Banksia Update 17/10

posted 20 Oct 2013, 03:41 by Keith Robertson   [ updated 20 Oct 2013, 03:44 ]

Hello Banksia Parents!

COMING UP:

·         Friday 18th October – JOTI sleepover @ Belmont Primary

·         Monday 21st  October – Queens Park Hike

·         Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October- Cub to Scouts linking camp

·         Monday 28th October – Convicts

·         Fri 1st - Sun 3rd November – Family Camp    

 

Friday 18th October (TBC)- JOTA/JOTI sleepover

There’s been plenty of emails on this one, so there’s not much more to say… unless it’s being said via Skype.

Monday 21st October- Queens Park Hike  

Where: Queens Park

This Weeks Parent Helper: The Treseder Family.

Duty Six: Brown

Take note of the different location and watch out for the drop-bears and big cats! We are joining up with Acacia Pack for a hike from Queens Park to Buckley Falls.

Everything you need to know (apart from looking at the map attached to see exactly where the drop off and pick up is):

Drop off: 6:30pm @ Queens Park, Newtown (Newtown side)

Pick up: 8pm @ Buckley Falls Rd, Highton

What to bring: Backpack containing:

·         Water bottle

·         Healthy snack

·         Raincoat (if showers forecast)

·         Insect repellent

What to wear: Warm jumper (if cold)

Shoes suitable for walking

Contact: Daniel McLean (Jacala) 0419 893 731 Arlene Rawson (Akela) 0403 075 009


Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October- Cub to Scouts linking camp

 

Arlene has sent details of this camp directly to many of the cub families that can come to this linking camp, but just in case you missed it – this is a camp for cubs who will be linking to scouts within the next twelve months and will be held at Patanga Park Scout Camp, Barongarook (near Colac).

The Cubs will stay in tents:

Program will involve:

o          hiking, navigation on trail, trangia cooking on trail

o          Scout Law & Promise

o          construction with spars & ropes

o          opening & closing Parade

o          safety in bush

o          first aid

o          cooking in camp ovens on open fire – Cubs will do this

o          bomby knockers

o          Scout’s Own

o          games

The cost of the camp is $30.00 per cub.

Monday 28th October- Convicts  

Where: Rugby Street

This Weeks Parent Helper: The Morgan Family.

Duty Six: Red

I uphold my right not to disclose any information about what we are doing this week.

 

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd November – Family Camp    


This year we will hold our now famous November Belmont Scouts Family Camp at "Treetops Camp and Activity Centre" a great Scout camp at Riddles Creek, just 100km from Geelong.

We would like to encourage families to camp if this is practical, but no one should feel excluded.... caravans/campers are an option (and can even access power!) or for those who really need a bit more comfort there are cabins (there are 5 separate 3BR cabins each sleeping 7).

Below is a summary of costs while full details of accommodation options and a map are attached.

Accomodation

Camping $5 per person per night 

Caravan with power $20 per night for two people, $7 per extra person (caravan without power as for camping

Cabin (there are only 5 so be quick to send an email to enquiries@belmontscouts.org.au)

         3BR cabin sleeps seven, $100 for two people for two nights, $24 per extra adult, $16 per extra child

Meals

Friday night you’re on your own!

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

This will be provided and will include juice, cereals, and bacon, eggs and toast. 

Lunches on Saturday and Sunday

As in previous years to allow a maximum of flexibility please bring the makings for your own family

Saturday Dinner

This year we are planning a BBQ and asking that you bring meat for your own family and either a salad or desert to share.

Cost

$30 per family to cover breakfasts and incidentals

This is a great campsite with lots of open space. Activities that we can do at Treetops include Nature Trails, Flying Fox, Low Ropes Course and Orienteering. Are you wanting a quite weekend well that's also an option as our Family Camps are designed for you to be as active or contemplative as you want. The kids make new friends with those younger and older and parents are often surprised how relaxed a weekend it is though please remember parents are of course responsible for their own children as leaders are not at family camp to care for your kids! (Kids cannot attend Family Camp without a parent... unless another family "adopts" your child for the weekend).

Please advise if attending or not and offer any comments via the following below...

Family Camp @ Treetops

OTHER THINGS:

On Monday the 2nd December & Wednesday the 4th December, we have come and try craft nights – now, while both Rikki and I are both from an accounting background and Rikki is particularly crafty with money, it seems money laundering doesn’t go well with the rest of the leaders as a proposed craft station and surprisingly doesn’t feature as something that needs to be covered as part of the boomerang work.

Unfortunately that means we need to find some people with some kind of unique talent that involves something like sticking beads on string, or putting coloured dots on paper – (huh what kind of skills are they! How about identifying ways to get an extra couple of deductions on this years tax return, or learning about the importance of Super!)

So if you know anyone that can teach a funky craft and can help out on either/both of these dates – please come and talk to us about it.

Phew, I think that’s all I had to tell you about for now, probably forgotten something though - Good night and good hunting!

Thanks

Hawkeye

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