Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ridley District Swimming Night (all sections)

Tonight was the Ridley District All Section Swimming night. We had it at Salisbury Swimming Centre and it was certainly a cool night! After having warm days, the one day we wanted it to be warm and it wasn’t! How does that work? I would have thought that the organisers should have booked the weather better...

While we had low turnout (thanks to the non attendance of the Scout Troop), we surprisingly didn’t come last (even though we only had 3 youth members present). There were two groups who scored less than we did.

Overall, those who attended form Mawson Lakes had heaps of fun and it was a enjoyable night. We also had a Joey Parent win the Parent Inner Tube race. Bonus!

Sorry about the lack of photos, but Akela didn’t take her camera.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ridley District Movie Night

Tonight was Ridley District’s Cub Movie Night, It was held at Edinburgh Park Scout Hall and there was a good turnout of 71 Cubs present. I really enjoyed the movie and it was a good night.

We didn’t get any photos from tonight’s activity (bit hard when we were watching a movie, but I am sure this event will be repeated again.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ridley District Launch

Tonight was the launce of the new district. At the start of the year, South Australian Scouting reduced the number of districts from 17 to 10. As a result, Carsibrooke District became Ridley District.

 There were activities and every group in the district was represented.

 The northern suburbs have had a variety of districts covering Elizabeth since Scouting in Elizabeth started in 1957. The districts that have gone before Ridley District are as follows:

 Para District.
Groups in this district included 1st and 2nd Salisbury Groups and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Elizabeth Groups. These groups were, previously part of Northern Suburbs District. Para District came into being in October 1959. In May 1963, Para District was split into two districts.
North Para
Groups in this district were 1st Elizabeth, 2nds Elizabeth, 3rd Elizabeth, 4th Elizabeth, 5th Elizabeth, 6th Elizabeth, 7th Elizabeth and 8th Elizabeth.
South Para District covered primarily Salisbury based groups, such as 1st Salisbury, 2nd Elizabeth and 1st Para Hills.
 Elizabeth District
Elizabeth District was formed in 1975 and covered all groups within the local council areas of the City of Elizabeth and city of Munno Para.
The badge was issued in June 1975, and replaced the Para District badge. The design features the City of Elizabeth Coat of Arms and is on a dark green background and red edging. the shield is gold edged on red, which is three masted ship in white and gold. A red fluer-de-lys has been added to the gold branches below a gold crown.
This district was in existence for around 20 years, before the next name change. The City of Elizabeth and City of Muno Para were merged in 1997, around the same time a lot of other local council areas were also merged as a result of government review. With this change came a change of district name. The new council area was called City of Playford and the local district became Playford District.
Playford District was in existence until the merger with City of Salisbury District in mid 2008, when it became Carisbrooke District as noted above.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cub Leader Planning Trip To Victor for Camp

Today, Akela and two other leaders took a trip to Victor Harbor to do some planning for Cub Camp that is happening in a few weeks. Things such as hall location in relation to activities, how far, how long would it take to walk and stuff like that. It was a really good day for it and Baloo came back slightly sun burnt. She really should know that she needs to wear sunburn cream.


We think the Cubs are really going to have a great time on camp and hope they appreciate that the leaders have taken the day out of their schedules to do this day trip in order to organise camp.

Clean Up Australia Day

Today, Mawson Lakes Cubs and Joeys participated in Clean Up Australia Day. This is a event that happens nationally and is the same time every year.

 This year, Mawson Lakes Cubs and Joeys linked in with Mawson Lakes Enviromental Watch and helped clean up apart of Mawson Lakes. It was really good to see so much support from the youth members and our presence was noted by not only those within the local area, but also the local elected member of parliament as well. This is a huge bonus for our group in terms of publicity.