Scout Google Calendar
Jota/Joti Camp, Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th October
We will be going camping and then skyping with Belmont in the UK.
A good chance to camp close to home, do some camp cooking, and get to know each other better.
More information to come!
Canoe Course Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th October
Level 1 Canoe course: We have several Belmont Scouts registered, come join them!
From Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 09:00am
To Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 04:00pm
The course is designed to teach you the basic skills so you can control your canoe and self-rescue on flatwater. The first day is spent learning the strokes and canoe control, which is done through instruction and games. On the second day the morning is spent revising and refreshing your skills before you set off on trip down the river – flatwater only.
You must be able to swim 50m with clothes on.
Please note if you cannot swim you are not permitted to participate.
Successful completion of the course will earn members to a Participant Parchment and a Level 1 Canoe Badge.
Follow the link for contact details of the organiser and to enroll in this course. When enrolling you will be sent an email you need to click on a link in the email to confirm your place on the course.
Information to come from Group Committee.
Breakup Camp at Pax Hill, Friday 6th - Sunday 8th December
How do you find me? What if I need help!
Call 000 - this is your chance to see first hand just how it works with a special behind the scenes tour for 1st Belmont Scouts
Want even more fun? Time to chill or something physical
Kick back with friends, there is even a giant water slide and an underground mine to explore!
Huge Campfire and marshmallows!
Abseiling with professional instructors - earn your Abseiling badge
Then you had better come to our Break-up Camp at Pax Hill
Friday 6th Dec - leaving Rugby St hall at 5:45pm sharp
Friday and Saturday nights at Pax Hill Scout Camp, staying in cabins
Saturday night campfire and abseiling instruction
Sunday morning - abseiling
Back in Belmont ~1pm
Cost $50 (includes abseiling instruction, accommodation and food)
Bring payment on Tuesday to Scouts or pay into group account (BSB 633 000 Acc 144 697 455 (Reference: "first name initial.last name.PaxHillCamp")
personal gear - be prepared for rain and/or heat - so include raincoat, sunscreen and hat
sleeping bag and pillow
a working torch for exploring the mine
costume and towel for the water slide
maybe even a board game or pack of cards
and perhaps most important is a cake, slice,biscuits or fruit to share !
see group website for general gear list and PIR form - www.belmontscouts.org.au/scouts/forms-lists
for more about Pax Hill Camp www.paxhillactivitycentre.com.au
We will need parents help with transport on Friday and Sunday please - if you have a WWC card may like to consider staying with us for all the fun of the weekend
20th New Zealand Scout Jamboree, Thursday 26th December - Monday 6th January 2014
Interested in being part of the Australian contingent to the 20th New Zealand Scout Jamboree?
Click here to see an email from Alan Murray, Australian Contingent Leader
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Gilweroo, Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November
This is still a good way off - but we only have 12 spots booked and they are filling fast!!
It’s a fabulous camp - sort of a mini Jamboree. For more information see http://www.gilweroo.com.au
If you would like to secure a place, please contact Nicole (email@example.com).
Barwon eXtreme, You Yangs, Sunday 5th May
This is a 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.
Scouts need to:
o wear clothing & footwear suitable for the activity
o meet at the You Yangs Park Office by 9:30am
o bring lunch, snacks & drink bottle
Payment & forms due by Tuesday 23rd April!
We would like to organise carpooling - if you can assist with transport to/from the You Yangs or if your scout needs transport please let me know. Can you also specify whether transport is from Geelong or the Family Camp in Wye River.
Troop Council Run Night, Barwon Valley Fun Park, Tuesday 14th May
Normal Time: 7pm-9pm
Meet: Car park furthest away from the toilet block. The car park is at the far left of the play park.
Bring: Subs, torch, wet weather clothes (weather permitting), wear running shoes, drink bottle and any other things that the individual may need
The night will be run and was planned by the troop council (patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders)
We will be playing games most of the night – capture the flag, treasure hunt and a big game of survivor!
Scout Hike, Friday 17th– Sunday 19thMay 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!! 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.
Final numbers and payment due by Tuesday 23rd April!
Level 1 Kayak and Canoe Courses, Saturday 18th– Sunday 19th May
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 contact Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Region Camp, Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May
This is a group event - click here for more info
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, Saturday 29th June – Saturday 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.
Patrol Film Challenge, Queenscliff, Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September
Coming up on the 7th and 8th of September is the inaugural Patrol Film Challenge, being held at Queenscliff. This event will qualify you for a patrol activity badge and part B & C of the Performing Arts Proficiency Badge. You will work in activity patrols to plan, film, star in, direct, edit and produce a short film based on the Scout Laws.
You will be given a zoned off area of Queenscliff in which to go out and do your filming. Leaders will be out and about in the town in full uniform for supervision and assistance. You are going to be provided with a video camera to film with and will have access to a laptop for your patrol to edit your movie on, back at the hall. All meals except lunch on Saturday will be provided and you will be sleeping in the Queenscliff Scout Hall.
Bring all personal equipment, as if you were going on a standing camp (toiletries, dilly bag, stretcher, sleeping bag etc.), but you will not need a tent. A film screening is planned for 2pm on Sunday (parents are welcome to attend). Also please make sure that you bring a completed PIR (health statement) with you.
This is a region activity, meaning that scouts from all over the Greater Geelong area can apply. It also only has limited places so if you wish to attend confirm ASAP so you don’t miss out on a place.
For enquiries, applications and submitting dietary requirements please contact:
Michael Shipley 0400 234 362 or email email@example.com