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Scouts Canoeing Activity

The scouts are out and about on this fantastic sunny day in Riverton canoeing.

Lots of fun to have in the water.

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Scouts support McHappy Day – 14th Oct

Today, Bibra Lake Scout’s are supporting McHappy Day by helping out at McDonalds Bicton. McHappy Day is a fundraiser to support Australian families with seriously ill children. The donations received help Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a place for these children and their families to recover, relax, and play right next door to the hospital.

Well done to the Scouts who have helped out today to support this great cause for our community.

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Campwest 2017

Campwest is a tri-annual week long camp for Scouts and Girl Guides that is held in the September/October school holidays. It is a camp filled with a great range of activities and provides our Scouts the opportunity to work in Troops using the Patrol system. A camp like this gives our scouting youth many opportunities to learn new skills as well as develop and build on skills that they are taught during weekly programming. They catch up with old friends, make many new ones, and are able to step up to different challenges that take them out of their comfort zones. This is all done with the support of their Patrols, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders along with Leaders, Venturers and the many volunteers that are there supporting them.

Bibra Lake Scout Group had 6 Scouts attend Campwest and they all had a great time.

Great activities including pioneering/construction, high ropes, segway, crate climbing, abseiling, frap tent activities, orienteering, geocaching, lazer tag, tunnels, frisbee golf, confidence course, challenge course and much more. Campwest 2017 was a fantastic success and an exhausting week of loads of adventure and fun for all!

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Scout Green Cord Hike

On Friday 15th September, 5 Scouts set off on a 34km Green Cord hike on the Bibbulmun Track. Kai, with the assistance of the Scout Leaders, planned and organised this hike, as part of his Green Cord requirements.
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The Green Cord Hike is a challenge for scouts as it is an independent hike but the leaders are close by in case they are needed. Well done Kai at organising a great hike for the Scouts.

Scouts at the Royal Show 2017

Well done to the Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Adult Helpers from Bibra Lake who volunteered at the Scouts Display and Free Scouting activities at The Perth Royal Show from 23rd September – 1st October.

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Bibra Lake Scout Group volunteers assisted with rock climbing (outdoor large wall and indoor volcano climbing), rope bridge, walk through activity, rivers and waters display, badge making, tattoos, knots and rover display during the week.

Our Bibra Lake Rovers assisted with organising volunteers for the activities at the stall and did a fantastic job.

Nighthawk 2017

On 12th August 2017, Nighthawk was held in Roleystone. Despite the forecast of terrible storms, the weather held off for a fantastic night.

Bravo base was setup earlier in the day by venturers Leilani, Tom, Jordan and Michael with assistance from Leaders Turtle, Speedy, Batman, Nutter, Dragon and Tex.

Nighthawk parade

The nighthawk opening parade was impressive with the number of participants for Nighthawk 2017.
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The two scout patrols – Fire breathing rubber duckies and dragon slayers set off on their nighthawk.

They set off on their Nighthawk adventure.

It was a fun night had by all scouts and leaders.
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Joey Campfire 2017

On Saturday 12th August, Joey Campfire 2017 was held at Stirk Park in Kalamunda. Despite the warnings of storms, many dedicated leaders and Joeys were determined to join together around a campfire and sing campfire songs. It was a great night and the weather was kind to us and held off. We also saw Hairball who made a special appearance and was assisting our campfire chief and checking out the fire engine.

Pirate Mermaid Cub Scout Camp 2017

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.

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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

 

 

 

Youth Leader Development Program YLDP Graduate

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.