Scouts Master Chef Challenge

June 1st 2020

Challenge: Using the following ingredients, Scouts had one hour to cook a 3-course meal using the following ingredients:

10 ingredient challenge:

  •  1 apple
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small block or slice of cheese
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 4 squares of chocolate
  • Sultanas or raisins

Joeys Online!

With the new measures in place to protect us against the spread of COVID-19 Joeys has moved online!

We will be running the weekly program and providing extra activities the Joeys can do at home via Team App. Every week there will be a Joey Zoom meeting for the kids to catch up and interact with one another. We will also use this time to check in on the kids and run some short activities.

Stay safe everyone and happy scouting :)


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….


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


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!

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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.


Tassie Tigers
Tassie Tigers


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.P1070643 (640x360)P1070635 (640x360)





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Clean Up Australia – Moonee Ponds Creek

Monday 2nd March: Monday night’s Scout Meeting was a good opportunity for 6th Melbourne Scouts to fulfil our commitment to Clean Up Australia Day 2015.  Eleven Scouts walked down to the Moonee Ponds Creek and collected about 12 bags of rubbish, separating them into recyclables and general rubbish. Prizes were awarded to Ethan and Sophia L. for their energetic collection of the most garbage!

The activity included bird-watching.  We spotted two large water birds – a White-faced Heron and a Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron.  It is encouraging to see these magnificent birds in the Moonee Ponds Creek corridor.

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Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron in flight

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Scouts get started!

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A most unusual find – red fire extinguisher.

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Job well done – 12 bags full!

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