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.
Well done cubs, our suburb is sparkling !
The 2014 Christmas Tree fundraiser was held on Saturday 13th December at Hunt Reserve, Mt Colah.
The event is the major fundraiser for the group for the year. Funds raised are used to support all sections in the group.
All trees were sold and most families in the group volunteered time to sell trees or wave a sign.
The Rover crew kept the customers and volunteers fed and watered with a BBQ.
A raffle was run for one lucky customer to ‘Win their money back’. The raffle was won by the Hancock family of Berowra.
See you in 2015 !
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 !
Venturers from the Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai Scout Group and Berowra Scout Group, spending a lazy Sunday snorkelling at Shelly Beach, just south of Manly.
Although the water was freezing, there were still a few fish to be seen, although not as many as we’d hoped! In recent trips to this location, we have seen 6 or more dusky whaler sharks, each one about 4 feet long!
Initially we were to visit the Water Works at Manly, however, we realised that it was a bit below our age group!
To get to Manly, we caught the train and bus in, and the ferry and train back! It was a big day, but well worth it! Next time, when it’s warmer in the water, we’ll visit Clovelly, where you can pat the large blue gropers!!
Extract from AGM, May 2010
Cubs this year has been as busy as ever with programmes working well and boomerang work completed. We competed in all of the district activities, coming first in the BMX and swimming carnival. We also took out both Iron Cub events.
Cubs are getting ready for the fast approaching Cuboree in January 2011. It should be a fantastic event as always. I have attended two Cuborees and a Jamboree and had a ball each time.
This year we have lost one of our leaders, Janine Dudfield aka Bagerra, to Hornsby Heights Cub Pack. I thank her for her e-mail skills and the experience she brought to our pack. Janine will be missed. Karen (Kar) has taken over e-mails now and I would like to thank her for that as everyone knows Akela
still doesn’t know what a computer is, but I am learning.
Our other two leaders, Paul (Rama) and Jeff (Chill) have now completed their BL3 which now has them finishing their training. Congratulations to them both. We also have a venturer, Lauren (Rikki) helping out each week. Thankyou Lauren.
Term 2 saw me passing the baton of Akela to one of the other leaders. After a lot of thought it was time for someone else to have a chance. Funny thing, I became Akela in March 2004 and the hall burned down in July 2004. I pass down the position when our new hall has started. I must hold the record for the most Cub pack meetings outside of our own hall. Yahoo. I will be staying on to help out for a while yet though.
I would like to thank all the parents and past leaders who have helped me through my time as Akela. I have really enjoyed it. Most of all I would like to thank all those Cubs throughout the years who have made it all worthwhile. I feel very proud when they still call me Akela.
Yours in Cubbing
Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai Scout Group
Akela (Gary Binskin)