Feeling proud of my Scouts this morning as we attended the state presentation of the Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) in Sydenham with the 140 other ASM recipients. Congratulations to Sascha and Dara. Also to Aiden who could not attend.
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We’d like to welcome Gabriella Goldman (AKA Gigi) to our group. Gigi has completed her 6 weeks as a new chum and was invested on Tuesday. Gigi was joined by her family which included an existing 10th Caulfield family, the Bajayos. Gigi’s 1st cousin Sascha was present to also help invest Gigi. Sascha is a huge inspiration to her (in height and achievement!) as Sascha just recently attained the Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) and will soon be moving on the Venturers.
We are super pleased to have both these families in our community and we look forward to Gigi’s Scouting achievements.
As is our tradition Scouts slept overnight at the hall and awoke at 4am to prepare for the tram ride into the Shrine of Remembrance. We positioned ourselves close to the Shrine and waiting patiently for the 6am service to begin. The night was cool but rain-free as we listened to the stories and music. Our Scouts were respectful as we filed through the Shrine and each laid a poppy.
Lest We Forget
A very proud moment was marked last night. Sascha, Aiden and Dara celebrated their Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) achievement with speeches, well wishes and presentations from our community. Of course there was cake! the ASM is the highest award a Scout can achieve and represents many hours of work culminating in a 3 day 30 kilometer walk. Fully planned and executed by the Scout, supported by her/his fellow Scouts.
Well done Scouts, Leaders and Parents.
A few Scouts, leaders, parents and tenants of the hall came for some training by Owen of St John Ambulance. It’s super easy to use, but let’s hope we never need it.
The defib is located next to the first aid cabinet as you enter the kitchen on your right. Next time you’re in the hall go and admire it.
This was my 3rd Gilweroo and it was a great one! We had a lot of Scouts attending, over 20 and we combined with 15th Brighton Scout Group which had around the same number, so it was a busy campsite. All up there were around 1800 Scouts participating this year. Weather COULD NOT BE BETTER. With no rain and just the right amount of sun and cooling breeze. Thee Scouts enjoyed so many activities and came back to camp hungry and happy. The photos do tell the Tale.
Thanks to the Kitchen Crew of Robyn, Aron, Andrew and myself Gavin who cooked up a storm to keep the Scouts fueled up.
Thanks always to the leaders Gary, Matt and Charlie for keeping the Scouts in line and making sure they make the most of this amazing camp.
Also, thanks to Terry, Helena and Michael from 15th Brighton for supplying and supplementing our food with their delicious treats and salads! It was truly gourmet camping this weekend.
On Tuesday, September 11th 2018, Scouts Australia dignitaries from District and State level will be at the scout hall in Miller Street, Elsternwick to present the coveted badge to Ava Boulton-Webb.
The Grey Wolf Award is the pinnacle of the Cub Scout Section and one that only a 6% of Cubs attain in Victoria.
It is no surprise Ava has reached her ultimate goal. Last year she was awarded ‘2017 Cub Scout of the Year’.
There are a number of requirements involved in earning this big achievement. Ava had to complete merit badges covering safety, outdoors, health and fitness and scouting traditions. She also had to attend pack council meetings, an overnight camp and plan and lead a 2-hour bushwalk entirely on her own.
It has been a tremendous year for 10th Caulfield Cub Scouts, with yet another Cub receiving her Grey Wolf award – the highest individual award in Cub Scouts, which is open to boys and girls aged 8 to 10.
This continues a strong tradition of 10th Caulfield Cub Scouts achieving their Grey Wolf badge, with 3 more cubs over the past 3 years.
Ava Boulton-Web, aged 10 and in year 5 at The King David School, joined cubs in 2017. She has totally enjoyed her time in Cubs, from the badgework, to the fun outings, teamwork and camping. She plans on moving up to Scouts very soon.
About 10th Caulfield Scout Group
10th Caulfield Scout Group has been based in Elsternwick for over 50 years and continues to offer the Jewish youth of our community quality Scouting in a safe and friendly environment. We are always seeking new members and adult leaders. If you are interested Contact us here.
Last night Scouts met at Bunnings Moorabbin. There was all kinds of activities sponsored by Bunnings. Including getting up close and personal with some reptiles and a bloody great big wombat. A hardware scavenger hunt was always going to happen. Surprisingly we didn’t lose one Scout. Later that night Mia and Marcel were invested between the garden hoses and lawnmowers for sale. It had atmosphere! There was a raffle and guess what? One of our number won some goodies. Mazel tov Dara. Thanks Matt for finding out about the venue and getting us there. Thanks to Bunnings Moorabbin for hosting a great night.
The 10th Caulfield Scouts Peckers Patrol is super excited to announce …
The first ever 10th Caulfield Cookbook is now COMPLETE!
Just in time for Yom Tov!
What a great gift for grandparents!
Major Mazels go out to our amazing racers at last weekend’s Fantastic Race. Josh’s patrol came 2nd out of 55 patrols! and Sascha’s patrol came 5th!!! This is a simply sensational result. I am sure all the racers are exhausted today. We are super proud of your result. Josh’s patrol won a GoPro as well as a luxury limousine ride to Scienceworks on Sunday!!
Well done to Sascha, Dara, Josh, Aiden, Aidan, Jacob, Debbie, Olly, Marcel and Mark for participating.
Thank you to our leaders for giving up their weekend to make the race even greater. Thanks to Eli, Charlie and Ari for keeping me company at South Melbourne Market and keeping me well fed. Gary for his first aid, scoring (and general schlepping) support.
And a big thanks to Peter Fowler and his crew at 5th/6th Moorabbin Scouts for putting in what must have been 100’s of hours of work to make this event happen and giving our Scouts such a great experience.
With the generosity of Gandel Philanthropy and some careful saving courtesy of our previous Treasurer Michael Grunbaum we are so pleased to announce the purchase of a new bus for the group. Gary has been hard at work over the holidays to secure this shiny (almost new) Toyota Hiace bus for our group. Now we have to get some signage done and a few other things and it’s ready to go!
Thanks to Gary for all his efforts in finding our new baby.
15th Brighton Scout Group invited us to be part of a gourmet cooking camp at Rowallan campsite at Riddells Creek. The camp was organised by 15th Brighton leader Terry Better. Reports back from camp were fantastic. Weather was beautiful (very cold at night and just sunny during the day). Giant campfires were lit and enjoyed. And above all the food was superb, cooked in patrols. a jam packed weekend of food and fun.
Thank you to 15th Brighton for the invite, and a huge thank you to Terry for organising the camp. Final thanks to leaders Helena, Michael, Gary, Ari and parent helper Craig.
I was happy to support Dara and her Patrol Activity on Saturday. She and Blake planned a train trip to the 1000 steps in the Dandenongs. Whilst there the Scouts searched for and found 6 Geocaches. The weather was cool but perfect for a fun hike around the Dandenongs. We even spotted a Lyrebird! There was even time for badgework on the way home.
I have to say it’s a pleasure to spend time with these great Scouts doing what Scouts do. Outdoors, enjoying each others company and nature.