall upgrade working group.  For those of you that didn’t know that we had a large pile of rotting scaffolding around the back…. here are the pics.

(Thanks to John Edwards for the snaps; and all that turned up.  We had around 15 throughout the morning).

Pics: scout camp, Abigail Bay, Aug 2012

In short – it was awesome!!

We walked in on Friday night in the dark.  On Saturday, Ed arrived by cycle, and Liam & family arrived by car.  The barn was HUGE – big enough for tents, so big that we pitched
our tents INSIDE!

From the bach, we could see the beach, the ferries, and seals.  On Saturday we went walking… and we swam (Gus, Arwen, Olivia, Liam, Ed, Terry, and Grayson).  The water was cold!!  Liam and Edward played football outside to warm up BEFORE their swim.

We did our scouts good turn & collected rubbish from the coast.  On Saturday evening we scouts cooked dinner had a big campfire.



Gang show tickets now on sale!

The 2012 Hutt Valley Gang Show is go!  It’s running for 7 days in a row from Monday 24th to Sunday 29th September.  Start is 7:30pm every day, apart from Saturday when its a 2pm matinee performance.

The scout section is going to the Tuesday 25 September evening show as part of their activity plan.

Children are $15, adults are $17.  Full details and booking info on the Gang Show website.