Aug 30, 2009

Scrapheap Challenge Entry 2009


Nathan and Brodget tested our new Scrapheap Challenge entry yesterday afternoon.

A huge thanks to Nigel Lush!


GPS Night Hike at Steve's Bend, Trentham Cliffs (25th August 2009)

Tracks of the 2 groups.Group 1 went 1,2,3,4,5,6,1 (Shannon's Group)
Notice how group 1 went along the road for the last leg, yet they still made it back first.
Group 2 went 1,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Jaimie's Group)

Aug 20, 2009

Cohen Shield 2009 - Competition Camp

Location of Activity:
Tapio Station (Holland’s Lake section – Maps will be provided).

Dates of Activity:
Meet at Hall at 6pm on Friday, September 11th. Travel out together. Cost: $35.00 (includes food).

Transport Arrangements:
Car Pooling
Parents to pick up from Tapio Station at 1pm on Sunday, September 13th.

Uniform:
Scouts need to wear their scarves when travelling to and from the activity.

Catering:
Included in cost of camp. (Bring your own snacks if required).

Gear:
Mess kit (eating gear in a bag), toiletries, drink bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, good shoes (no thongs or Crocs), torch, sleeping bag and mattress (NO SWAGS as Scouts will be in group tents). All gear must be clearly marked with the owner's name. No responsibility will be taken for any lost property.

5th MILDURA SCOUTS NEEDS YOUR HELP

No.1 - Bunnings BBQ.

5th Mildura Scouts have a Bunnings BBQ on Sunday, 6th September. This is unfortunately on the same day and at the same time as the Scrapheap Challenge. (We promise to take lots of photos and video so you don’t miss out).

This is an excellent fundraiser, but we need some help to run it. Please let one of the leaders know if you can spare an hour or two, or email me at 5thmildura@gmail.com.

The BBQ starts at 9am and finishes by 3pm.

So far, we have only one family that has volunteered to help, but they can’t do it alone!

No.2 - Scrapheap Challenge Construction.

Parents With Technical Skills Needed.
·Welding (essential)
·Metalwork, etc.

Scrapheap Challenge - Construction Day No.1.
·Meet at Roundagain at 10am on Saturday 22nd August. (This Saturday!)
·Discuss what we are going to build. Have a plan for the following weekend.
·Ideally we would like to have 2 entries. This would involve repairing and modifying last years “bike” plus making a new “bike” as there are almost 30 Scouts and only 5 seats per “bike”. Realistically we would be happy to have one functional “bike”.

Scrapheap Challenge - Construction Day No.2.
·Meet in Nigel’s workshop at Riverland Forklifts shed at say 2pm on Saturday 29th of August. (Nigel to confirm that this is OK).
·Everything needs to be completed on this day. Some time on the following Saturday (5th September), the day before the race, may also be required.
Scrapheap Challenge - Race Day.
·9:45am to 12pm on Sunday 6th September.
·Meet at K-Mark Carpark (at rear).
·Helmets must be worn.
·Full uniform.

Aug 5, 2009

Bunnings BBQ - Call For Volunteers

5th Mildura Scouts have a Bunnings BBQ on 6th September (unfortunately the same day as the Scrapheap Challenge).

This is an excellent fundraiser, but we need some help to run it. Please let one of the leaders know if you can spare an hour or two, or email me at 5thmildura@gmail.com

The BBQ starts at 9am and finishes by 3pm.

Aug 4, 2009

Investiture of Tavis

This Wednesday night, Tavis will be invested as a 5th Mildura Scout. All Scouts are required to wear full uniform. Please bring a small plate for supper the end of the night. Parents and friends are invited to attend at 9pm.

Leadership Course - Lake Cullulleraine 2009