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Troop Camp and Adventurer Hike at Mt Crawford

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We were really blessed with very kind weather for our Scout Troop Camp in the school holidays! Big storms on either side, but the scouts had wonderful mild weather for their hikes and camping. Just a little rain on the last morning to remind us that the weather isn’t always so kind.

Check out all the photos that the scouts took on their 30km Adventurer hike, which went from the East side of Mt Crawford forest then via Chalks campground to Mt Crawford summit and on to Rocky Paddock campsite and the nearby fire lookout.…

Term 3 2010 Joey Program

Please find attached the Joey Scout Program for Term 3 2010 with a range of fun activities. The Joey Scout Leaders have incorporated a number of ideas from the chat we had with Joeys at the end of last term.

Please note: We are trialling a Y4 parent advice and permission form covering the whole of Term 3 activities. If you are happy to submit this one form for all activities run by Joeys in Term 3, please print it out, complete and bring along on our first night back (Tuesday 20 July). This will save us collecting forms numerous times throughout the Term.

Parent Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find attached minutes from the parent committee meeting of 8th June 2010.

Roonka Survivor Group Camp


We hope you all enjoyed the camp this last weekend. The weather has certainly be kind to us (except Friday night was a bit chilly).

It was great to see so many families getting involved and participating and hopefully made some new friends in the process.

We have setup a small survey about the camp and we are also looking for some feedback for a possible future camp.

Please click here to start the survey

Incredible turnout on Anzac Sleepover

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This ANZAC sleepover was possibly one of the largest if not the largest sleepovers at the Magill Scout Hall we ever had!

In addition to the Magill Joeys, Cubs and Scouts we also hosted a considerable contingent of Stradbroke Joeys, Cubs and Scouts and some more from Beaumont Scout Group.

Well over 80 youth members were tightly packed not only in the main hall, but also in the den downstairs, on the stage area and in the meeting room.

With significant rain during the night we feared a bit for the weather during the ANZAC service. However, during the service the weather was completely dry and the the new memorial at the Gums reserve was a stunning setting.

The Magill RSL expressed their thanks for the large turnout of Scouts and Guides at the service.

Some photos of the event are available at

Term 2 Programs

Please find below the Joeys, Cubs & Scouts Programs for Term 2 2010.

Lot’s of things to do and importantly the Group Camp is our main feature. Families are encouraged to participate in the camp. We are bound to have plenty of fun and challenges!

78 years and still going strong!


During some research in the Magill Scout Group archives we found what probably is one of the oldest pictures involving Magill Scout Group.

This one is from 1932. Wel over 78 years ago. In this picture Magill Scout Group is ready to depart for a camp on the Onkaparinga River, Oakbank.

If you are one of the people in the picture or recognise any of them, we would love to hear from you.

Click on the picture for a better look!

Parent Committee meeting

Minutes of the last meeting attached

More equipment funding

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of our Committee Secretary, we have again been succesful in gaining $440 to purchase a shade shelter for camps and activities.

Welcome back!


The Scouts had a great time at the Australian Jamboree 2010 in NSW were they spend a good 10 days filled with all sorts of adventurous activities and we saw a bit of Sydney too!

Now that we all had some time to relax and school has started again, it is also time for another year of Scouting.

And from what I can see, it looks like another full year of events, so check out the event calendar and talk to your section leaders about what is coming up.

Meeting times are like last year, so:

  • Joeys – Tuesday 6:15 to 7:15 PM
  • Cubs – Tuesdays 7:15 to 8:30 PM
  • Scouts – Mondays 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The pictures is showing the the AJ2010 Troop 728 of Magill and Southern Barossa posing in front of our Magilla Gorilla with Grapevines gateway.

Enjoy the coming year!

Marco Hess

Parent Committeee Meeting Minutes

Please find attached minutes of the Parent Committee meeting held on 17 November 2009.

Scout mums do dutiful best, too

Today the following article appeared in the Sydney newspaper. Most if not all Scouting mums could related to this……

Another $3000 grant!


As part of the 2009 Woolworth Fresh Food Kids Community Grants program, Magill Scout Group received a grant of $3000!

The money will be put to use for the purchase of some much needed new tents for all Sections, some hiking backpacks for the Scouts and other camping gear.

A big thank you also to the parents that put in the effort of applying for the grant!

Congratulations Marco!

Our Group Leader, Marco Hess, has been recognised for his significant contribution to Scouting and in particular the Magill Scout Group.

Marco was awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in the 2009 World Scout Day Adult Recognition Awards. Congratulations Marco, from everyone at Magill Scout Group and our thanks for your great ongoing work for the Group.

Scouts SA goes "Totally Wild"

Last year October, Magill Scouts have participated in a number of stories for the popular television program “Totally Wild” on Network TEN.

The first story, Mountain Boarding at Woodhouse will go to air Nationally on May 19 at 7-30am in Adelaide – please check local guides.

2nd Adelaide, Gilberton, Beaumont and Magill Groups were involved in this story as well as ABC Cubs, Andrew Akkermans as MBM (Mountain Board Man).

Attached is an update on all the 11 stories that were recorded.

Successful Working Bee

A big thank you to all those that participated at the working bee or donated to help cover the costs.

It was a very successful day (even though it was slightly wet)

  • Western barge board painted (2 coats)
  • Western gutter cleaned (leaves AND tennis balls)
  • Gutter above entrance door cleaned
  • Security grill at southern end of basketball hoop re-attached
  • Spot light near basketball hoop re-fixed.
  • Exterior side of door near Nightingale reserve painted
  • Stage swept and tidied
  • Toilets cleaned
  • Kitchen cleaned
  • Notice boards content refreshed

The hall certainly looks cleaner and better for their efforts.

Thank you!

Agenda for Parent Meeting

For the parent meeting next Tuesday, we have the following items on the agenda:

  • Budget
  • Grant Received for Kitchen Equipment
  • Group Camp
  • Possible Working Bees
  • Possible Fund Raisers
  • Harmony Day
  • Camp/Permission Forms- how to complete
  • Hall maintenance

To all families attending the ZooSnooze

A few important final details…

  • Please ensure your Joey or Cub is at the service entrance of Adelaide Zoo, off Botanic Drive by 5.00pm FRIDAY. Since the Zoo is closed to the public at this time, late entrance is not possible due to security issues.
  • Assemble on the footpath. Keep the driveway clear due to Zoo vehicles exiting from the service gate at this time
  • Car pool with other families – ask around on Tuesday night to organise.
  • Please wear full uniform. This includes shirt, scarf and where possible stone coloured pants or shorts. Navy/denim pants or shorts are a good alternative if stone is not possible.
  • Pack light – remember this is just a sleepover! Youth members will be expected to help with carrying their gear.
  • Suggested gear list: sleeping bag, pillow, small soft toy (if required), toothbrush, comb, pyjamas, jumper, change of clothes/underwear, hat and drink bottle.
  • Dilly bags are NOT required.
  • All torches must covered with red cellophane. Please don’t bring LED torches.
  • Make sure all gear is clearly labelled, so we may return any lost property.
  • Adults attending may bring their car into the Zoo grounds overnight.
  • Collection is at 9.00am Saturday from the Zoo – again consider car pooling with other families.

We are looking forward to a great event. Please contact Karyn Leicester (Joey Scout Leader) with any queries.

Scouts in swimming carnival

Congratulations to the scout that participated in the swimming carnival on Friday. Out of the 7 scouts from Magill we ended up with 5 that won one or more events in their age group! One of them won all 4 events that he participated in and only missed out barely on first place in the finals too. Well done all.

Grand for a Kitchen Update.

We started the new year with the good news that we have been awarded a grand to upgrade our kitchen area with some new equipment!

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