SES Mock Emergency Night

 

Kawana Scout group were fortunate recently to work with the Kawana SES creating a mock emergency scenario where the SES had to rescue our scout group after there had been a “gas explosion”.  This is the first of a few mock emergency nights planned for this year and a great example of Scouts working with other community groups and learning skills.

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Wolf Wolf Wolf!

On Monday 15th September 6 Cub Scouts from Kawana Scout Group received their Grey Wolf Award. Congratulations to Alex, Eli, Ella, Hamish, Lauren and Zac – Well done!  Being able to present 6 awards at one time is quite a feat and one Kawana is very proud of! (Particularly when we have already had 2 more from the beginning of 2014!) 8 in one year! Fantastic!! Continue reading

Day for Daniel

Thank you to those parents who helped us with our walk on Friday night!! – a little challenging getting that many cubs and joeys across Nicklin Way but a great success and lots of fun was had by all!!  And thanks Mongoose for your stranger danger input – you did look a little strange!! … I don’t think you convinced many Cubs or Joeys that they were in any danger though!!

Region Cub Camp

What a great camp!! Well done Kawana Cubs for being so well behaved and for considering others.  We had 5 cubs who had never been on a cub camp before and a couple of others who have only been on one camp.  So great work all of our older cubs for helping to teach the newer ones the ways of the cub scout camping world!!  And new cubs you did an amazing job considering this is one of the biggest camps you will go to!!  There were 117 cubs altogether at this camp.  So hang in there the next camp will be a breeze for you!!
Enjoy some of the pictures from the camp below.

After a torrential downpour of rain, which seemed like a year’s worth of rain in 30mins, things seemed to dry out quickly and the cubs just got on with it.  It was great to see Kawana cubs mixing with cubs from all different packs and getting in there and trying all of the activities.

Some activities we did on camp include:

  • Canoeing on Dunethin Lake – I think the cubs spent as much time in the water as they did in the canoes!!
  • Geo-caching – sort of like orienteering but a lot cooler.
  • JOTA – connecting with scouts all around the world over the internet/air – the cubs tried walkie talkies, morse code, and semaphore flags.
  • Lots of games and craft activities.
  • Go-cart racing,
  • Sumo wrestling,
  • Obstacle course,
  • Waterslide, and
  • Painting a block wall with international symbols.
  • We had a special campfire with lots of singing, skits and a fire twirler!!  On Sunday morning we walked to the top of Dunethin Rock for our Scouts Own and some reflection time – what an amazing view!!

If you are missing any belongings or have gained some belongings can you please bring them to cubs on Friday night and we will try to find rightful owners!!

The Queen Scout Award: Scouts Highest Achievement

Last week the Kawana Scout Group proudly celebrated two of their Venturer Scouts receiving their Queen Scout Award by holding a Presentation Ceremony at the Scout hall in Buddina on Saturday 14th September 2013.

The Queen Scout Award is the highest achievement that can be obtained in Scouts and is highly regarded in the community at large. The Royal Certificate was presented to Brooke Shepherd and Peter Robinson at Government House by the Governor General of Queensland the Honourable Ms Penelope Wensley.

The requirements for achieving the Award are designed to be inspiring and challenging and it has been many years since the last Queen Scout Award was awarded in the Kawana Scout Group.

Venturer Scouts are aged between 14 and 18. Leadership development, outdoor activities, personal growth and community involvement are key components of the Award and it takes much dedication to fulfil the requirements.

The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie, Queensland’s Attorney General, attended the ceremony and was complimentary of the Scout Program. He stated that it was pleasing to see our youth being involved in community activities and the Kawana Scout Group fulfilling the Scouting aim of developing young people to take a constructive role in society and communities.

Local identity Kevin Asmus, who was instrumental in the formation of the Kawana Scout Group in 1984, was Master of Ceremonies for the event and proudly supported these two young people and the wonderful award they have achieved.

After the completion of formalities the celebrations began with over 100 guests, youth members and families enjoying the festivities which included a jumping castle, face-painting, sausage sizzle and a disco. BRAVO Brooke and Peter.

Skillorama

Skillorama was on Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wow what a great day at Skillorama yesterday!!  Thank you to all cubs and joeys for being so well behaved and remembering the buddy system and thank you to all parents who stayed to help and supervise.  The cubs all tried their skills at juggling, tight rope walking, ball balancing and loads of other “Circus” activities!!

We had a lot of cubs completing 20 activities and even a couple who completed 30 activities which meant a lot of tired young people (and not so young people) at the end of the day!!

BRAVO Dingo – Silver Wattle Award

Congratulations to Dingo on receiving your Silver Wattle Medallion in the recent Scouts Adult Recognition Awards.

The Silver Wattle is awarded for outstanding service to the Association for a period of at least twelve years.

The Silver Wattle is worn around the neck on a green ribbon.

We celebrated this award with Dingo last weekend at the Working Bee we held at the den with a lovely gift and a celebratory cake and BBQ. Thank you to all who participated.

Scouts Rocky Creek Weekend

Kawana Scouts had a great camp at Rocky Creek last weekend!

What a fantastic learning experience for this young troop! The patrols worked well together to erect the Queenslander tents, with a dining fly and learnt many new skills. They practiced their lashings, also making a dining table and stool set.

They cooked 4 bell oven chickens on an open fire that tasted superb! They also did some abseiling and blacksmithing and had a fun campfire at Rocky Creek – what a fabulous place to be!

Great to see so many of them enjoyed a well organised and fun camp. Well done Scouts, Senior patrol leader Gordon and our dedicated Scout Leaders!!