in 2019, the Group was lucky enough to be awarded a grant for the purchase of 6 new canoes and a trailer. With the issues in 2020, it wasn’t until late 2020 that the funds we received and the canoes ordered.
Just before Christmas, the ‘Wobbegong’ canoes were delivered.
The Cubs, Scouts and Venturers were very excited, but with restrictions in place we had to wait to use them. a competition was held to name the canoes, and some great names were chosen. The new names are – Sea Slicer, Jolly Roger, A-Drift, Uncanoeable, Aqua Jet and Possum Tail.
On the 28th of February 2021, the Cubs finally got to use their new canoes on a voyage from Crosslands Reserve to Berowra Waters. The new canoes performed very well and everyone had a great day.
The group ran a very successful fundraiser at Mt Colah Public School for the NSW Election. #Democracy Sausages and #Pulled Pork (Electoral) Rolls were served all day and were a huge hit! Two of our Entrepreneurial Cubs also raised $150 … Continue reading →
On Monday 26th November 2018, 1st Mt Colah/Mt Kuring-gai Scout Group was visited by Scouting royalty, the Honourable Michael Baden-Powell (Grandson of Scouting founder Lord Baden-Powell), his wife Mrs Joan Baden-Powell and Chief Commissioner of Scouts NSW Neville Tomkins OAM.
The night was made special for two fortunate Cubs, Matthew and Eloise who were presented their Grey Wolf awards, the highest award in the Cub section by the Honourable Baden-Powell.
After the formalities the Michael sat with the group and then gave some personal insight into his Scouting adventures. Attendees heard an inspirational talk on scouting and how the lessons he learnt as a boy in Scouting gave him the confidence and determination to achieve his goals throughout his adult life. He also spoke of his amazement at seeing his grandfather’s legacy thriving. In conclusion our Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins shared some further words of inspiration with the Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
The night was finished off with our local Rovers cooking a BBQ and The Honourable Baden-Powell and his wife, Mr Tomkins, District Scout Leaders Mary Page and Peter (Noddy) Quirk sharing a light supper and exchanging stories with both group. A great night was had by all.
Scouts NSW is an eligible provider of the Active Kids rebate.
From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children in Scouts can receive a $100 voucher to go towards covering membership fees for the calendar year. One voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years, ensuring families who want their children to enjoy the Scout program can send their children to Scouts.
Scouts NSW has worked closely with the NSW Office of Sport to ensure the program is implemented effectively, and is integrated as seamlessly as possible so that Scouting families can redeem their vouchers easily.
From 31 January 2018, you can claim your voucher/s by: