Christmas Tree Sales 2017

6th Melbourne 2017 Christmas Tree Drive

hero

Christmas is almost upon us and we once again invite you to purchase a Christmas Tree as part of the 6th Melbourne Scout Group’s annual fundraiser.

Freshly cut Christmas trees are available at a cost of $68ea,

Self supporting and self watering tree stands are $45,

Sales and pickups are available at the Scout Hall between 10am and 4pm on:
— Saturday 2nd December
— Sunday 3rd December
— Saturday 9th December
— Saturday 16th December

For your convenience, tree delivery is available for $10 per tree on any of the days listed above.

Note that due to logistical restrictions, we can only deliver the following postcodes: 3003 3008 3011 3012 3013 3031 3032 3039 3051 3052

To help you out following the festive season, we also offer collection and disposal of trees. This will be occurring on Saturday 6th Jan 2018 for a cost of $10.

Orders can be placed HERE through TryBooking.com

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Clark on 0414 346 574 or 6thMelbourneXmasTrees@gmail.com

ANZAC Dawn Service 2017

Representatives of 6th Melbourne turned out to march from the local RSL to the cenotaph on Racecourse Road behind a lone piper.

The weather was a little wet but spirits were still high as a hand made wreath consisting of several poppies made by our scouts was laid on behalf of 6th Melbourne by Emma Rawson and Arcadia Merlot.

A hearty BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls prepared by Richard, Dale, Elizabeth and Michael was enjoyed by all our marchers back at our hall.

 

Patterson Paddle 2016

On Sunday March 6th, the Moonee Valley District raft race was held on the Maribyrnong River.  Jack Patterson, the Scout Leader who initiated the race was there with his wife Jean.  They presented the Trophy, which was won by a patrol of 1st Milleara Scouts and included two 6th Melbourne Scouts.  Congratulations to Tom and Harrison who were in the winning raft, and to Sofia who came in 2nd place with the 15th Essendon raft.  It was a nice hot day to be out on the river.

 

 

Explorer (Blue) Cord Hike – The Beeripmo Walk

On Feb 20 an adventurous bunch of 6th Melbourne Scouts wanting to complete their Explorer (Blue) Cord Hike started walking with all their gear for the next 2 days on their backs.  28 hours later, they completed the Beeripmo Walk, as experienced bushwalkers!  Congratulations to scouts Yo, Sophia, Yvonne and Matthew, shown below at various stages of their hike.

 

 

 

Operation Night Owl Report

6th Melbourne Scouts entered Operation Night Owl as the Raging Rabbits patrol, lead by PL Alex.  Lerderderg Region hosts this annual hiking competition, and this year, about 250 Scouts plus their Leaders setup camp at Treetops Scout Camp, on Saturday afternoon, 12th September, in preparation for an evening departure.

It was pleasing to see our patrol of 7 Scouts complete the hike independently and without incident, covering 12 kms and 7 activity bases between 7:45 PM and 2 AM – that’s 6 hours of hiking in dark bushland.

Setting up camp before the night hike.
Setting up camp before the night hike.

 

Our 6th Melbourne Scouts demonstrated resilience and team work to a high degree.  Congratulations to Yo, Kenneth, Matilda, Dylan, Sophia S., Yvonne, and Alex!

Whilst we didn’t get to keep the Night Owl trophy, which we won last year, it has flown only as far as Footscray and the challenge awaits next year….

Closing Parade on Sunday morning.
Closing Parade on Sunday morning.
Night hikers having Noodles at Base 4
Night hikers from the Region tucking into Noodles at Base 4

The Fantastic Race

Based on the ‘Amazing Race’ TV show, the Fantastic race involves Scouts travelling in Patrols and completing a number of challenges in locations across Melbourne. The Patrols follow clues to navigate between the locations.

Each and every year the locations and challenges in the race change. In fact no two races have ever been the same. All the details are kept a very closely guarded secret right up until the race starts.

This year our small patrol of three from 6th Melbourne hunted clues from Albert Park, St Kilda, Carlton, Brunswick, the CBD and on Saturday night everyone came together at CRC Sydenham for a BBQ and Movie. Sunday morning everyone participated together in a surprise activity which this year was Lunar Park.

Ready, set, go….
Ready, set, go….
DSC05129

3 Big Pigs build a bucket tower
3 Big Pigs build a bucket tower

3 Big Pigs build a bucket tower
3 Big Pigs build a bucket tower
Sleep point - CRC Sydenham
Sleep point – CRC Sydenham
Surprise destination - Lunar Park
Surprise destination – Lunar Park

DSC05273

How strong are you Alex?
How strong are you Alex?

 

How to win Gold at Stradbroke Cup

These photos were taken at Easter time, when 6th Melbourne Scouts competed in the Lerderderg Region Stradbroke Cup camp, held at Treetops.  Our Scouts entered with a Patrol Name ‘Ragin’ Rabbits’.  They spent four nights under canvas and were assessed on their ability to independently set up and maintain a high standard of camping over 4 days and nights.  As well as the camping there were fun and challenging activities every day, a movie night, a Daryl-Dollar market night, a long-table dinner, and a visit from cousin Ester Bunny.  Congratulations go to PL Michael and APL Alex, who ran a tight ship, ably assisted by Sofia, Matilda, Yvonne, Tamsin and Sophia. The Patrol was awarded a Gold pennant, which makes 6th Melbourne a co-holder of the Stradbroke Cup for 2015.   And there is some talk about entering the next competition as a girls-only patrol so watch out guys!

P1070665 (640x360)P1070673 (640x360)P1070671 (640x360)P1070667 (640x360) P1070675 (640x360)P1070679 (640x360)P1070699 (640x360)P1070707 (640x360)P1070708 (640x360)P1070733 (640x360)

Scout Crafters

Last week our Scouts completed their World Scouting proficiency badge by researching and finding out facts about the history of Scouting history.  They also used natural materials to make models of the World Scout Badge which are displayed in the hall.

Falcons
Falcons
Tassie Tigers
Tassie Tigers
Penguins
Penguins
Razor Wallabies
Razor Wallabies

 

Big Blue Hike Weekend 20 – 22nd March

Kingston Scout Group hosted the Big Blue Hike weekend 20 – 22 March, in the Bunyip State Forest, for Scouts wanting to complete the requirements for their Explorer (Blue) hike, a journey of at least 15 km over two days, carrying their food, clothing and camping equipment.  Along the journey, and at the overnight camp, Scouts were trained and tested on Explorer Campcraft skills.  The hike completed on Sunday at 12 noon, with a Parade and award presentation ceremony.

6th Melbourne’s Kenneth was our only participant, and I am very pleased to say that Kenneth was successful in completing the hike and in obtaining his Explorer Campcraft Badge.  Congratulations Kenneth on an extraordinary effort!  A full report will be given at our next Scout meeting.  Here is a snapshot of the weekend’s activity…click image to  expand thumbnails.P1070634 (640x360)P1070643 (640x360)P1070635 (640x360)

 

 

 

 

P1070637 (640x360)P1070638 (640x360)

 

 

 

 

P1070644 (640x360)P1070639 (640x360)P1070641 (640x360)

 

 

 

P1070642 (640x360)

 

 

 

P1070648 (640x360)P1070649 (360x640)

 

 

 

P1070653 (640x360)