Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 The Scouting Scribbler Official publication of the Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Medieval Challenge On Sunday Bullcreek Leeming Cubs hosted the annual District Challenge for Cub packs from our district Coastal Plains. As we won last years Milk Bottle Regatta it was our chance to choose the challenge. We decided to host a medieval themed challenge with cardboard castles, trebuchets, and flour and water bombs. Previous challenges have included the Great Fremantle Treasure Hunt, A Day at the Zoo, and last year’s Milk Bottle Regatta. This year’s challenge saw eight packs gather for the challenge. They created their castles, built their trebuchets and crafted their water and flour bombs. At 3pm it all started when Melville’s Mayor Russell Aubrey gave the signal. Flour and water flew, castles suffered damage, trebuchets fired and many were floured and dampened. When the dust The winners: had cleared Willagee Kardinya was judged to Willagee have won. All at Bullcreek Leeming secretly Kardinya knew that we had won but we knew that there had to be a different winner each year. Many thanks to all the leaders, parents and staff who helped make our Medieval Challenge a great day. Special thanks to our kitchen staff, especially Peta and Jenny. Baggy Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Joeys keep busy Family Camp Kids Run Amuck. Joeys have been very busy this term. They have been Parents Relaxed. working hard on their Environmental Badge which was combined with the Environmental Festival held by This year’s Family Camp was a branch for Joeys at Perry Lakes. There were many highly organised event. Families activities for the Joeys to do and they got to meet who attend were required to split Captain Cleanup with his very yellow car! I would like to into two groups, one with parents thank the Joey who came and enjoyed their time with me and the other children. The parents at this event as I had a great time. were required to remain still, Also the Mob have been busy writing letters to our new comfortable and in a reclined pen pals, 17th Ramsgate Beavers in England. This is a position, in a shady spot with part of our Care and Share Badge. This does take a while something cold. The groups of to organize and send as it goes by snail mail. Our Mob children were expected to rotate send the Beavers letters and we also send a Bullcreek through the parental groups in a Leeming Scarf and some badges which confirms our random fashion collecting food, extended friendship. drinks and extra items of clothing, fishing gear or paddles. A further This year our Mob had a small start but we have grown requirement of the groups of so much. Joeys have enjoyed a Sleepover at Hillside children was for them to disappear Farm, Joey Leap in Westfield, a visit to the RSL Club, for a time to see if the parental placing flowers on ANZAC Day, a zoo trip with the groups noticed. After a specified Cubs of WA, Trek-a-bout, a Branch Campfire by the amount of time small groups of Swan River, a Environmental Festival and a Christmas parents were required to wander Bash by Possum. through the camp site and surrounding area to see if the I would like to thank all those who have helped me children could be found. If none through the year as it is a big task for one Leader with so were found the children had won many terrific Joeys. Most of all a Big Thank You to all and the parents had to play the the Joeys who have supported me and for having time to game again. have fun at Joeys. I would love to see everyone come back next year for a fun filled Joey journey as I will be ready and waiting with all the great games and fun that I have planned. Next year’s camp has Here’s a little tidbit about next year’s plan of events; a been booked for Friday Branch Sleepover themed on environment, Joey Leap through Sunday, held in Wembly and much more. Till then stay safe on the holidays and see you next year where all the fun 12-14 November 2010 begins, at Joeys Bullcreek Leeming!! at the same venue, Love Possum Estuary Hideaway Holiday Park, Bouvard. 2 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Scouts - Integrating our Groups This term our Scouts have worked together with the Venturers as well as the Cubs in order to help everyone as they move to each section get to know one another. Monday 26th October saw our combined Scouts/Venturers ‘Master Scout’ cook off where the aim of the evening was to start off with the same ingredients and be as creative as possible. The kids had steak, sausages, potatoes and salads, as well as some variation of a damper recipe for desert. We had many and varied dishes at the end of the evening and lots of smoke through and outside the hall, but ended up with some great food. Our Scout and Venturer leaders were judges and the winners were treated to chocolate Freddos and lots of laughs! Thanks to Marc for organizing a great night and to the Venturers for inviting us. Another evening saw some of our Scout leaders and Scouts join the Cubs at Piney Lakes for Parade and a linking Ceremony. We linked Niamh Walsh and Jackson Best from our Cub Pack to our Scout Troop and we are looking to have a ceremony similar to this one each term so that we can show our Cubs what we are about and make the process a smooth one for everyone. It’s also a nice way to recognise the efforts of our Cub leaders and to give them a chance to say goodbye to the children who are moving up to Scouts. YIS – Jacala 3 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Helpful camping tips When using a public campground, a tuba placed on You can duplicate the warmth of a down-filled your picnic table will keep the campsites on either bedroll by climbing into a plastic garbage bag with side vacant. several geese. While the Swiss Army Knife has been popular for You can compress the diameter of your rolled up years, the Swiss Navy Knife has remained largely sleeping bag by running over it with your car. unheralded. Its single blade functions as a tiny canoe paddle . A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for Effective January 1, 2010, you will actually have to three hours makes an excellent hockey puck. enlist in the Swiss Army to get a Swiss Army Knife. The guitar of the noisy teenager at the next Lint from your navel makes a handy fire starter. campsite makes excellent kindling. Warning: Remove lint from navel before applying the match. Check the washing instructions before purchasing When camping, always wear a long-sleeved shirt. It A two-man pup tent does not include two men or gives you something to wipe your nose on. a pup. any apparel to be worn camping. Buy only those that In an emergency, a drawstring from a parka hood read "Beat on a rock in stream." can be used to strangle a snoring tent mate. Free Car/Bomb Required Ventkhana 14th May 2010, Beverley This activity organised by Scouts Australia requires Venturers to drive their specially-prepared cars through many driving challenges. The event will be held at the Beverley Motor Sport Complex in May this year and attracts Venturer units from around the state bringing together approximately 400 youth members. Our Venturers are looking for a car that may be acquired cheaply (free) which they will then work on. They are required to prepare the mechanics of the car and also to keep the car operational for each of the 15 activities held over the weekend. Last time this included two night rallies. Can you help? If you can provide a car to the Venturers for this great event then please contact Baggy at email@example.com or Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org 4 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Cubs racing ahead Over three weeks the cubs built and then raced billy carts. The billy carts were fantastic and went really fast. A big thank you to the parent helpers who pitched in to help the Cubs with the hard bits. The billy carts were based on a design from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, November issue. The plans are reproduced below if you would like to build your own. 5 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Cubilee Cubilee this year was on 7th November. The Cubs combined with Bibra Lake Scout Group and travelled to Wanneroo Showgrounds for a day of fun. Combined 2009 End of Year Celebration Thursday 10 December 6.00 - 7.30pm Please join us in a final combined meeting to celebrate the end of the year. Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers will make teams and combine in an outside Wide Game. 6.00 Presentations 6.20 Wide Game Parents are invited to stay for refreshments and socialise. 7.00 Refreshments Sausage sizzle for all attending. Ice creams for Joeys, Cubs, 7.30 Close Scouts and Venturers at the end of the evening. 6 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Quarter Master's Store Verse: Quartermaster needed There are roaches, roaches As big as football coaches In the store . . . in the store We still require the services of a QM. The main role of the job is There are roaches, roaches to aid the outdoor part of Scouting As big as football coaches by keeping track of troop In the Quarter Master's Store - Behind the Door! equipment and seeing that it is in Chorus: good working order. My eyes are dim I cannot see A QM would assist members to I have not brought my specs with me! I have collect items needed for their Not activity i.e. canoeing, camping Brought my specs with me! and then recommend purchases. If you need convincing you even have a song written about the role. Include as many verses as you wish, examples are: Akela snogging with a sailor Baloo sitting on the loo Haithi, wearing a see-through nightie ANTS, Big as ELEPHANTS AXE, That can barely cut through WAX BEANS, Big as SUBMARINES BIRDS, Eating all the CURDS MICE, Running through the RICE BOX, Filled with lots of ROCKS NUTS, No IFs or ANDs or BUTs BUGS, Running through the RUGS PACKS, Hanging from the RACKS BUNCH, Of things that you can MUNCH QUAIL, Too big for the SCALE BUNS, There are sev'ral TONS RATS, Big as ALLEY CATS BUTTER, Scraped up from the GUTTER RICE, big as any MICE CAKE, That caused our TUMMY ACHE ROACHES, Big as FOOTBALL CAKES, That no one knows who BAKES COACHES CLERK, He does all the WORK RUST, Under all the DUST COD, Though its taste is very ODD SKUNKS, Running through the TRUNKS COONS, Licking all the SPOONS SNAKES, Big as GARDEN RAKES DUCKS, Each one wears a TUX STUFF, We hope that there's ENOUGH GRAVY, Enough to float a NAVY TRUCKS, Stuck in all the MUCK GULLS, Pecking on your SKULL WORMS, Big as PACHYDERMS GUM, Maybe you'll get SOME YAMS, That weigh 10 KILOGRAMS 7 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group Term 4, 2009 Meeting Times and Bullcreek Leeming Scout Leader Contacts Group Committee Members Joey Scouts Group Leader_______ Simon Griffiths Monday 5:00 – 6:00 Natasha Edwards (Possum) 9356 5383 Chairperson ___________ Mark Rayfield Secretary ______________ Simon Whalley Cub Scout Pack Treasurer______________ Una Henderson Kestrel Pack Fundraising ___________ Linda Hughes Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 Newsletter/website _____ Andrew Purcell Ian Napier (Kaa) 9310 2909 Hall Co-ordinator ______ Fiona McIntosh Committee ____________ Jennifer Walsh Scout Troop Michelle Burnett Tiger Troop Quartermaster (gas) _____ Michael Best Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 Quartermaster (welding) _ Billy Walsh Greg Ricket (Chil) 9310 8283 Auditor _______________ Neil Clancy Venturers Monday 7:00 – 9:00 Melanie Kennaugh 9204 2431 Web site: www.blscouts.org.au Australia Day - Tuesday 26 January 2010 Our first function of the new year is the Australia Day Breakfast at John Creaney Reserve, corner of Benningfield Road and Parry Ave Bullcreek, just over from our hall. Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are required in full uniform to act as an honour guard for the citizenship recipients. A free breakfast is provided. We will also be erecting our rope bridge for all kids to try. Families are welcome. Leeming Community Band will be playing and there will be face painting and other free activites. Tuesday January 26, 7.00am onwards.
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