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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

Magill Shoe Box Of Love Project

During the past terms, you may recall that we have been collecting bits and pieces for our Shoe Box Of Love project .

This term we are putting some extra focus on it to get ready for the packing of our shoe boxes at the end of this term so they are ready to be shipped and can arrive in time for Christmas.

Have a look at 6 minute short video to remind yourself on what the project is about.

Click here for the previous news items we posted at the beginning of the year with some more videos.

Family Details Survey

Dear 1st Magill Scout Group Families,

Please find attached a letter detailing a number of ideas to help and support our leaders in continuing with the good Scouting programs they already provide.

Please note survey form on the second page of the letter that we need every Magill family to fill out so we can update our records and implement the parent roster system as was discussed in the Parent Meeting of a few weeks ago.

We would appreciate if you return the filled in form ASAP to address or email address shown at the bottom of the form.

Thanks in advance.

Marco Hess
Group Leader

In case you missed it...

A big thank you to the parents attending the meeting last Tuesday. We had some positive and fruitful discussions and some outcomes that we will be pursuing in the coming weeks to help our leaders.

If you were not able to attend, please find attached the presentation that was used on the night.

For any questions or suggestions, please contact Group Leader Marco on 0407 78 55 66.

All Parent Meeting 14th June

We are calling all parents to attend a special Parent Meeting on the 14th June 2011

See also the attached letter introducing the issue and further details on the meeting time.


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