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Scouts – Easter Camp 2016

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.

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All Scouts had a blast!

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The weekend culminated in a epic flour fight !
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Tired, dirty (and Flour covered) Scouts returned home on Monday after a great weekend.

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Venturers to Visit to a Thai Forest Monastery


Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai  Venturers have been invited to visit a Thai Buddhist monastery!! This monastery is run by Thai forest monks, and is located about 20 minutes north of Wiseman’s Ferry, at a place called Wat Buddha Damma

This is a real cultural experience and should not be missed. For those of you who would like to put this as one of your Queen Scout activities, this will go under the Ideals, pg. 56 in the Venturer Record Book.

These monks have an amazing life, ie. they live by 227 rules, and teach how to live a simple life. They live 15 minutes from a main road, within the bush!

You can see what they do here on their website. Vicki and I also made a video of them once which you can find here.

They will be available for group visiting from mid February all next year. Please let me know if you are interested, so I can have it organised – as they provide food.

This is a great opportunity to see something really different! It’s cheaper than going to Thailand!!!

Mazza

Cycling Over The Harbour Bridge!!

Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai Venturers are in for a great night tonight!! We’ll be joining about 200 other cyclists and riding over the Harbour Bridge! This is an event that we participate in every year, that’s organised by Critical Mass.

On the last Friday of every month, in hundreds of cities worldwide, cyclists, bladers and boarders meet for a rolling celebration of non-motorised transport. It’s a welcoming space where people feel safe. Here’s a photo taken from our ride last year. Stay tuned for more in a few days!!!

After our ride to North Sydney, we’ll ride back to China Town, and have a big feast for a few dollars, before boarding the train and heading home again! How’s that for an alternative to watching tv and eating pizza!!

Greetings from MCMK Venturers!

It’s been a MASSIVE year so far!

MCMK Venturers have had a very full program this year!! To quickly summarise, the year kicked off with; a Snowy Mountains Bushwalk, a Brooklyn Dam camp, Roventure, Dragonskin, camping at the Tanks and Wannawang, bike hikes in the Blue Mountains, Urban Caving, Amazing Race in the city, fishing, and heaps of BBQ’s!

We currently have ten Venturers, including four girls! I’m sure we’re still growing as we now have a presence on Facebook, so lots of like-minded teens now know who we are and some of the activities we participate in. Check out our facebook page to see the latest on what we’re up to: http://www.facebook.com/mcmkvents We’re always keen on new Venturers, and we welcome parents to lend the occasional hand!

Although we enjoy sharing activities with the Berowra Venturers, it will be nice to have a place called home. I’m sure we will still maintain our joint activities with Berowra, and once we do have our new hall, it would be nice to reciprocate the generosity offered by them.

Although it’s been a big year, it ain’t over yet! Here are just some of the things that we’ve done this term!
– Can collecting to help with the overs
– Our own YouTube Film Festival night
– Calabash Castle Hike (sleeping in haunted ruins!)
– City Photo Scavenge Hunt
– Ventout – where we hang out with the Scouts, swim and speedboat

We still have these activities to do before the end of the year…
– Cycling over the Harbour Bridge
– Manly Waterworks
– Deep Pass Xmas Camp: Caving, swimming, exploring
– and the big end of year party!!!

So, as you can see, we’re a very active bunch! All the best to the rest of the Group and to the families who support us! We’ll see you all soon – in the new hall!!!

Cheers, Mazi
Matthew Urmenyhazi,
Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai Venturer Leader