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Scout Group Fair – Aug 10

1st Caringbah Scout Group enjoyed holding an excellent scout fair for the local community, with a LOT of FUN had by all. The parents committee and especially Cathy Beauchamp did an amazing job and untold hours preparing everything for the day. BRAVO to all the cubs, scouts and venturers who worked hard setting up, walking the ponies, selling raffle tickets, face painting and packing everything up. The good news is we raised a substantial amount again topping last years figure. Thanks to all the local businesses that supported the fair in 2010 and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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Again we are always looking for parents to join our parents committee to help keep this wonderful group run successfully. Please contact our Parents Committee President Laura Power on lpower26a@gmail.com to assist in anyway you can


1st Caringbah Scout Fair -22 August

Come and join in the FUN and bring ALL your friends

This Fair isn’t just big its HUGE

Check out the video of 2008s fair for a taste of whats to come.
Rear of 6 Castlenau st, Caringbah
Amusement Rides, Carnival Games
Animal farm, Large obstacle jumping castles
Pony rides, Dodgem cars
Market stalls, Chair-o-plane
Showbags, Sizzler
Yummy food, Tea cups
Fairy floss, Giant slide
Snowcones, Boats
Wristbands can be purchased on the day for unlimited rides at $25.00 each.
Contact Cathy 0425260538 for more information.

Cubs/Joeys at Region Camp – Jun 10

The cubs and joeys enjoyed their time at the Scouts and Venturers Region Camp

Region Camp – Jun 2010


Over 40 1st Caringbah Venturers, Scouts, Cubs and Joeys headed down to Camp Coutts for 3 nights and a long weekend of brilliant sunshine, clear blue skies, sub zero nights, BIG camp fire flare ups, singing around the campfire, disco’s, movies, flying foxes and loads of other FUN activities.

The Venturers worked hard directing traffic, erecting the flying fox (took 1.5 days), then harnessing up the scouts for the flying fox and then some fun social time with the other 40 Vegies and our own troop. Mitch starred as the unit clown (check out the pics) whilst some downright hilarious moments were enjoyed with some impeccable timing by one leader who seemed to walk in at the most inopportune of moments J.

The APL’s did a sterling job within the Scout Troop leading their patrols through the weekend, great practice ready for when the PL’s head up to Venturers in the very near future.  Emerson, Ronan and Stephen kept morale very high collecting a big pile of fine needle branches to create a spectacular flare up which kept us lovely and toasty.  As always, Emilie led the singing with the most gorgeous voice.

Congratulations to Oscar, Harrison and Nick who entered the World Scout Association with an investiture on the Sunday.

The disco was a HUGE hit with some enthusiastic dancing (the photos do all the talking) and some pole tricks never seen before – Hamish was the king of this with his amazing horizontal hang trick.

Megs, Laura and Thomas became famous on one of the activities with a rendition of the “moose song” that the leaders of the activity said was the best song they had seen all weekend.  We want to see this one at the next campfire guys.

Cam B enjoyed his 14th Birthday and Venturers very kindly wheelbarrowed a 150kg rock to him as a gift and Darce gave him a tiara and other appropriate gifts J Wow how lucky is that boy.

BRAVO to those scouts who managed to do sooooo much camp craft badge work– Megs, Laura, Thomas, Caitlan and Kai.  Trust us, those skills will help you later in life – BRAVO

And thanks go to all the leaders who worked their butts off day, night and in preparation for this camp – BRAVO.  (As always, we would like a parent from every non leader family to join the parent committee to help keeping this all happening please – the return on our investment in time is very worthwhile.)

Well Region Camp was an excellent socialising camp and the next major Scout troop camp is the BIG ONE, State Rally, so get those activity application forms in fast.  Happy Days J

Jason “Baggy” Juretic

PS Can you please send through your good photos of this camp to Baggy Jason.juretic@gmail.com

Leaders get plastered at Joeys

On the 14th of May 2010, we had a Joey first aid night. We started off with an investiture ceremony for Jonathon and Riley and welcomed them to 1st Caringbah.

We had a bandaid relay game where Badger and Eagleray got covered in plasters by the Joeys.

Possum was biten by a (plastic) snake, and the Joeys helped Eagleray treat her.

The Joeys learnt about little and big accidents and when to call 000.

Joey Leader

Joeys – Operation Christmas Child

Joey’s Help Children in Samoa!
Here is a picture of all the Christmas Boxes collected at St Phils,
including the many Joey Scout ones.

They are all going first to Meadowbank, to go in a big container there
and the container is being shipped to Samoa, in time for Christmas, to be
given to the children their who lost all their toys and even their houses,
in big floods.


Boree Regatta Oct 09

WOW, what an excellent Boree Regatta 2009 we had!

We headed to the delightful green lawns of Bonna Point, Kurnell for a weekend of water and land activities FUN with over 400 members from around the South Metropolitan Region.

Photos are available below (remember to enlarge the photo (click on 4 arrows) and then “show info”):

The highlights were deemed to be the rafting, the late curfew (for the scouts) and the opportunity to catch up with old and new scouting friends from around the Region. It was excellent to see so many of our scouts socialising with other groups.

We had a ball and our Scouts, Cubs and Joey’s did us proud with very good participation and doing their best. We broke our own previous record of 7 trophies (in 2007) by taking out 9 of the 18 trophies up for grabs. How amazing is that! And the Joey’s also did us proud with 5 first places. The cubs also starred with 10 first place certificates and the scouts scored 28 first places – a great achievement by all. With the depth of skills we have across all ages, it looks like we should continue gaining some good results in years to come.

The trophies 1st Caringbah gained were:
Cubs Ensign Shield – Boree Land events Aggregate score – Winners
Cubs Boree Regatta Gunnamatta Shield – Raft Construction and Decoration – Winners
Cubs Billie Green Trophy – Knotting Relay – Ronan H – Winner in 41 seconds
Scouts/Guides Kurranulla Shield – Boree Land events Aggregate score – Winners
Scouts Boree Shield – Boree Land events Aggregate score – Winners
Scouts Wanda Shield – Canoe All Ages – Winners
Scouts Burraneer Shield – Kayak All Ages – Winners
Scouts Port Hacking Trophy – Biathlon All Ages – Winners
Scouts Keith Holle Trophy – Knotting Relay – Jessica J – Winner in 28 seconds

This competition has been especially designed to develop the Joey, Cubs and Scouts skills across a whole spectrum of areas including teamwork, knotting, construction, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fire lighting, cooking, camp craft and lateral thinking. From the trophies listed above, it’s great to see our youth members have these skills in spade loads and we know we still have a lot to learn too!

A HUGE thanks go to so many of our Joey, Cub and Scout leaders and parents who went beyond the call of duty to prepare, set up and pack up the camp and all the equipment needed for this event. There are way to many names (and I am too scared to miss someone out) to mention you all!

Hopefully Croc’s, Dingo’s and Bagheera’s voices will be back to normal ready for Scouts on Thursday!


Scouts Challenge Camp – Sep 09

Well, what an excellent time we had.  We dodged the wombats as we headed out to the Old Ford Campsite in the Blue Mountains on the Friday night.  Then we hiked along the 6 foot track following the Cox’s River,  (seeing an Echidna, a red bellied black snake, 3 brown snakes) until we reached the famous Bowtell’s Bridge where we had a fantastic cool dip before crossing this precarious wire/cable bridge.

We headed passed a HUGE goanna on the way to the beautifully remote Cox’s River Campsite where we pitched our tents before cooking up a storm ready for the night exercises of “capture the flag” and “spot lighting” – great fun.

On the Sunday we hiked further up the 6 foot track whilst Baggy progressively picked us all up and dropped us off with some “ninja 4 wheel driving”.  We cracked through some campcraft badgework before all heading to the Jenolan Caves to enjoy lunch, watch 3 water monitors defend their territory and then enjoy some caving in the “Plug Hole Adventure”.  This was excellent fun and involved us abseiling down into the cave before we then worked our way 110 meters down into the depths of the caves.  Some of those holes were very tight for some of our leaders!

BRAVO to Sonik for organising this camp for his Scout Medallion Leadership project.  We look forward to the next camp.

So you know……

The Australian Scout Medallion is the highest award in the Scout Section. It is considered the pinnacle of Scouting at this stage. To earn the Australian Scout Medallion a Scout must:

1. Participate in a Scout Leadership Course at any time after completion of the Pioneer Badge;
2. Demonstrate an active leadership role in Scouting;
3. Achieve the Adventurer Cord

Joey Fun Day – Aug 09

About 100 Joeys from S. Met had an exciting and challenging day today at Heathcote- riding the vomitrons, making rockets and crawling through a dark maze–plus dozens of other challenges!

Scout Group Fair – Aug 09

What an excellent fair it was.  A HUGE BRAVO goes to Cathy Beauchamp and the whole parents committee for organising such a great day.  We managed to raise a wopping $5000 towards our group and Jamboree fundraising – happy days.

Check out the photos below:

1st Caringbah Scout Group would like to thank the following companies for their generous support:

Peter Baker ———– Optical

Smart Bags —— for donating 200 shopping bags.

Rockdale Office Furniture ———Table hire

Babies Galore ——— $1oo, $50 voucher

Best Fresh Caringbah ——- all the salad for the wraps

Kennards Hire Taren Point — Toilet hire

St George Printing —- printing of letter box flyers.

Jesters Fancy Dress —- Clown costume

Jesters Party Hire —–100 Balloons

Home & gift Warehouse — Ladies and Gents Watch set

Eckersley’s Art & craft —- Face paint & screen Printing Paint

Bali karma Taren Point —- Mosaic Bali Bowl

Caringbah Station Pharmacy —–3x bath & beauty gift packs

Health information Pharmacy —– Bath & beauty pack

Mercato Design ——— Candle

Port Hacking Newsagent —–5 x $20 vouchers.

Masterfoods ————– Tomato sauce,bbq sauce & mustard.

The luggage house ——-2 cabin bags , 3 back packs

Caringbah South Pharmacy—— sleeping bag.

Batu Bali Shop ——Statue

K B Toys ——- Toys

Frock Clothing & Accessories ——– Handbag

Clark Rubber ————-4 Cricket bat sets

Bova Pharmacy.


Beauchamp metal $250 for drinks.