Australian Scout Medallion Project – Aug 2018

On Sunday 5th August, Tom L, our Australian Scout Medallion candidate organised and documented the planning of a brilliant project for his award requirements.

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

It included all sections of 2nd Gordon’s group including Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers in canoes and kayaks scouring the shorelines of Cowan Creek from Apple Tree Bay Bobbin Head for rubbish.

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

25+kg of general rubbish and a very old 20kg wheel/tyre was collected with support from Clean Up Australia (also organised by Tom in conjunction with National Parks).

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

Of no surprise, a large amount of rubbish amongst the rocks and oyster shells or wrapped around trees were plastic shopping bags and bottles of all shapes, sizes and materials. And the two oddest items we found were a rusted out cast iron camp oven and a pitch fork with wooden handle intact.

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

The weather was another beautiful warm Winter’s day. Leaders from all sections were present.

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

This activity was particularly inspiring because it entailed conserving our natural environment, inter-group socialising, and most of all, a fun way to do it by paddling!

Australian Scout Medallion Project - Aug 2018

We wish Tom all the best in finishing his ASM before moving up a section to Venturers. Thank you to all members and parents who helped out today to make this happen for Tom, Bobbin Head National Parks for hosting us, and West Pymble Scouts for the loan of extra canoes.

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Roventure 2017 Win – Mar 2017

Congratulations to 2nd Gordon Venturers and Rovers who won at Roventure 2017 “The Gap Year”.

Roventure 2017 Win - Mar 2017

Roventure is an annual competitive event that bonds Venturers with Rovers. It was at Camp Kariong and included many fun and crazy activities including highland games, trivia, dance tent, worldwide eating, and a scavenger hunt. 2nd Gordon members braved the rainy weekend which didn’t dampen the fun one bit!

2nd Gordon Venturers Unit and Rover Crew are some of the largest sections and most active in our region…

Rovers Hall Security Upgrade Mar 2017

Thanks to the 2nd Gordon Rover crew primarily led by David and Marcus, with technical guidance from leaders Chris, Glenn, and Phil, installing the hall’s new high-tech security and surveillance system.

Rovers Hall Security Upgrade Mar 2017

Approved by our group committee recently, the system is capable of remote monitoring the hall’s entire perimeter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether in light or in complete dark.

Rovers Hall Security Upgrade Mar 2017

The intent to discourage trespassing and anti-social behaviour, which includes but not limited to graffiti and illegal dumping which costs council and/or community unnecessary expenditure.

Rovers Hall Security Upgrade Mar 2017

Despite the increased security, we still depend on the vigilance of community, so when you drive or walk past the hall, be wary of any trucks or especially wood chip trucks in our laneway. If suspicious take a photo and/or call Gordon Police as soon as possible to report.

Ending on a light note, everyone enjoyed the comradery of the 2nd Gordon Rover crew and the BBQ lunch! Thanks to everyone that participated.