Mar 29, 2011

Venturers : UPDATE (31/3/11)

UPDATE THIS THURSDAY (31/3/11): Noel Whitchurch has asked if we can help erect the scout marquee in Gol Gol on Thursday night. He needs us from 7-8pm approx. We will get money for our fundraising! Meet me at the hall at 6:45pm and we will go to Gol Gol in my car. We should still have time for some backwoods cooking. Please let me know if you can come.

Venturers : Backwoods Cooking

This Thursday night (31/3/11) at Venturers we were planning to cook pancakes. We have all done this before and there is a chance it might be a bit boring. Alexander has suggested that we do some 'backwoods cooking'. This is much more scouty and should be a lot of fun. I believe we will be making doughboys, koftas and shaky ice cream!

Backwoods cooking utilizes cooking gear and ingredients that can easily be carried on your back while hiking. Equipment may include a simple pot and pan and a knife. Other utensily can be fashioned from whatever materials the campsite offers. The ingredients are usually simple and long lasting. (e.g. flour would be carried in place of a loaf of bread). Other ingredients may be caught or collected en route.

Lightweight cooking.
Backwoods cooking.

Mar 10, 2011

Relay For Life

Relay for Life is coming up at the end of this month, and one of the 2nd Mildura Venturers is putting together a team for Sunraysia Scouts. If you would like to get involved with this, you need to register online at and follow the links to the Mildura event. There is a cost of $15.00 to register.

The event details are:

Date: 26 & 27 March 2011
Start Time: 3pm
Finish Time: 9am
Venue: Ornamental Lakes Park

If you have any questions about this event, please email me at, and I will try and help you.

Yours in Scouting,

Louise Hodgetts
Assistant Scout Leader
5th Mildura Scouts