Term 3 2014 Scout Section information

Term 3 2014 Scout Section information for Scouts and families: please read and note dates for your diary

Dear families

We have a full house of 25 eager scouts and three cubs to welcome this term. To help us run a good programme, we need regular attendance.   Please advise absences via email or text Denise or Bob (denise.churchATparadise.net.nz, 0212226800) or (bevan.smithATactrix.co.nz, 027 389 4642).

Parents are welcome to observe and/or support activities – just talk with Scout Leaders.

First night of term – Tuesday 22 July
New Patrol Leaders Nicky and Joshua and SPL Tom, new APLs Thomas M, Felix and Zoe to be invested. Plus new Scout Daniel (other new scouts Blitz and Khan will receive their Scout badges a little later in the Term).   Families are welcome for the ceremony.

Scouting achievements
Scouts is all about having fun, making friends, and learning new skills, both practical and leadership.   Every Scout should have the SCOUT AWARDS SCHEME booklet downloaded from the Brooklyn website, printed and in a clear file, preferably left at the hall so that it doesn’t get lost J .   Do check in with your scout on their activities and achievements.  If you can’t print the book, please let Denise know.

Skiing trip
We have ONE place remaining for the ski trip.   Please let Denise know urgently if you would like to claim this – also, if you need to borrow ski clothing – limited supply available. 

Scout troop tramping trip:   30-31 August to Tutere Hut, Orongorongo Valley
We want ALL scouts to attend – preparing for a tramp will be a focus for Term 3 activity.  We have booked out this modern DOC 32 bunk tramping hut.  Some places available for parents who would like to come as parent help.  Easy tramping track.      A consent form will come out next week.   Those with Saturday morning activities will be able to walk in on Saturday afternoon.   Cost of this trip will be approximately $30. Leaders Bob and Terry.

Cossgrove course:  19-21 September – basic skills course for scouts who have been in scouting at least one term.    We expect all scouts to attend a Cossgrove Course within a year of joining scouts.   Talk with Bob or Denise if you have questions. Details to follow.

Cossgrove Gold course:  limited places for scouts aged 12.5+, advanced outdoor skills, 28 Sept and 3-5 October.  Bivouac, survival skills, river crossing and more.   You need to let Denise know BY 1 AUGUST if your scout would like to attend this great learning experience.

Scout Gang Show Tuesday 23 September:   we have Dawn and Mathieu starring, parents are welcome.   Booking forms will be sent out shortly.   Please hold the date.

Yours in Scouting:    Bob, Denise, Terry and Oliver & volunteers Gussy, Grady, Stuart and Ed

Click here for the Term 3 Activity Plan 

Brooklyn faces at the 2014 Sandford Course

Look at all the fun these scouts have at the 2014 Sandford course.  See if you can spot some from Brooklyn Scouts!!  Looks like everyone had a great time.