A fabulous time was had by about 80 keas, cubs, scouts and their families: takeaways followed by sumptuous deserts and a series of traditional campfire skits.
A great way for Brooklyn Group families to get together, and a big thank you to David and Anneleah for organising. And happy birthday to Neil, who celebrated his birthday.
Just ask the cubs about solutions to Wellington’s transport challenges. Teams of 4 tackled “transport design”, constructed their roads, parking and more, and tried out their vehicles. Great fun, and great team work – what scouting is all about.
The Kea’s had a sleep over at the Zoo.
Tonight Harriet Zelas and Alaigne Mare were awarded their Queen scout awards! This is the highest award available in the venturers’ section of scouting and requires a lot of hard work and commitment.
In photo left-right: Possum (leader), Alaigne Mare, Harriet Zelas, Terry Poll (leader).
Brooklyn Scouts had a fascinating visit from John Cook former Brooklyn Scout and Queens Scout. John regaled the Scouts with stories from the 1940s and 50s. Back then, Brooklyn Scouts were an important part of the local community, as they are today. John generously donated some badges and his original Patrol Leaders certificate to the group archives. John lined up for photos with his Patrol Leaders certificate from 1952, and scouts Lucia and Sam who were receiving their Assistant Patrol Leaders certificates 65 years on. He also enjoyed damper and jam breadsticks cooked by the scouts over their fire grills.