Concrete Working Bee

A BIG thank you for the great turnout for last weekend’s working bee.
It turned into a real family day –mums and dads and scouts working together –and pizza in the sun for those still shifting clay late in the afternoon.

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We managed to transfer two cubic metres of concrete from the truck to post holes and our new storage pads under the porch in 40 minutes.  How is that for team work!! And then we shifted a vast amount of clay by trailer to the tip. It became a long but very productive day for some.
This is a major step forward and Terry and I feel very supported after a pretty intense week preparing everything for the pour.
By the end of the school holiday you should see the  bearers and joists in place ready for decking to go down.
Keep an eye out for the next working bee
Thanks everyone
Rex and your committee

Zealandia Sleepover 8th April

We held our first Zealandia sleepover on 8 April. The Zealandia team commented on how good our kids were, and their ability to walk round quietly as night fell meant they were able to see three kiwis in the wild – a real highlight.

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In addition, they saw heaps of tuataras, kakariki and many other of the native birds. Sounds like Harry could have done without seeing the wetas in the cave though!

We have another sleepover group heading to Zealandia this Friday night so we look forward to hearing of more adventures.

LNI Scout Camp – The Battle of Hasting

Our march up to the battle of Hastings became a crawl and we arrived very late on Friday night /Saturday morning after traversing a couple of car accidents.  Undeterred the Brooklyn scouts mucked in and made the most of the weekend.

Saturday morning arrived before we knew it and was full of activities around the Hawkes Bay showgrounds.  Archery, horizontal bungee, gigantic volleyball to name a few, a mighty effort was given by all, resulting in lots of fun.

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The afternoon saw us set off to Weka Point for water activities, where there was a water slide, swimming, flying fox and floating down the river on inner tube truck tyres. A splashing good time was had by all.  We arrived back at camp had a quick dinner and prepared for the night’s virtual campfire.  This was held on the back of a truck where all the troops did skits.

Sunday was another great day, where the final preparations for battle were done, the battle rules of engagement were provided and they were into it, flour bombs going everywhere.  After a number of battles  the troops cleaned up the battle field and trudged back to camp.  We had lunch, packed up the camp and headed back home to Wellington.  We arrived at 8pm exhausted ready to go home for some rest.

Outstanding effort by our youth, who showed resilience and determination, resulting in another great camp.