Jul 29, 2009

Flying at Jamboree

Check out this optional (at additional cost) off-site activity.

The NSW Scout Air Activity Centre at Camden Airport will be conducting a series of adventure flights, both Power and Gliding during the AJ2010 Jamboree.

The Power Flight
This is a fabulous opportunity to experience the sensation of flight aboard a modern Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft. The adventure will begin at Camden Airport with a forty minute scenic tour to the South West of Sydney and will include a fly-over of the AJ2010 campsite at Cataract. During the flight, participants will be able to communicate with the pilot, listen to the Air Traffic Control, observe cockpit procedures or just sit back and enjoy the unfolding panoramic vista. or another great option

Adventurous Gliding
Go further, higher, longer and faster with the ultimate AJ2010 challenge. This modern and environmentally friendly activity provides a ‘hands on the controls’ opportunity to actually FLY a GLIDER. Just you and your instructor in a self launching Super Dimona ‘state of the art’ motor glider. The thirty minute flight will take you way above the airport and surrounding rural countryside on a magical journey of a lifetime.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity in a Scout’s Jamboree life.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS, APPLICATION FORMS AND COST GO TO THE JAMBOREE HOME PAGE www.scoutsaj2010.com.au and click on Power Flight or Adventurous Gliding


Jul 28, 2009

5th Mildura Scout Troop - Parents Meeting

When: Wendesday 29th July
Time: 8pm
Where: Scout Hall
Who: Would like to see someone from every family
Things we might talk about:
  • The shed
  • Jamboree
  • Subs/ Fees
  • Camps
  • Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Grants
  • Any other ideas put forward
Come along, we have a cuppa after we finish.

Steve Munro
Scout Leader

Jul 26, 2009

National Tree Day 2009

Calling all Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders, Fellowship Members & Families

Sunraysia District Scouting is participating in National Tree Day 2009 and we are planting 300 - 500 trees!

When: Saturday 8th August 2009
Where: At Quandong Park Red Cliffs
Time: 10.00am till approximately lunchtime
Lunch: A FREE BBQ sausage sizzle will be provided
Bring: A hat, Gloves & water bottle
Wear: Your unifrom shirt & scarf

See the flyer - click here.

For further information and to register your interest please email Scott Gebert at scottie_the_sausage@hotmail.com

Hope we see you all there, a fabulous environmental project to promote Scouting!

Yours in Scouting,
David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts

Jul 25, 2009

Term 3 Program (and beyond) :: Construction Theme

Week 1 (15/7/09).
No Scouts due to Gang Show.

Week 2 (22/7/09). (full uniform).

Week 3. (23/7/09).
Sign off other badge work.
Parent's Meeting at 8pm

Leadership Course. (9am, 1/8/09 to 1pm 2/8/09)
Selected Scouts
Bushman's Rest, Lake Culluleraine.

Week 4 (5/8/09). (full uniform).
First Aid / Navigation.

Scrapheap Challenge - Material Collection from "Round Again"
On Saturday 8/8/09 from 9am.

National Tree Day 2009 (Saturday 8/8/09 from 10am). (full uniform)
We are planting 300 - 500 trees!
Where: At Quandong Park Red Cliffs
Time: 10.00am till approximately lunchtime
Lunch: A FREE BBQ sausage sizzle will be provided
Bring: A hat, gloves and water bottle

Week 5 (12/8/09).
Taste Test Night.

Week 6 (19/8/09).
Simple Constructions.

Week 7. (26/8/09).
Orienteering Night.
Steve's Bend, Trentham Cliffs.

Wentworth Show
Saturday 29/8/09 & Sunday 30/8/09.

Scrapheap Challenge - Construction Day.
On the weekend of Saturday 29/8/09 & Sunday 30/8/09. Time and date to be confirmed.

Week 8. (2/9/09). (full uniform).
Advanced Construction.
Flagpole & Gateway.

Scrapheap Challenge - Event. (full uniform) (Sunday 6/9/09).
Assemble at 9am at the Railway Station on Seventh Street
Race Start Time 9:45am

Week 9. (9/9/09).
Cohen Shield Camp Preparation Night.
Sign off other badge work.

Cohen Shield - District Competition Camp.
Friday 11/9/09 5pm, to Sunday 13/9/09 at 3pm.
Location TBA.

Week 10. (16/9/09) Term 3 Break Up
International Night. (3rd term end).
Sheridan's Holiday Photos.
Cooking International Food.

Pre-Jamboree Camp (4 nights under canvas)
Friday 18/9/09 at 5pm to Tuesday 22/9/09 at 1pm.

JOTA / JOTI - Jamboree of the Air / Jamboree of the Internet.
Saturday 17/10/09 & Sunday 18/9/09.
Nichols Point Scout Centre

33rd Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp 2009
Friday 6/11/09 at 5pm to Sunday 8/11/09 at 1pm.
Tapio Station, NSW

Jul 22, 2009

Sunraysia District Scout Leadership Course

Selected senior Scouts

Date of Activity:
1st & 2nd August 2009

Location of Activity:
Bushman’s Rest Caravan Park, Lake Cullulleraine

Arrange own transport.

Dates of Activity:
Arrive from 9am to begin activities at 10am on Saturday August 1
Depart at 1pm on Sunday August 2 (Parent pick up time).

$15.00 per Scout. Pay on arrival.

Scouts need to wear their scarves when travelling to and from the activity.
Full uniform required on arrival.
Bring binoculars for bird watching and bird identification book if you have either.
All meals will be provided.
Bring your own mess kit and sleeping bag.
Tents will be provided.

Complete the ‘Pre-Course Activity Sheet’ and bring it to this course.

Jul 6, 2009

Where To Wear Your Badges

Now is the time to get your uniform up to date and sew on your badges. If you don'k know where they go, click here.

Check out the Scout section of the Scouts Australia Victorian Branch website.