On Friday 28th July 2017, the cubs and scouts battled a storm to get down to the campsite at Binningup by the beach for their Pirate/Mermaid Cub Scout Camp 2017. It was a wild night with the storm but all our Pirates and Mermaids woke ready for their Pirate/Mermaid adventure.
First activity was to make eye patches, pirate head scarves and swords.
After our Cubs and Scouts became pirates they were then given the challenge of a wide game digging for maps and treasure on the beach. Our pirate leader Turtle really didn’t want our little pirates to find his treasure so he made it super hard for them.
The evening was the campfire. The rain held off to almost the end and then we moved inside to finish of our campfire singing.
We woke up to a beautiful morning the next day and we went fishing. There were 3 fish caught but the cubs and scouts gave them a pat and a kiss and returned them to the sea.
We then returned to the campsite to pack up and have some last pirate activities before cleaning. We had a tug of war challenge and some other pirate theme activities.
The campsite was then cleaned and parents came to arrive to pick up their tired cub or scout. Many slept in the car on the way home.
It was a fun weekend for all #camping #fun #pirate #adventure #scouting
Our Venturer Leilani Gibson (Cub Leader Name: Rikki), has successfully completed and graduated from the Youth Leader Development Program (YLDP). This means that as soon as she turns 18 years old she will become a Adult Leader of the cubs section. Rikki has been working hard completing this training as a youth member, being an important part as a youth leader in the cubs section in addition to school commitments, Venturer activities and working.
Leilani is a perfect example of the leadership opportunities available in scouting and all the leaders at Bibra Lake Scout Group are very proud of her, most of all our Group Leader – Marie Gibson (Chil) who is also Leilani’s mum.
We congratulate Leilani “Rikki” on this huge achievement and look forward to her turning 18 years old and becoming a fully qualified Adult Leader.
On weekend of 1st July 2017, some of our Scouts participated in the Alex Campbell Camping Competition. Here is a picture of our scouts with Alex Campbell. They promised him they will win next year and bring the trophy home to where it belongs at Bibra Lake.
The trophy is an axe from a patrol box from 1st Coolbellup Scout Group mounted on a piece of flooring from the first scout hall in W.A in Whitegum Valley.
Some of the Scouts undertook their Blue Cord hike to Mount Cook. This was a great hike with lots of great scenery and we also hear they had some great hiking food too. They all had a great time and were exhausted at the end. Well done Scouts and we hope to see a few more blue cords being awarded soon.
The Bibra Lake Cubs attended Scitech for the WA Branch Scitech night. The cubs all had a great night.
As part of the Joey Buddy participation badge, the Bibra Lake Joey Scouts went to Kwinana hall for one evening meeting, then had a Sleepover at the Kwinana hall and then the Kwinana Joeys visited the Bibra Lake hall for an evening meeting. It was great meeting and making new friends with our Joey Scout neighbours who are also part of the Beeliar District. On the sleepover the Joeys played some fun games, did a penny hike and discovered a new playground, tried some camp cooking on the campfire (which some failed because we were so busy singing campfire songs), campfire songs and marshmallows, camping in tents (in the hall), watching a movie, made damper scones and went home to parents tired and exhausted. For some it was their first sleepover/camping experience. They all had a great time.
The Scouts planned a Patrol night and two patrols decided to do Indoor Rock Climbing and the other Patrol decided to visit Cockburn Police Station.
It was a fun night for all patrols.
On 19-21 May 2017, the scouts and the older cubs went on a CTAS camp. CTAS stands for “cutting the apron strings” and was named this by one of our historical leader who believed that cubs needed an introduction to the patrol system and camping to prepare them for linking to the Scouts Section.
As the cubs are introduced to the patrol system and working in a team with a patrol leader this camp was designed to provide them with this learning.
It was also a camp full of adventure. It was held at Manjedal and a full day of adventurous activities. They started their day off at the giant swing. Full harnesses and safety was provided by experienced adventurous activity Scouting instructors. The kids had fun hoisting their scout/cub colleagues up into the air and they were released.
Then it was onto crate stacking. After lunch it was onto archery and then finally the tunnels. The day was finished with a scouting gourmet lovely mushroom risotto and homemade (scoutmade) rissoles.
In the morning, Turtle got to try out his new pancake mixer invention for bulk scouting pancake mix. Then onto a campfire making competition.
A fun packed adventure weekend for all. Everyone was exhausted and parents reported many a cub/scout passed out in their car on the trip home.
On Monday 24th April 2017, the Bibra Lake Scout Group participated in the ANZAC day vigil overnight guarding the memorial. The Scouts stayed up most of night and worked in patrols to continue the vigil all night. Those who got some sleep including the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers then setup ready for the dawn service. They then had breakfast at the oval and participated in some traditional two up games before heading to the RSL for the ANZAC day march. They then presented floral tributes at the service followed by a sausage sizzle lunch at the RSL.
Youth members from the ages of 6-26 participated in these events from all sections including the Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. The leaders were very proud of the commitment that was made by these amazing youth and they represented the Scouts and the RSL well. We also had great parent helpers who assisted with serving supper, cooking breakfast and cooking the sausage sizzle at the RSL.
On 31 March 2017, the Scout Group went on an Urban Hike from Blackmore Ridge to Waylen Bay and slept over that night. They arrived at Waylon bay about 8.30pm. They learnt lots of lessons about packing light and cutting back on spare clothes. Most didn’t use tents and enjoyed sleeping under the stars. They left again in the morning and made their way to Pelican Point. They made the distance and were quite exhausted. They woke up to an amazing sunrise over the river.
They then continued on to finish their weekend of hiking at Kings Park. They were all exhausted but enjoyed their urban hiking weekend around Perth. They enjoyed their much deserved lunch and were then returned to their parents – we are sure they all needed a shower and sleep after that weekend.