Two patrols from 1st Gordon Scouts attended District Camp at the Cataract Scout Camp in the September school holidays.
Their chosen theme was Commandos. Our Scouts made a huge effort to dress themselves and their sites accordingly and they worked hard to present tidy, well organised camps. 1st Gordon brought home the prize for the best themed site and costumes!
The competition dinners prepared by the scouts were excellent and the sound of The Last Post drifting up from the 1st Gordon SAS site was just fantastic. 1st Gordon also did well in the Touch Footy Competition.
The highlight of the camp for the Scouts was Challenge Valley, complete with lots of mud and water!
Thanks to the Patrol Leaders for organising all provisions, equipment and for leading team work.
Thanks also to the Scout Leaders for giving their time and effort to the group and making these wonderful activities possible.
We just wanted to let everyone know about one person in 1st Gordon scouts who does an amazing job every week. This person is Dormouse aka. Diane Maher. Dormouse has spent hours of her own time organizing many fun and amazing things for us scouts to do. Some of these activities include Scout Hike, going to the Camden Air Base, SWASH (Scout Water Activities Sydney Harbour), Easter Camp and many, many others.
We are so grateful for all of the time and effort that Dormouse puts in to every week and we would just like to say one BIG thank you to her on behalf of all of the scouts in 1st Gordon Scout Troop.
Thank you for everything that you do for us Dormouse. Without you, there would be no 1st Gordon Scout troop.
Avril and Sophie
We teamed up again with Killara troop for another fantastic Easter at Glenrock Scout camp. The weather was sunny and warm, perfect for all our water activities.
When we arrived the level of the water in the lagoon was very low and we waded to the beach. Overnight the seas flowed in and filled the lagoon.
The Scouts enjoyed a lesson on African drumming, as well as kayaking, swimming and a red cord walk through the State Conservation Area up to the old railway tunnel.
Dinners of spaghetti bolognaise, roast lamb and hay box stew were popular and the Scouts finished the final day with a Scout’s own and then an Easter egg hunt.
Despite the rain, the Cubs, Scouts and parents had fun entertaining visitors to the Scout Hall on our Open Day in February. Activities including riding the billy carts, crate stacking and hurling water bombs with the ballistas. Thank you to everyone who came and joined in to make it a great day.
The Scouts enjoyed a fantastic day with the SWASH team on Sydney Harbour. Canoeing, sailing and a fun ride to the Harbour Bridge on the zodiacs. The Scouts voted the highlights as the zodiac trip and seeing Dormouse capsize the laser – twice!
In February, we joined with West Pymble Scouts on Saturday evening to do this great walk from Duffy’s Forest to St Ives, swimming across Cowan Creek.
We send our thanks to Pymble Fire Brigade for visiting our Cub pack in March. The Cubs learnt about basic fire safety rules, had fun trying to hide from the heat imaging equipment and enjoyed inspecting the equipment in the fire truck.
Congratulations to the Geckos who took out the 1st Gordon 2014 Masterchef award. Three patrols prepared two course meals for presentation to the judges, before enjoying their own dinner. Yummy feasts comprised schnitzel, spaghetti bolognaise or hamburgers, followed by pancakes, lemon cake or chocolate truffles.
The Scouts enjoyed a high ropes course at Baden Powell Centre in February. A challenging course high in the trees, it tested courage, strength and perseverance. Many thanks to the great staff at BP Centre for giving us such an exciting evening.
Congratulations to Marcus and Yasha achieving their Grey Wolf, the highest award in Cubs. On 17 February Regional Commissioner, Maureen Finn presented the Cubs with their badges, special woggles and framed certificates. Maureen said it was her first visit to 1st Gordon and she has been Commissioner for 6 years. Well done boys!