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.
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.
Bibra Lake Scout Group has leaders that are able to take the scouts on adventurous activities like canoeing. Turtle the scout leader takes every opportunity possible to take the scouts on canoeing activities. In October, the scouts went canoeing on the river. Also, in November on group camp all the sections of scouts got to do canoeing activities and the scouts also had another camp at Dwellingup and went canoeing.
The scouts love every opportunity they get to do canoeing.