Community Shade Grant successful  
Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy came to our Rugby St hall Tuesday 11/4 to announce that 13 Scout groups had been successful in getting a Community shade grant, including 1st Belmont!
We will buy some shade gazebos and bucket hats with our $3,100.
Thanks to everyone who could make it to the hall to welcome Jill. She was very approachable and wanted to talk with all our youth members. 
And thanks for submitting the grant Jo Boyd and Scott and to the Anti cancer council for for working with the State Government to make the funds available.


You can see in the group picture Minister Hennessy wearing the Scouting ambassador scarf that Claire and Callie presented to her. She may even wear it into parliament on world Scout day !

Former members update
Jacinta Sutton, first female Cub. 
In 1996 Jacinta became 1st Belmont's first female Cub. At the time 1st Belmont had approximately 6 Cubs and 10 Scouts and David Smith (Jaccinta's dad) became our Group leader. 
Jacinta went to Cuboree 1999. (she's the Cub on the right)

 

Jacinta married Josh Saturday 8/4/2017. And the father daughter wedding dance music?  ... "500 Miles" which was the theme song of Cuboree 1999! Jacinta has always said that "Her Cuboree" is a lifetime memory and part of the shaping of her life.

With Cuboree 2017 in September taking applications let's see how many current 1st Belmont Cubs we can get there, (www.vicscouts.com.au/cuboree) and if anyone has a former member update i would love to hear it.

David



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2017 has started with a bang! The older Cub Scouts have already participated in the District Leadership Camp - the first camp of the year. Many thanks to the leaders and Scout helpers for pulling this off.

We now have 22 "new chums", that is people new to Scouting coming along to see what all the fuss is about, to find out why 1st Belmont (and Scouting in general) is so popular. (The answer is no secret - it's great fun to be active, get outdoors, play games and make stuff and in the process learn and develop life skills and gain independence.) Please contact Scott or David if you want information about our programs.

 

 




Thanks to a last minute effort
 by Nicole, Scott and Greg BSG sold 22 Christmas trees to existing customers from 2015. 4 of these went to TLC The Belmont in High St. for residents there to enjoy. 

The old folk love them !
Christmas tree at The Belmont TLC

1st Belmont Scouts   
Christmas Trees 
PRE-ORDER Now

Trees 6 - 8 Foot $55.00

Delight in the fresh fragrant smell of a real Christmas Tree. Pre - Order to secure your Tree.
 Get in early as numbers are limited. 

PICK UP- Saturday 3rd December between 9am and 2pm  at the 1st Belmont Scout Hall, 
 36 - 38 Rugby Street, Belmont

PRE-ORDERS ONLY. 
Pre-orders must be done before Sunday 27 2016 using This link or 

If you require delivery it is $20 (within a 10km radius from the Rugby Street Hall in Belmont) 
We really appreciate your support - Buy Local and help Cubs get to Cuboree

Thank you and we wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

1st Belmont Scouts "Serving our Community" For Enquires please Email enquiries@belmontscouts.org.au Help us spread the word..."Like" and "Share" with your FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK






Silver Wattle Awards to 1st Belmont Leaders

1st Belmont Group Leader David Smith and long time Cub Scout Leader Arlene Rawson were awarded with the Silver Wattle adult recognition award.  

 David Smith awarded the Silver Wattle  



Organ Donor Registration  

12/12/16

An update 

Brad has had  a donor match and  successful heart transplant !
he is undergoing his first physio in care 
All of us at BSG wish you all the best in this new  journey Chil
David 12/12

Are you on the donor register ? One of my friends, who happen to be one of our Cub leaders, is waiting for a heart Please consider. his words follow.


David smith


 "Here is the social media campaign that was officially launched yesterday at the Austin and the media release from the launch highlighting the need for an increase in 18-24 year olds registering. Please share it.
Only a third of Australians are on the organ donar register.


https://youtu.be/VAEhwJSPcos

http://www.donatelife.gov.au/minister-wyatt-urges-young-aus…

What are you waiting for? Join the Australian Organ Donor Register online today to save and transform lives.





ANZAC 2016    

Some of our  1st Belmont Scout Group attented the ANZAC service at the Boer war memorial in Latrobe Tce The Joeys attend the RSL in Belmont and the Scouts the dawn service at Torquay.


Also Possum (Tina) sent a care package on behalf of our Tuesday Joey Mob to  the Middle east and we got this response so perfect timing Tina !


Hello David,

My name is Joel and I am an Air Force Officer currently based in the Middle East on Operation Okra.

My unit recently received a care package from the 1st Belmont Joey Scouts. I wish to thank you, your team, and all of the Joey Scouts for the fantastic package and letter. 

We received it on ANZAC Day, which put a great smile on my face.

Thank you all once again. Your support means a lot to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen working around the Middle East.

Kind regards,
Joel
Flying Officer (O2)
Op OKRA
Middle East Region







                




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