Apr 19, 2011

ANZAC Day March, Monday 25th April 2011

ANZAC Day March

Monday 25th April 2011

Sunraysia District Scouts have again been asked to assist in the Mildura ANZAC Day march on Monday 25th April 2011.

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 hand out "Order of Service" sheets and to form a Guard of Honour in 13th Street.



Rovers &


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 13thStreet & Henderson Park. The ANZAC Day ceremony will then commence on arrival. The ceremony will conclude between 12.00 - 12.30pm. Families are more than welcome to join with us for the ceremony at Henderson Park.

Should you have any questions or require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact myself on ( (H) 5024 5892 or 0434 540 202.

Thanks in advance,

David Searle

David Searle

District Commissioner

Apr 4, 2011

Venturing Skills Camp - April 9 & 10, 2011.

What is it: Venturing Skills Camp is the first award a venturer must gain on the path to their Queen's Scout Award. The camp will test your knowledge and ability in camping, bush walking (orienteering) and first aid. All the things you learnt while in Scouts. You will also be asked to explain the Venturer Award Scheme.

When: Friday Night 8th April (optional), Saturday 9th and 10th of April 2011

Where: Cowra Station, Victoria.

Cost: Nil. Camp is self-catered.

Bring: Pack for a lightweight hiking trip. Good hiking shoes, hat, water bottle, sun screen, mosquito repellent, light weight food and gear.

Health Form: Download here . Fill it in, bring it to the camp and give it to a leader.

Apr 1, 2011

District Fundraiser :: Easter 100 Ski Race Car Parking Roster 2011

Hi Scouters,

Sunraysia District Scouts have again been asked to assist with the Mildura
Easter Ski 100 boat races.

Our tasks this year will be:
       - Overseeing the public car park
       - Overseeing the competitors car & boat parking
       - Assisting at both gates to hand out wrist bands (no money handling)
       - Tractor driving to load & unload boats (5 experienced tractor drivers required each day)
       - Duty boat operations (2 persons & boats required each day)

This is a major fund raising activity for the District and your assistance is need to fill the vacancies on the attached roster.

If you can assist on either the Saturday or Sunday for either the morning or afternoon session (or whole day) that would be fantastic and please let me know by this Sunday night (3 April 2011).

I have a meeting with the organisers on Tuesday and they have requested to know our roster is pretty much organised.

Many thanks & hope to hear back from you soon.

Yours in Scouting,

David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts
0434 540 202

5th Mildura Cubs are Recommencing on May 2, 2011

News Flash: The 5th Mildura Cub Pack will be recommencing on May 2, 2011 (2nd week of Term 2 in Victoria). The new Cub Leader is Kerri Retallick. Come along on Monday May 2 and give Cubs a try!

Who Can Join: Cubs is for boys and girls aged 7.5 to 10.5 years old.

When Will Cubs Meet: Cubs meets every Monday night during school term from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

What Does It Cost: First 3 nights are FREE to try it out! Then it costs $300 per year, or $75 per term.
Registration Fee = $140 per year (Scouts Australia - Victorian Branch. Membership, insurance, etc).
Group Fee = $80 per year (This covers the running costs of our hall. Power, gas, water, rates, building insurance, maintenance, etc).
Pack Fee = $80 per year (This goes to the Cub leader for purchasing of equipment and materials used in weekly activities).

Where Is The Hall: 8 The Centreway, Mildura (see map below).

Parent's Guide: A detailed Parent's Guide is available at the Hall or it can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/dRT4YQ

Contact Kerri: 0418 954 669 or email jasnkerri@bigpond.com

What is Cubs?

Fun to Join
Cub Scouts have great fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn, places to see and new friends to meet. Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too. Each week you'll get together with other boys and girls your age and be led into adventure! You'll wear your own Cub Scout uniform to show you're one of us. And you'll be able to collect special badges to put on your uniform to show your achievements.

Fun in a Pack
You'll find there are 24 boys and girls in your Cub Scout Pack. All of them are just like you. They all might have different interests and be good at different things, but the| all want to enjoy themselves and have fun. Like you, they'll be learning new things each week and discovering how great it is to be a Cub Scout.

Fun from The Start
At your first pack meeting you may feel a bit shy to begin with but it won't take long to get to know everyone. You'll learn the Scout Salute, the Handshake, the Motto, the Grand Howl, Pack Calls, the Cub Scout Law and the Cub Scout Promise. The Leaders will help you. You'll soon be making new friends with the other Cub Scouts and having a terrific time !

Fun in a Six
Your Pack will be divided into "Sixes", so named because each "Six" will have about 6 people in it. One of the first badges you'll put on your uniform is the colour patch of your Six.


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