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Scout Design Competition Winner

Mount Colah / Mount Kuring Gai Scouts recently had it’s very own design competition. The objective of the competition was to come up with a fun design concept that can be used on our scout section t-shirts.

We’re pleased to announce that the winner is Max McDermot! Max has made a fantastic illustration of a manga styled whip cracking dude! Very cool! This is an awesome illustration! Thanks Max!

The design has been converted for print and design purposes into an EPS file, which is designer speak for “ready for printing”. Mazi, from Venturers, simplified the image, so it’s ready to be printed on shirts!

These shirts will look great on our guys at Ventout, Scout Hike and all of the other activities these whip-crackin’ dudes get up to! Awesome!!

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Scouts: A Year in Review 2010

Well it  has been a fun packed year so far. Here we are with 6 weeks to go and then Xmas.

The year began with  Jamboree, AJ2010 in January at Cataract, for eight scouts and three Leaders. After  many months of  preparation to qualify and then followed by numerous shakedown camps and  meetings, the boys  were ready  for the adventure  that lay ahead. Two weeks later they  returned completely exhausted, and as the dust settled they were left wanting more.

Easter District Camp, in April at Crosslands, was just what they had needed.  Competitively we improved on last year coming 2nd in the Troop competition to Waitara and received a 5th and 6th place in the Patrol competitions. Waitara filled the 1st to 4th positions, so next year we go for gold!

Scouthike in May saw 11 scouts and 1 Leader head for Wingello State Forest. 1200 Scouts fend for themselves in the forest whilst Leaders oversee the activities. A very draining but worthwhile weekend as always.  We then  settled down a little and regenerated our energies.

In term 3, we had our most senior scout go on to become a Venturer scout thus making way for others to step up and lead. We sent 8 scouts to the Leadership course, and 9 to the Construction course. All with the view to better the boys skills and knowledge.

By the end of 2009 we lost 8 senior scouts to either Venturers, Cadets or sport.  Our numbers naturally decline until the older cubs make their way to us. Now we have 15 scouts invested, with two cubs coming through and another new scout to the troop giving us 18 on the books by the end of November. With these numbers, the troop has now created 3 patrols again, enabling us to promote scouts to new rolls of Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders. They will do a good job going forward, and we expect big things next year.

Recently we ended term 3 with a night hike around Mt.Colah as a warm up for summer, as many of the scouts need to plan hikes as part of their achievements. Ventout is coming in November so details are now coming out about that. It’s a fun activity, run for Scouts by our Venturer Scouts, under Leader supervision.

Thankyou to our scouting families who help out when we need them, it does make a big difference to our  Leader’s work loads.

Yours in scouting
Koala / Cougar / Bluey

VENTOUT = Venturers + Scouts!!!

Wow! What an awesome weekend! The Scouts and Venturers from Mount Colah Mount Kuring Gai teamed up for an amazing weekend at Ventout located at Camp Kuring Gai on the Hawkesbury River.

Our buddies at Berowra helped out, and the Leaders and Venturers made sure that the Scouts had a great introduction into Venturing!

Although it was a very hot weekend (36 degrees!) there were plenty of water activities to keep us cool! Being towed behind the speed boat was the highlight for most Scouts and Vennies. The disco was a hit as well, although it was a little too loud. Those who wanted to relax in a quieter environment could chill out at the movies.

Ventout is one of the highlight of the Scouting calendar. I’m sure all of us will be doing it again same time next year!!!

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