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Australian Jamboree 2016


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 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.

May/June Newsletter

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

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

What not to pack **

Including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, plasticine/playdough, batteries.
Of any kind (due to shipping regulations) including medicines and vitamins.
Including clothing and toys.
Such as glass, porcelain, mirrors.
Examples are knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
For example, play money and playing cards.

For further information, see attached or the website…

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!

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 There will be hard copies distributed at the meetings.

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.

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

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 Everyone will receive a copy next week!


ANZAC Sleepover 2013


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:

Refurbished Meeting Room!

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After many months of diligent work from a number of people, we finally finished the refurbishment of the meeting room at our Scout hall!

See the pictures on the side. The one at the top is the finished room, freshly painted and with new furniture and new flooring.

Below it is “before” look and the last picture a bit of the roof that had fallen of.

Also note that we were only able to get to this result through the generous support of a grant from Bendigo Bank and their Back to Grass Roots Funding Program.

Many thanks also Choices Flooring by Fred Cetta and Sons, 635 Lower North East Road, Campbelltown. They were really helpful from start to finish and they provided the flooring at a hugely discounted price, and arranged for a fitter at a reduced rate too!

Then last but not least, a huge thank you to Graham and John for their in plastering the ceiling and walls, and to Chrissi for her fantastic work in painting it all and her initial work in securing the grant and arranging the flooring.

Adelaide Foothills


From the badges on our uniform, you may remember that Magill Scout Group is part of the Eastern Districts.

From the beginning of this year, Scouts SA has busy with a reorganization of the various districts around our state.

The Eastern Districts as such is merging with 4 groups of the the Ardtornish District making a total of 13 groups within the new district.

In the last month, Lisa (the District Commissioner for the new district) has been soliciting input and having discussions to come up with a name for the new district and now the votes are in. The new name is going to be:

Adelaide Foothills

There has also been some work done on a new district badge of which the attached picture is the current proposal.

Officially, the new district will come into being at the 1st of January and there will be a launch event in February.

Stay tuned for more on this …

Annual Parent Meeting

This coming Tuesday, we have our Annual Parent Meeting in which we go over the year past and how we have been going with our Scout group.

It’s a celebration of what we achieved as a community for our children and an opportunity to acknowledge the work of our volunteer leaders as well as parent committee members.

We hope you join us for this short interlude from 7:00PM to 7:30PM between the Joey and Cub section meetings on Tuesday the 28th August.


A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to Saturday’s Monster Garage Sale.

Whether it was donation of goods, baking, helping set up, pack up, on a stall, buying goods (sorry if I’ve missed anything)…

We took a whopping $1703!

The scouts were just fantastic too, as were the cubs who also helped out – what a great bunch of young people 1st Magill Scout Group has.

Kyton Bakery Hot Cross Buns & Lamingtons


Please help our Scouts get to the Jamboree in 2013 and purchase some of these famous Kytons Bakery hot cross buns and / or lamingtons.

The order form is attached below.

Orders are due on Tuesday 27th or March and will be available for collection on the 3rd of April.

Cubs and Scouts please note that your last activity based in the hall will be Tuesday 13th March !

An should you need it the website address is

Ahoy matey!


For this year group camp, t’ Pirates o’ t’ Murray be invadin’ Roonka.

Be sure t’ be part o’ this journey and Click here for all th’ information ye need!

Report to th’ first matey wit’ ye forms ‘n gold coins by th’ 28th ’o February!

Shoebox of Love Project


Back in September we packed 29 fantastic boxes destined for children overseas.

These boxes are being tracked for us and here is our first message about their progress…

…"This is just a short email to let you know that the shoe boxes you filled with gifts for children in South East Asia and the South Pacific have been received at our warehouse.

We will email you again when we know in which country your shoe box will be opened.

This is such an exciting time of the year and people all across Australia and New Zealand are busy preparing Christmas Gifts for children in need.

Many times this gift is the first one they will ever receive. Every shoe box is sending a message of hope and love, letting the children who receive the gift know that they are loved and that they have not been forgotten.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to prepare and send these messages of love!"

Thank you!

To all of you that came out to help for the Working Bee today, thank you so much. We got so much done, it is absolutely fantastic. Here is a list of things that got done or worked on:

  • The main Q-store got the new shelving installed and with the extra shelve space we were able to put ALL the ‘every time’ camping gear including tents, eskies, patrol boxes, cooking equipment, etc., together in one rack. All the other ‘sometimes’ gear got put away as well and we still have shelf space left and room to move! The secondary Q-store that used to have tents and patrol boxes is now relegated to just ‘stuff’ we only occasionally use.
  • The electricity in the Q-store got rewired to ensure that all the lights in the Q-store and the meeting room at the back are attached to the right switches and also we got a bunch of power points put in so we now can charge our camp lanterns while they are stored in the Q-store!
  • The kitchen walls and ceiling got a fresh coat of paint.
  • The kitchen got a proper clean.
  • The outside kitchen door got sanded and a first coat of paint.
  • The boys toilet ceiling got a fresh coat of paint.
  • The missing whirly bird vent on the roof got replaced with a new one.
  • The meeting room re-cladding got started and all the old ceiling has been removed and two sheets of new cladding have been mounted but this job proved to be a bit more work than thought so that remains unfinished.
  • The leaders room got a proper tidy up.
  • The cardboard boxes on the stage got neatly put away.
  • The camping patrol boxes got rechecked.
  • A leader only camping patrol box got checked and restocked.
  • The den under the stage got a tidy up and vacuum clean.
  • The Scouts & Cubs cooked us BBQ lunch sausages! Thank you!

Again, thank you all so much! We can all be proud on our achievements

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