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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


Venturers Tenting Night – Aug 10


Venturers enjoyed a night of “tenting” where the winning team had photograph taken of their tent in the most unique and original location.  The Vennies had to use their imagination, lateral thinking and confidence (to ask people if they can erect a tent somewhere unusual and photograph it).  In the name of “responsible risk taking” Matt added some smart rules like photos could only be taken with the permission of the owner or manager of locations, uniforms to be worn, teams of at least 4 vennies and not to be a risk to the public.  Great FUN for everyone. Plus a HUGE WELCOME to the 11 new venturers who started tonight – we hope you enjoy our Venturer unit.

You can comment on copies of these photos on our facebook page “1st Caringbah Scout Group”.

Parents, as always, we are always looking for new members on our parents committee – please help by signing up.

Venturers Soap Swap – Jul 10

Our Venturers headed out on a “soap swap” in the local area around the scout hall. They started with a bar of soap per team and then knocked on doors asking for items to trade up with. The teams did well with one team ending with a remote control helicopter, another with a golf bags and toiletries and finally the winners ended up with a bedside cabinet and brand new 20 litre fuel can.
Well done Veggies

Venturers 4 Year Plan

For those that are interested, check out the 4 year plan our Venturer Unit created!
In recent unit councils, the 1st Caringbah Venturers were busy brainstorming what and when they want to do over the next 4 years and the attached images illustrate that plan. Thanks go to Nathan for documenting the plan and everyone for their input. It looks like they will have an excellent time enjoying adventure, friendships, demonstrating initiative, helping the community, learning new skills and of course having a stack of FUN. If anyone else thinks of any additional ideas, please let Nathan Leivesley (Unit Chairman) or Matt Brown (Unit Vice Chairman) know, so they can submit the ideas at the next unit council.
We place a lot of emphasis on the Venturers being self sufficient and independent but all these activities still need a lot of financial support so we ask that all parents who are not leaders please join the parents committee to help with the group fundraising. It is MUCH appreciated.
If you’re 13 or over we encourage you to join our facebook page to share your thoughts, comments, ideas and have fun with us.

Whale Watching – Jul 10

1st Caringbah Venturers and Scouts joined Captain Blue Tongue on his boat and his good friend (Anthony’s) boat to enjoy watching whales migrate North to warmer climes. This first weekend of July is notorious for having over 50 whales pass by Kurnell within 24 hrs and today did not disappoint with a fantastic experience for all those that attended.
Mother nature was kind to us with a balmy 16oC, small swell and no rain until we returned back to land. We were extremely lucky to see 9 humpback whales, 2 seals, a dolphin and all kinds of birds including an albatross, a tern, and many others.
Unfortunately even the small swell took its toll with Matt, Emilie and Ryan providing some great burley (right from the bottom of their stomachs) to attract the fish and birds .
A HUGE thanks goes to Blue Tongue for organising today and Anthony for giving up his precious time and boat for us today.
It was all REALLY good value for only $5 per person!
As always, we ask that all Scout and Venturer parents please become a leader or join our parents committee so we can keep our programming as brilliant as possible.

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

Scouterer Camp – May 10

WOW, what an EXCELLENT weekend the Venturers and the Senior Scouts had at Bungonia State Conservation Park this weekend. We enjoyed some great abseiling and caving with our skill levels being taken to the next level. The pictures speak for themselves. The tent sauna went down very well too!

Thanks goes to Nathan and Matt (Chairman and Vice Chairman) for organising the 1st Caringbah youth members and equipment with the able support of Barra, Rafiki, Tink and Leopard Head 🙂

A HUGE thanks goes to Craig Chantler of 2nd Caringbah for organising the whole camp plus all the other activity leaders who gave up their precious time to make this weekend awesome weekend .

Until next year

Jason “Tinkerbell” Juretic