Dec 14, 2015

NO SCOUTS this Wednesday. 16th December.

As everyone is super-busy this time of year, I have decided to call the Scout year finished. We had our Group Breakup last Wednesday at Merbein Pool. 

I have a Christmas 2015 badge for every Scout in the Troop as a little Christmas gift. Parents, catch up with me before Christmas and put it in the stocking. Jamboree scouts, I will have yours when we catch the bus.

Dec 6, 2015

5th Mildura Scout Group Christmas Breakup

Hello everyone, Inviting all 5th Mildura youth members and families to the Merbein pool tomorrow night, (Monday 7th Dec 6.30pm - 8pm). Please bring a small plate of food to share.

Dec 2, 2015

Scouts Tonight, 2nd December: Chaffey Trail.

Parents with vehicles required to transport Scouts from place to place over the course of the night. Please comment below, with the number of Scouts you can transport tonight between 7-9pm. Thanks. 

I will leave maps of the Chaffey Trail at the hall today. 

I cannot be at Scouts tonight as we have a School Awards Night. With Julian, Bruce and patents you should all have a great night.

Scouts, bring your Green Book as there will be things that can get signed off.

John

Nov 18, 2015

Scouts Tonight 18th Nov.

Investiture, Presentation, Catapult Construction, Water Projectiles. Uniform and something else that can get wet. 

Nov 11, 2015

Scouts Tonight: ICE BLOCKING

Pick up and drop off at the park between Jaycee Park and the a bowling club on the sloping lawn (Cureton Avenue). Wear water clothes and shoes. We have an enormous 60kg ice block for sliding down the hill. 

Nov 3, 2015

ROVER CAMP - CALL FOR HELP AT PACK UP (All Troops in the District)

As everyone is aware, Rover Camp is a huge production, put on by local Rovers and Scout Leaders. The camp takes at least a week to set up. We need your help to dismantle the campsite, pack trailers and transport these trailers back to the Nichols Point Scout Centre.

We (the Scout Leaders) are asking for 2 parents from each Troop to stay on-site from 1pm until the camp is fully dismantled and all trailers are packed and ready to roll out. If we have sufficient helpers, this should be completed by 5 or 6pm. The more helpers we have, the earlier we can all go home (and collapse).

If some of the volunteers have vehicles capable of towing trailers back to Mildura, this would be of great help. 

We suggest that you come out to the camp, say hello to your Scout, then send them home with another family who will drop them home.

When you arrive at the campsite, please report to the kitchen tent where you will find Dave Macey, he will direct you in the pack-up. 

Please comment below if you are able to assist us on the Sunday afternoon.

Many thanks. ⚜

Oct 20, 2015

Scouts This Week

No Scouts this Wednesday night. Sorry if you missed our joint night with the Cubs on Monday. May and Sienna were linked from Cubs to Scouts. We welcome these girls to our Troop.

Sep 8, 2015

Scouts: 9th September. Wide Games

Starting and finishing at the hall. We will be walking to Sid Mills Park for some wide games. Wear your scarf and some dark coloured, stealthy clothes. A few parent helpers would be handy to help supervise. 

Sep 3, 2015

Cohen Shield 2015 - Relocation of Camp to Wentworth Boat Ramp Past Lock 10

Cohen Shield 2015 - Relocation of Camp to Wentworth Boat Ramp Past Lock 10

Due to the muddy condition of the track into the Mertanalli Sandhills (Kelso Station), it has been decided that the Cohen Shield Camp be relocated. The camp will now be held at Wentworth, near the 2nd boat ramp, past Lock 10. Look for Dave Masey his white ute and caravan. No signs, but should be easy to find.

Aug 29, 2015

Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp 2015 (AKA Mud Camp) November 6th - 8th.

Just a reminder that payment and Health Form for this camp is due by the end of Term 3. Health Forms available at the hall, or download from our Facebook Group.

Aug 19, 2015

Scouts Tonight - 19th August - Emergencies, Campcraft & Citizenship

Scouts Tonight will concentrate on core Scouting skills in preparation for Cohen Shield plus a great chance to get some parts of your Emergencies, Campcraft & Citizenship badges signed off. We will be doing First Aid, Construction, Camp layout planning, camp menu planning, and preparing a list of gear we need for Cohen Shield + a planned menu and a shopping list. See you tonight. Parent helpers welcome as always! John

Annual Reports & Presentation Night. Wednesday 26th August. Night starts at 6:30pm.

Attention new Scouts and their families. Investitures will take place at the Annual Reports & Presentation Night. Wednesday 26th August. Night starts at 6:30pm.


Aug 12, 2015

Scouts Tonight - MEGA BADGE NIGHT - PARENT HELPERS NEEDED!!!

Scouts Tonight is Bring a Friend / Team Building / Proficiency Badges. BRING YOUR GREEN BOOK. PARENT HELPERS NEEDED.

We have 30+ Scouts on the books at the moment and 4 leaders, so if you're bringing a friend tonight, expect a packed Scout Hall !

We really need to concentrate on badge work tonight, especially for those heading to Jamboree in January 2016. I propose we have a MEGA BADGE NIGHT tonight. PARENT HELPERS NEEDED!!!

If you know first aid, please stay and help with First Aid badge work.

If you know about knots and construction, please stay and help.

Scouts: There will be time to make a presentation to your patrol for the proficiency badge you are working on.

I want to see everyone working hard, getting things signed off tonight. Let's see how many badges can be achieved tonight if we all work hard.

Don't worry, there will still be time for a few games!

See you all tonight.

Aug 5, 2015

Chief Scout of Victoria Shane Jacobson, August Message

Sunraysia District Scout’s Cohen Shield Competition & Activity Camp 2015 - Mertanelli Sandhills (via Wentworth)









5th Mildura Scout Weekend Activity! Shell Questacon Science Circus


5th Mildura Scouts Weekend Activity!!!!!

Who: Everyone welcome. Scouts of all ages, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, etc, etc.
Where: St Joseph’s College Stadium & Mercy Theatre,
Where Exactly: Cnr Eleventh St and Riverside Ave, Mildura
When: Saturday 22 August, 10 am – 12noon. (Stay until 3pm if your family are there).
Cost: adult $6, child/concession $5, family $18 and children under 5 are free.

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Media Release

Spin yourself until you’re dizzy, compare your reflexes to a Formula 1 driver and see your fingertips under the microscope with the Shell Questacon Science Circus.

St Joseph’s College Stadium will be overflowing with exciting hands-on science exhibits on Saturday 22 August when the Science Circus and their colourful semi-trailer roll into town for a public exhibition of their ‘pop-up’ science centre.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 40 interactive science exhibits and watch spectacular science shows as Science Circus presenters hold fire in their hands, lie on a bed of nails and levitate beach balls.

“Our exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to get hands-on with science. It’s a great way to discover new things about our world and explore the science and technology all around us,” said Science Circus presenter Charlotte Fletcher.

The team is visiting local schools throughout the Mildura region this week, sharing flying rockets, freezing cold liquid nitrogen and gooey slime with students through a range of interactive science shows.

“We hope that many of the students we’ve visited in schools will bring their families along to the public exhibition, to explore science together and with the rest of the community,” said Charlotte.

The Science Circus is comprised of 15 postgraduate students studying a Master of Science Communication Outreach at The Australian National University. The students spend three months of the year visiting communities all over Australia to engage people with science and technology.

This year, the Science Circus is celebrating 30 years on the road. Since 1985, the Science Circus has inspired over 2.2 million people with multiple visits to over 500 towns and communities, including 90 remote Indigenous communities, with interactive science demonstrations.

The Shell Questacon Science Circus is a proud initiative of Shell, The Australian National University and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.

Shell Questacon Science Circus Public Exhibition
Saturday 22 August, 10 am – 3 pm
St Joseph’s College Stadium & Mercy Theatre
Cnr Eleventh St and Riverside Ave
Mildura
Tickets available at the door, cash payments only.

Admission: adult $6, child/concession $5, family $18 and children under 5 are free.

Scout Leadership Course 2015

The leaders will be inviting 3 or 4 Scouts who have not attended a Scout Leadership Course, to this upcoming Leadership Course.

We will also be inviting 2 or 3 more senior Scouts to attend to take part, via Skype, in a Youth Forum being held in Melbourne.

Please talk to me on Wednesday night if you are interested in attending.

Please note that this year Leadership Course is a 2 night camp.



Jul 21, 2015

Scouts 22nd July : Alcheringa Scout Night at Gol Gol Primary School Hall

This Wednesday night (7-9pm) we are meeting at the Gol Gol Primary School Hall with the newly formed Alcheringa Scout Group. Steven Munro, our District Scout Leader, is the Leader of this new Troop.

Entry to the hall is via William Street.

Full uniform. Warm clothes. Bring an apron or something old to wear over your uniform while we are cooking.

Jun 12, 2015

District Roller Skating Night

Scouts next Wednesday (17th June) is District Roller Skating Night. 7-9pm. Wear scout shirt and scarf. Pay at the door. $8 entry with or without skate hire. Sun City Rollerama, The Crescent.  

May 11, 2015

Sunraysia District Scout Hike - Directions to Base Camp

Directions to base camp of the Sunraysia District Scout Hike.

Turn right from Silver City Highway, into Fletchers Lake Road (just before Dareton). Travel 11.8km along Fletchers Lake Road. Turn right onto dirt track. This is marked by a concrete power pole, marked with fluorescent orange tape. Pass through the double gate, again marked with orange tape. Follow the track for 6.3km to the campsite. The track is marked with orange tape. The campsite is marked with an orange flag hanging in a tree. Set up camp in the scrub off the track. http://goo.gl/maps/be3Mg




Turn off into Tapio Station from Fletchers Lake Road, for the Sunraysia District Scout Hike. Remember to shut the gate behind you. 




Sunraysia District Scout Hike 2015

Apr 29, 2015

Hike 2015 - Expectations of Scouts

New Scouts and Scout with less than 12 months experience: Hike with a day pack. (Clothes, lunch, snacks and water). Cooking equipment, bedding, food, and tent does not need to be carried. (Refer to maximum pack weight on the Camping and Hiking Information sheets).

Older and more experienced Scouts:

Hike with full pack. (Clothes, food and water, cooking equipment, bedding and tent. Sharing of tent components, cooking equipment, etc. would be a good idea. (Refer to maximum pack weight on the Camping and Hiking Information sheets).

Water and gear not carried by Scouts will be carried by support vehicles. Water bottle refills will be available during the day.

I recommend, unless the Scout has a very good, light weight, hike sleeping bag, additional blankets should be carried by the support vehicle. The support vehicle will deliver the extra blankets and camping gear (for younger Scouts) to the Saturday night camp, then again to the Sunday finishing point.

Apr 14, 2015

Scouts Wednesday: Deakin Avenue Memorial Walk


Wednesday night at Scouts we will be walking down Deakin Avenue viewing all of the war memorials along the way.

Date: Wednesday 15th April, 2015
Start: 7:00pm at the Hall
Finish: 9:00pm at The Great Australian Ice Creamery
Bring: Green Book, pen, drink bottle, warm clothes, and a few dollars for an ice cream at the end.
Parents / Guardians are most welcome to come along for the walk.
Full Uniform.


We will be looking at these memorials at night, so if you want to read inscriptions on memorials, you will need a torch!

Attention PL's & APL's: Troop Council 6pm Wednesday Night, 15th April (Before Scouts).


  1. Visit: http://tc6.vicscouts.com.au/
  2. Sign Up
  3. Download Information
  4. Print Out Information
  5. Come to Troop Council Prepared to Design an Awesome Term's Program!



Apr 13, 2015

Attention Patrol Leaders! TC6


Scout Troops work better and Scouts get more fun out of Scouting, when a Troop Council is driving the program and making the decisions that count.

TC6 is a challenge for every Scout Troop in Victoria.


To qualify as a TC6 Troop in 2015, you need to run at least 6 TCs for the year, including:

  • at least one TC each term 
  • a major planning TC where you work on the program for the year (you might have already had this one at the end of last year for example, but it still counts as a TC for this year if you were working on the 2015 program), and 
  • a reward TC, where the TC members get to just have some fun in recognition of their hard work :). 
So, as a TC, sign up to the TC6 challenge below, and get your Troop firing in 2015!

If you need more copies of the SL & PL letters posted out to all Troops in February, you can get them here – SL TC6 letter, PL TC6 letter.

For lots of TC tips and resources, as suggested by Scouts at the State Youth Forum in 2014, check out the other pages on this website.

Mar 17, 2015

Jamboree Info & Fundraising Meeting

We are having a Jamboree fundraising meeting 7pm Wednesday night. Parent committee meeting postponed. 

For families still thinking of sending their Scout to Jamboree, it's not too late to sign up. Come along if you want to ask questions and find out more about Jamboree. 

Mar 4, 2015

Scouts Tonight - Mega Badge Night

Tonight at Scouts is a Badge Night. Come prepared with your Green Book, and a list of badges you want to achieve. By the end of the night we will have a long list of badge achievements. We will present all badges the following week (March 11 - Joint Linking Night with Cubs and Venturers). 

Unfortunately I cannot be there tonight, so Jarrod and Bruce would really appreciate a few parent helpers!!!!

John

Feb 23, 2015

Founder's Day 2015

Founder's Day was celebrated by the 5th Mildura Cub Pack and families at the Merbein Pool, it was perfect weather for some fun in the pool.











Sunraysia District Raft Regatta 2015 - Theme - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Location of Activity: Buxton's Bend, Nangiloc / Colignan
Dates of Activity: 27/2/15 to 01/3/15
Cost: $0.00 (self-cater)

THEME: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Dress Up and decorate your raft!

Must have a pre-made, non-cooking lunch for Saturday.

Transport Arrangements:
Depart: Scout Hall, 6:30pm. Car Pooling
Return: Pickup from Buxton's Bend at 1:30pm
Maps available on request. See Google Map below.
Scouts need only scarf to travel to and from activity.

There will be swimming.

Leader in Charge of Activity: Jarrod Searle 0428 319 950
Emergency Contact During Activity: Jarrod Searle 0428 319 950

Refer also to the handout for the Personal Gear Memory Jog.

All gear must be clearly marked with the owner's name. No responsibility will be taken for any lost property.

Shoes, Life Jacket, Hat, T-Shirt and Water Bottle are compulsory while on the raft!

This is to be treated as a mid-weight camp. There will be no BBQ or kitchen tent or hot water. Scouts will be required to organise, pack, and setup their camp. They will also have to cook /arrange their meals. Leaders / Parents will be there to help and supervise.

Remember, if it is a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN, you will not be allowed to cook anything!



Map to Raft Regatta camp site. (Use controls on map to zoom in and out).


View Larger Map
Download the Health Form here!

Feb 17, 2015

Jamboree Fundraising 7:00pm & Committee Meeting 7:30pm - Wednesday 18th February

Hello all, just a quick reminder that there will be a committee meeting this Wednesday the 18th at the hall.It will start at 7.30 as we are having a fundraising meeting for Jamboree at 7.00. Hopefully this will get a few more parents to stay on for the committee meeting. If you have anything for the agenda could you please let me know as soon as possible. Hope to see you all there!!

Thanks Bec Midgley

Jan 27, 2015

First Night of Scouts for 2015

Happy New Year 5th Mildura Scouts. Looking forward to the first night of Scouts for 2015. See you all next week, Wednesday 4th February.