Archive | October, 2012

Scouts Canoe Camp – Sept 2012

Scouts Canoe Camp – Sept 2012

On Saturday morning at 6:30am 8 scouts and 10 parents/leaders met at the 1st Caringbah Scout hall. We organised cars and then were off on our journey to Berowra Waters. After launching the canoes we paddled up river for 1-2 hours until we r
eached Camp Windeyer. On the way there was some lovely scenery, steep cliffs of the gourge with mostly mangroves around the shore. We also saw plenty of fish jumping out of the water but still Rakali could’nt catch one for dinner! At camp we found a row of macadamia trees which sent us searching around for the nuts! We found a couple of handfuls of nuts and had to crack them open with a rock! They were delicious. We set up camp and had lunch. While our sausages were cooking a kookaburra came and stole one. This Kookaburra (named Fredrick by Jared) was so tame that you could pat it! After this we went on a vicious bush walk but it was more like a rock climb. Thanks Rakarli!!! Then we went back to camp and had dinner. We made a great fire and all the kids played cards and the leaders sat by the fire until bed time. On Sunday we woke up and had bacon and eggs for breakfast. After breakfast many of us went on a short canoe. When we got back we packed up and had lunch. Next we went and did an obstacle course. I am sure many of us have bruises from that! Then we got into our canoes and came home. It was a great weekend, Thanks Wallaroo. – Amber, Scout


Scouts Lucky 13 night and a whole bunch of scouts going up :-)

How to make lamingtons – Kath and Kim style 🙂 What a great send off to these amazing young adults! We’ve watched them grow over the years and its so sad to see them go. They will no doubt have the best fun ever in vennies but we will miss
you lots! Best of luck for your future and we look forward to seeing and hearing of your many adventures. Also a sad farewell to Taz 🙁 thanks for all you have done for the scout section and we wish you every happiness for your future 🙂

Cubs Drama night – Sept 2012

Thanks to our amateur drama society, 1st Caringbah cubs and parents enjoyed two delightful plays – Red riding hood and Cinderfella – The cubs thoroughly enjoyed it all

Scouts Woodwork night with Muddy at Cronulla High – Aug 2012

On Thursday the 9th August, 1st Caringbah Scout group were invited to Cronulla High School for a special woodwork night. “Muddy” our leader (Mr Gosby) showed us how to make a candle holder.
Then we got to make one ourselves.
I really enjoyed it and I learnt some new skills.
Thank you Cronulla High school for allowing us to come to your school.
Amy H

Cubs Athletic night – August 2012

This was a great night for the cubs to test their athletic abilities, inspired by the London Olympics! They did long jump, races and their best Bolt impressions at Sylvania Athletics track.

State Rally – “Shrek’s Swamp” – August 2012

We all had so much FUN!! The leaders dressed up as Shrek characters with Dingo looking fantastic as the “fairy godmother” and Kooka looking smashing as “Fiona”!! All the kids really enjoyed state rally and our leaders got a standing ovation for the “most fun” activity! Well done to all patrols for their enthusiasm, committment and willingness to have loads of FUN!! Also a huge BRAVOOO to “The Breakaways” (Ronan, Emerson, Julian, Jonathan and TImothy) for their oustanding result in coming Third in South Met Region.

Joeys Hot Air Ballooning – July 2012

What a great night this was! The Joeys learnt how to make huge hot air balloons. Thanks to the Joey helpers; Emily, Duncan and Jake J – your help was really appreciated!

Family Snow Trip – July 2012

1st Caringbah families had a fantastic trip to the snow. We enjoyed private ski and snowboarding lessons at Blue cow. The conditions were fantastic, with the best snow in years. Cant wait ’till next year