Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dutch Tall Ships visiting Adelaide

Today, we went with Akela to see the Tall Ships at Port Adelaide. It was a really good day out, with a lot happening.
It was a great day weather wise, and lots of people about. It was hard getting the photos we did. But we hope you enjoy looking at the photos we did get

 For those who want to know more about the Tall Ships we saw, you can find out more about them at


Thursday, August 29, 2013

7News - Tall order visiting Adelaide

On Saturday, Akela, myself and Semus will be heading to Port Adelaide to have a look at these ships while they are here. We are certainly looking forward to it and getting some photos of the ships while they are in town

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Burning Issues in Scouting (A Australian Scouting Survey)

Hi All

Please see the following from the National Youth Council and for those reading who are based in Australia and within Scouting, please consider doing the survy. It would be greatly appreciated 

What are the best and worst things about Scouting? What should be changed and what definitely should not be changed? We want to know!

Fill in our shortest ever survey of only 7 questions, and 2 of them are multiple choice, to help shape the future of Scouting!

Please share this survey to your friends, we want to make sure we hear from as many people as physically possible. Your views WILL be taken in to consideration for the future of Scouting!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Football game

Today, Akela is taking me and Seumus to the Football. We went to see Adelaide play Melbourne.

For those who are unsure, we went to watch Australian Football. More information can be found at the following link.

 The game we are watching will be a part of the Australian Football League -

 Today’s game is to be the last game that Adelaide Football Club played at AMMI Stadium (formerly known as Football Park)

 Over all, we had a good day out and really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Introducing Semus

Akela Alan (the Akela from Playford Cubs) has bought Seamus O’Beanie, who will be staying with us for a few months before heading off on a world tour of cub packs around the world. Akela Alan (Akela’s husband – he is the Akela at Playford Cub Pack) is hoping that the host pack will send back postcards to his pack so they can put them up on the cub notice board. I am sure the notice board will look heaps good once the postcards start arriving.

 For those interested in keeping track of his adventures while he is with us, his blog can be found at

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Planting onions UPDATE

As many may recall, recently Akela and I decided to plant some onions (see Planting Onions for when we started). Well, we have been able to take some pictures of the growth that has since occurred. A bit of a slow progress, but we are in fact getting there.

I hope to provide more updates as the project progresses.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Palaver 2013

Today, Akela was only running the one session (first one). Hence, was able to go to breakfast and then do her packing afterwards! She certainly found it far more relaxing that having to rush around.

 It was a nice day outside and we got to enjoy some of it, by running the session outside. Although it was a little cool.

 Before long, everyone had done their sessions, packed their gear and cleared their rooms. Lunch was delicious (Akela LOVES lasagna). It was greatly appreciated.

After a forum and some preliminary planning for Palaver in 2014, it was time to lower the flag, do one last look in the rooms to ensure all was packed before heading home.
I really enjoyed the weekend, and know that the write up doesn’t really do this justice. But hope the photos make up for it.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday at Palaver

What a nice morning it was at Woodhouse this morning, and it was pleasing breakfast was breakfast was at a somewhat civilized time of 8am (anyone who has been on camp with Akela knows she is just as likely to plan it earlier – but not today. It was at a decent time! And there was plenty of choice as well. No reason for anyone to say they were hungry...

Akela was running sessions this year around Wide Games, but didn’t have any for the first two sessions (there were 8 sessions, but only 4 groups of 6 people rotating through, so there was some free time for all). So, Akela, being the slack person she is (but I am sure she will disagree with me), took the time to staple the handouts together in the morning (I guess it beat staying up until goodness know what time last night to do it!).

Due to the nice weather today, the sessions Akela was running were held outside. It was certainly very nice. The first group who did the session, ended up on Challenge Hill to plan their game (Akela was doing a session around wide games, how to create them, when to run them and themes etc).

The groups worked really well together and now Akela has to type up the game notes into something that is a logical manner!

In addition, the food was great and there was plenty of it. No one was going hungry.

During the evening, everyone got dressed up for tea (except Akela – what a party pooper!!! But I did get pride of place sitting i her uniform pocket so could see everything that was happening) and there was a lot of fun to be had around the campfire after the meal.


Friday, August 9, 2013

The Start of Palaver

Today, it was time to get ready for another weekend away with Akela. The reason we are going away is because it is Palaver weekend. This is a weekend where Cub Leaders get together, in a relaxed friendly environment to network, make friends and to exchange ideas.

We arrived early as we had gotten a lift up to Woodhouse (where we were staying in the Rymill Conference Centre) and were lucky enough to have our choice of rooms. Once we set up, it wasn’t long before other leaders started to arrive and name tags were donned, so people could get to know which sixes they were in for the weekend. These small groups were so that people could attend activity sessions together.

The evening was relaxed, with some getting to know you mixing activities, a lot of laughter and fun was had. Certainly was enjoyable seeing people mix and getting to know each other in a great atmosphere!

After some great supper (which included fairy bread!) people slowly started making their way to bed. But not before more laughter, and socializing (I think there is going to be a lot of that happening this weekend!)