We’re sure Greta’s heard this many, many times – but a big B-R-A-V-O-O-O to her just the same! Greta was presented with her Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) Certificate in early April by Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins OAM JP.
Greta was just one of 39 NSW recipients and she was awarded her medallion at the Broken Bay Scout Group 2016 Christmas celebrations.
For those who are wondering exactly what the ASM represents it is “the highest award in the Scout Section” and is considered “the pinnacle” of Scouting at this stage.
Have you encountered “Goliath”? If you look around the leaders of the Broken Bay Scout Group and searched for one of the taller individuals with a big cheeky smile then you’ve found him. Yes, he’s pictured on the right in the above image with “Kotick”.
Goliath in March clocked up 10 years’ service and a big heartfelt thanks goes from all of us within the Group.
Keep up the great work Goliath and leading by example to our Scout troop! We know you’re ready for anything!
Is there anything better than watching paint dry? Well there is – and that’s watching a freshly laid new lawn being watered after laying many rolls of turf. A most rewarding experience for those that participated.
A big thank you to all that participated in the laying of the turf (parents and children alike) and to those that prepped the land ahead of time!
We’re certain everyone will enjoy running, playing and camping on the new turf.
Even some hardy new plants were added to the mix.
Welcome rain took care of the watering for a couple of days. Looking forward to seeing the lawn well established soon.
I must confess to not being aware of the association of Scouts and NASA until it was brought to my attention by Anthony (thank you!).
One of our own members of the Broken Bay Scout Group Luke Tuthill who has been engaged in Venturers and as helper to our Group has been involved in a robotics championship which involves interaction with the International Space Station. Well done Luke! For more information please read the link to the PDF file above.
Did you know that “More than two-thirds of all current and former astronauts have been involved in scouting”. Should you wish to learn more about the long history of Scouts and NASA please follow the link below. Very interesting reading and shows how adventure doesn’t have to remain on good old terra firma.
So how has everyone enjoyed the holidays? We had a busy time with State Cuboree, Corroboree, a Venturer camp and Australia Day activities but we’re all set to get right back into it next week!
Cubs return Tuesday, 7 February at 6.30 pm Umina Hall
Joeys return Wednesday, 8 February at 5.00 pm Umina Hall
Scouts return Thursday, 9 February at 7.00 pm Ettalong Hall
Keen Venturers returned Monday, 30 January at Ettalong Hall
Looking forward to another year of scouting fun! See you next week!
The weather was 34 degrees when Scouts sallied forth at 6.30 am bound for the 2017 Scout Corroboree at Lostock (on the Paterson River near the Barrington Tops).
Accompanied by the troop mascot R2-D2, R2-D2 made sure that no Scout (male or female) would be left behind…making plenty of C-3PO jokes as the Scouts embarked the bus.
This year’s Corroboree has a movie theme and the Broken Bay Scouts as part of their Troop has a Star Wars theme (in case you haven’t already gathered). The Gateway to their camp will be an AT-AT. Some Patrol Names include: “The Jawas”, “The Tusken Raiders”, and “Storm Troopers” with even tents being named after Star Wars planets such as Naboo and Kashyyyk.
We bid the Scouts a wonderful time at Lostock whilst they engage in the traditional activities such as kayaking, swimming, as well as an overnight bivouac and hike.
Looking forward to all the stories guys upon your return!
A big “B-R-A-V-O-O-O” to our wonderful leaders that have accompanied them!
Where to begin on this adventure? Such a big day and lots of excitement particularly amongst the younger members of the Group that had never previously visited Taronga Zoo.
To celebrate 100 years of Cubs and 100 Years of Taronga Zoo, Cubs and Scouts were given the opportunity to embark on this journey by the most exciting means of travel available – train, ferry and by Sky Safari Gondola. They must almost have earned a badge for that surely?
Once at the zoo Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Family Members got to go their separate ways and see the amazing animals that just don’t frequent our backyards.
The weather was perfect with skies so blue and water so green and the cityscape backdrop was a photographer’s dream.
Great fun on the Gondola that takes you right over some of the animal enclosures!
Cubs and Scouts re-grouped and two ceremonies were held – one by Cubs to farewell three of their members and the other by Scouts to welcome the three new additions.
On to enjoy the free flight bird show! We were blown away by all the shows we saw on the day. This one featured amazingly trained birds including doves, chickens, wedge tailed eagle, condor, galahs, black cockatoos, owls and many more flying right overhead. Even trained rats made an appearance!
Enjoying the seal show.
This seal is doing flipper stands – supporting his entire weight!
Baby chimpanzee basking in the sunshine – very cute!
Where’s a Cub Scout without a map…?
Thank you to our wonderful Cub and Scout leaders for arranging such a special outing! Time to go exhausted by that adventure.