May 24, 2014

Grampians Hike 2014 (Updated 28.05.14)

Sunraysia District Scouts
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.

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.

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

·          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).

·          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.

·          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.

May 19, 2014

5th Mildura Group Committee

Good afternoon all,
please be advised there will be a meeting of the Parents Committee this Wednesday at the hall Commencing around 7pm.
ALL parents/carers of 5th Mildura members are welcome to attend these meetings at any time.

Can any agenda items please be emailed to me prior to 6pm Wednesday night.

Thank you


Scouts :: Oasis Stargazers Astronomy Club, Wednesday 21 May

This Wednesday night we will be meeting with the Oasis Stargazers Astronomy Club.

When: 7pm - 9pm (Parents welcome to stay).
Uniform: Please wear you scout uniform and a warm jacket / jumper.
Where: Sunraysia Gliding Club
How to Get There:
Follow the Sturt Highway (A20 - Deakin Avenue) south out of Mildura towards Mildura Airport.There is a continuation of Deakin Ave on the right hand bend before the airport turnoff. Turn left off the Sturt Hwy and continue south along Deakin Ave to the intersection of Twenty First St. There is a dirt track about 500 meters long that will take you into the glider field.

May 17, 2014

Cuboree Fundraising Continues!

Get ready for Cuboree, order some printed labels and help us raise at bit more money towards the week long camp.
Step 1.       Go to
Step 2.       Place an order.
Step 3.       Use this unique fundraising code-


For more information please contact 

 Kerri or 0418 954 669 

May 7, 2014

Red Shield Appeal

The Salvation army have put out the call for volunteers for the annual Red Shield Appeal. If you are interested in volunteering you can find more information here

May 6, 2014

Scouts :: Term 2 Program 2014

Scouts :: 14 May 2014, 7-9pm


Good afternoon all,
I STILL have a large number of raffle books outstanding. If you have not returned your book PLEASE contact me ASAP so I my give you my address to return them to.
If you HAVE returned your book/s, THANK YOU!!!!! :D

May 1, 2014

5th Mildura Deakin Avenue Walk - ANSWERS

Number of seats in centre plantation = 41
Number of fountains = 5

  1. Carry On (Victoria)
  2. Lions Club
  3. 4.
  4. Sgt. Samuel George Pearse VC MM
  5. Awarded Military Medal and Victoria Cross
  6. 13
  7. 1934
  8. 4
  9. (answer not known).
  10. Rotary Plantation (same rough shape as the Rotary logo).
  11. Whirly Wind
  12. Country Women's Association
  13. April 1979 (35 years)
  14. Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
  15. 52
  16. Upland
  17. William Benjamin Chaffey
  18. The Rotunda
  19. The Great War, 1914-1918
  20. King George V
  21. 1936
  22. 1/4 hour
  23. 29 October 1985
  24. Korea, Vietnam, South East Asia