Leader Receives Gilwell Scarf, Woggle and Wood Beads

At Cubs tonight Sue Devereux was awarded her Gilwell Scarf, Woggle and presented her Wood Beads signifying her achievement of the highest level of formal training award available in Scouting.

BRAVO! To Sue!

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Cubs Receive Hard Earned Badges

At Cubs tonight there were many badges presented including;

  • Multiple personal challenge awards
  • Bronze Cub Award
  • Silver Cub Award
  • Gold Cub Award

BRAVO! To all the Cubs who received badges!


Spooky Fun at Cubs

There was a great night of Halloween themed fun at Cubs on Monday this week. The Cubs; Walked across worms and broken shells (noodles and cornflakes). Bravely ate human fingers and human eyeballs (sausages and grapes). Froze there toes fishing for marbles and a sea of ice. Made Ghostly goop and collected glow worms from it’s depths. Bravely reached into a box full of something unknown. And painted each others faces with spooky designs.

Overall it was an awesomely spooky night with lots of uncertainty and big smiles.

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Kiwi Olympics at Cubs

On Monday 12th October the Cub Kiwi Olympics was held and was a great success! There was a gumboot relay followed by the gumboot throw, quoit throw, jandal toss and rugby shot-put.

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Cubs Visit Brownies

The Cubs had a great time doing a couple of activities with the Brooklyn Brownies last term.

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Stadium fundraiser kicks it out the park again

All Blacks WinWhat a great job from the parents and senior Youth last weekend at the All Blacks vs Wallabies game doing one of our precious stadium fundraiser.  Looks like there’s another $800 coming our way after a very hectic evening.

I understand we ran out of several lines of drinks – but there were still a few of those plastic hotdogs left…. 🙁

Halfway to our rejuvenation fundraising goal!

After some sterling work by our Committee grants specialist (thanks Erina) we are the fortunate recipients of:

  1. $5,000 from Infinity Foundation for our basement projects
  2. $4,000 from Four Winds for our basement and kitchen projects.

This takes us to $39,000 out of our target $80,000 to do our total hall rejuvenation wish list. Awesome.

An update on the basement project will be up shortly (it’s been cleared and tidied and is now ready for work to begin).

Term 3 2013 – the challenge is on!

The draft programmes for Term 3 2013 for the cubs and scouts are live… and looking full to the brim with awesome sauce 🙂

Gang show update & performing arts camp

There is quite a lot of Gang Show and related activity going on at the moment.

Gang Show 2014

Much work has been going on behind the scenes over the last few months putting the new show together.   An outline (based on the theme “The Game” – hint think video games) is well underway and we’re now into developing the details.  The Production Team is confident that it is going to be another great one with plenty of new innovations!

Dates for the show, auditions, rehearsals etc:

  • Auditions: Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May 2014
  • First Rehearsal: Monday 2 June 2014 (Queens Birthday Monday)
  • First Camp: 20-22 June 2014
  • Second Camp: 29-31 August 2014
  • Performances: Monday 22 September – Saturday 27 September 2014.

 2014 Performing Arts Camp

This awesome camp  will be held at Brookfield on the weekend of 21-22 September 2013.  This is our Gang Show Camp between Gang Shows so we hope to see you there!

The Performing Arts Camp is open to any Cub, Scout, Guide, Ranger, Venturer, Rover or Leader (who is 9½ years of age or older at the time of the Camp) who wants to enjoy a weekend of singing, dancing, acting, and Gang Show camp fun.  No previous experience is required and people who have never been in a Gang Show are encouraged to come and check it all out.

Of course if you have been in Gang Show before then you will definitely want to come, relive the memories and catch-up with your friends from the Gang.   The Camp includes sessions on the various things involved in theatrical productions as well some singing, dancing and drama activities.  It might even include some sneak peaks at some material planned for the 2014 Show!

The cost is $37 and numbers are limited so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Applications close Friday 6 September 2014.

Pride, prejudice and pots of cash

Gillian reports:
73 made it along to our private showing of Pride and Prejudice last Friday. The Provisional fundraising figure from tickets and the raffle is $1356.

People has a great time – they thought the show was very well acted and entertaining and they commented on the hospitality including all the wonderful home baking by the scouts (and a few parents).

We had two very happy raffle winners who picked up wonderful packs containing movie or theatre tickets, wine, coffee/tea packs and more.

A huge thanks to our sponsors and particularly Warrick McCluskey from Tommy’s real estate who gave a cash donation and wine.

All the Scouts in uniform looked very smart – and the leaders were in their flash civvies looking very glamourous.

(Note: big thanks to co-organiser Jenny and all who bought and sold tickets, baked and made sandwiches or otherwise helped out.)