Category Archives: scouts

Cockatoo Camp – December 2013

1st Gordon troop visited Cockatoo Island for an overnight camp in December. The weather was perfect and the views spectacular.

We enjoyed exploring the island and learning its history.  We were less impressed with the seagulls that were noisy all night long!





2013 District Camp – 1st and 2nd Places For Our Troop !!!

1st Gordon teamed up with Killara troop – with our two patrols placed 1st and 2nd as District Champions and runners up out of the 24 patrols attending.

This was a fantastic effort – Gordon/Killara patrols achieved consistently high marks for campcraft, the competition dinner and completion of all the weekend activities.

This was a fantastic achievement. As well as all the hard work setting up campsites, the Scouts had fun on a magnificent flying fox, the water slide and river activities.

Troop Champions

troop champions



Scorpion Patrol

Scorpions patrol














Alex on descent

Alex on descent
























District Champions

District champions

1st Gordon Practice Camp

1st Gordon held their annual practice camp at the Scout hall in preparation for District Camp. We had a busy time assembling the dining fly and table and building camp gadgets.

Our mystery guest on Saturday night for our 3 course dinner was Bear.  We started with healthy vegetable and dips, then beef and lamb with 3 vegetables (roasted over fires in dutch ovens), followed by apple crumble and custard.

Well done Scouts, it was a great weekend, we managed to impress Bear and everyone enjoyed themselves.


lunchtime 2



Gordon camppainting 5








Easter Camp With Killara Troop – Glenrock

We have been invited to join Killara Troop for their annual Easter Camp, which is their main training and fun camp for the year.  This is a great opportunity to join the legendary “Bear” (Paul Tame) and his able team of leaders – to learn and have fun in a great location.

This camp is open to all registered Cubs & Scouts  as well as their parents & siblings.

I will be attending with Sophie and Conor – taking the trailer with tents, kayaks, etc.

I must advise Killara Troop as soon as possible how many are going from 1st Gordon – so please let me know by 20th March if you can come. It’s going to be a blast!



PS The forms needed are can be found in the Forms section of this site.

Scouts Twilight Ride

Will this be third time lucky? The forecast for Friday evening is dry – so let’s go and do the twilight bike ride before the evenings draw in further. Attached A1 form for you to complete and hand to me on Friday night please.

I’ll see you all at the end of Stonecrop Rd Turramurra – don’t forget to let me know if you need help with bikes/transport.



Shock Defeat of Masterchef Favourites

The more experienced Leaders group was beaten by the Scouts group in a closely fought competition on Friday night.

The Leaders won with their main course of Butter Chicken, which was perfectly cooked (though some might say it didn’t follow the classic receipt by being over spices).

While the Leaders desert of chocolate truffles was first class, it was beaten by the sheer quality and presentation of the Scouts piklets with syrup and fruit.