On Saturday the 15th of October the Cubs attended the 2016 JOTA / JOTI (Jamboree of the Air / Jamboree of the Internet).
The event was hosted by the Mt Colah Girl Guides and was really well attended across the day.
The Cubs talked to other Scouts and Guides using radios as Close as Asquith and as far away as Cairns. A game of Battleships use UHF radios fine tuned the radio protocols.
Low tech communications using a wire and 2 paper cups were also a hit.
Thanks to the Guide Leaders for organising a great day out.
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On Sunday 17th April 2016 the Group participated in the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch Community Anzac day March.
The march is on each year prior to ANZAC Day and all local Community Groups are invited to participate.
Mt Colah / Mt Ku ring gai had Cubs, Scouts Venturers and Rovers representing the Group.
Following the March, a service was delivered. The Scouts we then invited to the RSL for an Icecream !
It is great to be part of an active community.
Each Easter, Scouts from Benowie District meet at Crosslands for the traditional Easter Camp.
Four days of fun and hard work keeping the campsites in perfect order. The camp is usually closed with a flour and water bomb fight – followed by a good wash (read water fight) in the river. There was perfect weather for the camp this year.
We had 3 new patrol leaders, new tents and many new faces – so we were very proud to finish in second place. Awesome work from our Scouts!
1stMCMK built a awesome entry gate to welcome visitors to the camp.
All Scouts had a blast!
The weekend culminated in a epic flour fight !
Tired, dirty (and Flour covered) Scouts returned home on Monday after a great weekend.
Thank you to all our Families that braved the heat to help out at our Bunnings BBQ fundraiser on Sunday 14th February.
Despite the heat by 4pm most of the Sausages had been sold and a huge amount of icy cold drinks.
The group should raise around $850 from the event. The funds are being put towards camping equipment for the up coming Scout Easter Camp where the Scout Troop will attempt to defend their title as District Champions.
Thanks to Bunnings Thornleigh for hosting us and to IGA Wahroonga for again supporting us with the food and drink supplies.
Thank you to all that supported our annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser last weekend.
Lots of volunteers ‘set up shop’ and sold trees to locals in Hunt Reserve.
By 3pm all but a small number of trees had sold and the rest were sold via Facebook and word of mouth in the next few days.
As the groups major fundraiser, the Christmas Tree sale is very important and the 2015 result is excellent.
See you on the 10th of December 2016 !
Christmas Tree Sale
Saturday 12th December 2015
Hunt Reserve, Mt Colah
from 8.30am till sold out
Support the groups annual fundraiser activity and buy a beautiful live Christmas Tree for your home.
Trees from $50
Go in the draw to win back your tree purchase price !
For more information contact us
A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers (over 40 Scout, Guide Parents and Kids across the day) for helping at the Hall Spring Clean on Sunday 25th October !
So many jobs got done, including clearing the area around the hall, graffiti removal, painting, washing walls, sorting out equipment and cleaning the halls and kitchen.
It wasn’t all hard work !! Water fights broke out regularly
Volunteers were rewarded with a BBQ lunch in the sun.
Our wonderful hall is looking shiny and new and ready for the next year !
Thanks again !
MCMK Group Committee
A small, but enthusiastic group of leader, parents and kids participated in the 2015 Relay for Life held at Rofe Park.
The Relay for Life is a 24hr walking event with attendance by local community groups and supporters. Dance acts, bands and jumping castles kept the walkers entertained.
The group raised over $250 for the event.
The very worthy cause is already in the diary for 2016 !
`The Benowie District Easter Camp has been run and won for 2015 with the Mt Colah / Mt Ku-Ring-Gai Scout Troop taking out both 1st and 2nd place.
Easter camp is held each year at Crosslands Reserve and has a competitive element focusing on campcraft, and scout skills.
The theme the year was ‘Mexican’ and our 2 Patrols, “Hasta La Vista Amigos” came in 1st place and “Flying Tacos” came in 2nd place. The win breaks a long running streak by Waitara Scouts.
The weekend is not all hard work, lots of fun was had in the rain with ‘wide games’, and a huge flour fight, where local MP Matt Kean led the charge into battle !
Thanks to our dedicated Leaders for a great weekend, enjoy the year of bragging rights !
The NSW Election has been run and won and the people of Mt Colah have been well fed thanks to the efforts of the Scout Group.
Bacon and Egg Rolls flowed from 7.30am quickly followed by Sausage Sandwiches all the way through to 3pm.
Our wonderful community of families filled the roster and the BBQ was roaring all day with over 150 Bacon and egg rolls and 400 Sausage Sandwiches sold.
All money raised goes straight back to the group to help purchase much needed equipment for each section as well as assisting our Scouts that are attending the Jamboree.
Thanks to everyone involved !