Matariki investiture’s & food donations for the Wellington City Mission

Tonight we caught up with investiture’s –12 in all 🥳 (some dating back several terms😬). Luckily we have patient youth🤭 We’ve been quite busy doing fun stuff… (and also had a shortage of scarves – now remedied thanks to some talented parents!).

We also took the opportunity to reflect on the year and everyone chose something they wanted to do/ achieve in Scouts this year. It seems we have a lot of pyromaniacs!?

We (Cubs & Scouts) also collected food donations for the City Mission’s Social Supermarket.

Kaitoke Scout Camp

Camping in the middle (literally) of winter is always fun. We got the full -1ºC frost treatment followed by rain – with (luckily) some warmish sun in-between!

Saturday was packed full of activities from a navigation challenge and a mini raft race to fire lighting (so we could boil bills & bake potatoes) and toffee pop challenge. A big campfire kept everyone warm (after cooking banana splits, apple pie and damper). On Sunday we packed up our wet gear, and then undertook a walking blindfolded activity (walking in a straight line (or not) to a set point).

Pride Week

Tonight we painted fingernails, designed badges and iced biscuits after a discussion relating to things Pride: Diversity, Accessibility &. Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We were also visited by our new Zone Kairārahi Regan (who we roped into judging the nails!)

Adults volunteering

All adults at Brooklyn Scout Group are volunteers! The group relies on volunteers to run the Section nights & camps etc. and to fundraise for us! Here is part of a fundraising team at our main money earner – running a bar at the Sky Stadium. Lately we have been struggling to find enough volunteers and have had to pass up some lucrative opportunities – which is frustrating!

Please volunteer a few hours of your time for either sports games or music concerts. It’s fun and you will get to see the last part of whatever show or game is underway. Keep an eye out for the next email calling for volunteers please!