Dec 12, 2010

Got One BBQ Roster, Saturday 18 December 2010

This is the new way we are planning to roster our Saturday morning 'Got One' BBQ. Three volunteers are required for each of the four x 1hr time slots. We are asking for scouts and parents to help for only 1 hour this Saturday (18/12/10).
Please email me at to volunteer for one of these time slots.
Your help will directly benefit our Scouts and Venturers (and Cubs next year!).

Thanks in advance. I look forward to seeing you all at the BBQ at some stage over the coming weeks.
Thank you to the parents and scouts that have helped over the past three weeks!

Start Time

Volunteer 1

Volunteer 2

Volunteer 3



John A
John B

Dec 9, 2010

2010 Xmas breakup

5th Mildura Scout Troop
End of Year Break-up/Pool Party

It’s the time to celebrate, please bring along a wrapped gift with a max cost of $5!!!
Please NO FOOD presents.
Where: Greenfield’s House
   (1137 Sandilong Ave – between 16th & 17th on the right-look for a statue of Budda)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bring: Bathers, towel, uniform (investing people), plate of food to share & the present

Activity is fully supervised

Scouts in 2011 – We will be starting Scouts again on 9th Feb 2011

Nov 16, 2010

Historic Scouting Visit - Michael Baden Powell (Grandson of Scouting Founder BP)

To the Sunraysia Scouting Community,

We are going to have a very important visitor to Sunraysia on the 26th November. Michael Baden-Powell, the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, is coming to Mildura to visit the local Scouting community and to give a small presentation on the history of Scouting. We really need to show some support for this, as we ARE Scouts and this is as close to the Founder as any of us will get!

Who is he? Robert Baden-Powell (BP) is the founder of Scouting, Michael is his grandson.
When: Friday 26th November 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Nichols Point Scout Hall
Uniforms please.

Michael is giving a presentation on the history of Scouting, and we would love to have a big turnout for this. Especially the Rovers, this is Scouting, and you are part of it! Hope to see you all there.

Event information can be downloaded here.

Download a sample of a 1911-1914 American Scout Handbook, just have a read of what Scouts were expected to do, especially the blacksmithing!

Hope to see you all there.

Steven Munro
5th Mildura Scout Troop
Scout Leader

Nov 3, 2010

Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp

Departure / Return Details

6:00pm, Friday at 5th Mildura Scout Hall. Have tea BEFORE you get there. Uniform shirts on please

12:30pm Sunday, Tapio Station. Ask for directions. Parents may wish to BYO lunch.


Oct 25, 2010

Scout's Jam Session - Wed 27 October

This Wednesday night will be the 5th Mildura Jam Session!

Josh's Dad, Andrew (a musician and music teacher) has kindly agreed to help us out.

If you play an instrument, bring it along.

For those that don't play a musical instrument, you can sing, play castanets (or something similar), dance, take photos, videos, and just have fun!

Oct 15, 2010


Jamboree Of The Air (JOTA)
Jamboree Of The Internet (JOTI)

Yes, it is on again!
Let everyone know!!!

Come in and talk to the world!
This is an international day for Scouts & Guides!
Where people use whatever means to make contact with people on the other side of the planet!

Where: Nichols Point Scout Centre
(Cnr Cureton Ave & Karadoc Ave, N/P)
Date: 16th – 17th October 2010
Time: 12 pm Saturday to 3 pm Sunday
Bring: Food & Drinks (Cooking facilities available)
Bedding and sleeping gear if staying overnight
$1.50 for a badge, plus a little extra $$ if you want pizza for tea
Wear: Uniform
Laptops: If you wish to bring your own laptops, that is fine, we can set them up on the day
Registration: On the day as you enter the hall

There will be lots of activities running.
We’ll also have the amateur radios operating!

This Event is fully supervised for the whole time.

Any questions please contact;
Steven Munro
5th Mildura Scouts
Scout Leader

Oct 7, 2010

Scout Program - Term 4, 2010

Week 1 (6.10.10) Uniform: Troop Council, Impromptu Speech
Week 2 (13.10.10): Citizenship Night
Week 3 (20.10.10): Australiana Night
Week 4 (27.10.10): Jam Session
Week 5 (3.11.10): Pack for Rover Camp
Week 6 (10.11.10): Unpack from Rover Camp / Armistice Day
Week 7 (17.11.10): Sports Night
Week 8 (24.11.10): Professor John's Science Extravaganza
Week 9 (1.12.10): Em-Jay's Water Safety Night
Week 10 (8.12.10): Sheridan & Louise's Special Surprise
Week 11 (15.12.10): Pool Party Break Up

Oct 6, 2010

VG - Vic Gathering :: December 3 to 5

The Vic Gathering is an event run specifically for Victorian Venturers.Guides are very welcome also to attend. The objective of the Gathering isto provide a fun weekend to help the Venturers, Guides, Rovers andLeaders unwind at the end of a busy year. Venturers also attend from otherstates of Australia. Venturers and Guides are aged between fourteen andeighteen years.
The Vic Gathering is run by the Yarra Valley Region Venturer Council, withsupport from the Leaders and Rovers. VG takes place on the first weekendof December each year.
VG is a standing camp with booking in commencing at 6.00 pm Friday andmost activities getting under way by 9.30 pm. Venturers and Guides aregenerally required to be self sufficient for the weekend, however a canteenis provided for those who do not wish to prepare their own meals.
Normally we have approximately 800 to 1000 Venturers and Guides, plus afurther 300 Rovers and Leaders on-site for the weekend.
The venue of the Gathering changes every two years so you will have tokeep up to date with the Interchange magazine for venue details.
The activities, canteen and some displays will be operating around theclock starting from 9.30 pm on the Friday 3rd December to 12.00 pm onSunday 5th December. Final parade is on Sunday at 1.00 pm.
Some of the activities that will be on site include, abseiling, archery, 500cards, frat tents, iron person event, jelly wrestling, battle of the bands,screen printing, water activities, films/videos and many more.
This is a fantastic way to finish the year with a fun packed weekend ofactivities, socialising, and meeting new and old friends.

Sep 25, 2010

Working Bee :: Saturday 2 October, 10:30am to 2pm

Hello everyone,

Enjoying the holidays?

The hall is in desperate need of a working bee. The grass is getting long and the hall needs a good clean.

We would like to see a start at 10:30am, have a BBQ lunch (Scouts will provide the meat, bbq & bread)
Then work on a little further, until maybe 2pm, depending on weather.

We need some parents who have lawn mowers and edgers. And maybe some parents who are good at making things look tidy.

I will be there from 10am, and my will be aim to clean out the store room, remove the 2 old copiers and put in a nice (working) little copier. I will have my ute and trailer there to remove rubbish.

Please reply to me either through email at

I would like to hear from every 5th Mildura Family. We are all in this together, without help, they Group will struggle to function. We have an awesome hall, it just needs some love.

Steven Munro - Scout Leader

PS Scouts & Youth are welcome to come and help, remember old clothing too, hat, water bottle, gloves.

Sep 6, 2010

Cover Photograph - Australian Scout, September 2010

COVER: A winning effort from Darcy of 5th Mildura in the tug of war at Sunraysia Scouts' raft regatta weekend. PHOTO: Jaimie Rodd

Aug 31, 2010

Cohen Shield :: September 10, 11 & 12, 2010

What is it: Cohen Shield is both and competition activity camp, as well as a camping standard competition. So it is a full camp setup. Everything needs to be as good as you can make it. Camp sites will be judged on level of standard.

When: 10th, 11th & 12th September 2010

Where: Bottle Bend, NSW. Turn off 22km from Mildura bridge round-about, towards Euston. Follow signs into camp

Cost: $35

Health Form: Download here and return it with payment.

Map: The turn off from the highway will be sign-posted.

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Aug 27, 2010

Venturer Gathering - December 3rd, 4th & 5th

Members of the Murray Venturer Unit are invited to register their interest in attending Venturer Gathering. Please let the leaders know if you are planning on attending this camp.

Activities May Include: Venturer Frat Tent, The Suits, Abseiling, Bikes, Camping, Friends, Other Activities, 4WD, Canoeing, Inflatables, Ice Blocking, Disco, Jelly Wrestling, etc., etc.

Aug 26, 2010

Annual General Meeting :: September 1st at 7:30pm :: 5th Mildura Scout Hall

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday September 1st at 7:30pm. This meeting will be held at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall and all families are invited to attend. This meeting is an ideal way to learn more about the 5th Mildura Group and its running.

We have not had an AGM for a couple of years and it would be good to see families attend and show their support for the leaders of Scouts, Venturers and soon to be Cubs! Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.

There will be a light supper provided.

Thank you
Terry Dyke

34th Mallee Rover Crew Scout Activity Camp (November 5th, 6th & 7th)

The Rover Camp is to be held at Tapio Station again, which is about 25km from Wentworth, and about 25km from Dareton, NSW. The camp is run by the Mallee Rover Crew, with help from the Marcus Blount Rover Crew and local Venturers and District teams. It is a high action camp with plenty of mud, water and fun. There will be the commando course, the water slide, the bungee and much, much more.

Places are limited. To attend this camp you must return your Health Form and payment by the 8th of September at the absolute latest.

Visit the Sunraysia District Scouts website.

Scout information pack can be downloaded here.
Venturer information pack can be downloaded here.

Aug 23, 2010

Bunnings BBQs :: Thank You & We Need Your Help Again (Sun 12 Sept)

Thank you to those families who were able to assist at the BBQ on Saturday at Bunnings. We had a very successful fundraiser having to restock our supplies by 12 O’clock, finally selling out of everything by 2pm.

I will let families know the amount that was raised through this fun event. Once again thank you to those families and the leaders who assisted on the day and thank you also to the families who were unable to attend this time and let us know. I understand that it is not always possible to help out due to other commitments.

We will be running our last BBQ at Bunnings for this year on Sunday September 12th from 9am.

Once again I am asking families to help out at this fundraiser as all money raised goes to assisting our children in either Scouts or Venturers.

Whilst this is the Sunday of the Cohen Shield Weekend, families who have a child at the Cohen Shield Camp could still help out in the morning as pick up is not until after lunch. Looking forward to hearing from you in regards to helping out for an hour or two at this fundraiser. A note asking you to nominate a time will go home with your child this week at either Scouts or Venturers.

Thanks and have a good week.

Terry Dyke
Parent Committee

Aug 17, 2010

Reminder: BBQ This Saturday at Bunnings - More Help Required!

Only four families have indicated that they are available to help on Saturday at the Bunnings BBQ. We need more assistance with this fundraiser!

Please return the note indicating when your family is able to assist. I will contact families who have not returned their form on Wednesday evening allocating them a time.

We all busy people, however, if we all assist, then families will only be required to give approx 1 hour of their time.

Looking forward to receiving many more offers of help.

There will be a parent's meeting Wednesday 18th August at 8:30pm at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall to finalise the BBQ organisation. See you there.

Thank You
Terry Dyke

Aug 12, 2010

Leadership Course 2010

For those Scouts invited to participate, this is a course designed to help encourage Leadership skills, while designed for Patrol Leaders, it is often helpful for younger Scouts to start developing these skills earlier.
Scouts will be cooking their meals, which include some camp oven cooking, and a campfire after.

Moorna Woolshed. 20km from the Wentworth Township.
Head through Wentworth towards Broken Hill, about 2 km from Fishers, turn left onto Renmark Road.
Continue along for about 20km, Moorna woolshed turn off will be on your left. Look for people and signs.

12pm Saturday until 12pm Sunday (Have lunch Sat before you get there)

What to bring:
Sleeping gear, uniform, camp clothing, eating gear, notepad & pen.


Any questions don’t hesitate to call me.

Steven Munro
5th Mildura & District Scout Leader

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POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2 & 3 :: Venturing Skills Camp : Fri 27th to Sun 29th Aug

Cowra Station – Snaggy Point
Meeting at the first Mildura Scout Hall at 6pm on Friday night to travel to the location. Car-pool for your own Venturer Unit. Some extra seats may be available. Returning approximately 2.30pm on Sunday

To Bring:
This is a self-catering course so you will need to bring along your own food and cooking equipment. Breakfast both mornings and the evening meal will be at a set base camp but you will need to bring along a lunch for Saturday only that you can carry with you. You will need to bring along your own sleeping gear including tents and toiletries. You will also require a small backpack to carry your lunch, first aid kit and water bottles. Just as important, you will need to bring your laterial-thinking mind, sense of humor and imagination.

This course is all about getting to know what Venturers is all about while getting to know a little bit more about yourself and your fellow Venturers.

Please bring along a small pad and pen as well as a completed current health form. Please let me know your numbers as soon as possible.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nigel Lush, Act. District Venturer Leader

Aug 2, 2010

Digging in for tree day in Mildura :: Sunraysia Daily 2/8/10

SUNRAYSIA scouts yesterday banded together and worked their green-thumbs in a huge tree planting effort.

More than 60 scouts, cubs, joeys, venturers, rovers, and parents met to plant 300 trees behind the Red Cliffs Scout Hall as part of National Tree Day.

About 400 native trees and shrubs were also planted in Mildura to rehabilitate and beautify the channel reserve connecting the new marina and the Etiwanda Wetlands.

The Sunraysia scouts were just some of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers planting trees around the country.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting event and is responsible for planting more than 15 million native trees and shrubs over the past 15 years.

Marcus Blount crew leader Jaimie Rodd said the group had planted twice as many trees in Red Cliffs as last year.

“Scouts care for the environment and it’s also good to get out and do something in uniform to show we’re active in the community,” he said.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of
Monday’s Sunraysia Daily 02/08/2010.

Jul 23, 2010

Murray Venturer Unit - Recommencing Thursday 29th July, 7:30 to 9:30pm

The 5th Mildura Scout Group's Venturer Unit, known as the 'Murray Venturer Unit' will recommence meeting at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall from next Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30pm. We will meet every Thursday night during school term.

We have chosen to meet on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30pm so that we can meet with other Venturer Units and have joint nights on occasion.

Max will be leading the Venturer Unit and Donna Munro (Queen's Scout) and I have offered to be assistant leaders. (I will remain as an Assistant Scout Leader also).

The first night will be a planning / information / learning night. We plan to get the Unit up and running quickly so that we can offer the 5th Mildura Scouts, who are ready to move onto Venturers, an option to stay part of the 5th Mildura Scout Group. Of course, we also welcome new Venturers who have not previously been in Scouting to join us.

The Venturer Unit program is based on 'Community Involvement', Personal Growth', 'Adventurous Activities' and 'Leadership Development'. Involvement in all of these areas, a bit of hard work (and a lot of fun) leads to the Scouting Movement's most prestigious award, the 'Queen's Scout Award'. We will be encouraging all Venturers to work towards this award.

We have been invited by the '2nd Mildura Venturer Unit' to join them on a Venturing Skills Camp on August 27 to 29. This is the first award in the Venturer Award Scheme, and the first step towards the Queen's Scout Award. I envisage our Venturer unit will also be involved in District Scouting events when invited.

We look forward to growing an active and dynamic Venturer Unit at the 5th Mildura Scout Group.

John Loughhead
Assistant Venturer Leader (Probationary Status Pending)
5th Mildura Scout Group

District Scout Hike, Tapio Station. June 2010

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Jul 21, 2010

Murray Venturer Unit

5th Mildura Scout Group will be offering Venturers in the very near future. Please talk to me at Scouts on Wednesday night, or contact me on 0418 375 20 or to register your interest.

I look forward to you continuing your Scouting life as a Venturer at the 5th Mildura Scout Group.

John Loughhead
Assistant Scout Leader
5th Mildura

World Scout $ Day 2010

Parent Meeting 5th Mildura Scouts

We will be having a Parent Group Meeting this Wednesday at 8:30pm at the Scout Hall. It would be great if all scouts had a parent/carer at this meeting as we need to discuss a number of important upcoming events that need every families support and input. The meeting will be finished in time to collect your scout at 9:30. Hopefully we will see many of you on Wednesday night.

Terry Dyke
5th Mildura Scout Group Committee

Jul 19, 2010

Upcoming Scouting Events on Sunday 1st August 2010

Hi all Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders, Fellowship Members & families,
Sunday 1st August 2010 marks a very important day for Scouting!
Firstly. it is World Scout Day

Secondly, it is National Tree Day
And thirdly, it is World Scout $1 Day (all Scouting members are asked to donate $1)
We invite everyone in Scouting & your families to join with us to celebrate these occassions!
From 10.30am we will be planting, mulching & watering approx 250 trees.
A FREE BBQ lunch will be supplied from 12 noon.
Then from 1.00 to 3.00pm we have arranged games & activities to celebrate World Scout Day.
Everything will be happening in Quandong Park Red Cliffs directly behind the Red Cliffs Scout Hall.
Please see the attached flyer for more details or contact me on 5024 5892.

Yours in Scouting,
David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts

Jul 8, 2010

Fundraising Through Recycling


Drop off your old, unwanted car, motorcycle, boat and truck batteries to the 5th Mildura Scout Hall at 1 The Centreway, Mildura, any Wednesday night during school term between 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
We can pick up your old batteries by calling 0418 375 920 to arrange a suitable time.

By donating your old batteries you will be supporting the 5th Mildura Scout Group. 

We would like to thank the following Sunraysia businesses that have donated old car batteries to this fundraising drive.
  • Bridgestone Tyre Service

Jul 2, 2010

Sunraysia Gang Show 2010 - Pirate Nun Cats in London

Congratulations to all of the Sunraysia District Scouts who have worked so hard this year towards tonight, the opening night of this years Sunraysia Gang Show, 'Pirate Nun Cats in London'. I'm sure it will be a fantastic show, as always. "Break a leg".

For those not involved in the show, make sure you get along with your family and friends to show your support, and for a guaranteed night full of great entertainment.

Jun 11, 2010

Directions to District Hike Campsite

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Steve's Hike Notes

Things to think about...

You are going on hike, but unlike any other type of camp, you need to carry everything, on your back. So here are some tips to make life a little easier.

This is your biggest enemy, every single gram extra you carry is going to cause you the extra bit of pain! Weight everything, you'll be surprised! Aim for less than 10kg.
  1. Food -I know we don't all like the dehydrated foods, but carrying food that already contains water is pointless as you are also carrying water just to drink. Test and try different types BEFORE you go hiking.
  2. Drinks - OK so water is a little boring, don't go cordial or energy drinks. try a little powdered cordial or Tang! lt's light and slightly tasty.
  3. Share - As a group of 2-3 you can lighten each others load by sharing the tent, food and cooking gear.
  4. Too much junk - Before you put your gear into your pack, put it into a heap, step back and look. Is there anything you don't really need? QUESTIONS: Does that full towel need to go? How many clothes can you really wear? And where are you going to plug the hair dryer into??
  5. Plastic is wonderful. Why take metal knives and fork when you're not having steak? There is a good range of plastic gear these days. QUESTION: if you are not cutting anything, why do you need a knife anyway?
  6. Packaging - Food comes in a bag inside a box? Throw out the box before you leave.
You don't have to own the latest and greatest to make it through.
  1. Rain coat - Now I know a big jacket is nice. but a poncho is much smaller and more practical. as it can also cover your pack. HINT: Pack a garbage bag or two. they are super light, and with a few holes cut make awesome poncho or bag cover!
  2. Cookers - Gas cookers are good. but they are HEAVYll However they can cook many meals are can be good if shared. Solid fuel stoves are very LIGHT but require a bit more patience.
  3. Sit-apon - OK I have borrowed this one from the Guides. Can't carry a chair while hiking. but don't want a wet behind when you sit? How about a square of plastic, like the type from around white goods?
  4. Foot wear - TIP: To help prevent blisters. wear 2 pairs of socks. 1 thin and 1 thick!!
  5. Don't forget some toilet paper!
  6. Sleeping - NEVER sleep in the clothes you have been walking in!
A Scout should make careful observations about the environment, so they have some idea where they are going.
  1. Sun on your back - make a mental note as to which side of you the sun is. and from that you should be able to make a rough guess as to the rough directions. NSEW.
  2. Eye contact - You should ALWAYS be within eyesight of someone else. Keep a watch on those in front and behind you.
  3. Lost - This is super important! If you do get lost and separated from the rest of the group STOP!! Do not keep walking!! Make some noise, but stay where you are. Hopefully this does not happen.
The 10th Scout Law is ????
  1. Rubbish - Everything you bring in, you must bring out. So think about the meals you have to try and reduce the amount of weight you have to drag back out again.
  2. Lollies - Now this is one of the few camps where A FEW lollies are allowed for a little energy, HOWEVER don't buy lollies with wrappers. I know you Scouts are good and put them in your pockets. but after 10km of walking, they FALL OUT!!
  3. Cold? - Yes it will be cold. the best tips - Walking, wear layers, thin layers. As you walk you warm up take off a layer. If you wear one BIG layer you get hot and cold quickly. Bedtime: the new style sleeping bag (silky) actually work better with less layers. as they need body heat to reflect to keep warm. Layers of clothing block the body heat.
  4. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but foot prints.
The number 1 rule!


May 15, 2010

Sunraysia District Scout Skating Night

Sunraysia District Scout Skating Night
When: May 19th, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $8.50 (inc. skate/blade hire)

Snacks and drinks extra

Scouts need to wear scarves only, uniform not required.
Scouts will need to be dropped off and picked up from the skate rink: 55 The Crescent, Mildura.

May 9, 2010

Leader Investiture & Training Award Presentation (This Wednesday 12/5/10)

This is an open invitation to all members, families and friends of the 5th Mildura Scout Group, and the greater Scouting community, to attend the investiture of Leaders Jaimie Rodd & Louise Hodgetts at 5th Mildura.

There will also be the presentation of an advanced leader training achievement award to Max Wallenaffer, our Group Leader.

The investiture and award ceremony will commence shortly after 7:30pm.

Please bring a small plate of supper to share after the ceremony.

Full uniform required.

Apr 19, 2010

Program - Term 2

Week 2 (21/4/10): DEAKIN AVE MEMORIAL WALK (7-9pm, full uniform).
ANZAC (25/4/10): ANZAC Day March (10:15am at 8th & Deakin Ave, finish Henderson Park 12pm).
Week 3 (28/4/10): SCOUTS IN ACTION.
Week 4 (5/5/10): EMERGENCIES - Alison & Mariah's "AM Show" (full uniform).
Week 7 (26/5/10): AIRPORT NIGHT - Nathan (full uniform).
Week 8 (2/6/10): GAMES NIGHT - Emily J.
Week 10 (16/6/10): AMAZING RACE - Nathan & Bridget.
Week 11 (23/6/10): DISCO NIGHT.


Sunraysia District Scouts have again been asked to assist in the Mildura ANZAC Day march on Sunday 25th April 2010.

All sections of Scouting are invited to participate in this special day!

What’s happening:

Joey Scouts & Cub Scouts
To meet at Henderson Park (cnr Deakin Ave & 13TH Street) at 10.30am. Joeys Scouts & Cub Scouts (and their Leaders) to form a Guard of Honour in 13th Street.

Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Leaders
To meet at the corner of Deakin Ave & 8th Street at 10.15am to assist with the carrying of the various flags & banners and participate in the march to Henderson Park.

All Scouting personnel are to be in FULL & CORRECT UNIFORM!

The march will leave from the corner of Deakin Ave & 8TH Street at 11.00am sharp and march down Deakin Ave to 13th Street & Henderson Park. The ANZAC Day ceremony will then commence on arrival. The ceremony will conclude between 12.00 - 12.30pm.

Should you have any questions or require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact myself on 0419 130 739.

Thanks in advance,
David Searle
District Commissioner

Deakin Avenue Memorial Walk 21st April (7pm to 9pm)

This Wednesday (21st April), the Scouts will be doing the Deakin Avenue Memorial Walk.
We will be leaving the Scout Hall at 7pm.
Scouts will need to be picked up from the Great Australian Ice Creamery at 9pm.
Scouts shall be in full uniform.
Bring a torch and wear a jacket.
Bring money for an ice cream if you wish.

Apr 9, 2010

8th APR Scout Photo Contest 2010 - Our Jaimie is a Winner! CONGRATULATIONS

Scouts Australia is proud to announce that Jaimie Rodd has been awarded Bronze Prize in the 8th APR Scout Photo Contest for his photo "National Tree Day". Congratulations Jaimie!!!

The APR received a total of 125 entries for this year's contest. In March, a panel from a major photography club in the Philippines pre-selected the 15 best photos to be entered for the final selection. These photos were then forwarded to the Scout Association of Japan for final judging by a panel of renowned Japanese photographers headed by Mr Takeyoshi Tanuma, President of the Japan Professional Photographers Society.

Jaimie will receive the Bronze Prize trophy and an XBox courtesy of Mr Shinya Mizuta, Chairman of the APR Scouting Profile Sub-Committee. Jaimie's photo will be used in the Asia-Pacific Region's regular publications including promotional posters and the 2011 calendar.

Jaimie is a Crew Leader with Marcus Blount Rover Crew (2nd Mildura) and an Assistant Scout Leader with 5th Mildura. He is involved with Sunraysia Gang Show, and was an official JNN photographer at AJ2010, the 22nd Australian Jamboree. You can view more of Jaimie's work, including photos from AJ2010, on his official Facebook page.

Scouts Australia would also like to congratulate the other Australian entrants in the competition - we were greatly impressed by the quality of the photos submitted this year. Keep up the good work!

See all the photographs submitted not only by Jaimie but by all Australian entrants. Not only do they feature Nathan and Courtney, but Mariah, Bridget and our leader Steve are also the subjects of Jaimies' photos.

Courtesy of Scouts Australia.

Apr 1, 2010

HELP for Easter Saturday & Sunday

Hi Leaders & Supporters,

This is my last desparate plea for assistance on either Easter Saturday &/or Sunday at the Mildura Ski 100 boat race.

I am still in need of the following:

2 x Saturday morning shift 6am to 11am
4 x Saturday afternoon shift 11am to 4pm


2 x Sunday morning shift 6am to 11am
3 x Sunday afternoon shift 11am to 4pm

Any assistance you can help out with would be very much appreciated.

Can you please let me know ASAP!

Yours in Scouting,

David Searle

David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts

Tel: (03) 5024 5892
Mob: 0419 130 739

Mar 19, 2010

Help Needed Easter Saturday & Sunday @ Mildura 100 Ski Race!!!

Sunraysia District Scouts have been asked to assist with the Mildura 100 Ski Race Car Parking on Easter Saturday & Sunday.

This is a fundraiser for the District and we require 18 helpers each Shift to assist on each day, even if you can only make it for one shift that would be a great help!.

No special training is required, we just need people power on each day to assist directing cars, the Ski Club supply the rest!

I have set up the roster for each shift below, if you can assist please reply & add your name & home/mobile number to 1 or more of the shifts.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email or call me on 0419 130 739.

David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts

Red Cliffs Lunarfest & Lindemans Tour De Murray

Hi Everyone,

Another big weekend coming up in Sunraysia for community events.

Red Cliffs Lunarfest
Saturday 20th March 2010

The Red Cliffs Scout Group is participating in Red Cliffs's biggest event on the calendar!
The parade starts at 12.00 noon and winds it's way through the Streets of Red Cliffs.
Then at Barclay Square there will be loads of entertainment, activities & food stalls all afternoon & into the night.
A great day ensured, so go out & support this community event.

Lindemans Tour De Murray
Sunday 21st March 2010

Fund raiser event which is a fun and non competitive day.
Ideal for all the family.
Regular road and family bike rides, family walk, river swim, tennis coaching and more.
10.30am-Mildura Mayoral Walk from Mildura Tennis Club to Apex Park and return.
11.30am-Mildura Murray Masters 1.5km swim from Rowing Club to the Bridge and return.
11.00am-Sunraysia Bug Family Leisure Bike Ride from Mildura Tennis Club to Apex Park and return.
Tennis and Rhee Tae Kwon Do 'come and try' at Mildura Tennis Club.
LOCATION: Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, Cureton Ave

For further information see the attached Flyer or contact Matthew Holland on Mob: 0412 176 908

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Yours in Scouting,

David Searle

David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts