Jun 15, 2011

Scouts This Week

Hi 5th Mildura Scouts & Families,

Here are a few things that everyone need to know for Scouts this week.

Scouts Tonight - Tour of the Mildura Police Station (Wednesday 15/6/11 - Organised by Chloe Manger)
Start: 7:30pm at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall as usual.
Finish: 9:30pm pick-up at the front of the Mildura Police Station.
Uniform: Full uniform please. Bring a warm jacket, as we will be walking from our hall to the Police Station.

Parent Help to Chop Wood Tonight
Would it be possible for a couple of parents to chop some of the wood, which is stacked in the back yard, and place it in the scout trailer. We are cooking a hot meal for the scouts on Saturday night of the Bike-Hike (this weekend) and I believe that wood is fairly scarce where we are going.

Bike-Hike is THIS WEEKEND!
Please let me know tonight if you are planning on coming on the bike-hike camp this weekend. I need to know numbers for catering on Saturday night.

Attached is the handout for the Bike-Hike which was given out last Wednesday night (slightly amended). Also attached is a Health Form which must be filled in and returned to me on Friday night (when we met at the Hall for the Bike-Hike, or out at the Friday night camp spot, if you are going there directly).


Starts:

Friday June 17th, Meet at 6:00pm at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall. Depart the Hall by 6:30pm. (Scouts to arrange car-pooling) We will be taking the scout trailer for the transport of bikes and gear.


Finishes:

Approximately 3pm Sunday at the John Douglas Scout Centre at Nichols Point. (Exact time will be advised to Parents by text message).


Cost:

$5.00 for a hot camp oven dinner on Saturday night.

If you are not getting text messages and emails from me, please let me know. If you are getting too many, also let me know!!

BUNNINGS BBQ THIS WEEKEND!
Apologies for the late notice.

5th Mildura have a Bunnings BBQ this weekend from 9am to 3pm. This is a fantastic fund raiser for the Group as it helps pay a few of our major bills for the year. As the Scouts and Scout Leaders are away on the Bike-Hike this weekend, I am calling on the help of parents and Venturers to give up an hour or two of your Saturday to help run the BBQ.

I also need someone to manage the opening and closing of the BBQ as Max is working on Saturday. Max has already arranged the float, sausages, bread, etc.

If you can help, please contact me (on the number below), or Max on 0428 236 347.

John Loughhead
Murray Venturer Unit & 5th Mildura Scout Troop
Assistant Venturer Leader
Assistant Scout Leader
0418 375 920



Jun 10, 2011

Scouts : Tonight, Wednesday (15/6/11) :: Mildura Police Station Tour

Start: 7:30pm at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall as usual.

Finish: 9:30pm pick-up at the front of the Mildura Police Station.

Uniform: Full uniform. Bring a warm jacket, as we will be walking from our hall to the Police Station.

(Last minute information about the Bike Hike on Friday 17 - 19 June, 2011).

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Jun 7, 2011

Sunraysia District Scout Bike Hike 2011 - June 17 to 19.

Bike Hike 2008

This year the Bike Hike will be held in the Lambert Island Reserve and along the banks of the Murray on the Victorian side.

We will be camping on Friday night just off Johns Way, over Outlet Creek, which is just past the Karadoc Winery off the Kulkyne Way. (See map below).

Starts: Friday June 17th, Meet at 6:00pm at the 5th Mildura Scout Hall. Depart the Hall by 6:30pm. (Scouts to arrange car pooling). We will be taking the scout trailer for the transport of bikes and gear.

Finishes: Approximately 3pm Sunday at the John Douglas Scout Centre at Nichols Point. (Exact time will be advised to Parents by text message).

What to Bring:
Usual camping gear. Tent (at least 2 scouts per tent - Scouts to organise), sleeping bag, etc. It will be very cold. Your main bag will be carried in a trailer from camp site to camp site. You will only need to carry a small bag with food, water, etc.

Food. You will be self catering, hike style for all meals except Saturday night dinner (possibly a shared camp oven meal). Bring your own food and hike cooking gear. Keep it light weight, if possible.

You will need a small back pack which will hold your snacks, lunch, water, first aid kit.

Hat.

Water bottle.

Any questions? Ask us on Wednesday night.

MAP
Directions from the 5th Mildura Scout Hall to the Friday night camp site (starting point).


View Directions to Bike / Hike 2011 in a larger map

Scouts Tonight (7/6/11) :: Bike Hike Prep Night

Tonight at scouts we will be preparing for the upcoming Sunraysia District Scout Bike Hike (June 17-19).

Bring your bike to scouts tonight, along with your helmet, bike pump, tools and puncture repair kit and we will make sure that everyone's bike is ready for the Bike Hike!

Last week we did some cooking which will definitely come in handy on the camp. Maybe not the egg cooked in an orange.....

Tonight we will be learning some first aid skills, which I hope we won't need on the Bike Hike, but it's best to "Be Prepared".

Jun 1, 2011

Scouts Tonight (1/6/11) :: Backwoods Cooking

Tonight at scouts we will be backwoods cooking!
Wear something warm as we will be outside for most of the night.
Bring your camp stove if you want to practice with it before the bike hike.