National Mudslide day pictures

UPDATED: With pictures from Karori too

Well…. it was more of a waterslide than a mudslide (which made the car journey home a bit cleaner).  The Venturers joined their associates in Paparangi to help setup the slide the night before, some even sleeping in the adjacent Scout Hall to keep an eye on things (now that’s dedication!).

Shortly after 10am on the day, the action got underway after Brooklyn did a good deed by helping to get the pump sucking water properly.

There was also a contingent of cubs and scouts at the Karori waterslide for the 2-4pm slot at Ian Galloway park – a bit of a longer wait on this one due to its popularity – but at least as much.

It was fantastic to have a nice turnout across the Group, with cubs, scouts, venturers and leaders all represented…

… and have the bruises to prove it was a good activity!

Its National Mudslide day!

Woo hoo!  It’s National Mudslide Day! It is to be held this Saturday 25th February, thats this Saturday (tomorrow)

There are two being held in our Zone

  1. Paparangi Scouts , Mark Avenue, Paparangi – Time 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
  2. Karori Scouts, Ian Galloway Park, Seaforth Terrace, Karori, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

At both venues, sausages and drinks will be on sale at $1.50 each

Mud (water) slide - Ian Galloway Park, Wellington (c) Rob Wallace

Wear clothes they do not mind getting wet and bring a towel (although it is called a MudSlide it is actually usually a water slide – so your car won’t suffer too much).

This event is hugefun and is for the whole family not just for youth.


Potato canons, water fights and pioneering

… just a few of the activities the intrepid Cub section will be undertaking this term!

Click here for the Cubs Awesome Activities schedule for Term 1.

It’s action- and fun-packed, but also includes a solid base of scouting skills.  We are aligning with the “water” theme of the national curriculum with water games, beach trips and pool parties.  There are a few weekend activities too.

Badges have in increased focus this term also: choose from the selection of sheets available from Duane or Richard (I’ll get them online soon!).  Make sure your cub has filled in the ‘completed badges’ book in the Hall so that they don’t miss out on Badge Awards night this term.



Scouts set out awesome 2012 programme

Just back to school and looking for some excitement and challenge beyond more maths and English homework?!

Check out the awesome 2012 Activity Programme for Brooklyn’s Scout section.

Lifesaving, kayaking, raft building (yes, water fights too, most likely), new leadership courses and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get involved in the triennial Australian Jamboree 2013, and the regional Gang Show (along with Guides in the region).

Scouts meet every week at the Brooklyn Scout Hall; bring a friend – or contact the Scout Leaders to find out more, or make a comment below.

Jamboree Australia 2013 – the chance of a lifetime!

The 23rd Australian Jamboree – AJ2013 is being held in Queensland in January 2013 – and those wanting to go have to get their name in now!

An amazing opportunity to join 13,000 Scouts and their Leaders from all over Australia, NZ and beyond and spend 12 days in a beauitful location doing everything from abseiling and beach volleyball, through to clown school and welding! Check out the full program.

Jamborees are the pinnacle of any Scout’s time in the section, making lots of new friends, trying heaps of new activities and being part of a unique experience that encourages everyone to make their mark and achieve beyond it – New Zealand Contingent Leader Helen Warriner

Read more about the NZ contingent’s plans and preparations in their first newsletter.

URGENT: Scouts interested in taking part in AJ2013 need to have their deposit of NZ$260 paid in by 12 February – those interested should contact Denise without delay!