[Scouts] Upcoming Few Weeks

Upcoming Few Weeks!!

Tuesday 27th Feb Get excited!
This week we are back at the hall with thrilling activities!! We will continue to build our hovercrafts that we started last week, as well as showing off our painting skills by following along to a Bob Ross video. For those wanting to see what our hovercrafts will look like, click this link to our youtube channel (https://youtu.be/77NxFRUlU-0?si=W8WQIx48mHCAVG-q) .
When: 7pm – Tues 27th of Feb
Drop off and pick up: at the Scout hall King George VI Reserve


We announced that there will be another bring a friend prize of $200 towards anything within 5th/6th. Whether you want the money to go towards your Jamboree fee or a 5th/6th hoodie. This will be running for 6 months and the youth member with the most friends to have joined Scouting at 5th/6th will receive the prize. Congrats to Sidney and Hili who won our last bring a friend prize!! Remember to BRING A FRIEND each week to show them how cool Scouting can be!!


Brendan thought that not enough of the Scouts actually read the email and have no clue what we are doing each week. So, to make sure that they read the emails and sign up for everything, he is donating $5 to the FIRST Scout to find a spelling or grammatical mistake within the emails. An extra 50c will be added on top for every extra mistake you find. The money can only be redeemed once you have signed up for AJ2025. Make sure to be the first find any mistakes and text or email Brendan before anyone else does!!


Two big Elwood triathlon Sundays in a row!
This Sunday it’s 3 drink stations. We’re 10 volunteers short of the target to get the job done.
Triathlons raise vital funding for Scouting activities & expenses to operate throughout the rest of the year.
When: 7:30am – 12:30pm Sunday 25 Feb.
Where: Elwood
It’s going to be a perfect morning out & about! Volunteers’ free sausage sizzle & drink available afterwards! Car pooling available – add a request when registering.
Please register (Link in your email) yourself, family, friends, neighbours, everyone you know!
If you’re attending AJ2025, half your triathlon money goes towards your AJ2025 registration fees.
Feb 25th (Elwood)- 7:30-12:30pm
Mar 3rd (Elwood)- 6:15-11:15am
17th (Melbourne)- 6am-12noon
24th (St Kilda)- 6:15-11:15am


8th-11th March AJ2025
For those wanting to attend AJ2025, Straddie is a MUST. This camp will show to the leaders whether or not you will be able to survive Jamboree, as well as showing off your Scouting skills.
Each year our Unit traditionally participates in the Stradbroke Cup (Straddie) at the Bay Park Scout Camp, Mt Martha, this year it’s over the Labour Day long weekend. Stradbroke is a three day long camp where Scouts compete against one another through various activities. The camp is run in Patrols with limited input from the Scout Leaders. Patrols are assessed on how well their camp is setup and how well they use the available equipment. The camp also includes many fun activities. This is a great chance to learn new skills and have loads of fun at the same time.
Potential Outdoor Adventure Skills activities – Camping Outdoor Adventure Skills – Bushcraft Outdoor Adventure Skills – Milestone Participates, Assists and Leads
When: 6pm Friday 8th March – 4pm Monday 11th March
Cost: $80 per person
Drop off and pick up: at the Scout hall King George VI Reserve
Payment: EFT or credit card – refer to the registration form on your email


It’s slowly approaching
For those who haven’t already signed up for Jamboree, please do so soon. We know it is a lot of money but we can guarantee that you can raise it all. One of our Scouts has already collected enough cans to raise over $1,000 and has also been handing out water at triathlons to earn them more money.
If you need financial help for your child to attend Jamboree, please do not hesitate to ask any of the leaders. We have the resources you need and can assist in helping you write up an application.
The deadline for payments are in September and can be held off until then, however we need your application to be sent in ASAP. If you need anymore information about Jamboree please do not hesitate to ask any of the leaders during a regular night of Scouts.
When: Jan 5-17th 2025

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AJ2025 (www.vicscouts.asn.au/jamboree2025/registration.php)
Here are some important dates for the term and year ahead:
MARCH 8/11th – Stradbroke Cup
APRIL 24/25th – ANZAC Day Sleepover
JULY 26/28th – Ski Camp
SEPTEMBER 23/27th – GOW Hike
OCTOBER 29th – Joint Halloween
JANUARY 2025 AJ2025
We will let you know more details closer to the events and of course, there will lots more to come. PS. Things might change but we’ll let you know if they do.

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