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.