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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

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