Region Mob Holiday – 6-7 April

REGION JOEY MOB HOLIDAY

Theme – “MEDIEVAL CAMP”

When – 6th – 7th April 2019

Where – Bundilla Scout Camp – 6 Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills

Who – Joeys and one parent per joey

Cost -

  • $55 for the joey, $45 for the parent – $100 total
  • $45 for leaders, youth helpers, rovers

See 2019 E1 Region Mob Holiday for details

  • Fill out one E1 form for each person attending the camp – joey and parent, leaders etc

See Camp Gear List for what to bring – joeys to pack their own bags

Note – all parents must have their WWCC and fill out the A2 online form by 8th March, or you cannot attend – this is a NSW State Law that protects all of our children. Email the A2 form to your Joey Leader or Group Leader.

Closing date for joeys and parents – Friday 8th March.

2019 Region Mob Holiday Group Registration - must be at Region Office by 4pm Tuesday 12th March with payment by Group Cheque or Group Direct Deposit – please use Group-and-Event-Reference-Codes when making deposits and sending emails to Region Office.

Enquiries – Anne Auld and Cath Beitelis, Region Commissioners Joey Scouts

  • Anne Auld - anneauld@yahoo.com.au
  • Cath Beitelis - beitelis@gmail.com

 

Cub Day Out – 31st March

CUB  DAY  OUT

“CATARACT  CAPERS”

Where – Cataract Scout Park

When – Sunday 31st March 2019

Cost -

  • $25 for Cubs (includes badge)
  • $25 for Leaders/Youth Helpers going on Waterslide and Challenge Valley (includes badge)
  • $8   for Leaders/Youth Helpers NOT going on Waterslide and Challenge Valley (includes badge)
  • $8   for Parents and any siblings
  • $3   extra badges
  • $3.50 Cataract Scout Park badges (if you want any)

The general idea – we will spend the day at Cataract. Cubs (and leaders who choose to) will go on the Waterslide and through Challenge Valley (9 obstacles only, 6 are being refurbished ready for Cuboree). There will be a Cuboree Information Tent  where everyone can find out some more information - they will be happy to answer any questions. There will be other activities on the day.

Time – Opening Parade 9.30am, Closing Parade 3.00pm

Parents are welcome if they would like to come and check out Cataract for the day, to see where Cuboree will be held.

Cub Day Out 2019 – Information sheet - Read this for more details, and distribute to your cubs and families

2019 Cub Day Out Registration Form - to be completed and submitted to Region Office with payment by Closing Date

CLOSING DATE  – FRIDAY 22nd March – 4pm at Region Office

  • NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
  • We need to provide final numbers to Cataract, we cannot accept any late applications
  • No refunds after 4pm Friday 22nd March

Directions and Parking details will be posted here soon

A map of Cataract with our exact location will be posted here soon

M5_-_Prohibited_Employment_Declaration_-_Apr_15 - This is the current form – we need a newly signed M5 for any parent not either a current registered Adult Helper or providing a WWCC number. We do not require a verified WWCC at this time, as the law requires that only for adults on an overnight activity. Attach it to the registration form.

Camping at Cataract that weekend – If your Pack would like to camp at Cataract that Saturday night -

  • Fees are $16 per person
  • You need to book and pay directly with Cataract – contact Justeen Davenport
  • Cataract Ph 4631, 6697, email CSPBookings@nsw.scouts.com.au
  • Say you are with South Met Cub Day Out, camping on Site 4
  • Let me know you are camping, so I know who to expect to find down there
  • Adults 18 and over must be either a leader, rover or registered-on-Scoutink (A2 form) Adult Helper

Enquiries -

  • Jan Mulheron, Region Commissioner Cub Scouts
  • Ph 0407 247 560
  • Email mulheron@bigpond.net.au

 

 

 

Retirement Function for Sue – 7 April

There will be an Afternoon Tea function to celebrate the time and effort Sue Morris has put into our region via her work in Region Office.

Place – Heathcote Scout Camp – Assembly Building Hall – Sue has spent a lot of time at this camp

Time – 2pm to 5pm

Dress code – Casual, smart casual, what you are wearing on your way home from a camp …..

  • As this is Sue’s paid work she has retired from, there is no need for uniform

Sue will be continuing in her volunteer role on the Region team, so will still be seen out and about.

RSVP – We would appreciate if you could let us know you intentions of coming, for approximate numbers for catering.

Apologies to those who are inconvenienced by the change of date – there is never a date in Scouting that suits everyone!

Purchasing Scout Uniform Shirts

Scout Uniform Shirts

As of 1st January 2019, South Met Region Office no longer sells scout uniform shirts, belts, woggles or caps.

For Purchase of Scout Uniforms shirts etc -

You need to know –

1)      what section you want – joey, cub, scout, venturer or rover – different colour shoulders on the shirts

2)      what size you want

3)      if you want button up or polo shirt  - joeys have polo only, cubs and scouts have polo or button option, venturers, rover, leaders have button up

 

The Port Kembla Scout Shop offers free postage within NSW (excludes express post).

This shop supports Scouting in NSW.

Hours - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri – 9:00am to 4:30pm; Thursday – 10:00am to 4:30pm

Ordering Options – Phone, Fax, Email, Website, or call in if you are down that way

Contact Details

Website : www.sctscouts.org.au/shop

Address:          85-87 Wentworth St, Port Kembla
Phone:             02 4274 1193
Fax:                  02 4274 6334
Email:             sctshop@nsw.scouts.com.au

 

Venturers – Unit Management Course – 23rd March

Where : Heathcote Scout Camp

UNIT MANAGEMENT COURSE 

When : 23rd March 2019

Cost : $35.00

Details: see the E1 form below

Unit Management Course is on Saturday, followed by Initiative Course. You can do either or both

Submit E1 form and payment to South Metropolitan Region Office by 4pm on the closing date as per forms

Absolutely No Late Applications accepted

Enquiries : Keith Gallard, ph 0407 950 012 – Venturer to ring

Venturers – Initiative Course 23-24 March

INITIATIVE COURSE

Where : Heathcote Scout Camp

When : 23rd to 24th March 2019

Cost : $35.00

Details: see the E1 form below

Unit Management Course is on Saturday, followed by Initiative Course. You can do either or both

Submit E1 form and payment to South Metropolitan Region Office by 4pm on the closing date as per forms

Absolutely No Late Applications accepted

Enquiries : Keith Gallard, ph 0407 950 012 – Venturer to ring

Scout Leadership Course – 30-31 March

 

BASIC SCOUT LEADERSHIP COURSE 30-31 MARCH 2019

This is a weekend residential course for Scouts to develop leadership skills they can put into practice in their home Scout troops and other Scout activities.

Scout troops should consider now whether they have Scouts who would be appropriate to apply to attend this course.

Please read full details in the following letter including eligibility criteria and maximum numbers:

Information Letter for SLs and Scouts – BSLC Mar2019 and then follow this checklist.

 

CHECKLIST

Scouts and leaders applying to attend

Group application process

  • Scout Leader to collect completed E1 forms from Scouts and leaders; recommended to do this no later than Friday 15 March 2019
  • Scout Leader to compete Registration form – one per troop
  • Group Registration Form – Scout-Leadership-Course-Mar2019
  • By Closing date 4pm, Monday 18 March 2019, Scout Leader to
  1. Send all original E1 forms with completed Group Registration Form to Region Office
  2. Email copy of Group Registration Form to
    Peter Jamieson Peter.Jamieson@jensen-group.comcc: Chris Maher cmmaher@optusnet.com.au
  1. Arrange one payment for the Group to Region Office
  • Payment is also required by the closing date – preferred direct bank transfer. If paying by cheque, make cheques payable to Scouts Australia.
  • Please identify any emails and direct bank payments with the Group-and-Event-Reference-Codes
  • Late applications cannot be accepted. (Future Courses are planned for June and November 2019).
  • Please note – there will be no refunds unless withdrawal advised before 4pm Monday 25 March to Peter Jamieson Peter.Jamieson@jensen-group.com.

Bushwalking Level 1 – 2nd Feb

Bushwalking Level 1 (Controlled Environment) qualifications

  • When – Saturday 2nd February 2019
  • Time – 9am start, approximate finish by 4pm
  • Where – Heathcote Scout Camp, Freeman Road Heathcote
  • Open to all South Metropolitan Region Leaders
  •  **  You must have some bushwalking experience and a logbook
  •  **  If you have no experience, you will need to do a full Bushwalking Course

PRE-REQUISITIES

* E-Learning – Level 1 Common Core

  • In Scout Central, in e-learning, under heading CURRICULUMS – ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES TRAINING
  • You MUST bring the Certificates of Completion to the course, or you will be turned away

* Log Book

  • Bring your current bushwalking log book – click for a Sample Logbook

BRING ON THE DAY

  • Light backpack – packed for a Day Walk – hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, raincoat, first aid kit etc
  • Certificates of completion for Level 1 Common Core
  • Bushwalking Logbook
  • Pens, pencil, rubber
  • Compass if you have one
  • All snacks and lunch to be self-catered – we will provide tea/coffee/water
  • Uniform not required

WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE DAY

  • Relevant workbooks will be provided
  • As a group we will work through the workbook
  • Going on a hike up to 3 hours in surrounding National Park – enough for demonstration/examination of skills
  • Anticipated end of day by 4pm

WHAT TO DO NOW

Email your Expression of Interest to Region Office sm.region@nsw.scouts.com.au

  • Subject Line – “Bushwalking Level 1 – (name) (Group code)
  • Body of email – your name, Group, appointment (cub leader, scout leader …), brief description of your current level of bushwalking, brief summary of your current bushwalking experience (last 2 years, scouting or non-scouting), any other information that would be relevant

We will email back to you after 23rd January with details.

ENQUIRIES

  • Region Office – open from 7th January – sm.region@nsw.scouts.com.au
  • Keith Gallard – replies after 2nd January – kjgallard1@bigpond.com