Joeys and Cubs Halloween Fun


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. 

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.

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

Scouts Night Hike

Scout Night Hike Patonga to Pearl Beach

As we all know Scouts is all about adventure and experience and this night hike arranged by Patch was no different.

With head-lamp and torches at the ready and enough energy rations to last beyond the required two hour duration of the hike the Scout Group all happily emerged. The weather was kind and not a drop of rain (although these Scouts don’t balk at the sight of rain – always prepared for any eventuality).

Organised in almost military style there was no way these Scouts were going to get lost extract below from the Activity Form.

“This Night Hike will commence at 1830hrs at Patonga Drive… GR 867399 on the Broken Bay Map 9130-1N 3rd Edition.
It will terminate at approx 2030hrs at Pearl Beach General Store GR 870428 on the Broken Bay Map 9130-1N 3rd Edition.”

Well done to all the Scouts who partook and our wonderful Scout Leaders!

Tie-Dyed Wonder

Cubs Tie Dyed Shirts Group Shot

Cubs enjoyed a wonderful 70’s experience of tie-dyeing to create these wonderful tie-dyed shirts and dilly bags! I’m positive it would have brought back many tie-dying memories at school for those of the older generation as it has done for me!

For those Cubs attending future camps they can proudly wear their polo shirts as part of the Broken Bay Scout Group and know that it’s a one-off wonder!

Tie Dyed Shirt Back View

A heartfelt thank you to those parents that assisted on the night Danielle, Simone, Kirsten and Amanda and leaders Akela, Baloo, Rama, Kotick and Jacala. A big thank you also to those that helped iron all these marvellous creations!

To quote Jacala “Look how creative our awesome Cubs are!

Tie Dying Dilly Bags

Jacala also sported the best load of clothes on her washing line…it seems that summer has arrived early.

Tie Dyed Shirts Drying

With all these stunning examples from Cubs I think they’ve inspired us all perhaps partake in some tie-dying magic ourselves.

Thank you to our awesome Cub Leaders!

Camp Fire Cooking Tops off the Term

Cubs got to enjoy one of the many joys of being part of the Broken Bay Scout Group – a camp fire cooking evening!

The evening commenced with a warm parade around the camp fire, then investiture of new Cub…

Investiture of new Cub

Followed by some good old fun cooking of damper on sticks over the coals for Cubs working on their Bronze Boomerang…

Camp Fire Cooking Damper

To Cubs cooking their choice of veggie and sausage in two troughs of coals for those working towards their Silver and Gold Boomerang badge work.

Camp Fire Cooking Trough

I’m sure all Cubs would give the experience a massive thumbs up!

A big thank you to our wonderful leaders and parents!



Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

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Recently Rotary Woy Woy sent three Broken Bay Scouts (Ellie, Joshua, and Greta pictured below L: to R:) to the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment winter weekend in Springwood.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

Image source “Pinion” Woy Woy Rotary Newsletter 28/06/2016

A big thank you to Angona (Alan Ford) for nominating the three scouts who are all actively involved in the scouting movement and a big thank you to Rotary Woy Woy for providing such a wonderful initiative!

The three scouts spoke very highly of the course and more can be read in the link to the article below from Ms Jayne Mote, District Interact Representative (Rotary).

To read more from the “Pinion”…


Flowers – the Perfect Gift for Mothers’ Day!

Mothers Day Flowers

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

As per previous years, flowers will be sold at Ettalong Scout Hall, Cnr Picnic Parade and Maitland Bay Drive, Ettalong:

Saturday 7th May until 4pm

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


ANZAC Day – Lest we forget


What beautiful weather marked the solemn occasion of ANZAC remembrance on Monday, 25th April 2016.

All sections of the Broken Bay Scout Group – Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers participated in the Woy Woy ANZAC Day March to the Cenotaph at Woy Woy Memorial Park and joined the ceremony to contemplate and reflect upon those that have fought, died representing our country, their families, and those that are still serving overseas and within Australia today.

Wreaths were made from hand tracings of group members and placed at the Cenotaph to mark the group’s respect.

An important occasion for all Australians to mark.

Lest we forget…