Hannah Bloom was invested into cubs last night. We’d like to welcome Hannah into our community and hope she has an amazing time earning badges and enjoying all that Scouting has to offer. Welcome Hannah and her parents Laney and Stephen to the 10th Caulfield community.
We’d like to congratulate James Silver on his next chapter in Scouting. On ANZAC day, just after the dawn service Robert Hain our Venturer leader held a short ceremony to mark James moving up from Scouts to Venturers. James has been an invaluable Patrol Leader in the Scout section and we know he will become an integral part of 28th Venturer Unit as well. We wish James all the best on his continuing Scouting life.
It’s with vicarious pride that I celebrate achievements like the one that happened this week. Tristan Cliff completed his basic training as a Scout leader. Meaning he moves from being classed as a trainee to a fully fledged Assistant Scout Leader (ASL). Scouts Australia provide a brilliant array of online and face to face training programs to help our leaders become better at what they do. So although my leaders will possibly call me a pest when I nag them to complete their training, it is for the greater good of our group as well as a personal achievement for the leader involved. Mazel Tov Tristan, we are thankful to have you and your boundlessness enthusiasm, and hope it continues for years to come.
Every year we attend the City of Glen Eira Anzac Day Commemorative Service. We participate in a service run by the City of Glen Eira by escorting members of the Returned Services League (RSL) and lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.
10th Caulfield and 1st McKinnon Scouts slept overnight in the hall and rose at 4am. We jumped on a tram and joined with 15th Brighton Scouts and 28th Glen Eira Venturers at the Shrine of Remembrance for the dawn service. It rained but that just added to the pre-dawn atmosphere as we listened to memories and stories that spanned 100 years. We filed though the Shrine and laid poppies. Thank you to Gary for organising the sleep over and to the Bajayo family for kindly hosting the scouts on Monday night for a movie.
“Your honour, it is alleged that our esteemed co-group leader, Jeremy King did, on his on own recognisance, leave Terra Australis and sojourned to the land of milky skin and dampness to compete in a foot race on Sunday April 23rd, 2017, of a distance no greater than 26 miles and 385 yards towit The London Marathon. It is recognised by this Group that he did compete and indeed complete said foot race in the time of 3 minutes 57 seconds and 20 milliseconds, thus beating his target of 4 hours by a bees appendage. If it pleases the Group we’d like to wish Jez a hearty mazel tov on this outstanding bucket list achievement. When asked for comment King replied…”So. Much. Pain”.
Safe home mate.
Well done to our 10 Scouts who just won gold Pennants at Stradbroke Cup 2017. Our Scouts setup and ran their own camp from Friday until Monday, cooking, cleaning and performing assigned tasks on a assessed camp. Their hard work paid off with an outstanding 201 and 200 scored out of a possible 203!
Congratulations to Evie (P.L.), Joel (A.P.L.), Josh, Sascha and Layla on Kookas Patrol, and Daniel (P.L.), Jessica (A.P.L.), Dara, Aiden and Sam on Seagulls Patrol.
Thanks go also to Gary and Tristan for all the support and preparation getting the Scouts up and back. Stradbroke Cup really teaches Scouts what Scouting is all about.
With 70 people in attendance 10th Caulfield’s Family Camp was set to be big, and it was. The weather could not have been better. We ate well thanks to Mish’s cooking and guidance in the kitchen. All the parents, cubs and scouts on Food Patrols did an amazing job at preparing our meals. In fact everyone got into the camp spirit. There was a wonderful “we are all in this together” feeling this weekend with everyone participating in the fun and not so fun parts of camp life. My thanks go out to all the cubs, scouts, siblings, parents, my leaders Matt, Sarah and Jacob and my amazing wife Mish for making the weekend special and memorable.
Want to see even more? www.10thcaulfieldscouts.org.au/too-much-cream
10th Caulfield just enjoyed a full weekend of fun, fantastic food and activities at our 1st ever Family Camp. Scouts, cubs and their families camped at Treetops Scout Campsite in Riddells Creek. One of the highlights was the 10th Caulfield’s Got Talent show on Saturday night. The final act was our very talented cub leaders Akela and Baloo… What did they get up to?
Click to find out: https://youtu.be/yrSnWadPpIA
Last night 10th Caulfield Carnivores squared off against 15th Brighton Banditos for the inaugural Battle Royale. Cardboard fortresses were created (and destroyed) in a gluten-rich haze of flour bombs as the 2 Scout groups battled it out for Ultimate Supremacy. Who won? Fun won!!
Also we’d like to welcome Amos. His investiture was the calm before the battle. Welcome Amos!
Jessica Kaplan and her mum Hilary joined JECO (Jewish Ecological Coalition http://www.jeco.org.au/ ) and Love Our Street 3184 last Sunday March 5 (Clean up Australia Day) for a special local street clean up near the Holocaust Centre and surrounding streets which is near our scout hall.
Jess and Hilary spent a very productive morning assisting JECO in cleaning up the 2 roads outside the holocaust museum and the classic cinema. You cannot believe how much rubbish and how many cigarette butts we picked up.
Jess was a very good scout ambassador and the public were impressed with her efforts. Well done Jess!!
15th Brighton scout group joined 10th Caulfield last night on a bike ride from Hawthorn to the city. It was a perfect night and a truly spectacular ride along the Yarra! We stopped at Fed Square for short break and headed back into the growing dusk, with our lights flashing the way home. Thanks to the leaders and parents for keeping the group together.
Last weekend 12 Scouts travelled with leaders Gary and Matt to Bay Park for 2 days of fun activities at Gilweroo. This is an annual event where over 2200 other scouts descend on Bay Park.
Your Scouts did not stop all weekend. The photos below will show you the fun they had at our campsite and at the activities.
A huge thank you to Gary and Matt for leading our Scouts and to Gav and Hilary for cooking all the meals.
Want to know more for next year…. http://www.gilweroo.com.au/activities
10th Caulfield volunteered at the King David Festival to run the chocolate game for them. This was our way of helping King David and also showing the wider Jewish community who we are and what we do. It was a warm 31 degree day and the chocolate did look a little softer later on but we had fun encouraging the passers-by to flip a coin and try and land it on some chocolate. Some interesting techniques were employed to win. Many thanks to the adults, leaders and scouts and cubs that came and helped on the day.
Scouts were treated to an inside view of the SES (State Emergency Service) at the SES Malvern depot on Wednesday, October 19th.
- Which months are the busiest for the SES.
- What is the SES phone number to call if there is an emergency not directly involving human life (BTW: it’s not 000).
- How the SES volunteers are trained.
- How long the waiting list is for volunteers to join the SES Malvern.
- How much they get paid.
- We even got to sit in their trucks and see some of their cool equipment they use at emergencies.
- and lots more….
If you want to know the answers to these then you better come along to our next visit. It was very interesting.
Josh Kanarek get the Unexpected Knowledge Award for knowing almost every name of every piece of equipment in the SES trucks. Super geeky and super amazing Josh.
Thank you to SES Malvern for taking the time to show our Scouts all the almost-invisible yet super-necessary work the SES do around us every day.
Oh, I will tell you one important fact: The direct number to call for SES is 132 500
Matt Minski was officially presented his Baden Powell award at a ceremony at Government House last Saturday. The first photo below are with the Governor’s representative for the day (given she was ill) and Brendan Watson, the second with my fellow Crew members who also received their Queen Scout award, and lastly with the Glen Eira Stonnington attendees on the day.
Our Venturers went pistol shooting tonight! This very original outing happened at Apex Shooting Club in a reinforced concrete bunker in Dandenong. Firstly we listened to a safety briefing which explained the anatomy of a bullet/round then on the basics of firing a handgun.
We then donned (love that word) ear and eye protection and descended into the bunker to shoot some round, Dirty Harry style. We got to shoot 3 styles of pistol including a ole Western style 6-shooter.
Venturers know how to have some serious (and a little more grown up) fun!