Scouts had a great night back face to face. We headed down to the field next to the library. First up was a game of capture the flag. It ended with a diplomatic protest over one team’s loose interpretation of the rules (as usual).They then opted for a good old fashioned game of tiggy. For some unknown reason they made the boundaries the whole field so that ended as you can expect (the leaders were wondering if we’d need to resuscitate anyone)!Next we tried an orienteering activity. It didn’t go well. We need to tweak the process a little for next time and work on our compass skills. Congratulations to Charles and Seb for being the most accurate.After that the Scouts were exhausted so we wandered back to the Hall to await pick up.Sorry for the terrible photos!!
On a lovely Sunday in May, the Joeys travelled into the city by tram to join the Victorian Joey Scouts Trek Around Treasury. The Joeys were given a map of the Treasury Gardens with key points marked. They had to follow the map around the points in order. The Joeys had a great time seeing the gardens.
From 16-18 April 2021, the Rovers put on Camp Tickell for the Scouts. Held at Heaney Park in Rowville, the Scouts camped out, many putting up auto tents for the first time. Some of the activities were:
- Shelter building, knots and survival skills
- First Aid
- Building flag poles and chariots
- Chariot racing
- Capture the Flag
The highlight of the weekend was the Masterchef competition. The three patrols all created a two course menu (for under $30) that they then cooked on camp stoves and BBQs. The Rovers performed admirably as judges, selecting the winning patrol.
A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to many adventures ahead.