Friday, March 30, 2018

Geo caching Find

While we were passing through the city, we were browsing the Geocaching site and discovered we were sitting outside a cache….so of course we had to get it!

The cache is a part of the Cathedrals in Australia series. It will be good to get some more caching done as we go.

 This one is
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral and it is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia. It is classified as being a Gothic Revival building in the Early English style. The tower stands 36 m high and is 56.5 m lengthwise and 29.5 m horizontally. The foundation stone was laid in 1856, and construction of the tower began in 1887. However, it was not completed until 1996.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Browsea Island Visit

Today, Scouting human and I got to visit Brownsea Island. She snuck me into the travel bag, as she is in the UK for a month. The purpose of the month long trip is to scatter her late grandparents’ ashes as per their wishes.

Today, is the one day that she is allowed to do something scouting on the trip. Her parents had told her before she left (they are both former leaders and despite multiple trips to visit English based relatives over the years, had only recently visited Brownsea Island. It was on this side trip they thought of taking us)

It was a great day and Scouting Human and her dad had a enjoyable walk around the Island, and visiting the site of the 1st camp held back in 1907


Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Cuboree - 100 years of Cub Scouting

Today, was another early start…only because the Scouting human doesn’t sleep much on camps? We had the last couple of activity rotations, before we had a chance to pack up and pull down the activity site.

We didn’t get a lot of photos, but overall it was a great weekend and we are sure everyone had a great time for the weekend. It was certainly a enjoyable activity to celebrate the 100 years of Cub Scouting.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 Cuboree Day 2

Today, we were up early, doing last minute preparations for the activity.
Once these were done, we were able to attending the opening of Cuboree and then the activities were in full swing. It was a full on morning, with a much welcome break for lunch.
Then the afternoon rotation through activates  It was a pretty full on day, but overall the Cubs enjoyed themselves


Friday, December 2, 2016

South Australian Cuboree

Today, I headed with Sarah and James to Woodhouse, to set up for the Century Cuboree. This weekend’s event is the replacement for the event that was due to be held over the October Long Weekend. However, due to the storm South Australia had (and total power failure and conditions created by the storm in the few days before the original date etc) the Cuboree was shifted to the 1st weekend in December instead.

Basically, today we were just setting up the activity site for the weekend. The theme for our site is Enviromental and it is looking to be a great weekend.


Monday, August 1, 2016

wilbur @ roihu (Finland Jamboree)

About 2 years ago, we bought a second sheep and called him Travelling Wilbur. We sent him off to Canada for the start of his travelling adventures to visit other scouting groups.

While in Alberta, he was taken by the scouts hosting him on their adventures to Finland, to attend the Jamboree there. One of the Scouts involved made the clip above of Travelling Wilbur showing his adventures to Finland.

 Thanks a lot, it is greatly appreciated at this end

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cub Camp at Lones Hut Sunday

Today was a late start to the day, due to everyone sleeping in. This often happens on Akela’s camps and Akela generally mentally plans for the pack sleeping in later than the 1st day.
The weather was really windy and it had rained a bit overnight, but everyone was dry due.

Once everyone’s bedding and personal gear was packed away and breakfast was eaten, it was time to get moving with some morning activities. The pack found a cache this morning, and Akela is glad as it counts towards the BC Challenge of finding 100 caches as a pack. Given there were 5 cubs, times 1 cache, that is 5 caches (as these are collective, not 100 per person). Akela just needs to make a note of it for her records. Thankfully she got a photo of it!

The pack also found the oak tree in their travels this morning and it there are not many in South Australia – there are 2 others known to be in the State. One each in Belair and the Botanical Gardens in the city.

It wasn’t long before it was time to deal with lunch, packing and cleaning of the Lones Hut. Parents started to arrive and cars packed. The extra hands helped keep the cubs focused as the cleaning and packing up got dealt with. All too soon, everyone was on their way home and we are hoping everyone had a great time and that they are looking forward to their next camp.