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Term 4 Plan

Contact Leader in Charge : Tassie Devil (Linda Seaton) on 0409 431 183

DATE

ACTIVITY

Leader in Charge

TUES 9/9

entertainment  Night after the holidays

Linda

TUES 16/9

term break up

Dean

TUES 7/10

Environment

Gordon

TUES 14/10 6:30 PM

Environment badge visit@ Dog Rocks reserve And going up ceremony

Elizabeth

18/19 Oct

Jota/Joti Camp – skype UK Scouts

Linda/Scott

TUES 21/10

Construction, collection, jamboree talk

Dean

25/26 Oct

Level 1 Canoe course

District event

TUES 28/10

Construction

Dean

1-3/11

Family Camp

 

TUES 04/11

APL and PL Pizza night

Troop council meeting

Linda

TUES 11/11

Remembrance night

Scott/David

TUES 18/11

Dean’s Night/games at Torquay Hall

Scott/David

21-23/11

Gilweroo

Scott

FRI 28/11

Friday night sleep over@ Hall. Patrol activities with film to be be approved and food.

Leader team

TUES 2/12

Highland gathering

Elizabeth

FRI 12/12

Wise Guy Scavenger Hunt -  Region Break up Activity in Geelong City Centre

Elizabeth

 

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posted 9 Feb 2014, 20:20 by Scott Barnes   [ updated 17 Feb 2014, 20:08 ]

     1st Belmont Scouts - Trimester 1 Plan

         (School Term 1 & and part of Term 2)






Week #

Date

Theme

Special Instructions

Parent Helper

1

11/2/2014

Intro to Camp Craft

bring your green book with you.

 

2

18/2/2014

Founders Day

 5:45 - 7:45 Belmont Pavillion, BYO picnic, families welcome (Barwon River, south bank under James Harrison Bridge)

 

3

25/2/2014

Navigation Night


 

4

4/3/2014

Safety & survival

Guest speaker on outdoor adventures

 

5

11/3/2014

Camp cooking


 

W-end

15-16/3/2014

Clifford Park Patrol Camp -     Water activities, canoe, abseiling

 2 patrols - 12 places only


 

6

18/3/2014

Camp activity with your patrol

 

 

7

25/3/2014

Light weight Tents

Guest speaker on how to make your own tent

 

8

4/4/2014

Lightweight Tent fabrication


 

W-end

5-6/4/2014

Gilwell Park Patrol Camp - Welding, Blacksmith, Ropemaking, Electronics

first weekend of school holidays

 

9

22/4/2014

fire and fuel

 

 

10

29/04/2014

Lightweight Tent completion

Judging by guest speaker

 

11

6/5/2012

unit patrol camp preparations

 

 

12

13/05/2014

tba, camp activities, camp fire, scouts own

 

 

13

20/05/2014

unit patrol camp final preparations

 

 

W-end

23-25/05/2014

light weight patrol camp - Patanga Scout Park (Colac)

 

 

 

Scout update 28/10/13

posted 28 Oct 2013, 03:34 by Unknown user

This week on Tuesday is being organised by the Dingoes

    Halloween is the theme - come dressed to scare or just to have a laugh!

    Please bring $5 to cover pumpkins etc. and give to your PL

    Parent helpers:  Primmer and Twyford (you're welcome to come "dressed" as well!)


Also in this update:

-          Parent Helpers

-          Family Camp – THIS WEEKEND!!!

-          Upcoming Water Activities

-          Signing In

-          Parking at the Hall


Parent Helpers

Parent helpers are critical to us being able to deliver programs while we continue to seek additional leaders. If you are unavailable please organise a swap with another parent and let one of the leaders know in advance. Leaders will be endeavouring to contact parent helpers several days before the troop meeting to share details of the program and ask for assistance with specific activities. 


Looking forward to family camp this weekend? 

At least 50 people are, and it's still possible to register to come if you haven't already. Go to our group website (www.belmontscouts.org.au) and click on the link "Family Camp @ Treetops" for details, then at the bottom of the webpage is another link to register. (http://www.belmontscouts.org.au/News-Updates/familycamptreetops)


Upcoming water activities:

  1. Region Regatta (including camp, see attached flyer) – Nov 15 at Indented Heads – canoeing, kayaking – no certificates required.
  2. Canoe courses: Nov 29, Dec 1, 2 – kayak at Boggy Creek – limited to 10
  3. Canoe course:  Dec 6,7,8 – Geelong Canoe (16), Kayak (5)
  4. Canoe trip – Dec 13,14,15 – Glenelg River – limited to 12 Scouts

If you are interested in any of these, please email Nicole (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au)!


Signing In
Just a friendly reminder that
Scout parents are required to sign kids in and out for each meeting whether in the hall or at another location.


Parking at the Hall
For our children’s safety and in consideration of the neighbours, please park on the hall side of Rugby St ONLY (west) and do not block driveways when dropping of or picking up. Yes this means that it’s better to come into Rugby St from Watsons Ave or Queen St end only - rather than U turning.

Alternative parking for leaders and parent helpers is available in Carlisle St (the dead end lane opposite the hall).  Of course walking and cycling in this great weather is better for you and the environment and is living by the Scout Law!

Scout Update 11/10/13

posted 11 Oct 2013, 04:05 by Unknown user

Hi Scouts and Scout parents,

This email includes details on the following:

 - Billy Cart Derby - at Torquay THIS Sunday, 13th Oct from 8.30am

 - Rock Climbing - THIS Tuesday, 15th Oct (normal Scout times)
 - Gilweroo, Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th Nov

 - Fees
 - Leadership


Billy Cart Derby

Want to participate in a fun Billy Cart Race?  Then head down to Torquay Scouts on Sunday morning from 8.30 - open to all ages. See last weeks Scout update for full details.


Scouts THIS Tuesday, 15th Oct - Rock Climbing

Yes the Tassie Tigers have organised for us to go Rock Climbing at The Rock

403 Pakington Street (www.rockadventures.com.au)

No uniform, but do wear closed shoes and long pants, even long sleeves can be a good idea.

One member in each patrol was asked to bring a simple supper to share - don't forget if you’re it!

You also need to bring $10 and a parent to sign a form.

 

Gilweroo, Friday 22nd- Sunday 24th November 2013

To Gilweroo participants, and others who may be interested,

Liam Whitmore
Liam O'Connor
Luke Johnstone
Aran Barnes
Rohan Barnes
Blake Coutts
Bronte Primmer
Lily Twyford?
Ewan Breakey
David Pattinson
Oscar Taylor?

"Spare"


Do you remember you put your name down early in the year to attend Gilweroo on 22-24 November?  Well you’re one of the lucky ones with a place! There are now 1800 Scouts booked to attend Gilweroo 2013 and another 320 on the waiting list! To secure our place 1st Belmont has already paid for this camp so now we need to re pay the group. While we have not finalized transport and food costs, it is expected to be around $70 for this amazing three day "mini Jamboree"  Payment must be made to the 1st Belmont bank account before the end of October to hold your place, and be sure to put your "first initial" "surname" and "Gilweroo" as the reference (eg "S.Barnes-Gilweroo").

We will be camping with Highton Scouts as a large troop and will be leaving on Friday morning. You will also need to give a couple of hours of your time on Saturday, November 16th to pack trailers with camping gear.

Gilweroo Silver Activities include flying fox, catapults, rock climbing, challenge valley, water slide, stack N crash, pyrographics, bush boards and heaps more... see www.gilweroo.com.au for more details and photos.
Not on the list and keen to go? Then send an email to Tyto (Scott Barnes –
scott@belmontscouts.org.au) NOW as there may be a couple of places available.


JOTI 18th - 19th October (Friday night - Saturday afternoon)

We hope to link up by Skype with the United Kingdom 1st Belmont Scout Group in the small hours of Saturday morning and through the day. Interested in a night hike and sleep over before getting onto Skype?  Then note this date and stay tuned for more details very soon.

 

Fees

If you opted to pay your Scout membership fees by instalments each term, them this terms instalment is due now. Please pay $90 into the group account and remember to include the reference with your Scouts name.  (eg “S.Barnes-Fees2013-14”)


Leadership

Scouting doesn't just happen of course! Trained leaders while having fun themselves at Joey, Cub, Scout and Venturer nights and on camps spend an hour or two each week preparing so things go smoothly. As mentioned at closing parades recently and detailed in the letter sent home (and also attached to this email) we are in dire need of additional leaders for all of our section teams.

No leader is expected to be available every week, we need some parents to volunteer to have fun yourself while ensuring your son or daughter continues to be able to enjoy Scouting. Please give this careful consideration, we all have busy lives, but with a minimum sized team of four leaders the load becomes much easier for everyone and the variety of activities our kids can do increases..... its a win win! Please talk to Scott Barnes (0428 379 281) or David Smith (0419 434 306) for more details of what is involved, and rest assured professional training is provided and while a leader gives of their time there is no financial cost to the leader and as an added bonus leaders children enjoy half price membership!

Upcoming Dates!

posted 18 Jul 2013, 03:00 by Unknown user

Upcoming dates (more details below)

 - Normal Scout Night, Tuesday 23rd July – prepare desserts and practise waiting for Awards Night

-   Awards Night and Group Annual Reports, WEDNESDAY 24th July (this is in addition to our normal Tuesday night)

-   Fantastic Race, Saturday 3rd August

-   JOTT (Jamboree of the Trail), Sunday 4th August

-   Trivia Night, Friday 9th August

- Upcoming Patrol Camps

  • Electronics July 27/28 (a great camp attended last year by twelve 1st Belmont Scouts), Clifford Park
  • Building & Construction Sep 21/22, Clifford Park
  • JOTA/JOTI Oct 19/20, Clifford Park
  • JOTI/JOTA Oct 19/20, Gilwell
  • Environment Nov 9/10 (participants earn the World Environment badge... comes highly recommended for older scouts), Gilwell
  • Canoeing, Abseiling and Environment Nov 16/17, Clifford Park


Awards Night and Group Annual Reports, WEDNESDAY 24th July, Belmont Scouts Hall, 6pm - 8pm (Note this is in addition to our normal Tuesday night)

Don't be put off by the title - in typical 1st Belmont style, this is always a great night.  This is where you come with your family and bring a 'Pot Luck Dinner' (a meal to share).  All of 1st Belmont share a meal together and our Scouts do their best to wait on us!

We have time to sit and meet other parents from all sections, find out what they have been up to and what our plans are for 1st Belmont and your part in it.

For more information, see the pdf attached.


Fantastic Race, Saturday 3rd August


Scouts will be travelling in and around Geelong hunting for locations, answering questions and participating in activities to earn points to win a trophy.  Cost will be $10 per person which will include a race beanie.

Movement will be by foot and bus (each Scout will be given a Myki card). Leaders will not accompany Scouts. Each base will be allocated points & Patrols will have to decide where they want go to gain maximum points – easy/close together/closer to the city = less points; hard/further away = more points.

The Race will finish at the Eastern Gardens Rotunda about 4pm with a bbq.


JOTT (Jamboree Of The Trail), Sunday 4th August

This is a worldwide scouting event held in May, so being on the opposite side of the world, it seems appropriate to hold it in August.

We walk in our uniforms, this year will be at Moggs creek with hike lengths to suit all age groups. Time and details TBC.


Trivia Night, Friday 9th August

Question:         What AFL game is on Friday 9th August?
Answer:           St Kilda v Hawthorn. BORING, if you want to know who wins – it’s not St Kilda.
Question:         Who knows tonnes of useless facts that are only good for one thing?
Answer:           You! so come along to trivia night! (If you are really truly good at trivia, don’t tell anyone else – just let Raa know!)

This will be a great chance to give our hard working leaders a break and show them our support by organising a parent run event.
Trivia Night volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed ASAP.
Please help out by volunteering a little bit of your time - we have list with lots of little jobs for you to choose from. 

For more information and details see the flyer attached and contact Belinda Evans Phone/Text 0458 504 058 or Email belindae@gmail.com


Upcoming Patrol Camps

Scouts have the opportunity to participate in the following camps - but it will be up to them to coordinate and get parents involved.  Note, a leader from Belmont Scouts may not be available to attend but qualified scout leaders will be present.  Parental support is required to make these camps work.  At a minimum parents will be required to assist with transport, however if the patrol consists of younger scouts, a parent (with a Working with Childrens Card) may be required to stay overnight.  If you are interested in any of these camps please let Linda know either via email linda@belmontscouts.org.au or talk to her on Tuesday! 

- Electronics July 27/28 (a great camp attended last year by twelve 1st Belmont Scouts), Clifford Park

- Building & construction Sep 21/22, Clifford Park

- JOTA/JOTI Oct 19/20, Clifford Park

- JOTI/JOTA Oct 19/20, Gilwell

- Environment Nov 9/10 (participants earn the World Environment badge... Comes highly recommended for older scouts), Gilwell

- Canoeing, abseiling and Environment Nov 16/17, Clifford Park

Navigation night with 1st Torquay

posted 22 Jun 2013, 04:34 by Unknown user

1st Belmont together with 1st Torquay troop were challenged to a night of navigation last week and all the while a GPS tracker followed each group to see just how good they really were!

While the "Southern Cross" doesn't exactly stand out on the local school oval in the time lapse image a good night was had by over 40 Scouts and I'm sure they will all be much better prepared now to navigate through the coastal forest between Aireys Inlet and Angelsea next week end.



Scout Update 12/05/13 - Meet at BARWON VALLEY FUN PARK

posted 12 May 2013, 02:34 by Unknown user

Dear leaders, parents and scouts

This coming Tuesday we will be having the night held in the Barwon Valley Fun Park area.  It will be at the normal time 7pm - 9pm Tuesday May 14th

 

Please meet us at the car park furthest away from the toilet block, the car park is at the far left of the play park, meet there at 7 and pick up there at 9 (we will be playing in the play park area)


We will be playing games most of the night, these games will consist of a treasure hunt type thing which will gain you your flag to play capture the flag and after that we will play a big game of survivor

 

Most people know how to play capture the flag and a treasure hunt is pretty straight forward but for a lot of people survivor is an unknown game

 

The main rules of survivor are that you will be classified as a vegetarian, a carnivore, a human or a disease

This game is sort of like playing the food chain, you must tag people to get their points but you can only tag the people you are superior too 

Veggies must hide and cannot get any points except bonus points 

Carnies can tag veggies and get bonus points 

Humans can tag carnies and veggies and get bonus points

Diseases can not die and are able to tag everyone and get bonus points

You may think this is unfair but when we start the game veggies will be given 15 points, carnies get 10 points, humans get 5 and diseases start off with no points at all 

There will be bonus points scattered throughout the playing grounds and they will be valued with different points depending on what they are, these bonus points will be pieces of paper with pictures on them 


Don't worry if this email confuses you, you can ask me questions on the night and the rules will be explained again on the night as well


You must bring with you on the night a torch, wet weather clothes if that's what the weather permits, wear running shoes as the games will involve a bit https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifof running, a drink bottle if needed and any other things that the individual may need


This night will be run and was planned by the troop council (patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders)


Besides subs, no money is needed for the night


I hope to see you there


From Lily

Note : Change to Anzac Day Details

posted 22 Apr 2013, 22:49 by Unknown user

ANZAC DAY Thurs 25th April

Boer Memorial Dawn Service

Location: Boer Memorial Kilgour St Geelong.  (Next door to 7/11 on La Trobe Tce)

Time: 6.15am for a 6.30am Service
Meet us:
At the front Netball Courts near the car park.
Parking:
At Kardinia Park Netball Courts Entrance Kilgour St Opposite the Boer Memorial.

Scouts dress in Full Uniform for the Dawn Service

In case of rain bring/wear a raincoat/jacket.

Bring Jackets/Jumpers scarfs and gloves - anything to keep you warm while we wait for the service.

BYO Breakfast:
Please feel free to join us for a Bring Your Own Breakfast at Kardinia Park after the service.
There is a playground and grassed area for children to have a play.
There is also an undercover area which houses 2 BBQ cook tops if you wish to have a cooked breakfast.

Water and Warm Drinks will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you there

Scout Update 23/04/13

posted 22 Apr 2013, 22:45 by Unknown user

THIS TUESDAY, 23rd APRIL

The program this Tuesday will cover Citizenship & Scoutcraft.  Scouts will be at the Hall at the usual time of 7.00–9.00pm.

 

Reminders:

  • Scout Raffle Tickets - Due back THIS Tuesday - Volunteers also needed to sell final tickets!!!
  • Geelong Jail Ghost Tour – 24thApril - Numbers finalised - further details have been emailed separately to participants.
  • Anzac Day Ceremony – 25thApril
  • Investitures – 30th April
  • 1st Belmont Family Camp - 3rd-5th May
  • Barwon eXtreme - 5th May – Some places left – Payment & forms due THIS Tuesday. 
  • Scout Hike – Fri 17th-19thMay – Especially aimed at those with little or no experience - Final numbers & payment by this Tuesday.
  • Level 1 Canoe & Kayak Courses – 18th-19th May
  • Gilweroo, 22nd-24th November  Only 2 spots left
  • Other dates for your calendar

 

Scout Raffle Tickets

Please bring back your sold and unsold tickets and money by this Tuesday. 

We are also looking for volunteers to sell tickets in one hour time slots between 9am and 12 midday outside Coles (Belmont) this Saturday.

If you can help, please email Scott (scott@belmontscouts.org.au) with when you can help and who will come (ie, parent and your names)

 

ANZAC Day, 25th April - 6.15am for 6.30am ceremony

Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service at Boer War Memorial, Kardinia Park main entrance.  Please wear full uniform. There is easy parking across the road in front of Kardinia Park. Families welcome.

BYO Breakfast:  Please feel free to join us for a Bring Your Own Breakfast at Kardinia Park after the service.  There is a playground and grassed area for children to have a play.
There is also an undercover area which houses 2 BBQ cook tops if you wish to have a cooked breakfast.

Water and Warm Drinks will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you there

 

Investitures, Tuesday 30th April

Investitures of new Scouts and Cubs who have linked will occur at the end of the normal scout program at 8.40pm - parents are invited to attend.

 

1st Belmont Family Camp, 3rd- 5th May – Wye River (40 booked so far)

Don’t forget to book your spot.  For more info click here...

 

Barwon eXtreme, 5th May - You Yangs - Final payment & forms due this Tuesday.

There are still places left for this day of abseiling and rock climbing instructed and run by the Rock Adventure Centre Geelong.  Cost is $60 for the day – 9.30am-2.15pm.  

Please download and complete The Rock Individual Agreement and Special Activity Form as part of the registration.

More details have been emailed separately to those who have already booked a place.

 

Scout Hike, Friday 17th–19thMay 2013 - Final numbers and payment due this Tuesday.

Scout Hike is an annual, state-wide hiking event for between 200 and 500 scouts. In 2013 it's going to be held in the Tallarook State Forest.

Ra (Roger) has offered to accompany a Learner patrol made up of Belmont Scouts. Being part of a learner patrol allows an introduction to hiking and lightweight camping for those scouts who have little or no experience. 

Patrol size is going to be between 4 and 7 scouts - first in, best dressed!! Cost $40.  You'll find heaps more information on this website: http://www.vicscouts.com.au/scouthike.html - check the relevant links leading away from the main page also.

 

Level 1 Kayak and Canoe Courses, 18th– 19th April

No experience necessary for the Canoe Course.

Must have completed the Canoe Course to do the Kayak Course.

Course runs Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Sunday 8:30am to 3:30pm (includes a trip of 3 hours duration)

It will be chilly so a wetsuit or thermals and wind proof jacket minimum (or both) is recommended.
Cost is $35.  If you would like to book a place please let me know (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au).

 

Gilweroo, Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th November Only 2 spots left

This is still a good way off, but if you would like to secure a please email me (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au). It’s a fabulous camp – for more information see http://www.gilweroo.com.au

 

Other Dates for your Diary

  • Geelong Region Camp, 25th-26thMay - more details to be sent out soon....
  • Mudbash, 9thJune - please talk to the leaders if you are interested
  • Melbourne Gang Show –Matinee & Evening Shows 21st-29th June
  • Camp Courage – 29thJune-6th July

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (this email) or any of the scout leaders.

Nicole

Scout Update 14/04/13

posted 15 Apr 2013, 03:48 by Unknown user

There is so much happening this term that our Scouts can do - please consider printing this page and going through the options, costs and registration deadlines with your Scout TODAY and make decisions or many opportunities may be missed.

Covered in this update (more info below!)

  • Basic Knife & Tool Care & Finn’s Fundraiser – THIS Tuesday 16th April - note items to bring & parent help needed - details below!
  • Parent Sign In/Sign Out
  • Scout Raffle Tickets
  • Level 1 Canoe & Kayak Course –19th–21st April
  • Geelong Jail Ghost Tour – 24th April  Numbers & payment required by Tuesday
  • Anzac Day Ceremony – 25th April
  • D32 Reunion – 26th–28th April  Registration closes April 19th
  • 1st Belmont Family Camp - 3rd-5th May
  • Barwon eXtreme - 4th /5th May  Note places are limited so get in asap to secure your spot!!
  • Scout Hike – Fri 17th-19th May  Note places are limited so get in asap to secure your spot!!
  • Geelong Region Camp, 25th-26th May
  • Mudbash, 9th June
  •  Melbourne Gang Show – Matinee & Evening Shows 21st-29th June
  • Camp Courage – 29th June-6th July
  •  Gilweroo, 22nd-24th November


THIS TUESDAY, 16th APRIL

The program this Tuesday will cover Basic Knife & Tool Care.  Afterwards at 8.30 we have a supper (including hot chocolate) organised to go toward’s Finn’s fundraising for a tumor diagnosing microscope.  For more information on Finn’s fundraiser click here

Scouts please bring:

- sharpening tools (metal file and/or oil stone) and knives & tools that need sharpening
- a gold coin donation         

We need three parents to volunteer baking a cake or biscuits and looking after the setup of a stall at the scout hall for serving from 8.30pm. Can you email me asap if you’re able to help (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au)!!


Parent Sign in / Sign out

From the start of this term we are reinstating parental sign in and sign out of Scouts at our regular meetings to better manage our duty of care. This is also a great time to catch up with what is happening in the troop.

Scout Raffle Tickets

We still have raffle tickets to sell - so if you are able to sell more books or can volunteer to sell tickets outside Aldi on Thurs 4-6pm or Sat 9am-12pm please contact Scott (5244 1523, 0428 379 281 or scott@belmontscouts.org.au)

Level 1 Kayak and Canoe Course, 19th – 21st April

If you are interested, please contact Alex Brunacci directly - 0425 702 711 to find out if there are still places available and arrange your participation.


Geelong Jail Ghost Tour, 24th April 8.30pm

Marie, our new Barwon District Scout leader has organised a Ghost tour that will go for 90 minutes, starting at 8:30 & finishing at 10pm. Cost is $15 per person.  We need numbers and money at Scouts this Tuesday! 


ANZAC Day, 25th April - 6.15am for 6.30am ceremony (followed by a BBQ on the river)

Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service at Boer War Memorial, Kardinia Park main entrance.
Please wear full uniform.  There is easy parking across the road in front of Kardinia Park. Families welcome.

 

D32 Reunion, 26th - 28th April

Belmont Scouts who went to AJ2013 and were in the famous D32 patrol are invited to a reunion camp at River Hall on the Hopkins River in Warrnambool. If you are eligible and haven’t already received details please see Scott.  (Registration closes April 19th so be sure to register if you want to attend)


1st Belmont Family Camp, 3rd - 5th May – Wye River

Come for as long (or short) as you want, bring the whole family and share in a relaxed weekend at the Big4 park at Wye River. You can have a family cabin or bring a van or tent - the choice is yours and the price is very reasonable.

Click here for more details and to find out how to book


Barwon eXtreme, 4/5 May - You Yangs

This is a day of abseiling and rock climbing instructed and run by the Rock Adventure Centre Geelong.  Only 30 Scouts can be taken each day, split into 2 groups of 15.

As this event falls onto the same weekend as our family camp, we’ve asked for our Scouts to be given places on Sunday. This way you can be at the family camp from Friday evening to Sunday morning and then after an hour+ drive take part in the Barwon eXtreme.

Cost is $60 for the day. Please email me (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au) or talk to one of the leaders if you want to book a place - places are limited so we recommend you pay asap to guarantee a spot!  Please download and complete The Rock Individual Agreement and Special Activity Form as part of the registration. 


Scout Hike, Friday 17th–19th May 2013

Scout Hike is an annual, state-wide hiking event for between 200 and 500 scouts. In 2013 it's going to be held in the Tallarook State Forest.

Ra (Roger) has offered to accompany a Learner patrol made up of Belmont Scouts. Being part of a learner patrol allows an introduction to hiking and lightweight camping for those scouts who have little or no experience.

Patrol size is going to be between 4 and 7 scouts - first in, best dressed!! You'll find heaps more information on this website: http://www.vicscouts.com.au/scouthike.html - check the relevant links leading away from the main page also.

Transport will be organised once the patrol is established.

Deadline: Tuesday 23rd April. Express your interest to Ra (roger@belmontscouts.org.au) and make your payment of $40 per scout to the Belmont Scouts bank account. Date of payment will be used to determine order of booking.

 

Geelong Region Camp, Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May

This is a biennial camp for all Joey’s, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from across Geelong held at Eumerella Scout Camp (above Angelsea). We will be camping as a group and participating in a range of activities. This year will include an opportunity for Scouts to do a high wire course offsite while Challenge Valley has been totally rebuilt at Eumerella and promised to be great fun.  More details to follow soon...

 

Mudbash, Sunday 9th June

Check out the website www.vicrovers.com/mudbash and let your leaders know if you’re interested in going...

 

Melbourne Gang Show

Evening and matinee shows - 21-29th June. 140 Scouts and Guides invite you to join them for our 61st year, a show full of excitement, rhymes, and maybe even a laugh.  More details to follow soon...


Camp Courage, 29th June – 6th July in Appin, NSW

This is a great, back to basics Scout camp with a focus on “Duty to God”. It includes activities like horse riding, bmx, outdoor abseiling and prussiking, bible study, hiking, bushcraft, navigation, hot air balloons, metal work, axemanship and more! 

Talk to Aran or Rohan Barnes to find out more. Registrations will be in the next couple of weeks so if you’re interested speak to Tyto (Scott) now as places fill quickly.


Gilweroo, Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th November

This is still a good way off, but if you would like to secure a please email me (nicole@belmontscouts.org.au).  It’s a fabulous camp – sort of a mini jamboree.  For more information see http://www.gilweroo.com.au

Update

posted 13 Mar 2013, 06:57 by Belmont Images   [ updated 24 Mar 2013, 04:44 by Scott Barnes ]

After struggling through 2012 when our dedicated leaders from other sections and the Group Leaders somehow managed to implement a fantastic Jamboree year program! This extra volunteering time put pressure on their personal and work lives and sometimes meant that they struggled in their home section.

Without Arlene (Cubs), Jason Martin (Venturers), Naomi (Joeys), and Hany (Joeys) and Scott and I (GLs) putting in, the troop would not have survived 2012!  And at the moment 2013 will be another struggle.

Recently, Denise Taylor has had to pull out as she was facing to much pressure at work and home to continue training as a leader at this stage. Jason Martin will help on some weekends but can't attend Tuesday nights; Jake Bemelmans is off to Canada term 2 for rest of year; Wendy Tarbutt continues as a Tuesday night leader only; Roger Walti has just started his Leader training and was invested Tuesday 5th March; and Bill Forti who was a Scout leader with 1st Belmont over 10 years ago wishes to return. He has been interviewed and will fill his paper work in ASAP.

The scouts are lacking continuity of leaders who can attend on both Tuesdays and weekends. Fill in leaders have meant that the troop has continued to function but not to best practice.  We need a section leader who gets to know the kids over several years.

That said the troop continues to grow, largely by word of mouth so despite the challenges we as adult leaders are struggling with the program continues to provide.ots of interesting and challenging opportunities to learn while having great fun.

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