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Snow Season Is Here! Print E-mail

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The predicted winter storm has hit Perisher with strong winds and heavy snow falling across the entire resort.

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There is a lot of snow predicted through until the end of the week with some forecasting 80cm or more in total.

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Contact the Alpine Activity Centre NOW to secure your accommodation for Winter 2016!

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ph: (02) 6456 2433.

Remember to check your trailer registration Print E-mail

A number of Scout Groups have been fined recently for towing unregistered trailers.

To avoid being caught out, we encourage our Members to check their trailer registration online to see if it's current.

Simply go to the Service NSW website and type in your rego number in the search engine (pictured below). It will then tell you whether your rego is current and when it needs to be renewed.


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Book a night out with Hornsby Gang Show! Print E-mail

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Witness the talent of Scouts and Guides at Hornsby Gang Show over six massive nights in July!

In just over 2 weeks time, you'll get to see spectacular dancing, singing, drama and comedy performances that have been carefully crafted and put together after months of rehearsals. 

Last year, majority of the shows sold out - so book your tickets fast to avoid missing out!

Head over to the Hornsby Gang Show website or Facebook page for further details. 



Special Needs Conference 2016 Print E-mail

All adults in Scouts and Guides are invited to attend the Special Needs Conference 2016, which includes the Special Needs Awareness Elective and Positive Behaviour Supports Elective.

If you'd like to attend the full conference, or either/both electives on their own, check out the details and forms below. 


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2016
Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

Cost $150 includes the electives (below), all meals, overnight accommodation and handouts.

Download the Special Needs Conference 2016 E1 Form


Saturday 6 August 2016, 9am-12.30pm

Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

Cost $25 includes morning tea and handouts.

Download the Special Needs Awareness Elective Training Course Application Form



Saturday 6 August 2016, 1.30-4.30pm

Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

Cost $25 includes afternoon tea and handouts.

[Lunch from 12.30pm is optional for an additional $18]

Download the Positive Behaviour Supports Elective Training Course Application Form

Please ensure your applications are in by Tuesday, July 5 2016.

South Met Region Camp 2016 Print E-mail

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Over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, up to 845 Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders from the South Metropolitan Region attended their Region camp for 2016 at Camp Coutts. 

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Attendees engaged in a number of fun activities, including rock climbing, abseiling, obstacle courses and more. 

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On the Sunday, the camp hosted an additional 545 Cubs, Joeys, Leaders and visitors to show them what Region camp is all about!

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The weekend was a huge success - the smiles say it all! 


1st Clovelly Celebrate 90 Years of Scouts Print E-mail


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On Saturday May 21, Members from 1st Clovelly Scouts and the local community celebrated the Group's 90th birthday at Coogee Bay Hotel. 

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80 people attended this very special event in one of the hotel's function rooms for a sit down formal dinner, speeches and birthday cake. 

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Of the 80 attendees, local, state and federal politicians joined in on the night, including Hon Matt Thistlewaite MP (Member for Kingsford Smith), Bruce Notley-Smith MP (Member for Coogee) and Greg Moore (Randwick Deputy Mayor). 

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(Photo: Member for Kingsford Smith, Hon Matt Thistlewaite MP making a speech)


Overall it was a successful night and great way to acknowledge the longevity of Scout Group still going strong.

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(Photo: left - Denise Begg (former Group Leader) and Lucy Bjorngaard (long standing member of the parent committee))

Here's to another 90 years! 


Queen's Birthday Weekend Celebrations at Government House Print E-mail


On Sunday 12 June the NSW Governor His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) and his wife Mrs Hurley will host an Open House and Family Picnic at NSW’s historic Government House.

The event will be held to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“This year marks an important milestone for Her Majesty and I hope the people of NSW will join us in commemorating the extraordinary achievements of our longest serving monarch,” said Governor Hurley.

“The Open House and Family Picnic day is a wonderful opportunity to explore Government House and its gardens and learn more about the history of one of Sydney’s most impressive buildings.”

The House will be open for self-guided tours and visitors will be able to explore all the State Rooms, including the drawing room, formal dining room and the grand ballroom.

Visitors will also be able to wander through the harbourside gardens, and enjoy lunch on the eastern terrace and lawn.

“Mrs Hurley and I encourage the public to bring a picnic and rug, and to soak up some winter sun on the lawns. Government House guides will be on hand to answer questions visitors may have.”

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the NSW Corrective Services Band and the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Services will be running a sausage sizzle to raise money for their organisations.

A number of Vice Regal Patronage organisations will also be represented at the event and donations will be welcomed at the entrance. The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Royal Life Saving Society NSW are among the charitable organisations who’ll share donations.

The Open House and Picnic Day will be held from 10am to 4pm. Visitors will be invited to make a donation on entry.   


1st Balgowlah Scouts and Wheelchair Sports Print E-mail

At their Scout meeting last week, 1st Balgowlah Scouts tried their hand at wheelchair basketball - just for something different!

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More than half a dozen wheelchairs were brought into the Scout Hall by a representative from Wheelchair Sports NSW, who work to enrich the lives of people with a disability through the participation of sport.

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While having an absolute ball, it was also a great opportunity for the youth to see life through a different perspective and test out their upper body strength!


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Well done, guys!


Stay At Alpine Activity Centre This Winter Ski Season Print E-mail


The start of the 2016 Winter Ski Season is just around the corner and there is affordable accommodation still available at the Alpine Activity Centre in Jindabyne!

Check out some of the deals below:

  • 30 places available in the July School holidays with great discounts on Ski Hire and Lift/lesson packages at Perisher
  • Two weekends available during peak season July and August for Scouting groups or families – special discounts on Ski Hire and Lift/Lesson packages at Perisher
  • There are a few dates left for the Fred Read self-contained Cottages for families and small groups throughout the Ski season (June to late September)
  • The September School Holidays Special is filling quickly - but we are still accepting bookings for families and Scouting groups! Get in today.

Contact Kirrily at the Alpine Centre office This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

First in best dressed as these places will be filled quickly!

Add a Scout Job Week 2016 Badge to Your Collection! Print E-mail

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Want to add a Scout Job Week 2016 badge or woggle to your collection? All you have to do is register your Group, do some work out in the community, and depending on how much money you raise, you could earn a bronze, silver or gold badge!

The three badge levels correspond to the amounts earned by individuals:

Bronze - less than $25

Silver - $25-$75

Gold - $75+

For those fantastic people who get the gold, you'll also get a woggle!

It's not too late to get involved, so send through your registrations to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we'll send you out an information pack.

Scout Job Week 2016 will wrap up at the end of the month, so make sure you complete your work by June 30.

Good luck!


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