Once again 1st Gordon has managed to put on a really successful Open Day at our hall on February 21st. Not only did we have lots of interested potential Cubs and Scouts and their respective parents but those of us who were there had a whole lot of fun. The Scouts built two ballista’s (giant catapults) and launched heaps of water bombs at each other, showed off their new canoeing equipment and guided many of the visitors around the hall. While this was going on our leaders Spike and Rikki helped lots of kids to practice their climbing skills while doing Crate Stacking in the hall. To top things off some of our mums put on a tasty sausage sizzle.
In the end though the true measure of success for a day like this is not how many lookers you get but how many New Chums come along in the weeks following. Well, on the Monday night straight after the Open Day we had five new Cub chums come along to the hall and a sixth boy will start next Monday night. I think we can call that a success.
My thanks to all of the leaders and parents who pitched in and helped prepare for and run the day and a special thanks to the Cubs and Scouts who represented both 1st Gordon and the Scouting movement so very well.
Stephen (Skip) Dwyer.