What 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…. 🙁
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!
It was a couple of years ago when Scouts NZ introduced the new uniform. We’ve taken a gradual encouragement to make the shift – after all they’re pricey and there’s all those badges to sew on!
Looking around tonight, its clear that growing youth and turnover has had its impact and we’re almost entirely in the new uniforms. (Of course, wearing the older green shirts is still absolutely acceptable.)
Wow – what a transformation already. With fantastic support from parents and youth alike.
Ably led by Rex and Erina, a team of 15 adults and 4 youth worked shifts throughout Saturday and Sunday to blast, scrape, yank, saw, slap and dab their way an huge way towards our first goal: repair and painting of the South and West exterior walls.
Thanks to: Rex, Erina, Chris, Matt, Mel, Perry, Julia, Lynne, Dave, Donald, Marion, Dinesh, Richard, Bob, Denise – and Alaigne, Harriet, Harris and Sam.
How bad were things? Not terrible, but we uncovered some moderate rot around many of the windows and a bad patch on the South-West corner. Rex went into battle with rot killer, power saw, and years of experience and by Sunday it had yielded! We are getting quotes for window repairs.
Next up is finishing the repairs, completing the top coats, and then doing the window and edging in Scouting purple!
The tramp to Powell Hutt. Lead by Venturers Jack and Grayson the tramp featured seven Venturers and four older Scouts.
With great weather, stunning views and great company it was a highlight of the term for all involved.
We would like to thank the adults that helped make this trip an success: Oliver Mander whom provided leadership support to Jack and Grayson and also Terry Poll, Vic Scott and David Thornburrow. Whom provided rides for the avid adventures to and from the mountain.