Do you want to abseil, bush walk, or canoe this spring?

The Regional Youth Activity Weekend is again being held at Kamilaroi Scout Camp on 24 and 25 October. Youth are able to choose to participate in abseiling (for scouts only), bushwalking (for scouts only), or canoeing (cubs and scouts). These activities are being coordinated by Regional Commissioner Activities Stephanie McColley M: 0414 565 985.  A separate activity notification form exists for each of these activities and you should complete the form for the activity that you want to undertake over the weekend. The forms are attached via the links below for your convenience:

Abseiling (for scouts only): 241015 R YAW Pages 1 & 2 Abseiling

Bushwalking (for scouts only): 241015 R YAW Pages 1 & 2 Bushwalking

Canoeing (for cubs and scouts): 241015 R YAW Pages 1 & 2 Canoeing

This is a self catered camp, so the group will need to organise meals for the weekend, arrange transport to and from the camp, and Armidale leaders will be responsible for supervision of youth from our group when they are not participating in their chosen activity.

Ideally we will organise a catering team of parents and leaders who can attend the weekend and help out with preparing a meal or two for our group. Please let me know if you are interested in attending and providing support in this way. A separate form and fee will be organised by the group to cover transport and catering once numbers are known.

Cubs will need to return their form and payment by Tuesday 15 September. Scouts will need to return forms and payment by 16 September. This will allow us to return the forms and fees by the closing date.

Mark Shepheard, Group Leader, 2nd Armidale Scout Group

Cub Scout completes Grey Wolf Walk

Cob Scout Josh writes about his recent Grey Wolf Walk:

The grey wolf hike was GREAT!!   We started our hike. Not long after, we got to the Falls Lookout. Next was Checks lookout, but it was a construction site and was unsafe. Gorge lookout was by far the best and where we had our break (pic below). It’s a large rock pile that has a really good view. On the way back we found a geocache. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. This was all on the 8.8.15 started 2:13 ended 4:15

Pictured are all of us enjoying a snack at gorge view: Arwyn, Lachlan, Lando, Tom, Angus, Josh, Hamish

gorge view

World Scout Day Award for our Scout Leader

Scout Leader at 2nd Armidale, Alan Cowie (Chil) was recognised for his valuable service with a Meritorious Service Award in the awards made by Chief Scout of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove on World Scout Day (1 August). A date for the presentation of this award to Alan is yet to be set. The group congratulates Alan on this award and thanks him for his commitment.

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Cubs and Scouts to visit Kirby Observatory

CHANGE OF TIME NOW STARTING AT 7PM

Please note that on Tuesday 16 June 2015, both the Cubs and Scouts will visit the Kirby Observatory to do some star gazing. The time for this meeting is 7pm to 8pm. Directions to the observatory are on the activity notification (E1) form. If you have not already handed the form in, please bring it on the night. The form is available here: KO16615

There will be no scout troop meeting on Wednesday 17 June.

Scout Activity Notification Forms

There are a few activity notification forms for scouts out there at the moment. This is a summary of what they are and when they are due. The group system with these forms is that they need to be returned to the scout leader with payment (cash, cheque, or EFT) and the group then sends off a cheque and all the forms to the activity organiser. This means that the closing date for forms and payment to the group is usually one week earlier than the closing date on form. This gives us time to organise a cheque and send the forms and payment off to the activity organiser by the due date. Current activity forms are (click on the link to take you to the form):

Youth Abseil June 2015 This activity is being held at Kamilaroi scout camp (near Copeton Dam) on Saturday 21 and Sunday 21 June 2015. This will need to be returned to the scout leader in Armidale by Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Pre Jamboree Camp pdf This activity is being held during the school holidays at Narrabri show ground. Scouts going to the jamboree must attend. This form and payment needs to be returned to the scout leader by Wednesday 3 June 2015.

State Scout Rally 2015 #1 This rally is being held from Fri 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015. Applications need to be returned to the scout leader with payment by Wednesday 17 June 2015.

If you have specific questions about these activities please contact your scout leader or the activity organiser whose details are on the form.

Happy scouting,

Mark Shepheard (Badger)

Group Leader, 2nd Armidale

Scouting at altitude on the northern tablelands of NSW

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