The scout hall was rock’n with our youth receiving awards left, right and centre. The highlight for everyone was Nick Heitger’s Chief Scout Award.
The Chief Scout’s Award is the supreme award within the Scouting section (ages 10 to 15) and is only given to Scouts who have made outstanding achievements in their scouting lives.
The Brooklyn scout troop beamed with pride when Inspector Chris Bensemann (Wellington Area Commander, NZ Police) present Nicky with the prestigious award.
We had a new Patrol Leader (Harry Thornburrow) and three new Assistant Patrol Leaders (Jamie Scott, Joy Brownlie Williams and Rebekah Gibbs) appointed, which will be a good challenge for these individuals.
This was the perfect opportunity to award a large number of personal badges to our youth while so many parents were present.
It was great to see so many scouts take up the challenge of kayaking, even the cold wind was no barrier. After the safety briefing it was onto the water into the harbor for some fun games. What a fantastic sight to see the 24 scouts out on the water.
We had a great time on the trip. some only to the summit. Which is a great option for less confident cyclists and also meant you could shuttle the car across to Featherston.
Others went over and through to Featherston – there is a dedicated cycle path from Cross Creek to Featherston which is new and was a great option so kids don’t share the road with cars. With some doing the incline twice (there and back)!!
Great weather for it, really good ride. I think everyone had fun.
Battle Hill was the first camp of the year and it was great to see the new tents being used.
On Saturday the scouts enjoyed a good hike to view the transmission gully area and then had a walk up to the top of Battle Hill. Followed by a relaxing swim, dinner and camp fire.