Mar 21, 2018

Scouts Tonight - 21 March 2018 - Deakin Avenue Memorial Walk

Change of plan because the lock master we know is away for 4 weeks. We are meeting at the hall at 7pm, then walking down Deakin Avenue looking at all the war memorials and doing a quiz. Pick up is at 9pm at the Great Australian Ice Creamery. Some will buy an ice cream at the end.

Mar 1, 2018

Term 1 Program 2018

Raft Regatta 2018

Location of Activity: Buxton's Bend, Nangiloc / Colignan
Dates of Activity: 6pm Friday 2/3/18 to 2pm Sunday 4/3/18
Cost: $0.00 (self-cater)

THEME: Australiana - flags, t-shirts, face paint, etc.

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

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

There will be swimming.

Leader in Charge of Activity: Sharon Bruton & John Lauder, Irymple Scout Leader
Emergency Contact During Activity: John Loughhead 0477175911

Personal Gear Memory Jog (not exhaustive)
  • hat, wide brimmed (take a spare also). No hat = no activity
  • water shoes or old sneakers
  • sunscreen
  • rashie or T-shirt for water
  • towels
  • mess kit / camp stove
  • toiletries
  • dry clothes
  • dry shoes (this often is forgotten)
  • life jacket if you prefer to use your own. We will take our 5th Mildura life jackets.
  • warm clothes for evenings
  • 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!

Tents / Sleeping
  • BYO if you want to. We will also take a couple of the large 5th Mildura tents.
  • No Scout to sleep alone - everyone to share a tent with someone. Boys with boys, girls with girls.
  • sleeping bag
  • roll out mattress
This is to be treated as a mid-weight camp. There will be a BBQ this year for anyone who wants to use it. I will also have an esky for storage of perishable items for everyone. There will not be a 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.


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

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Raft Regatta Menu Guide.

  • Eat dinner before you leave. 
  • Supper - something easy like fruit jellies or tubs of fruit or biscuits. I will supply hot water if they want Milo. 
  • Breakfast - no cooking. Little cereals are good, breakfast bars etc. fruit juice box/milo 
  • Lunch - lunch that can be eaten while out on the river somewhere. No cooking. Salada , rice cakes, tuna and vegemite are good. Piece of fruit 
  • Dinner - BBQ. Sausages, onion, bread and sauce. BYO meat placed in Troop esky Friday night. 
  • Supper - something similar to Friday night. 
  • Breakfast - similar to Saturday. 
  • Lunch - similar to Saturday. 
Remember this is only a guide. There will be an esky with ice. I will have water and cordial.

Bring only what is needed. Avoid food that spoil easily.