Joeys and Cubs Halloween Fun

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Last night Joeys and Cubs got in early on all the fun and celebrated Halloween.

It was a fabulous night with many games played and parents spooked by the amazing array of zombies, vampires, ghosts, witches, pirates, super heroes, grim reapers and even a doctor – let your imagination go wild as everything creepy (or good) was represented on the night!

Two resources were also presented to the Cub group present by two Sixers currently completing their Grey Wolf award. They look amazing girls and will look great hanging in the hall!

Here are a number of pictures taken on the night.

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A lot of time was put into the event by our wonderful Joey and Cub Leaders. A big “thank you” to you all from everyone involved in the Broken Bay Scout Group. 

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Kariong ‘Glyphs’ Walk and Scouts Own

Kariong Glyphs Walk

(Half the group pictured above at the end of the walk)

On Sunday, Cubs and their families, some Joeys and Venturers enjoyed a trek through the bushland in Brisbane Waters National Park near Kariong in search of the mysterious Egyptian-like hieroglyphs.

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Armed with a map and compass, two Cub “Sixers” (with the intrepid “Kotick”) led the merry group off. All went well with no parents or belongings going astray.

A short while later we took the left fork and started to make our way along the windy track before entering the canyon like opening where the “Kariong Glyphs” awaited us.

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Duly mystified by the origin and meaning of the glyphs and with the assistance of “Kotick” and “Anthony” we then ventured like mountain goats further up to the ridge-line beyond to an impressive sized rock. We all got to enjoy and experience a “Scouts Own” with beautiful sweeping views over Brisbane Waters as a back drop (followed by morning tea).

The Scouts Own Ceremony involved Cubs taking the role of individual colours of the rainbow and as each colour was read out a bead would then be put onto a piece of elastic for every individual (including families) present.

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A friendship bracelet containing all the colours of the rainbow was formed and then tied to the person’s wrist seated to your right.

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We then held hands and each expressed our own individual thanks.

Those seeking further adventure completed an additional loop track before making their way back out of the park. According to Paul we covered an impressive 4.3 km!

Speaking for myself (and my Cub) I must say I had a truly enjoyable time getting to know more members and families within the group whilst enjoying our beautiful environs.

A big thanks as always to our wonderful leaders who make such experiences possible! Thank you Jacala, Akela, Kotick, Baloo, Kaa, and Possum.

A Good Deed

Mary Macs Food Drive
Mary Macs Food Drive

An important part of being a Scout (whether you’re a Joey, a Cub, a Scout, or a Venturer) is that you consider your community and how you can contribute in your own small way.

On this occasion Cubs donated pantry items to Mary Macs in Woy Woy. For those that may not know, Mary Macs provides assistance to men, women, or families that may require a meal, a shower, or a place to wash their clothes.

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Today Ramiro, Neeve and Pancho delivered these items on behalf of the Cub group of Broken Bay Scouts to the wonderful volunteers of Mary Macs. A big thank you must go out to those Cubs and families who helped in this initiative.

Past deeds of Cubs have been to donate old towels that can be used by the RSPCA; or stationery, toys, clothing that can be used for Christmas parcels for Samaritans Purse; or toiletry and pantry items for Mary Macs you’ll always find a kind hearted Cub wishing to do a good turn.

So before discarding old towels, or clothing or toys that have never been used perhaps consider providing to the Broken Bay Scout Group so we can all perform a Good Deed.

Big smiles from the Broken Bay Scout Group