Scouts

Scouts is for girls and boys aged 11 to 15
We meet Thursday nights, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Explore the pages on the right to find out more about Scouts.

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Jamborette 2016

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All scouts have been registered to attend the Jamborette. If you or your parents didn’t get an email to complete the form, contact H.

 

Applications to Jamborette 2016 have opened the event can be found here

Jamborette 2016

It is cold at this time of the year so prepare your scout with appropriate gear. This should include

Sleeping bag 0c or cooler this should be the bags comfort level not survival rating.

Dilly bag. (knife, fork, spoon, Plate, dish, cup & tea towell) all in a bag with a caribiner clip.

wool or polypropelene jumper

beanie and hat

thermal underwear.

 

Application close on the 20th May.

Jamboree Ice Breaker

Our Jamboree troop is made up of scouts and leaders from 4 different troops!
So on Sunday 13th September, we’ll be taking part in a Jamboree Troop Familiarisation and Activity Day.
The purpose of this day is so that we can all get to know each other, identify potential jamboree patrols / patrol leaders, learn some skills and have fun.

Activities may include pioneering construction, fire lighting & cooking, vigorous games.

The only cost is $5.00 to cover food for the day.
So bring your plates, cups and cutlery as nominated on the Jamboree packing list.

Everyone needs to arrive in and leave in full scout uniform. Make sure you have a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and raincoat. The activity will go on regardless of the weather (except extreme bushfire weather.)

Jamboree Troop C406 Familiarisation Day E1 Draft

Location: 1st Glossodia Grounds, Corner of Creek Ridge Rd and Lamrock Ave, Glossodia
Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Date: Sunday 13 September 2015

Grill’d Penrith Fundraiser!

grilld-jar
Here’s an easy fundraising activity!
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Penrith this September.
If you’re planning on eating out during September, think about going along to Grill’d Penrith. You’ll get a token, which you can put into one of three jars.
One of the jars will be for 1st Emu Plains, and if we get the most tokens, we’ll get the largest donation!

Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100.

It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support!

You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Penrith, Ground Floor, Westfield Penrith 585 High St, Penrith

Scouts Term 1 Calendar now available!

Tony and the Scouts have put together the new calendar for Term 1, and we’ll be handing out a copy to everyone soon.

If you want to view it on-line, click on this link: Scouts Term 1 Calendar 2015

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 1st March. Please put this in your diaries, and come along to the Scout Hall to help give it a much needed clean up!

Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Sunday the 1st March is Clean up Australia day and we need as many Scouts, Cubs and Joeys as possible to come up to the hall and give us a hand.
We need all of you girls and guys to join in the fun and make Australia clean.

Parents!
Today we will be cleaning up our own space, the scout hall and the grounds and we need the parents of the cubs, joeys and the scouts to give some of their time on this day to ensure that the area our kids play in is clean and safe. It would be appreciated if the parents could spend some time and their muscles cleaning up our area.

If you could spare sometime please just pop up and lend a hand. If you have access to equipment such as lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, spades etc please bring them with you. There will be a sausage sizzle at a small price and free tea and coffee provided.
PLEASE LEND A HAND

Car Wash:
All the cubs and Joeys and Scouts are asked to bring a bucket and a sponge and car wash as we will be offering cars to be washed by our members.
$10 for a small car
$15 for a large car.
All monies will go into the fundraising pot for Jamboree in 2016

New Support Committee for 2015

The Support Committee and Group Council held the first meeting of 2015, on Tuesday 20th January.
Thanks to all the parents who attended.
The following office bearers were nominated and accepted:

  • Chairperson: Debbie Leishman
  • Secretary: Paul Castro
  • Treasurer: Kerrie McMillan
  • Trustee: Adam Luczak

The committee would like to thank outgoing Chairman Steve Brown and Treasurer Helen Houston.
You would have seen Steve and Helen helping out at pretty much any Group activity, and every BBQ and fundraising event. They have been one of our group’s most reliable and tireless supporters.
They have a long association with 1st Emu Plains Group, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Parents Meeting

There will be a Parents Meeting on Tuesday 20-1-2015 at 7.00pm, to arrange a new committee and start arranging the Group’s Term 1 activities.

Thanks

Tony Henry

AJ2016

It’s time to start getting organised for AJ2016, held at Cataract Scout Park.

Emu Plains will be attending as part of the Penrith district scout troop.

Cost and eligibility is on the AJ Website. Emu plains will be conducting fundraising to help offset the cost of the camp, and volunteers will be sought to assist.

There will be an information night on 6-11-2014 to discuss the camp and fund raising. Parents of scouts attending the jamboree should have completed the application form by that time.

Start filling the application from this site.

www.aj2016.com.au

H

2014 ARP Postponed!

This year’s ARP (Annual Report Presentation – the new name for the AGM) will be held on Wednesday 21st May 2014, at 7.30 pm, at the Lapstone Scout Hall. Nope, it’s been postponed. We’ll let you know the new date soon.

Parents and friends of 1st Emu Plains Scouts can hear reports from the Section Leaders, and we can plan how the Committee can operate for the next year and support the Section Leaders.

All parents are invited to attend the ARP. Please come along and support our Scout Group! [Read more…]

Registration for 2014

For 2014 we will be having two registration nights for Cubs and Scouts.

For Scouts: Thursday 6th and 13th February, between 7.30 and 8.00 pm

For Cubs: Tuesday 11th and 18th February, between 7.00 and 7.30 pm

  • We will be collecting the Insurance payable for the 2014 year.
  • If we’ve misplaced your details, we’ll also ask you to fill in new Y1 forms.

The amount payable for registration will be $142.00. This covers the yearly insurance charge we pay to Scouts Australia.
Only Cash and Cheques accepted.
In term two , three and four Group Fees of $75 per term will be payable by the second week of the term.
A discount of 20% for second and subsequent children and for those volunteering on the Committee or as Leaders applies to Group Fees.

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