Keas on an adventure to the South Coast

On Saturday afternoon, thirteen Keas did a fantastic job of using all the skills they had learned in Term 1 to lead their expedition on the City to Sea walkway.   They checked their maps at Kingston, confirmed their route to Island Bay,  made sure they had their snacks, water and spare clothing,  and off we went in two teams with kaiarahi and parents in support.   Every kea had a chance to lead their team, and work out which way to go.   We had great views of the hills and Cook Strait, saw weta, kaka (but no whales).  We stopped for drinks and snacks at the water reservoirs, and finished at the Island Bay playground.   Heaps of fun.   New kea Miles said “it was the best walk of my life”.  

Term 2 Keas starts on Tuesday 3 May 5.30pm at the scout hall.   New members:  to get on the wait list, please register your interest via http://brooklynscouts.org.nz/join/

Cubs get prepared

Cubs were busy on Monday evening preparing for emergencies ranging from earthquakes to fires and tsunami.    They prepared for practical things they could do, and had fun with a “quick response” game.  Ask your cub for household advice on emergency preparation!

Activities all help to achieve progress on the cubs award scheme.   Remember to check OSM for your cub’s progress.

 

Brooklyn Scouts 70 years ago!

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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.