Cohen Shield 2016

Eight of our Scouts spent the weekend past at Bay Park Mount Martha competing on the Cohen Shield. 490 scouts (91 patrols) from around the district also attended. But Cohen Shield actually occurs at 12 different campsites around Victoria as well.

This year’s Cohen Shield Competition is all about showing our skills and learning new skills that we can use during our camping life in our Patrols. Coping with the wild is part of the Scouting journey, part of the adventure and something that our Award Scheme prepares us for. The activities in this year’s Cohen have been developed from suggestions from Youth Members.

There are five activities which revolve around the Pioneer level Award Scheme and successful patrols could have the relevant items signed off in their green books back in their troops.

  • Citizenship – First aid
  • Campcraft – Kim’s Games
  • Campcraft – Wet Fire
  • Construction – Shelter
  • Campcraft – Just for Fun

Our 2 patrols won  GOLD and BRONZE. So well done to Jess, Daniel, Dara, Aiden, Layla, Gilat, Sascha and Josh for participating and running a great camping weekend. We know you had fun.

A HUGE thank you to our leaders Gary, Charlie and Tristan for giving up their weekend to support our Scouts. Thanks to Shana for shopping.