Year for Scout group
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We have celebrated three Venturers gaining their Queens Scout Award; congratulations Georgie, Caitlin and Cassie. We have a fourth who has just completed her last challenge — an expedition hike.
Our Rovers have celebrated 100 years of Rovering with special events. They have supported Tastes of the Goulburn and have been part of the SPW production of Grease.
Cub Scouts have had a busy 12 months.
We had a lot of fun themed nights, such as Harry Potter, Big Bang, making masks, Scout Wars, pirates, a backward night and sense training.
These nights were balanced with Boomerangfocused sessions covering skills such as ropes, first aid and fitness.
For day excursions the Cubs did Clean Up Australia, Anzac Day march, hikes, National Tree Day, Karingal concert, and disco sleep-overs in the hall.
There were some big camps as well, with the Group going to Eumeralla for a camp by the beach, and a Cub versus Wild themed camp.
This last camp challenged the Cubs to go on high-ropes, flying-fox, shelter building and eating bush tucker.
Our Scout Group was please to have Jaclyn Symes open the renovated kitchen, funded under the McEwen Stronger Communities Grant 2018 and along with Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson, to speak at the Dedication of the World War I Armistice Centenary Peace Park, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Commemorative Grants program for the Centenary of Armistice.
Taungurung Elder Shane Monk welcomed all who attended and taught us about the Welcome to Country and the Smoking Ceremony. The Smoking Ceremony was a cleansing and the opportunity to create a fresh start.
December brings sum- mer and we are looking forward to the Lions’ Carols in the Park, our end-of-year Christmas break-up with a KubKar night; Vic Gathering, a fantastic camp for Venturers; and jamboree in January — what a way to round off this year.
A huge thanks to all the parents, friends and family that help to make this Scout group a success.
Your efforts as fundraisers, leaders, adult helpers, committee and community supporters are so important, and we couldn’t do any of this without you.
Thanks to Lions, Rotary, RSL Seymour, Mitchell Shire Concert Band, SPW, The Australian Lighthorse Memorial Park Committee and Mitchell Shire Sports and Aquatic Centre for inviting us to share community events with you.
Special thanks to Nick Ridd and his team for their work on the kitchen renovation and WW1 Armistice Centenary Peace Park, and to our hard-working committee.
Also many thanks to Mitchell Shire, Rob Mitchell, Steph Ryan, Jaclyn Symes, Bakers Delight, Burgess Signs, Seymour Caravans and Trailers, Seymour FM 103.9, The Telegraph, Seymour Dental Clinic, IGA, Toyworld, Mrs Possum Fund and The Brewers Table for their continuing support throughout the year.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas season and prosperous new year.
— Gecko and 1st Seymour Scout Group