Congratulations to Dingo

Dingo received his wood beads in recognition for completing his advanced leadership training and his wood badge project.

Battleships across Lake Macquarie

1st Belmont, 1st Wangi and 1st Swansea carried out the culmination of our term theme of Codes and Signals. This saw our combined packs playing battle ships across Lake Macquarie with messages sent by Morse Code/torch and phonetic alphabet/UHF radio.

We have three teams from 1st Belmont sending signs to two teams in Wangi and another team at 1st Swansea.

Our cubs have been practicing their codes and signals over the last three weeks ready for this evening and, while the cubs found it challenging to process and send Morse code messages in an outdoor location they loved the UHF relays and we are already planning a rematch in the near future……and apparently the Scouts want in on the action next time!!

In the interests of public safety, some of our cubs did visit the marine rescue base a few weeks ago to explain what we were planning and that there were no actual battleships or sinking destroyers in the lake.

For those not familiar with Lake Mac, thanks to its geography we have three scout halls within a few km of each other but 45min drive apart.  This exercise proved that when you are in scouting no distance is enough to keep us apart.

Thanks to cub leaders for taking the cubs idea of “we’d like to play with UHFs” and stretching it to a more challenging program. That’s why being a cub or a cub leader is so awesome!!

Annual Billy Cart Derby

Good sports award

1st Belmont Cubs were out in force today for the Hunter and Coastal annual Bill Cart Derby.  We had two cars and nine cubs in the running and the cubs did an awesome job coming 2nd and 4th in the Grand Prix and bringing home the “Good Sports Award”.  
And for those not in the know, the good sport award isn’t a conciliation prize, oh no!  It’s an award for the team that displays all the best qualities we look for in cubs and is based on leaders noting good sportsmanship in action.

Amazing Term 1 Group night

New Scout Logo unveiled at new campfire place

Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and parents all worked hard to design and create a new campfire place, complete with a new scout logo. Thank you to all and a BIG thank you to Dingo and Bagheera who engineered the backyard renovations.

An amazing Group night with egg drop experiment, tallest tower built with marshmallows and spaghetti, sausage sizzle and damper on stick with gooey sticky yummy maple syrup for dessert.

News update

How exciting to have an investiture of 5 new Joeys, linking Joey and a new Cub with Target 110 digging up a new campfire area for this month in March.

Come and join us for our group night and grand opening of our campfire area on Thursday 11th April.