Scout Trips and Activities

Here is a list of our recent Scout trips and activities

(Note as of 2019, most activity posts are on the 2nd Gordon Scout Group Facebook page – members may request access)

Family Camp on the Colo River – Mar 2020

As the threat of Coronavirus looms and lockdowns seem only a matter of time, we escape reality for a couple of days at Camp Bielany on the Upper Colo River… It will be the last camp we have for a Read More …

Scouts Water Activities Camp Nov-Dec 2019

The leaders and parent helpers spent a few months putting together our water activities camp (Outdoor Activity Skills – Level 3 Boating and partial Level 4 Sailing). It consisted of Powerboating with ski tubing, small powerboat handling (by youth), canoeing, Read More …

Scouts Easter (ANZAC) Weekend Camp April 2019

Scouts, Leaders and parent helpers enjoyed the 4 night (5 day) camp which included traditional standing camp construction, navigation activities, an Easter egg hunt, 3 course Dinner cooking competition, and we also invested 5 new Scout members. Set amongst the Read More …

Two New Scout Leaders May 2019

We are pleased to welcome Smokey (Fiona) and Ian-Ross to the 2nd Gordon Scout Troop. Ian-Ross is currently in training for the Scouts section whilst Smokey brings a wealth of experience to the Scout troop leadership team including previously held Read More …

Jamboree Scouts Combined Evening – Sep 2018

2nd & 3rd Lindfield Scouts had a combined night with 2nd Gordon Scouts to bring together our AJ2019 troop B548 for the first time. Non-Jamboree Scouts also attended to join in a mixed patrol activity. We had a Masterchef challenge Read More …

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. It included all sections of 2nd Gordon’s group including Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers in canoes Read More …

Scout Hike – May 2018

One of the Scouts’ premier events for the year, is the two-day, two-night Scout Hike, where registered NSW Scout patrols lightweight hike between about 30 activity points (run by leaders) in a closed (to public) state forest. This year celebrated Read More …

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

2nd Gordon Scouts’ normal annual Easter camp was pushed out to the ANZAC long weekend to align with school holidays. This camp is our troop’s primary campcraft and traditional scouting venue over 5 days and 4 nights; and set upon Read More …

Phil and Connor presented the Wood Badge Mar 2018

Phil and Connor are amongst four 2nd Gordon leaders completing their Advanced Leadership training to be recognised with the time-honoured Wood Badge. This is the highest leader award, though learning and honing of skills that never really cease during a Read More …

Scouts in 3rd Place – District Raft Race Feb 2018

Congratulations to the 2nd Gordon Scout Troop who built a superb traditional raft able to float 13 Scouts around the race course at Narrabeen. The rain stayed away for most of the morning, with wind creating some navigating challenges. Third Read More …

Last Scouts meeting for year – Dec 2017

2nd Gordon Scouts and leaders spent the last meeting for the year having a canoe and kayak paddle on Narrabeen Lakes, followed by a barbeque. It was a fun evening and we even managed to miss the storm clouds that Read More …

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 Read More …

Wombat Patrol at the Ku-Ring-Gai District Scout Camp, Sep-17

Six Scouts from 2nd Gordon made it to the 2017 Ku-Ring-Gai District Scout Camp at Cataract Park, over a long weekend in September. A clash with school holidays reduced the numbers this year, but the spirit was strong in our Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

Scout from Czech Republic confronts rightwing demonstrator May 2017

16-year old Scout, Lucie Myslikova from Brno Czech Republic stands up to hatred at a neo-Nazi rally. Her hand-written banner read, “A good patriot doesn’t need to Heil”. The story was also posted by the World Organisation of the Scout Read More …

2G Scouts win outright at Scout Hike May 2017

2nd Gordon Scout leaders and Venturer Scouts, along with the North St Ives leaders buddied up to run one of 28 activity points at this year’s Scout Hike 2017 (05-07 May). Located in a pine forest in the Southern Highlands, it was attended by over 1,000 Scouts Read More …

Scouts Annual Easter Camp Apr 2017

2nd Gordon Scouts returned this year as a stronger, cohesive, and more competent troop after Easter camp. It was extended by an extra day to 4 nights away and located at a remote private bushland property backing onto Abercrombie River, a beautiful part of Read More …

Scout Tom L Achieves Blue Cord Jan-Apr 2017

   Congratulations to Tom L who led his patrol on a 20km overnight hike in a Central Coast national park in January and completed his final prerequisites during the recent annual 2nd Gordon Easter Camp where Tom was awarded his Explorers Blue Cord. Tom Read More …