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New Canoes!

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.

Cubs attend the 2016 JOTA / JOTI

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.

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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.

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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.

Bunnings Thornleigh – Fundraiser

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.

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Thanks to Bunnings Thornleigh for hosting us and to IGA Wahroonga for again supporting us with the food and drink supplies.

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Hall Spring Clean

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.

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It wasn’t all hard work !! Water fights broke out regularly

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Volunteers were rewarded with a BBQ lunch in the sun.

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Our wonderful hall is looking shiny and new and ready for the next year !

Thanks again !

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2015 Hornsby / Ku-ring-gai Relay for Life

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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 !

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Election Day BBQ Fundraiser – Huge Success

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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks to everyone involved !

 

The Cubs Clean Up

On Sunday the 1st of March, a dedicated group of Cubs spent the morning cleaning up our great suburb for the annual Clean Up Australia Day event.

In all 11 bags of recycling and 6 bags of rubbish were collected around the Scout Hall, Railway Station and Community Centre.

Mt Colah Cubs Clean Up

 

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Well done cubs, our suburb is sparkling !

Mc Donalds McHappy Day Car Wash

Today, we headed to Mt Colah McDonalds to help raise funds for McDonalds McHappy Day.

Cars were washed for a donation with all funds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

A total of $376.90 was raised.

The temptation for a water fight was too great for some, but fun was had by all !

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Treasurer’s Report, AGM, 24th May 2011

2010 has been another successful year for the 1st Mt Colah Mt Kuring-gai Scout Group.  I am very pleased to report that the Scout Group’s finances are in good order.

Having moved into our new hall in 2011, the 1st Mt Colah / Mt Kuring-gai Scout Group is in a good financial position.  However, having a new home will add new and varied demands on our finances.

The group is in a good financial position to help support each section of the group with their planned activities.

I would like thank all our section leaders for their efforts over the past year guiding our Cubs, Scouts and Venturers along with our Group Leader Greg McKinnon, who continues to provide strong leadership to the entire Group.

I would also like to thank the parents for paying their fees in a timely manner, which in turn assists with ensuring that the group remains financially strong into 2012.

Yours in Scouting
Jeff Buwalda
Group Treasurer

Scouts Report, AGM, May 24th 2011

Well it’s the end of another Scouting year for all of us; however there is a big difference this year.  We have our own hall/home.  We no longer have to operate as nomads.  A big thank you goes out to those other scouting groups who have allowed us to utilize their halls/gear and storage facilities.  They are Berowra Scouts for their hall facilities and gear, and Asquith Scouts for allowing us to store what gear we have under their hall.  Without there support we would have been in dire straits so thanks again.

Ok back to us, we currently have 20 Scouts invested with 3 warranted leaders.  This year we have been in the hall a lot as we have a young troop who are coming along well and are itching to get outside and camp but we are not quite there.  Add to this injury to two of our leaders which took 5 months over summer/autumn off the outdoors fun, but we have managed activities where possible.

The boys have just got back from the Easter Benowie District, 4 day Scout Camp held at Crosslands Reserve and we are proud to say they came 2nd in the overall camping competition.  This is a fantastic result given half of them have only just come up from Cubs and have never been to Easter camp before. Well done boys.  A special mention goes to one of our newest Scouts, Max Mcdermott, who not only attended Easter Camp but played the Last Post on his trumpet in front of the entire district.  Well done Max!

The 3 new double dome tents worked well for the camp, it makes a change for us, as we have been borrowing Berowra’s bell tents.  The tents came back wet but a lot easier to handle as they are nylon, not heavy canvas.

We have 6 of the older Scouts going to Scout Hike this year to see if they can win the event.  They are going “Hard Core” – which translates to roughing it with minimal gear and supplies.  Well that’s the meaning for hard core.  Our patrol is going harder than most but not quite full-on hard core, more like “Medium Rare Firm Core”.  I know I will pay for that label.  Well the boys are back and finished between 13th – 28th places which will get them a Silver medal.  We are awaiting the score results to see if we are the highest ranked patrol in our District.  Well done boys, we know it was -2◦C overnight.

I would like to thank our Scouts for the people they are.  They are a good lot of boys that will go far in this world.  They are developing into fine young men, by that I mean that they are in fact maturing not only physically but mentally. They do actually openly care for others, this is being proven all the time for example: “I was at Easter camp last year 2010 with a major kidney stone – yes I was in pain and Bluey had the flu, well we had 2 patrols of mothers with us, giving aid and protection from others.  Also I had neck surgery at Christmas.  Since then every time I go to do something in the hall or around the place I hear, “I’ll get that.  Don’t you do that Koala” or “Sit down and rest your leg Cougar, we’ll do it”.  This coming from a Scout or older Scout (Venturer) does show they do care.  Also a thank you to all of our parents who care as well, it is appreciated by us, your Scout Leaders.

In closing we must thank our Group Leader WOMBAT (aka Greg McKinnon) for his tenacious effort in getting our new hall for us.  It’s been 7 years and 2 of our Scout Leaders have not had a hall to call home until now.  Also a thank you to our Committee for never giving up on our group.

At the time of writing this report, one of our Rover Scouts is recovering from a stay in hospital with severe injuries to his back due to a fall over Easter.  We are all thinking of you Josef and you have our full support to aid your recovery.

Scouting is fun and can be dangerous which is why your Leaders are here to reduce the risks, however some things do happen and that we cannot stop.  Scouting is about doing things in the outdoors and there are risks, but compare them to sitting inside on a computer on a beautiful sunny day, I know where we’d rather be, not inside that’s for sure.

Yours in Scouting,
Koala: Geoff Shields
Cougar: Peter Cooch
Bluey: Jeremy Hugman