Sunday, December 28, 2014

West End Christmas Display

This afternoon, on the way to a family dinner for Akela, we visited the West End Christmas Display. The display is next to the West End Brewery, just out of the city. It is supported by the West End Brewery and we try to get there every few years. We last went when we had Mischief, the visiting Meerkat from South Africa and before we headed to the Australian Jamboree.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ridley District Cub Beach Day

Today, Akela and I went to the Ridley District Cub Beach Day. We took our own lunch, and I made sure Akela had packed the Sunburn cream, as well as her hat. She doesn’t always remember to take the hat, but I made sure she had it packed today.

We met up with the organising group (Edinburgh Park Scout Group) there as we were the 1st to arrive. It gave Akela a bit of a chance to catch up with the other leaders before everyone arrived.

 It was a great day, as there was a chance to look for golden treasure, a chance to talk to lots of people, build sandcastles and have a great time.



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Salisbury Christmas Parade and Bunnings Fundraising BBQ

Today was a very busy day. In the morning, the Scout Group took part in the Salisbury Christmas Parade. This event is held every year and the group participates every year.

Then, in the afternoon, Akela took me to the Fundraising BBQ in the afternoon at Bunnings, at Parafield.

It has certainly been a busy day

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Beach visit - non scouting trip

Late afternoon and I went to the beach with Akela. We had tea at the beach and really enjoyed the time in the water and playing Frisbee with the dog. It was a very pleasant night and Akela has promised more trips to the beach this coming summer.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Morning at Semaphore South

Today, we headed back to Port Adelaide, this time with Akela’s dog. Akela, myself and the dog spent a few pleasant hours at the beach, while Akela’s husband went to visit the Aviation museum (which was also having free entry today).

We went for a walk, and checked out the path extension that wasn’t there last time we went for a walk along the beach, and then we played ball with the dog on the beach. The dog LOVES water and had been itching to get to the beach to play while we were walking. We then had a chance for another quick walk before we got picked up.

We were due to have lunch at the beach, but due to the weather change that was coming in, we headed to a friend’s place with our picnic lunch to share.

Overall, it wasn’t that bad today, despite the wind.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Port Adelaide Museum Visit

Today, Akela went to the Port Adelaide to visit some of the museums. They are open today and tomorrow for free. We started at the Train museum and walked around a bit. But Akela really wanted to go to the Maritime Museum, we headed over to Maritime Museum, via the water. Akela found a boat called Maid of Wood. After looking around, we headed to the beach for a picnic lunch. It was a great way to spend a great spring morning.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Water Activities Camp - Sunday

Today, Akela managed to get up for the sunrise and got the usual photos (she was a little late getting up yesterday!). Although, most of the youth members had a bit of a sleep in and the start to the day was a little slower than the previous day.

 The wind today was strong! White tips on the waves and way too strong to be sailing unfortunately. However, this didn’t stop other activities being arranged.

 We ended up at a local playground, looking for a cache and enjoying the many varied parts of the playground, there were certainly something for everyone, from equipment to explore to a soccer area to play soccer on for the older ones.

All too soon we were heading back to the campsite for a late lunch and then a cleanup. The Cubs did Akela proud and she is impressed with the way they worked.

Before we could realise, parents arrived and it was time for cubs to go home. I think it is a good thing there is no school for two weeks, as a lot of Cubs are going to need a big sleep tonight to make up for the sleep they didn’t get this weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Water Activities Camp - Saturday

Today, we were up early. The weather forecast indicated that the wind was going to be a huge factor in how much sailing we got done today. If it gets to strong, then we will need to come in. Therefore, the earlier we were ready to get going, the better as it meant more sailing was going to be done.

After going through setting up, getting the boats ready and everyone ready, sailing commenced and we spent a pleasant few hours out on the water. We eventually came in when the wind got to strong and exceeded the strength that we were allowed to be out on the water.

After lunch, everyone headed to the beach, where there was a chance to relax. Some played soccer in the water, others chose to fish and others went for the ever popular activity of building sandcastles.

It wasn’t long before the sun started to dip and we needed to head back to campsite. We got back and the youth had a chance to shower before tea. Tea was one of the best meals ever and we certainly enjoyed it a great deal. Including the fact the cubs were getting seconds of their veg!

After tea, it was time to relax and watch two movies before retiring to bed. It was a exhaustive day, but one that was enjoyed by all.