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.