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Venturer & Scouts 2010-2011 Windsurf Course Movie

Venturer & Scouts 2010-2011 Windsurf Course Movie

1st Caringbah Venturer Scouts and Scouts made up 13 of the 17 who enjoyed the windsurf course organised for South Metropolitan Region through the Summer of 2010/11.  We started the course on 16th Oct 2010 and completed it 6 months later with an independent 3 day 48km expedition on Lake Macquarie.  We enjoyed 30 lessons collectively totalling over 670 hrs and resulting in 6 of us getting to a standard where we are able to windsurf competently and safely with harness and foot straps in the waves – HURRAY.  A beginner and intermediate course will be run through 2011/12 Summer for Venturer Scouts and Scouts plus a “try windsurf day/night” will be run for Joeys and Cubs – BRING IT ON!  Thanks to everyone who loaned/donated gear to us.

 

1st Caringbah Scouts: A Look Back

Check out the attached video made up by one of our Venturers Nathan Leivesley. It shows a lot of our Venturers and scouts enjoying our actvities through the years. Be sure to watch in full screen.

Scouts NSW Rally – Aug 2010

Scouts NSW Rally – Aug 2010

1st Caringbah Scouts have just returned from NSW State Rally which is regarded as the biggest NSW competition leadership and initiative camp of the year, and we are delighted to say that 1st Caringbah Scouts made history by coming 1st,2nd and 3rd (from over 750 scout entrants and 150 teams) plus Jess Juretic became the first PL to lead a patrol to 3 consecutive team wins. And to top it all off Jess also took out the Best Patrol Leader (PL) of the State Rally.
We are very very proud that every single 1st Caringbah scout did their best and set out to have lots of FUN.
The patrol results for State Level were:
1st Place – Speedy Turtles – Jess (PL), Aaron (APL), Bridget, Kai, Oscar P
2nd Place – Kanga Nangas – Vivien (PL), Darcie (APL), Bethany, Emerson, Nick C
3rd Place – Team Tomato – Duncan (PL), Jake (APL), Maddie, Hayden, Caitlin
22nd Place – Cool Bananas – Cam B (PL), Thomas (APL), Megan, Laura, Ronan, Perry.
35th Place – Leaping Leopards – Kara (PL), Ellie (APL), Emilie, Oscar S.
Bravo and well done. All teams used the method taught by Baggy very well when we saw them on our activity. It goes to show that “being prepared” with a well thought out plan combined with some hard work and fun certainly works. The leaders are so very proud of all of the scouts we have at 1st Caringbah.
We also want to thank all the 1st Caringbah Leaders and Venturers that have worked with all the scouts over the last few weeks to polish their skills and also man the activities on our activity centre.
Salty (Ian Hall), Bluey (Jeff Stack), Kolo (Lynne Shepherd), Baggy (Jason Juretic), Nathan Leivesley, Chris Beauchamp, Matt Brown, Mitch Kemmis; a big Bravo for all your efforts this weekend with running the activity – it was great fun!!
We would like to also recognise a few other achievements, namely Oscar Sinclair, Oscar Peterson and Hayden Ward who joined in this camp even before they were invested. Your PL’s spoke very highly of you three – WELL DONE. Also Kara is our youngest PL and sadly she had to step out on the Sunday (much to her frustration) – we saw her perform exceptionally well on our activity using the leadership methodology (SMEAC) we taught her extremely well. Ellie Crowther stepped up to acting APL for this camp and then PL on the Sunday when Kara headed off – she too went great guns, keep it up.
Lastly a very special mention needs to be made to Baggy (Jason Juretic) who has personally put in huge amount of time and coaching with the PL’s and APL’s. This was his final scouting event that attended as a Scout Leader and we will farewell him and a number of Venturers next Thursday. Thanks heaps Baggy for all your efforts with the scout section over the years.
Kooka
PS we appeal to parents and scouts to send any good rally pics in that you may have taken, Baggy was not the Rally photographer this year so we are short on action photos.

Group Snow Camp – Jul 10

Group Snow Camp – Jul 10

1st Caringbah Venturers and Scouts headed out to the Snowy Mountains to enjoy a Snow Camp that will be remembered forever! We snow shoed up through the clouds close to Mt Kosciusko, dug ourselves some snow caves (whilst weathering a -16oC wind chill factor), slept in the snow caves, enjoyed a fantastic morning air boarding (so muc…h fun), snow shoed back down to Thredbo, joined the rest of the 42 strong 1st Caringbah group to ski and snowboard over the weekend, enjoyed some EXCELLENT night skiing and wrapped up with snow tubing. Sooooo much adventure and so much FUN. Full report (from Matt) coming soon. I’m really looking forward to the next trip! A BIG THANKS goes to Bruce Easton from Wilderness sports in Jindabyne who oversaw all safety aspects of this camp – he did an excellent job.  Baggy