Dec 17, 2014

Merry Christmas

The Group Break-Up last week at Waves was the last night of Scouts for 2014. No Scouts tonight. Thanks everyone for a fantastic year. Looking forward to a big 2015 Jamboree lead-up year. See you all when school term starts next year. Merry Christmas.

Dec 9, 2014

Scouts This Week - 2014 Break-up at Waves.

Scouts on Thursday night, NOT Wednesday night. Remind your friends!!

We are having our last night of Scouts for the year at Waves on Thursday night from 7-8:30pm. $3.90 entry fee.

Nov 24, 2014

5th Mildura Cubs have fun with Billy Carts. Thanks parents and helpers for making the night great FUN!






Nov 12, 2014

Nov 3, 2014

Scouts - Water Night - 5th November

Scouts this Wednesday is a water fun night at Jarrod's place.
Bring a towel and dry clothes.

Oct 29, 2014

Scouts Tonight - Cubs Linking & Investitures / Cuboree Report & AJ2016 Info

Parents, Families & Friends Welcome (for all or part of the night).

7:00pm - Flag Break
7:05pm - Game by Duty Patrol
7:25pm - AJ2016 Jamboree Presentation & Discussion / Questions
7:55pm - Cubs talk about their recent Cuboree experience.
8:05pm - Linking of Cubs and Bridge Building
8:25pm - Investiture of Scouts (x2)
8:35pm - Game / Pack bench seats and Scout tents in trailer for Rover Camp.
8:50pm - In Patrols to discuss Rover Camp / Parent Help Required Setup / Pack Up.
8:55pm - Flag / Close / Clean Up.

Full Uniform

Oct 16, 2014

Calling Parents, Famlies, Friends & Supporters - Helpers Required for Set-Up & Pack-Up of Rover Camp

The Mallee Rover Crew & The Sunraysia District Scout Leaders are calling for help from parents, families, friends and supporters to set-up and pack-up the camp.

Set-Up:
Saturday 1st November
Meet at Rover Camp site at Tapio Station at 9am.
This will include erecting the marquee and various other tents.
BBQ lunch will be provided.

Pack-Up:
Sunday 9th November
Meet at Rover Camp site at Tapio Station at 12pm.
If you are picking up your Scout you might consider sending your Scout home with another family and staying to help pack up for a few hours.
This will include dismantling the marquee and various other tents.
If you have a vehicle capable of towing, please let us know. We have more trailers out at camp than vehicles, and we would appreciate some of them towed back to Mildura to avoid Leaders having to make multiple trips.


Oct 13, 2014

Jamboree of the Air / Jamboree of the Internet (JOTA / JOTI) 2014

Sunraysia District Scouts presents
This international Scouting & Guiding event is on again. It is this time of the year where the entire world of Scouts and Guides get together to meet just as you would at a Jamboree camp, except using the wonders of technology to cross the distance.

The Important Information

Where: Nichols Point Scout Centre
When: 18th & 19th October
Time: 12:30pm Saturday until Sunday lunch.
Uniform: Yes
What to Bring: If staying, food, bedding and clothes. (Cooking equipment available).
A Health Form is required if you are staying overnight.
Maybe a notepad.
Laptops: Bring them if you wwish, however, school issued notepads can be tricky to set up.
Cost: Badges $3.
Pizza + Garlic Bread + Can of Drink = $10 (will order 6:30pm Saturday night).

Communication Activities this Year:
  • Amateur Radio
  • IRC Chat
  • Teamspeak
  • Skype
  • Plus extra activities
Things to Do:
  • Make new internaational friends
  • Swap badges
  • Learn new skills
  • Take part in the competitions
How to Prepare:
  • Think up a sensible username.
  • If you have an email address, remember the password.
  • Go to www.jotajoti.org and register.
JOTA & JOTI is supported by the Sunraysia Radio Group www.sunradio.org.au
For more information about JOTA / JOTI contact:
Steven Munro - District Leader, Scouts
0499777692
steven_munro@bigpond.com




Sep 25, 2014

Cuboree 2014

With less than 4 days til we head off, I just wanted to remind everyone that the bus is leaving at 6.30am on Monday 29th September, from the Mildura Train Station.  That means you will need to have your Cubs there at 6.00am.

Cubs should bring 1 bag full of their clothes and sleeping bag.
                              1 back pack with their Cuboree Poncho, Sun Hat and Beanie, your coat, and anything you would like to bring to pass the time during our 8 hour bus trips!(no electronic devices or Lollies)
                                1 Pillow can be carried onto bus.

Other things you need to bring is a packet of biscuits if you have not already done so (I have all of 5th Mildura) A packed Lunch and up dated Medical forms, ONLY if anything has changed since your application was submitted or if you have a asthma or allergy plan.

Cuboree s a Nut free Camp and Bus trip!

On Friday we are expected to be at the Mildura Train Station at 3.40 pm. Times will be update on the Cuboree website.  If you click on the little red bus and enter you Cubs details you will find the expected arrival time.

Please feel free to contact Kerri via text or email if you have any further enquires.  We are unsure of mobile coverage while at the camp so if you don't hear from us we are having a GR8 time!!

Sep 3, 2014

Australian National Flag Day


Australian National Flag Day

Australian National Flag Day is an opportunity for individuals, community organisations, local authorities, businesses and schools to celebrate with pride the anniversary of the Australian National Flag.

Australian National Flag Day, proclaimed in 1996 as a national day, celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901. On that day Prime Minister Edmund Barton announced the winners of a competition to design a flag for Australia. A large flag, 5.5 metres by 11 metres, was flown over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. At that time the flag was known as the Commonwealth blue ensign; later, the flag became known as the Australian National Flag.

All Australians are encouraged to fly or display the Australian National Flag to celebrate Australian National Flag Day on 3 September each year.

This and more information about National Flag Day is available from:
http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/flag.cfm#day

Aug 28, 2014

Scouts in Action Month - August 2014

Breaking the Cycle – Bullying is not a part of Scouting

"Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."
Robert Baden-Powell



Anti-Bullying Learning and Teaching Resource (ALTER) Catholic Education ...

Aug 27, 2014

Scouts Tonight, 27th August - Scouts in Action & Cohen Shield

Tonight at Scouts we will be participating in Scouts in Action Month.
Breaking the Cycle.
Bullying in not a part of Scouting.

We will also be preparing for the Cohen Shield Camp.

Mystery Cooking Box Night will take place another night later in the year.

Cohen Shield Camp 2014 - Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014

Sunraysia District Scout’s
Cohen Shield
Competition & Activity Camp
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014

Butler’s Bend (Munro’s Bend), Trentham Cliffs, NSW

Cost:  $30.00 (Includes food, drinks, activity equipment and badge).
Health Form & Money Due Back: Wednesday 10th September 2014
Transport Arrangements: Parents and or car pooling when organised by Scouts.
Depart: Scout Hall, Meet at 6:00pm. Depart at 6:30pm. Car Pooling, or meet us there.
Return: Pick up from Camp 2:00pm. (Campsite must be packed up and clean before any Scouts can depart.)
Un packing: All scouts/parents are expected to help un-pack the trailers into the new shed at 2:30pm, immediately after leaving from the campsite.
Uniform: Scouts need to wear uniform to and from camp.
There will not be swimming on this camp.
Leader in Charge of Activity:                   Steven Munro Tel. 0499 777 692
Emergency Contact During Activity:    John Loughhead Tel. 0477 175 911
Personal Gear Memory Jog

1.             Jeans / Long Pants
2.             Shorts
3.             Warm pullover / windcheater
4.             Waterproof coat or parka
5.             Warm cap / Wide brim, shady hat
6.             Changes of clothing
7.             Socks
8.             Shirt / skivvy / T-shirt
9.             Extra Shoes / sneakers
10.           Pyjamas or other for night wear
11.           Soiled linen bag
12.           Comb / Hair Brush
13.           Washer, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap in a waterproof bag
14.           Towel/s
15.           Handkerchiefs
16.           Unbreakable eating gear:  bowls, mug / cup, 2 plates, knife, fork, spoon. In a tie top bag.
17.           Tea Towel
18.           Pillow
19.           Sheets / Inner bag
20.           Sleeping Bag / Blankets
21.           Sleeping mat, Air bed
22.           Notebook and Pencil
23.           Torch / Spare batteries
24.           Water Bottle
25.           Personal First Aid Kit
26.           Rubbish Bag
27.           Sunscreen Lotion
28.           Insect Repellent

Everything must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
No Responsibility will be taken for any lost property.

*** Note: don’t forget your Dilly bag with eating utensils.
*** Make sure you have a hat;
*** Thongs are not permitted at a scout camp;

Map to Butler’s Bend



REPCO Dad of the Year BBQ - Saturday 6th September - Cuboree Fundraiser

The 5th Mildura Cubs are having a BBQ at REPCO in the hope to make enough to buy some sort of lighting system to take to Cubore.

REPCO are selling “Dad of the Year” mugs for $5 with profits going to Scouts Australia.

Where: Repco Mildura - 93-97 Seventh Street, Mildura
Date: Saturday 6th September
Time: 10am to 2pm

Come down and support this fundraiser.

There is a special blanket badge for Cubs who help out and for a limited number of Cubs and Scouts who come and buy a sausage.

Make sure you and your mates all go to www.dadoftheyear.com.au and nominate a Dad to win him $10,000!

Parent & Supporter's Roster

10am to 12 noon
  1. Kevin Delbridge, Dion & Ashley
  2. Hoyles
  3. Belinda & Amos

12 noon to 2pm

  1. Rodney & Riley
  2. Michael & Finn Beattie
  3. Kerri 
If your name is not on this list please come and buy a sausage to support our fundraising to buy lighting. Cubs can still earn father’s day badge if they come and buy a sausage!

Aug 25, 2014

5th Mildura Scouts - Fantastic Race 2014

5th Mildura Scouts enjoying lunch at the Werribee Zoo at the end of the Fantastic Race. August 10, 2014.
20th place out of 44 patrols.




5th Mildura's Scouts Australia Geocoin

5th Mildura Scouts purchased a Scouts Australia Geocoin and are now tracking its movements via geocaching.com. Last known location is a geocache near Mannum, SA.


Aug 7, 2014

Scout Prayer 6 August - 100 Year Anniversary of the Outbreak of WW1


Rainbow of Candles

red – the colour of blood, we remember all those who have been injured in fighting or war.

orange – the colour of bright orange jackets worn so that people can be seen, while they work to look after people who are in danger, we remember fire-fighters and ambulance teams

yellow – sometimes people tie a yellow ribbon to welcome people home, we remember those who are missing a member of their family who is away from home at the moment.
green – the colour of camouflage clothes, we remember those who are serving our country today.

blue – the colour of the caps of the peacekeeping forces, we remember those working for peace.

indigo – a sad colour, we remember those who are sad because of the past.

violet – a royal colour, we remember kings and queens and politicians as they rule our countries.


Jul 31, 2014

Scout Leadership Course 2014

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.

Where:
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.
Just past Fort Courage turn off. Look for an old wool shed down near the river.

When:
12pm Saturday until 1:30pm Sunday (Have lunch Sat before you get there)

What to bring:
Sleeping gear, uniform, camp clothing, eating gear, notepad & pen.
(Tents and food provided)

Cost:
$20 + Health Form



View Moorna Woolshed (turn off) in a larger map

Jul 29, 2014

National Tree Day 2014

5th Mildura Scouts make page 2 of today's Mildura Midweek for National Tree Day!


Second Mildura Scouts make the cover of Sunraysia Daily for National Tree Day! (Monday 28 July 2014)


Jul 23, 2014

Prayer for MH17

Dear Lord,

Thank you for our night here at Scouts; we are very thankful that we live in a country that is at peace and that we are safe to participate in our daily lives without fear of war.

Tonight Lord we remember the 298 victims of the Malaysian Airline that has been shot down in Ukraine. We think of those people on board who were innocent victims and had nothing to do with the war that has cost them their lives. We remember also that many of these innocent people were only children, children who deserved to live long, happy lives.

Lord we ask you to please be with the families of those who have died- may they feel your comfort;

please be with the authorities from Australia and around the world as they work to return the victims remains to their home countries;

And Lord please help all of those who are fighting the war in the Ukraine, to find a peaceful solution and to stop the bloodshed.

Through Jesus' name we pray,
Amen

The Merbein Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph - Scout Challenge Relay


National Tree Day 2014


Scouts Term 3 Program 2014

5th Mildura Scouts Term 3 Program 2014
John Loughhead  - 0477 175 911
Jarrod Searle - 0428 319 950
Meeting times: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday Nights

DATE:
ACTIVITY:
Duty Patrol
Who's In Charge
July



23rd
Sport  and Health (Hall)
Bandicoots
Chelsea, Kane & Jarrod
30th
Around the World (Hall)
Falcons
Will, Noah & John




August



2nd & 3rd
Leadership Camp

John & Jarrod
6th
Sensors Night (Hall)
Eagles
Gretel, Corey & Jarrod
13th
Badge work & Screen Printing (Hall)
Kangas
Maddie, Sieanna & John
20 th
Architecture Night (Hall)
Bandicoots
Chelsea, Kane & Jarrod
27th
Mystery Cooking Box Night
Falcons
John & Jarrod




September



3rd
Mock Emergencies (Hall)
Eagles
Gretel, Corey & Jarrod
10th
Camp Craft for Cohen Shield (Hall)
Kangas
John & Jarrod
12th,13th,14th
District Cohen Shield Camp

John & Jarrod
17th
Break Up Night TBA

John & Jarrod

Jul 16, 2014

IMPORTANT *TONIGHTS MEETING*

Unfortunately, there are insufficient members of the committee available for tonight's meeting, so it HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

It will now be held next Wednesday 23rd July at 7pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Caitlin

Jul 15, 2014

COMMITTEE

It has come to my attention that some were not aware of the meeting of the committee tomorrow night. The meeting will commence as usual at 7pm in the Den at the Hall.
Hope to see some of you there.
Regards
Caitlin

Jun 23, 2014

End of Term Bonfire, Cooking & Wide Game 7-9pm, Wednesday 25/6/14


We are having a bonfire to celebrate the end of Term 2 at Steve's Bend, Trentham Cliffs, NSW.

Bring;
1. Warm clothing, Scout scarf, water bottle, torch.
2. Wide game skills.
3. Cooking skills
Term 3 will begin on 16th July 2014, 7:00pm.



Jun 19, 2014

The Fantastic Race 2014

Attention Scouts and Families:
We have been invited by Jaimie Rodd to participate in the Fantastic Race on Sat 9th & Sun 10th August, 2014 in Melbourne.
I am interested in some of our Scouts attending this two day event in Melbourne if I can get some parents help with transport, etc.
Scouts who have achieved their Red Cord are eligible to attend.
The cost of the event is $65 + Miki card + food money + share of fuel.
Scouts and parents (with cars), please register your interest on the 5th Mildura Scouts Facebook Group or talk to me.
Check out The Fantastic Race website for more details.
http://www.moorabbinscoutgroup.net/tfr/

John Loughhead
Scout Leader - 5th Mildura
0477175911

Jun 6, 2014

Scouts :: Movie Dress Up Night - Wednesday 11 June 2014


Next Wednesday on the 11th of June is going to be a movie night.

Dress up as your favourite movie or television show character.

We will be taking part in some acting activities.

Noah

Jun 4, 2014

Committee Meeting

Good afternoon all,
due to insufficient numbers we were unable to hold the last committee meeting.

A meeting has been scheduled for next Wednesday evening, the 11th of June, commencing at 7pm at the Hall.

All parents/carers are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. They are a vital part of the running of the 5th Mildura Group and we welcome all input into the important items which are discussed.

Please email all agenda items to me no later than Monday 9th.

Thank you.

Regards

Caitlin

May 24, 2014

Grampians Hike 2014 (Updated 28.05.14)

Sunraysia District Scouts
Present
Grampians Hike 2014
The Grampians Hike Camp from Friday 6th to Monday 9th of June will unfold as follows.
We will be camping at Roy Keller’s block at Wartook (north-western end of the Grampians).
Glenisla-Rosebrook Road, Wartook.

Leaders
Leader in Charge: Noel Whitchurch 0428276335
First Aid Officer: Sharon Simmons
Irymple: John Lauder 0408596014
2nd Mildura: Roy Keller
5th Mildura Leader: John Loughhead 0477175911

Friday 6/6/09:
Meet after 6:00pm at the Bus Depot (Bathurst Court, off Cowra Avenue).
Depart Mildura at 6:30pm.
Arrive Grampians at approximately 11:00pm.
Set up camp and get to bed by midnight.

Saturday 7/6/09:
Prepare own breakfast. (Prepare and pack own lunch in morning).
Day Hike (Packed lunch).
Return to camp.
Prepare own dinner.

Sunday 8/6/09:
Prepare own breakfast. (Prepare and pack own lunch in morning).
Day Hike (Packed lunch).
Shower at Cooinda Scout Camp.
Return to camp.
Prepare own dinner.

Monday 9/6/09:
Prepare own breakfast. (Prepare and pack own lunch in morning or have lunch money).
Morning in Halls Gap. (Packed lunch, or buy lunch).
Depart Halls Gap
Arrive Mildura at the Bus Depot (Bathurst Court, off Cowra Avenue).
Parents will be contacted by phone / SMS / Facebook to confirm time of arrival.
All to help clean out and wash the bus.

Hiking:
The hikes will generally keep to the tourist tracks. We will NOT be hiking for 3 days carrying all our gear.

Gear:
The Scouts will only need to carry their own snacks, water bottle and lunch. This will be a self-catered trip, so you will need to pack main meals for each day. Everything needs to be fairly small and light-weight as it all must be contained in your pack / bag. This is because everyone's gear, food, etc. must fit in the luggage space under the bus.

As for gear, you will need reasonable hiking shoes, boots or sandshoes, wet weather gear, warm clothing, hat, etc.

Meals for Each Scout to Provide:
Breakfast x 3
Lunch. 2 x packed + you provide or buy lunch in Halls Gap on Monday. (3 x lunches).
Dinner x 2.
Snacks for travelling & hiking.

Seats Are Still Available
If you want to take part in this trip, payment of $100 is required ASAP. Payment can be made at Scouts. Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Parents are all welcome to come along.



What Do You Need to Pack? (Not exhaustive).

Clothes
·          Scout Shirt & Scout Scarf
·          Hiking shoes, boots or sandshoes.
·          Spare pair of enclosed shoes for camp.
·          Clean underwear for 4 days.
·          Warm clothing with the ability to add or remove layers. 
·          Pajamas.
·          Wide brimmed hat.
·          Gloves, beanie, scarf.
·          Rain poncho / garbage bag with head hole / spray jacket. (Very important).

Gear
·          Bag (All your gear to be packed in one bag).
·          Torch
·          Small plastic trowel to dig hole for toilet.
·          1 x roll of toilet paper.
·          Towel (small). For shower on Sunday afternoon.
·          Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste).
·          Tent (share with a friend or borrow a small Scout tent).
·          Gas hike camp stove. (If you haven’t got one, share a friend’s).
·          Roll up mattress.
·          Sleeping bag (-5°C Recommended. Or bring an extra blanket.) NO SWAGS (This is a HIKE camp).
·          Camp blanket (optional)
·          Pillow (optional).
·          Cooking equipment & utensils.
·          Dilly bag (Plate, bowl, mug, knife, spoon, fork, tea towel, small container of dish washing liquid).
·          Small day pack to carry lunch, water bottle and jacket. (Hiking back packs NOT required).
·          Water bottle.

Food
·          Breakfast
o    Powdered milk / cereal / fruit / baked beans / etc.
·          Lunch (to be packed in the morning – no cooking at lunch).
o    Crackers / tinned tuna / muesli bars / fruit / cheese / biscuits / etc.
·          Dinner
o    Tinned soup / packet pasta / 2 minute noodles / Rice / Pasta / fruit / etc.
·          Supper
o    Milo / tea bags / sugar / biscuits / cake / etc.
·          Snacks
o    Trail mix / muesli bars / fruit / biscuits / etc.

Do Not Bring
·          Nuts


Please label all gear with your Scouts name. We are not responsible for any lost property.