Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I, along with Akela, would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope everyone had a great day with their families. Included, are some Australian Christmas Carols.

Jingle Bells - Australian Version

12 Days of Australian Christmas

I hope everyone enjoys these two carols from us to you.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Centenary of Cub Scouting – Activity for Cubs

In 1916, it will be 100 years since the Cub Scout Section was introduced into Scouting. For those interested, the National Youth Council are doing some work on how to best celebrate this milestone. Please read the message below and have a look at the link and see what you can come up with

Cub leaders/ parents!
The Frankston Patrol of the National Youth Council are doing some work at the moment on how to celebrate the Centenary of Cub Scouting in 1916 (100 years since the release of the 'Wolf Cub's Handbook'). We've put together a short (and hopefully fun!) worksheet that we'd love to get out to as many Cubs as possible. Unfortunately, we need responses back by the 10th of February - yes, we know most of that period is over the summer break . We don't mind whether Cubs do them with the rest of their Pack or at home, or wherever else you can think of, but we would love to get as many responses as possible. More info, including the activity and a guide for leaders/ parents, here:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Adelaide Test Match

Today was the 5th day of the Test Match (a 5 day cricket game) at Adelaide Oval. Akela and I have been every day of the game. Akela is a HUGE cricket fan and loves watching the game. So, I was often there watching or sleeping in her bag.

 The game was between Australia and England, one of five in a series. The five game series being called The Ashes. The Ashes is the notional prize in a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that won the last Test series between those sides or, if that series was drawn, by the team that last won such a series. They were un officially started in 1882, when Australia beat England on English soil. The British vowed to “regain the ashes”, referring to the lost of the game to ‘the convicts’.

One of the entertaining aspects of the games between Australia and England is the English Barmy Army. Essentially, they are the English supporter fan base, and had their beginnings in 1994/95. Today, Akela took me over to meet their leader (of sorts) Jimmy.. He is often seen out the front of the group leading the singing and getting them fired up.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad way to spend 5 days and Akela certainly enjoyed herself (which is the main thing really)