2 Leaders Invested and 3 new leaders starting – Dec 2017

2nd Gordon Scout group is pleased to announce two new leaders invested to the team, Oliver (Cubs) and Kate (Venturers). Congratulations and welcome to our ‘family’.

Amazing this was taken in complete darkness of night so not the clearest picture. Numerous leaders are missing (Tanya, Jeremy, Connor, Geoff). L-R: Rod, Oliver, Kate, Cal, Chris, Nicole, Ian, Glenn, and Phil

It has taken time to assemble such an outstanding team, and early in 2018, we shall be announcing three additional new leaders who shall begin their training.

Scouts and Venturers support HCC and Leukaemia Research – Oct 2017

2nd Gordon and North St Ives Scouts, Venturers, parents and Leaders worked from Saturday 28th Oct afternoon through to well into Sunday morning past daybreak to support the 2nd Gordon Scouts-run Checkpoint India at Wisemans Ferry for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic race.

 

 

Each year, up to 450 participants test their endurance in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic and paddle up to 111km overnight to raise money for research by The Arrow Foundation.

2nd Gordon has run the site for well over 15 years including site logistics, checkpoint control, and check in and out of all paddlers to track their progress and safety.

Congratulations to our own Chris, Ric and Nicole on your achievements in the paddle!

Scout & Venturer Leaders progress Advanced Leadership Training Jul 2017

2nd Gordon Scout section leaders Glenn, Phil, Connor and Venturer leader Nicole have now completed 90% of their Advanced Leadership sectional training following a mix of comprehensive online training modules and about 18 hours of weekend practical training at the Baden Powell Scout Centre. They now only need to complete their final projects in their own time to complete the course (though learning will never really cease).

  

Scouts Air Activities Badge – Temora Jul 2017

A number of 2nd Gordon Scouts, along with leaders and parent helpers Simone, Mike (thanks!), visited the Temora air show and museum to complete the Scouts air activities badge work.

 

It was a fun and tremendously-packed weekend that included: meeting pilots, inspecting historic aircraft, watching demonstration flights of historic and extremely rare operational “warbird” aircraft including the famous British World War II Spitfire fighter that has actually seen combat, investing new Scouts into 2nd Gordon, cooking and camping, sharing stories around the campfire, building rubber-band aircraft and flying them, seeing a private small aircraft up close and personal to learn how it works, firing model rockets on a property, and best of all, solidifying friendships.

 

The overnight temperature hit a record low of minus 5.3 degrees, however everyone was warm through good planning and being well prepared for cold weather.

 

All Scouts got to take home a collectable coin from the air museum. The below link is a model rocket taking off.

Click here: Short Video of model rocket

New Invested Scouts – Temora Jul 2017

Congratulations to Kevin, and Cubs that have completed linking to our Scouts section Will S, and Aiden K who were invested into 2nd Gordon Scout Troop at a truly special location at Temora air museum alongside an operational and fully restored Supermarine Spitfire aircraft that has seen real air combat during World War II. Just half an hour earlier, our Scouts were observing this aircraft fly past the air strip before landing and providing us with a great investiture location alongside it. Thanks to Temora air museum for hosting us.

Cubs linking to Scouts farewell – May 2017

Congratulations to Jack R, Matthew L, Aiden K, and Will S who had their last night with Cubs this month and have linked up to our Scouts section. Their send off included a creative challenge course (built by one of our Scouts, Ed H) and water shooters!

We also farewelled our Spanish visitors for the month of May, Carla and Charlie. We trust you can share some great stories with your Scout group back home; it was great to share our traditions.

 

3 new Cubs invested into 2G – May 2017

Congratulations to Jade D, Luke D, and Will G-J who were invested into 2nd Gordon Cub Pack this week at a special pack ceremony alongside Middle Harbour. We also had 5 parents come along to be a part of our night hike and take part in our three investitures. All new Cubs pledged their Cub Scout Promise and recited the Cub Scout Law. Each Cub was congratulated by the pack with the Cub Yell (1-2-3-WOLF!!!) which echoed loudly across the harbour.

 

The investitures occurred during our pack night hike in an area near Founders Way/Bungaroo Track, St Ives on the Pipeline Track. Of historical significance, it was in this area where Admiral Arthur Phillip (RAN), the first Governor of NSW, 1788, camped and explored with an expedition to find suitable farming land. We felt this was a significant and memorable location.

 

Congratulations from the Cub leaders and to the entire pack for doing a great job on your night hike and welcoming our newest members.

Cub Scout Law : “Cub Scouts are Loyal and Obedient; Cub Scouts do not give into themselves”

Message from Chief Commissioner – May 2017

National Volunteer Week 08-14 May 2017

It’s National Volunteer Week, and I am proud to be part of such a wonderful organisation that is made up of thousands of volunteer Leaders and Supporters who teach the value of volunteering to our youth members. My travels across the length and breadth of our State remind me of the amazing contribution you each make. I want to thank you for the contribution you make each day, each week, and each year to the young people of NSW. You are each an inspiration to me! While I know the reason our Leaders and Supporters are involved in Scouting is to support young people, it is also important to understand the contribution made to the NSW community. The time you give is valuable and the economic benefit to our local communities through Scouting is more than $10 million each year. Wow! Because of you, our youth members are inspired and engaged in a program that develops their confidence, resilience and leadership. They become engaged members of their local community and learn that giving is as valuable as receiving. We couldn’t do this without you and the vital role you play. It is important that you feel valued, acknowledged and supported. Today, and every day, we celebrate this contribution. During National Volunteer Week (May 8 – 14) you can also thank your Leader or another inspirational volunteer member of Scouting by uploading a selfie with them and sharing what makes them so awesome on the Scouts NSW Facebook Page or on Instagram with the tag @scoutsnsw #thankaleader