Dec 12, 2012

End of Year Message

As the year comes to a close, the Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank every individual who helped out this year. Whether it's cooking a BBQ, attending camps or helping at working bees, every contribution is invaluable, and without it the Group would cease to exist. Thank you all for your time, energy hard work and ideas.

As we look forward to 2013, there are a few things we need to consider.

Our Hall still has a number of repairs and upgrades that need to happen. The Committee hopes to have our space up to standard by years end. This is a big undertaking, and we need both the man power and the funds to make this happen. It is our hope that we can all pull together and create a space for our children which is both safe and welcoming.

This brings us to our second focus for 2013 - Fund raising. We need to generate as much funding as we can in the coming year. Not only will it assist with repairs to the Hall, but the time and effort put into raising funds significantly reduces financial outlay for parents and carers. Please voice any and all ideas you make have in this area - the more creative the better!

It has been a pleasure working with you all this year, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2013!

5th Mildura Cub & Scout Group Committee

Dec 4, 2012

5th Mildura Scouts Relax-End-of-Year-Camp

Where: at Mansells sandbar in Colignan. See map and follow scout tracks...
When:  Sat 15thDec about 10:00 am untill about 3:00 pm Sun. 16th  Dec.
Cost: nil (self cater)
Activities: Relax, enjoy, fish, swim, campfire or any other scout activities anyone would like to do.
What to Bring: (a guide)
  •      life jacket
  •       bathers + rashie
  •        towels x2
  •        hat
  •         suncream / insect repellent                                               
  •         mat/stretcher                                                                       
  •        sleep bag/ pyjamas/ pillow
  •         warm clothes                                                               
  •         x2 old bush/river clothes                                                   
  •         torch
  •         toiletries and personal first aid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  •         thongs/sandles /water shoes                                                                                                                                 
  •         camping chair
  •       waterbottles
  •         Fishing gear (optional)
  •         Own food for the weekend                                                    
  •         dilly bag
  •        Scout tents can be borrowed from Troop
  •        Byo cookers/pans/tuckerboxes/table
  •        Any other camping gear (shovel etc.)
  •        Health form if your parents are not staying
    Supervising adults: Maaike and Mark Johnston 50291523/0428291523
  • If it is a Total Fire Ban day, you will have to bring food that does not need cooking on a fuel stove or fire.
  • Any adults with WWC who can assist with the supervision during this weekend are most welcome to join too.


5th Mildura Scouts News

·         5th Dec. Watersafety activities at the Irymple swimming pool 6:30-8:30PM (bring shirt/pants and shoes to swim in too) $1.70 per child
·         12th Dec. 7-9pm, a christmas themed masterchef competition. (bring badge blankets and swap badges to share )
·         Thank you to all parents, scouts, leaders for another eventful and awesome scout year.
·         Goodbyes to John, Charles, Tavis and... have fun with the Venturers next year.
·         Leaders update: Louise is back being a Rover, Maaike is training to be new leader
·         Good luck to 8 scouts going to Australian Jamboree 2013 in Queensland; Tavis, John, Charles, Alex, Jack, Annie May, Bree and Emma
·         Get well to Courtney, we hope you make a speedy recovery.
·         Stay connected through our website/blog (  and facebook site (
·         Link to Scouts Australia Digital Guidelines:
·         We would like to encourage all parents to get a Working With Children’s check, to enable them to help out with anything scout related. (it is free, just pick up the form from the postoffice)
·         Start date next year: Wed. 6th Feb. 2013
·         New meet times from next term: 7.00PM – 9.00PM
·         Troop Council date: Wed. 30th Jan. 7.00PM

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,
Yours in scouting,
Steven, Sheridan, John, and Maaike

Parent Survey (please return this part to the leaders before the end of the year)

Name Parent(s)/guardian(s): _______________________________________

v  Would you be willing to be rostered on as a Parent Helper during Wed. nights?
YES   /   NO

v  Would you like to help out with the supervision during patrol activities and or camps?
YES  /   NO

v  Are you ok with the patrols sleeping together in their own tents, hence having mixed gender sleeping arrangements?
YES   /   NO

v  Would you like to attend a parent information session at the start of Term 1?
YES  /    NO

v  Any comments or suggestions for the Troop to take ‘on board’?