SCOUTS AT TUROA
An enthusiastic team of nearly 20 scouts and leaders enjoyed a full first day at Turoa on Saturday 24t September The soft snow did not deter the experts or the beginners and a number of scouts rode the chairlift for the first time and conquered new trails. Led by senior scouts, a delicious burger meal followed on from a sampling of traditional Ohakune kai – no, not carrots, but chocolate eclairs. Although the weather forecast for Sunday and Monday is for wet windy weather, all are keen to have more time on the slopes.
Yesterday, the Endeavour Venturers made their way to Newtown for a very important cause. They gallantly lay down and donated their blood at the Wellington Donor Centre to save the lives of people in need! If you want to help out and donate like the Venturers did, see the NZ blood website; http://www.nzblood.co.nz/
Last Thursday, the Venturers were taught about how to defend them selves from street attacks. We learnt about and tried various methods, including grips, blocks, attacks, and weapons. With laughter, failure, and success, we can now say that we know at least the basics. Better watch out!
Always time to be fabulous
On Tuesday night, our venturers attended a Wellington Zone Venturer event called the McFormal. This event requires attendees to dress up in formal dress, and go out to dinner at the most posh restaurant of them all; McDonald’s. This was the biggest McFormal yet, and the venturers can’t wait for the next one!
The venturers spent a wonderful evening ice skating at a picturesque rink. Those who weren’t struggling to stay upright, were showing off their moves, putting a nice end to winter.