15 cubs and scouts participated in clean Up Australia day around Yerribi Pond. Cubs and Scouts found many drink bottles. Some scouts had fun reaching with sticks for bottles that were in the water and others enjoyed climbing over the rocks to find the rubbish left behind by others. In all we collected 10 bags of rubbish. A great effort for an hour and a half’s work.
Birralee Scout Group were adventurous in a large variety of activities in 2013. Cubs participated in several camps particularly a Pack Holiday with the Theme of ‘Around the World’ at Camp Coots. Yowie Pack was involved in the Building of Billy Carts and the Billy Cart Derby while Bunyip Pack designed, built and raced Kub Kars. The Cubs also had the opportunity to go caving and abseiling and hiking throughout the year. There were 6 Grey Wolf recipients.
The Scouts began the year with 15 members and 2 Leaders attending Australian Jamboree 2013 in Marybourgh Queensland. They also were involved in many camps, a canoe expedition down the Clyde River, Flying at Camden, ice blocking on the Portrait Gallery Lawns and inviting the Bearcat Response Team from the Police to visit.
The Venturers were also out and about with 2 canoe expeditions, attending Coast Venture, Dragonskin and 3 were involved in Gang Show.
As a group we participated in the Branch Water Activities Camp, and the Centenary Camp with approximately 85 from the group in attendance, Scouting the Boundary Jott hike and Birralee’s 18th Birthday Party. We ended the year with the Cuboree with 31 cubs, 12 leaders, 4 venturers and 2 Scouts in various roles at the Cubroee.
We are all looking forward to more adventures in 2014 particularly with a Group Camp to Jindabyne in August.
Birralee Scouts celebrated their 18th birthday on Tuesday 9 April 2013 with a party at the Scout Hall. Cubs, Scouts and Venturers all joined together for a fun night of games and food. The birthday cake was cut by the youngest Cub and the oldest Venturer.
It has been an exciting Term 1 at Birralee with many activities both at the Scout Hall and away. There has been flying, swimming, caving, abseiling, Cottershield and many other exciting events.
There was great excitement at Majura Park on 1 January 2013 as Birralee farewelled 13 Scouts and Wallaroo to Jamboree in Maryborough Queensland. The Birralee Scouts will make up part of the B32 troop with Weston and Badimara Scout Troops.
They are in for two weeks of action-packed events.
Let’s just hope Wallaroo and the bus driver are still sane after approximately 20 hours on a bus with all the Scouts. Did I hear “1000 little ducks went out one day …”
It’s been a while coming, but here is the next edition of the Birralee Bugle (all 17 pages)!
Apart from all the interesting articles about activities over the past year, I particularly draw your attention to:
- Section times and leaders (especially for Joeys, as times have changed); and
- 2012 fees.
Please feel free to forward the Bugle on to other families you know that might be interested in scouting.
Yours in Scouting