“Angona” and “Grandfather” – 50 Years Continuous Service

Angona and Grandfather

“Angona” (left) and “Grandfather” (right)

On Thursday 14th May, the Broken Bay Scout Group celebrated the remarkable achievement of 50 years of continuous service to Scouts by Alan Ford (“Angona”) and Edwin Lilley (“Grandfather”) with a good ol’ camp fire at the Umina Scout Hall. Cake and flame roasted marshmallows was enjoyed by all.

Broken Bay Scout Group

To share with you some background on Alan and Edwin’s journey with Scouts…

Alan “Angona”

Alan Ford has been involved with the Scouting movement for 60 years. He first joined as a youth member in 1955 at the age of 8 years.

His first 10 years saw him progress from Cubs to Scouts to Senior Scouts (now known as Venturers) until the age of 18 when he started his journey as a Leader on 25 March 1965 until the present time.

He has been involved mainly with what is now Broken Bay Scout Group as this Group has evolved within the Gosford District.

He has held many roles within the Scouting movement from being a Scout Leader and Venturer Leader until his present role as District Commissioner for Gosford District.

On 23rd April 2015 saw Alan reach a remarkable milestone as being a uniformed Leader with 50 years consecutive service.

A marvellous achievement and dedication to the youth of this district.

Edwin “Grandfather”

Edwin Lilley joined Broken Bay Scout Group in 2006. He had previously been a Scout Leader in Sydney in Scout Troops in Rydalmere, Dundas and North Rocks.

Edwin has also been a uniformed Leader for 50 years.

He joined the Leader ranks on 25 March 1965.

He is fully involved with the Scouts at Broken Bay and he has taught many of the Scouts how to communicate using sign language as Edwin suffers from deafness.

Many of the Scouts at Broken Bay have earned their “I Can Sign” badge, which he does not award easily.

As with Alan Ford, Edwin reached the milestone of 50 years continuous service as a uniformed Leader on 25 March 2015

A huge achievement and his dedication to the Broken Bay Group and the youth members of the Group are hugely appreciated.

Camp Fire


Interested in helping others on an adventure filled path to independence?

Become a leader

Have you given thought to helping others on their pathway to independence?

Broken Bay Scouts offers this pathway through so many different ways whether it be fun nights out ten pin bowling, doing the occasional spot of camping, bush walks, caving, camp fire nights, badge activities…you name it, it’s pretty much on the list of great things to do!

The thing that many people are not aware of is that this is open not just to the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers but that it is also open to parents, grand parents or just those wanting to be involved and get out and about and learn more about this wonderful community we live in.

This is one way you can become alive and equally benefit.

Our Joeys and Cub groups are particularly growing and would love your support and interaction so if you’re interested feel free to chat to one of your leaders or contact Steve (Kotic) for more information.

Flowers – the perfect gift for Mothers’ Day!


Image courtesy of morgueFile/Chamomile

(Note: Flowers not as pictured)

Looking for the perfect gift for that special person in your life? Well look no further because we’ve got it covered.

Flowers will be sold at Ettalong Scout Hall, Cnr Picnic Parade and Maitland Bay Drive, Ettalong:

Saturday 9th May: until 4pm

Sunday 10th May: 7.30 a.m. until sold out

So be quick and grab yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers on this glorious sunny day and support your local Broken Bay Scout Group!