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Australian Jamboree 2016

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The countdown to AJ2016 has begun late last year.

Scouts from Magill will be attending this event in the first week of 2016. Depending on numbers from Magill, we will join other Scout Troops to form one Jamboree Troop.

Scouts need to have achieved a level of competency with their Badgework which qualifies them for the Pioneer Badge. They must have slept at least 10 nights under canvas (in tents) prior to attending the Jamboree and 3 nights must be continuous for one event. This is all as Scouts at Scout events, not family trips or weekends away.

We will travel by bus to Sydney and Cataract Park where the Jamboree. This bus will depart on 2nd January 2016 and we will return on Friday 15th January 2016.

The cost for this event is to be in the order of $2,000 which includes the fee payable to Scouts SA, plus a cost for the Troop fee and spending money allowance. This gives you an idea of the funds needed. It is great value when you look at it as $170/day for the time we are away. This includes meals, accommodation, travel costs, Jamboree clothing and travel bag, fantastic activities and even concerts and entertainment at the event.

Scouts undertake activities at the Jamboree site and also attend activities in and around Sydney and local areas.

Checkout the Official Jamboree Website http://www.aj2016.com.au/ and register for the enews so you stay up to date with the developments as we get closer to January 2016.

In the coming weeks, we will be seeking registration of interest from Magill Scouts as to who is planning to apply etc and who needs help with progression of badgework and camps etc. This will also help us as a Group plan for leader attendance, fundraising opportunities etc.

In the mean time, enjoy the promo video:

Click on the link below to download the flyer.

July/August Newsletter

Welcome back to Term 3. Please find attached the latest newsletter. Please take note of the important dates mentioned on this letter.
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Scouts on the trail in Kuitpo Forrest

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Over half way on the Saturday and still in good spirits.

May/June Newsletter

Welcome back to Term 2! Please find the May/June newsletter attached.
Thanks
Annabel

Shoeboxes of Love

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Over Terms 2 & 3 we would like all members and families of our Scout Group to contribute donations towards Shoeboxes of Love. Then late in Term 3 the whole Group will get together to pack the shoeboxes.

We’ll need some cash to help pay for their distribution to children in need at Christmas time.

Other NEW items required include the following:
SOMETHING TO LOVE
Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
SOMETHING TO WEAR
T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, thongs, etc.
SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH
Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips, scrunchies, etc.(No toothpaste)*
SOMETHING SPECIAL
Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note or photo of yourself.

What not to pack **

ITEMS THAT LEAK OR MELT
Including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, plasticine/playdough, batteries.
FOOD OR LOLLIES
Of any kind (due to shipping regulations) including medicines and vitamins.
USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS
Including clothing and toys.
BREAKABLE ITEMS
Such as glass, porcelain, mirrors.
ITEMS THAT CAN SCARE OR HARM A CHILD
Examples are knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
GAMBLING-RELATED ITEMS
For example, play money and playing cards.
ANYTHING OF A RELIGIOUS, RACIAL OR POLITICAL NATURE

For further information, see attached or the website…
http://operationchristmaschild.org.au/

Fiji Centenary Jamboree

Some of our scouts have applied to attend the Fiji Centenary Jamboree to be held in August 2014.
To help pay their way, a number of fundraising activities have already been held (Mitre 10 BBQ’s) and further activities are planned in the months ahead.
These will include a proposed Garage Sale to be held at the Magill Hall.
If you have any ideas or thoughts for fundraising ideas, please let the scout leaders know during the term ahead.

December Newsletter

Where has the year gone!! Please find the December newsletter attached and don’t forget the Christmas party on the 13th December.

October/November Newsletter

Welcome Back to Term 4!! Please find attached the newsletter for October/November. If you have anything to add for the next newsletter please let me know! annabelholliss@gmail.com

September Newsletter

Hello everyone,
Please find the September newsletter attached. If you have anything you wish to add in the next newsletter please contact me at annabelholliss@gmail.com. There will be hard copies distributed at the meetings.
Thanks!

AGM2013 Video For Download

For those of you who missed our AGM slideshow video looking back at the past Magill Scouting year you can download it with the link below.

It is a fairly large download so it is best to use Right-Click and Save the file to your own PC before you play the video.

‘Right Click’ & ‘Save link as…’ to download video

Also below is the AGM data pack with all the reports and financial statement. Feel free to have a look and ask any of the committee members about any details about our group or ask us how you could help us.

Future Air Acitivities Camp - Scouts 2014

The Scouts are booked into the Armstrong airfield near Roonka on the weekend of 14th – 16th March 2014 for the Scout Air Activities Weekend.
Please keep this event in your diaries for the new year as it is a fantastic event for the scouts to participate in.

Adelaide Gang Show

While a Gang Show performance is always a good for a great night out for the whole family, this year we have some extra incentive to a number of our Scouts performing in the show!

As such we are organising a group booking for:

Gang Show Performance

Thursday 19th September 2013

Includes Exclusive Back Stage Tour!

Book Your Tickets by:

Tuesday 20th August 2013

August Newsletter

Welcome to August everyone!! This year is just flying by very quickly. Please find attached a copy of the August newsletter. Printed copies will be distributed at meetings next week. Just some points to remember. August 25th we have a BBQ at Mitre 10 Bunnings. September 3rd is our AGM. We are in need of donations of art smocks and art equipment. Anyway have a great month and if you have anything to add to the newsletter please email me at annabelholliss@gmail.com

July Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Please find attached a copy of the first monthly newsletter. We hope to be able to put one of these out each month as a great information resource for our members. If you have anything you wish to add in future editions please email annabelholliss@gmail.com. Everyone will receive a copy next week!

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Sign in Policy

Hi Parents,
We are implementing a new sign in policy this term. All children must be signed in and signed out by a parent or a carer. This is for the safety of our youth and also to help leaders know when the children have arrived.

Thank you for your assistance with this.

Cubs Yurrebilla Day Hike

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Today (Saturday 22nd of June) the Cubs had our Day Hike on the Yurrebilla Trail.

At 8:30 in the morning, with drizzling rain, Sarah, Elliott, Will and Tegan, along with Elliott’s Mum Catherine, Dingo and Myself set off from the inside Car Park at Morialta.

We hiked to the First Falls Car Park (About one kilometre).

From there we hiked 16 Km – up Central Trail to where we left it on our recent Night Hike, then followed the Yurrebilla Trail all the way to Linear Park.

Given that it was so far – in one Day – and for Cubs – I am seeking special permission from our District Leadership, to present these cubs with the Scouts 10 Km Hiking Badge. They WILL be given the badge regardless – BUT I hope, they will be allowed to wear it on their uniform.

VERY well done to those concerned,. This is an achievement that MANY adults could not manage……….Akela

We also had Min Wei and Zachary (and his’ Dad) join us for the last Six Kilometres.

Here is the GPS log of our hike: http://goo.gl/maps/QEXYY

Cohen Cup For Scouts

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Our scouts had planned and practiced for Cohen Cup all through Term 2. They did extremely well organising themselves and practising their cooking and camp preparations.

Unfortunately the extreme wet weather flooded out parts of the camp site at Virginia which meant only the competitive patrols entered to the event could attend. Magill had one such patrol attend. You can see all the water lying around in the photos attached from the camp site at Virginia.

We continued to suffer some extreme weather on Saturday but were lucky enough to have the sun out on Sunday to dry things off before pack up.

The patrol was required to set up their own camp site, including all marquee’s, tents, perimeter fencing, gateway structure, and then organise and prepare 4 meals for which an independent leader would attend. They were judged on two of the meals, a 3 course dinner on Saturday night and then Sunday breakfast. They were also judged on their camp layout, hygiene, fire protection and other aspects of their camp site.

The remaining 3 patrols attended Magill’s own Cohen Cup event held at the hall. They prepared some fantastic food for the judging and also set up tents for their own overnight sleep out at the Hall.

Well done to all the scouts for their efforts and we look forward to tasting your wonderful camp food on future camps.

ANZAC Sleepover 2013

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We had another successful and enjoyable ANZAC Day Sleepover and Dawn Service Vigil.

About 40 Scouts/Cubs/Joeys attended – all were well behaved, enjoyed the movie in the evening, prepared flowers and wreaths, and took part in the service at The Gums.

Our thanks to Magill Bakers Delight and Tony & Marks at Newton for their donations of supper.

Some photos (by Eagle) are here:

http://flickr.com/gp/gregories/B5Wj81

Magill Cubs are Full!

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Hello Magill Families and friends. Please note that at the moment and the foreseeable future our Cub section is completely full.

We are not able to take any more Cubs.

There is still room for Joeys and some Scouts, but Cubs is definitely full!

Please contact our Group Leader Marco Hess on marco.hess@gmail.com for information on how to be placed on a waiting list for Cubs!

Alternatively, the following groups DO have room for more Cubs:

Also, if you ever thought about volunteering to help out with our Cub section as either a helpful parent or even better to join our leader team, NOW IS THE TIME! WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!

Ambulance Station Visit

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Last year, we had an interesting and fun visit to the local Ambulance station

Just now I found a few photos on my phone, of the moment where Karen had to be restrained…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregories/sets/721…

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