About 24 Cubs enjoyed a wonderful couple of days cooking up a storm over the 2nd and 3rd April. The best news is parents got to sample these cooked treats too but more about that shortly..
Broken Bay Cubs were joined by 3 Cubs from the 1st Narara Scout Group for this culinary activity.
Activities on the first day included:
Peeling and chopping vegetables for the Minestrone Soup (so much that two enormous pots had to be deployed);
Chopping cheese and cabanossi;
Making loads of yummy biscuits (I managed to try one of those – delicious!);
Making their own billy can and using it to boil water;
Pitching tents (perfect weather for it);
Preparing and cooking – dessert – Nutella Smores (I now know the meaning of smores – you want more of the smores)! Tortilla filled with nutella, marshmallows, and chocolate chips) wrapped in foil and cooked on a camp fire;
Preparing hamburger patties;
Napkin folding; and
Parents were welcomed to a beautifully decorated Cub Hall to experience these delectable delights. Sampling:
Cheese, cabanossi and crackers (starters);
Minestrone Soup (entrée);
Hamburger with choice of salad (main);
Nicely rounded off by Nutella Smores (dessert) – leaving the parents replete and happy.
A big THANK YOU to Akela and Jacala (Broken Bay Scout Group) for making this all happen, Bagheera (1st Narara Scout Group) and all the parent helpers!
Last night, Casey Poolman, an Education Officer from WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service) Central Coast provided a most informative evening for the Broken Bay Scout Group at the Ettalong Hall (22nd March).
A big THANK YOU to Casey for giving up her time and sharing important tips in regards to our native wildlife.
The talk was very much a “hands on” approach as you can see from the following photos!
Patch looks a little uncertain about handling this one…
Many thanks to all the people involved recently at the working bee at the Umina hall!
Our Umina hall now has clear and paved access to the rear of the building. This is also of great assistance for those with mobility requirements and provides an alternative to the front access for all.
Broken Bay Scouts headed off by train in late May to join other region Scouts at the weekend Newcastle Region Rally to compete for the Billy Knight Shield.
This adventure took the Scouts across various points (Newcastle Museum, Newcastle Cathedral, Nobby’s Beach and Wickham Park) using their own ingenuity, hiking, catching buses, followed by a ferry trip to an overnight camp at Stockton Beach. Followed by more activities around Stockton Beach the following day.
Along the way they had to find “Hunter” the mascot…
…and engage in loads of fun challenges which even included lifting a car in Newcastle Museum.