Service Award for Armidale Based Leader

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, in his capacity as Chief Scout of Australia has awarded the Silver Wattle to Armidale based leader Thea Zwiebel in the 2014 list of Adult Recognition Awards. 


The Silver Wattle is given for at least 10 years of outstanding service to the Scout Association. Thea is currently a North-West Regional Leader with responsibility for liaison regarding the development of a new scout hall in Armidale. Thea was formerly a leader with the 2nd Armidale Scout Group. Congratulations to Thea on being a recipient of this award.

Cubs Visit to Hunter River Lancers Depot 12 August 2014

Cub Scouts will meet tonight, starting 6pm at the scout shed in Taylor Street. Following opening parade we will drive to the Hunter River Lancers Depot (Corner of Mann and Allingham Streets) to start a tour of the Museum with Mr. Doug Lennox.

Parents please stay around to transport cubs from the scout shed to the Army Depot. We will finish our meeting at the Depot once we have finished the tour. Parents are welcome to join us for the evening.

Scouts Activity Day in the Park, Armidale 10 August 2014

When: Sunday 10 August 2014
Where: Civic Park, Dumaresq Street Armidale (across from the Ex-Services Club)
Time: 9am to 3pm
Food: BYO lunch and snacks
Form: Activity Notification Form (A1) required.

On Sunday 10 August, 2nd Armidale will be participating with other scout groups in an Activity Day. The day will be held at Civic Park, Armidale with the aim to provide a fun day for youth and further expose scouting to the Armidale community. The day is being organised by Scout Haylee Mordue as her Australian Scout Medallion Project.

The permission form (A1) for cubs, scouts and leaders attending will be sent out to parents and leaders by E-mail. Closing date for these is Monday 28 July 2014.

More details about this event will be posted as they become available.

2nd Armidale Group Hats

I will soon be placing an order for navy, broad brimmed hats with the scout logo and 2nd Armidale Scout Group embroidered on the front. Each hat costs $16 and they are available in sizes 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, and 61cm. We are getting them from an Armidale business (the hats are not made here, but they will be embroidered here).

Thank you to those parents who have responded. Please let me know by Friday this week (18 July) if you would like to get one. Just send an E-mail to or phone me.

Badger (Group Leader)

Scouting at altitude on the northern tablelands of NSW


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