Sep 25, 2009

Mallee Rover Crew's 33rd Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp

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The 33rd Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp (Mud Camp) is just around the corner. It will be taking place on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009 and will again be held at Tapio Station.

Get organised and download the Scout Info Pack here.

The Rovers put a huge amount of organisation into this camp, and as such require to know the exact number of Scouts attending the camp well in advance. To reserve your place at this camp, the Rovers require full payment from the Troop by October 19. This means that if you intend to take part in this camp we need to receive your payment of $35.00 plus your completed Health Form this Wednesday night (or the week after at the absolute latest), so the Troop can make payment to the Rovers by October 19. The Rovers will not accept any late payments.

This camp, which is is fully catered, costs $35.00.

If you haven't been to this camp, check out the photos of the 2007 and 2008 mud camps.

Sep 14, 2009

Survivor Camp


Preparation for AJ2010
Next weekend's camp was originally planned to be a 4 night camp for Scouts attending Jamboree, as each Scout requires a minimum of 4 consecutive nights under canvas and a minimum of 10 nights in total. However, due to work commitments of the leaders, we have decided to reduce this camp to a 2 night, weekend camp.

At this camp, each patrol will camp separately. Each patrol will set up their own camp and cater for themselves.

This camp will also be an excellent opportunity to get some badge work done.

Location of Activity: Steve's Bend - Trentham Cliffs, NSW.

Dates of Activity: 6pm on Friday, September 18th to 2pm on Sunday, September 20th.

Cost: $NIL. Each Scout to contribute food to patrol for catering.

Transport Arrangements:

To Camp: Car Pooling, meet at hall on Friday night at 6pm for departure by 6:30pm. Scouts to arrange car pooling on Wendesday night.

From Camp:
2pm Sunday. The campsite must be completely packed up and clean before any Scouts can leave.

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

Catering: Self catered. Arrange with your patrol.

All gear must be clearly marked with the owner's name. No responsibility will be taken for any lost property.

Cohen Shield 2009

Holland Lake, Tapio Station, NSW.

Sep 7, 2009

Scrapheap Challenge in the Sunraysia Daily



BY JONO PECH
7/09/2009 4:00:00 AM

SUNRAYSIA scouts were well prepared for the Tour of the Murray River Scrapheap Challenge yesterday.

The scouts raced their masses of welded and assembled junkyard parts in a fun relay leading up to the Tour of the Murray River’s final stage.

Each scout team of five constructed a bike from scrap parts found at Aroundagain, with the resultant contraptions requiring at least five wheels and brakes.

A first lap was raced with one pedaler, with another joining for each of the five laps until every team member was pedaling the bike.

As well as the Scrapheap Challenge, leading up to the tour’s Mildura stage the Coomealla Cycling Club ran a non-elite bike race, and a fun run/walk was held to raise money for the Cancer Resource Centre.

Eddie Warhurst, Tour of the Murray River steering committee chairman, said the tour had been very successful overall and had a fitting ending in Mildura.

“The Scrapheap Challenge showed it was more than just a bike race and there was a real potential for community based activities,” Mr Warhurst said.

“It certainly captured the imagination of the SBS film crew.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of Monday’s Sunraysia Daily 7/9/2009.

Sep 5, 2009

Cohen Shield Camp Information

Location of Activity: Tapio Station (Holland’s Lake section – See map below).

Dates of Activity: Meet at Hall at 6pm on Friday, September 11th. Travel out together.

Cost: $35.00 (includes food). Pay this Wednesday night please.

Transport Arrangements:
To Camp: Car Pooling, meet at hall on Friday night at 6pm for departure by 6:30pm (Arrange car pooling on Wendesday night or email me now). I (John) will be leaving Mildura at 9:30pm on Friday night and have 2 spare seats available for those with other commitments earlier on Friday evening.

From Camp: Parents may arrive at Tapio Station from 1pm on Sunday. Final presentation and flag down, clean up and departure to follow. The campsite must be completely packed up and clean before any Scouts can leave.

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.

Directions: To be read with the map.
1. Coming from Mildura, turn right into Hollands Lake Road.
2. Turn left into Reserve Road East, cross channel and immediately turn right onto a dirt road alongside the channel. Look for the big Scout camp sign.
3. Take right hand fork and follow the fence. Look for a small Scout camp sign. Follow the main track for approx 3.5km.
4. Open and close the gate. Most important. Follow the main track for approximately 750m. Look for a small Scout camp sign.
5. Turn across dirt bridge over channel. Go straight ahead for approximately 600m. Look for a small Scout camp sign.
6. Turn lef across the flat. look for a white chemical drum marking the camp site. Choose your camp site around the flat.

Any queries or problems ring Noel on 0428 276 335. On night of camp call on UHF channel 12. If you are unsure, please ring or call rather than risk getting lost.

Campsite @-34.03824,142.112945
(This GPS point was determined by transposing the hand drawn map onto Google Maps and has not been confirmed by Noel).


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Sep 3, 2009

Scrapheap Challenge Race Day - Sunday 6th September (Fathers Day)

Meet: K-Mart Car Park
Time: 9:00 - 9:15am
Race Start: 9:45am
Wear: Ful Uniform
Safety Gear: Helmets must be worn.

We need 10 riders for our 2 entries and as many supporters as possible!

Bunnings BBQ - Sunday 6th September (Fathers Day)

Bunnings BBQ Roster

8:30am-10am: (OPEN) Max, Alison, 9am -10:30am Debbie Marlow
10am-11:30am: Wendy Collins, Debbie Marlow, 10:30 Sheri
11:30am-1:00pm: Sheri, John, Sherwell
1:00pm-2:30pm: Sheri, John, Jan Lake
2:30pm-4:00pm: John, Manger (Close)

Please let me know if these times don't suit and we will re-arrange.
Thanks for volunteering!