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People's Choice Community Lottery

Once again this year we are taking part in the People’s Choice Community lottery. Run by the People’s Choice Credit Union, all proceeds from all tickets we sell are returned to our group so it’s an easy and lucrative way to fund raise – the only cost is your time to sell a few tickets to friends and family members who wish to help support the scouting activities of our children.

Heidi Gadsby from our committee will again be managing the distribution of paper ticket books to each family, once these are available in May. However in the meantime, we can get started by selling online tickets. It couldn’t be simpler – just share the link below to our group’s ticket page with whoever you know (email to family and friends, share on the socials with your networks, etc) and they can purchase tickets no matter where they are (you don’t need to see them personally with a book in hand!).

https://communitylottery.peopleschoicecu.com.au…

There are 115 prizes, including 3 Toyota cars. Tickets are just $2 each.

This year, we will put all money raised towards replacing our ageing tents, which we’ve had terrific use out of for more than 10 years, but some are becoming harder to repair each time damage occurs.
Please support our group efforts in this lottery by spreading the word about the online tickets, and by helping Heidi to move as many ticket books as we can before it closes in August.

Newsletter for Term 1, 2019

Thankyou to our Leader-in-Charge Colleen (Chill) for putting together the current edition of our Group’s newsletter, outlining everything that happened in Term 1.

The newsletter can be downloaded and viewed below.

Scout camp cooking nights

This year the scouts are planning to go to the Cohen Cup “Camp cooking” competition/camp, in Term 2. The dates are May 25 & 26, so mark these in your diary now.

We’ve been doing preparation this term.

The first preparation night was a joint cooking night with Pembroke scouts. Last time we did this, it was ‘us against them’, which was fun. This time we formed mixed teams from each group and that was also a great success.

Photos from that night are here:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/hZ681F

The second preparation night was practice for the themed cooking – Mexican. This was not a competition – the scouts were practicing and learning to get the recipes for each course worked out.

Photos are here:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/a26W9J

Firefighter Safety Visit

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On Tuesday the 13th, Joeys and Cubs were visited by the MFS, who did a fire safety demonstration. It was a great night, with lots of useful tips learned by all. Firefighter Phil did a wonderful job teaching the youth about a variety of home safety issues, including fire alarms, fire safety in the home and how to escape from a house fire.

Hungry Hippo Board Repair Night

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Scouts had a great evening repairing/renovating the “Hungry Hippo” boards.

Thanks to the excellent support from Adult helpers who stepped up: Dave, Rhys, Yvonne, Noel: couldn’t have done it without you!

Photos of construction activities are here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/AB8356

We’ll have to get photos of the actual game some time soon, but we are usually all to busy laughing to take photos!

People's Choice Lottery 2018

The Magill Parent Committee has registered with the People’s Choice Credit Union Lottery and hope to raise $500 for the Group. It has been sometime since we have asked for members to help in this way so we hope you will oblige.

There are 100 great prizes to win in the lottery, valued at over $360,000 including;
1st Prize – a Toyota RAV4 car (valued at $40,000)
2nd Prize – an LG Signature Pack (valued at $30,000)
Tickets cost just $2 each.

The Committee is asking families to help, and you can assist by purchasing tickets online for yourself, or by asking your extended family and friends to support your kids in Scouting.

Simply go to:
https://www.peopleschoicecu.com.au/community-lo…
and select “First Magill Scout Group” from the pull-down list of participating organisations.

Thankyou for your support of this fundraising event.

Yours in Scouting
Colleen Bennett
Leader in Charge
Magill Scout Group
Phone: 0417 877 316

Anzac Day 2018

We received the following letter from the Magill RSL:

Thank you to all the Scouts, parents and leaders who very generously donated $150 for breakfast after the Dawn Service.

The club gets a great deal of satisfaction seeing the young people attending the Service, which they probably would not do, if not for leaders as yourself.

Your scouts were so enthusiastic to take part, so well-mannered, and they can eat lots of sausages!

Kind regards
Rosalie Hogan
Secretary
Magill RSL

Newsletter for April 2018

Get all the latest information and news about future events from 1st Magill Scout Group’s latest newsletter.

Air Activities Camp

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We had a great time last weekend at Air Activities Camp.

The weather was again almost perfect, with calm conditions on Saturday morning for flying, and good wind on Sunday morning for Land Yachting.

We didn’t quite appreciate so much the 40 degrees on Saturday afternoon, but everyone held up bravely through that :)

12 photos are here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/nzkVaV

Sorry I didn’t manage to catch every scout.

(The photos are only visible to people who are given this link.

If you want a photo removed, let me know.)

Photos from the Cubs Night Hike

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We had the opportunity to take two koala group selfies.

Newsletter Dec 2017

Check out all the latest news from 1st Magill Scout Group.
Thanks to Colleen (Assistant Cub Leader) for putting this together.

Newsletter Sep 2017

Check out all the latest news from 1st Magill Scout Group.
Thanks to Colleen (Assistant Cub Leader) for putting this together.

Group Leader

Dear Magill Scout Group members,

As of Sunday 10th September, Heather has resigned as Group Leader (GL), due to constant ill Health and a heavy workload as a theatre nurse. She wanted to be at the hall meeting parents on a regular basis but due to work pressures cannot fulfill this role as well as she would like. I will take over as Leader in Charge (LIC) until January 31st when I retire as District Commissioner.

I do hope that someone will take on the role of GL and I would be happy to mentor them. Much of the work can be done at home, with visits to the sections from time to time. The outline of the GL’s role is enclosed below so anyone interested can see what is required. Please feel free to ring me to discuss this position.

Regards,
Kay Ealing
District Commissioner
Mb 0411 111 917

Box Caving Preparations

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The scouts have been working over the last few weeks on an event they are running for the Cubs and Joeys next week: box caving!

There are some blurry mobile phone photos of last week’s preparations at

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/88iD9P

… they might hint at whats coming … but they don’t show that we have used more than 50 boxes!

Grey Wolf Hike

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On the 26/8/17 I had my Grey Wolf Hike, me(Patrick), Oscar, Jackson and Dingo saw a Koala on the ground just as we were about to start! We went on the second falls gorge hike, about three and a half kilometres later we saw a Kangaroo that was at least five feet tall and three metres in front of us(it was really cool)!

A while after that we took a wrong turn so we ended up going 375 ish metres higher than sea level. When we found the right track again there was a mound of rocks so we put one rock on each and i lead a scout’s own there.

When we had nearly finished the track was really slippery (everyone slipped over). When we finished the hike was two hours and fifteen minutes (six kilometres) we had some Skittles along the way and some timtams at the end as a celebration snack. I thought the hike went extremely well!

By Patrick (grey sixer)

Annual Report 2017

The 1st Magill Scouts annual report for 2017 is now available for anyone interested in the status of our Group as a whole and for each section individually. A PDF is attached below.

Night Hike!

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The scouts and linking cubs enjoyed fantastic views on a short but strenuous hike up to the top of Black Hill…

… photos courtesy of Dingo.

Scouts join forces to put out fires!

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By Sharon Gulley-Frith, Parent Assistant, Magill Scouts

Magill Scouts got together with a few of the Pembroke Scouts to learn all about the Why, What and How of using fire extinguishers.

Paul Franklin from Chubb Training Group presented an informative and hands on session about Fire Awareness and Extinguisher Training. The night gave the scouts an opportunity to learn about valuable fire safety information as well as an understanding of what actions need to be taken if they are ever faced with a fire emergency.

Scouts also learnt about the different types of fires, how fires can spread rapidly and the dangers of smoke in a fire situation. Best of all, the Scouts each had the chance to use a couple of different extinguishers first hand and experience for themselves how it feels to handle an extinguisher to put out a fire.

It was a great night, with badges being signed off and Scouts, leaders and even parents being keen to get involved and have a go. The scouts found the dry chemical extinguishers to be the most impressive, the noise and freezing cloud of powder both got good reactions.

Bush Camp (2) Photos

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I found these photos on my camera, that I’d forgotten to publish before!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gregories/98CpG8

Season's Greetings from Magill Scout Group!

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We reached the end of another year filled with lots of Scouting activities. We hope you enjoyed them and look forward to see you all back when we return on the 30th of January 2017.

In the mean time, leaders and parent committee members of Magill Scout Group wish you all a happy and safe festive season and best wishes for 2017!

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