In The News

Here is a list of news items about Scouting

Glow Worm Tunnel Adventure – Sep 2018

I wish I was a glow worm A glow worm’s never glum For how can you be grumpy, When the sun shines out your bum? The Cubs were also pretty happy about the weekend trip to the Glow Worm Tunnel Read More …

Annual Ski Trip – Sep 2018

The annual 2nd Gordon Ski Trip (in conjunction with 2nd/3rd Lindfield Scouts) was a resounding success! Over 40 Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rover with their families enjoyed two days of skiing at Perisher, staying at the Scout Alpine Activities Centre in 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 …

Cubs visit the Scout Heritage Centre – Aug 2018

The Cubs are excited about their visit to the Scout Heritage Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. Run by experienced and enthusiastic Scout Activity Leaders, and near a fantastic playground, it promised to be a fun and educational day. We started with 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 …

Seven new Cubs invested into 2G – Mar 2018

Congratulations to our seven newest Cubs, who were invested at our Cub Camp at Kariong over the weekend, in a spectacular setting overlooking Brisbane Water National Park. We invested: Alex M Alex V Amelia C Jasmine G Kira H Oliver Read More …

Adventures at Kariong Cub Camp – Mar 18

With much trepidation (by the Leaders and Parent Helpers!) we loaded 19 very enthusiastic Cubs into a convoy of cars, and headed north to Camp Kariong. A major incident on the freeway meant a late arrival into our leafy campsite Read More …

Cubs explore Middle Harbour Creek – Mar 18

The Cubs were looking forward to the first bushwalk of 2018… so the forecast of some scattered showers wasn’t going to dampen their enthusiasm (I’m not entirely sure if that pun was intended!). A “few showers” ended up being fairly 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 …

Snapshot of Venturer Activities 2017

Snapshot of Venturer Activities 2017 Pre-Term One Activities END OF YEAR ACTIVITY Our Venturer unit each year has a massive end of year activity over New Years. Two weeks of adventurous and excitment filled activities, such as caving, hiking, liloing Read More …

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’. It has taken time to assemble such an outstanding team, and early in 2018, 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 …

Cubs Regional Soccer Competition – Dec 2017

The 2nd Gordon Cubs participated in the regional “World Cub Soccer” competition on Monday evening, fielding a team against local Cub groups including 1st Gordon, 1st Turramurra and West Pymble. We were undefeated in the competition, which was a great Read More …

Cubs Weekend Camp at Baden Powell – Nov 2017

After months (or at least weeks!) of planning, we’re off to the Baden Powell Scout Centre for a 3-day/2 night Cub camp on 17-19 November. We’ve got nearly all the Cubs (17 in total) participating, with an action-packed weekend of Read More …

Five new Cubs invested into 2G – Nov 2017

Congratulations to our five new Cubs, invested at our Cubs Camp at Baden Powell Scout Camp over the weekend. Congratulations and welcome to 2nd Gordon… Emilie F. Marlon D. Grace P. Martin C. Isabelle C. Congratulations from the Cub leaders Read More …

Scouts and Venturers support Leukaemia Research – Oct 2017

2nd Gordon and North St Ives Scouts, Venturers, parents, and leaders worked the Sat 28 Oct afternoon through to hours well into Sun morning to daybreak to support the 2nd Gordon Scouts-run Checkpoint India at Wisemans Ferry for the Hawkesbury 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 …

Cubs Weekend Coastal Walk – “Compass” Sep 2017

2nd Gordon Cubs go on a coastal walk. Read more about it in the September issue Sydney North Scouts region newsletter, “Compass”. Refer to page 20. http://sydneynorthscouts.com/files/region/Compass%20September%202017.pdf

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 …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

Spanish Cubs Visitors May 2017

2nd Gordon Cubs started off Term 2 with two special (Cub) Scout visitors from Madrid Spain, Carla and Charlie. Carla presented a scarf from their home Scout group as part of their custom when visiting another international group. Welcome to 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 …

Roventure 2017 Win – Mar 2017

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

Scouts win at District Raft Race Mar 2017

Congratulations to 2nd Gordon Scouts who won the outright trophy in the Traditional Raft construction category. With a number of Scouts from the troop away, a remarkable 7-only paddlers got the traditionally crafted 6 barrel raft back to shore the Read More …

Venturers Queen Scout Awards – Mar 2017

A wonderful night was put together by the 2nd Gordon Venturer Unit to celebrate our newest Queen Scout Award recipients Angus P, and Peter T. Both were treated to a catered dinner at the 2nd Gordon Scout hall, along with Read More …

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. Approved by our group committee recently, the system is Read More …

2nd Gordon Cubs parade Pets Mar 2017

The 2nd Gordon Cub Scout pack had their first pet parade in many years, mostly cool-canines, accompanied by a coy-cat feeling outnumbered and two very beguiled-Guinea-Pigs! Cubs also earned their Level 1 Pets achievement badges, with four Cubs earning their Level Read More …

Cubs BLAST off Term 1 with Water Rockets Feb 2017

Cub Scouts were able to enjoy a toned down version of a traditional 2nd Gordon Scout section activity with water rockets. Our theme this term is to enjoy the outdoors while we still have daylight saving. These rockets have a Read More …

Scouts kick off Term 1 with a splash Feb 2017

With recording breaking sustained temperatures in excess of 40 degrees this Summer, Scouts kicked off Term 1 with water gun skirmish, and finishing off at a nearby pool.

New Leaders invested to 2G group Jan 2017

Congratulations to both of our newest leaders, Connor Holmes (Scout Leader – far left in pic) and Tanya Fiedler (Cubs leader in final training – centre of pic). Both are professionals/executives who have already committed much of their time towards the Read More …

Last Cubs Meeting for the Year Dec 2016

We had a triple-fun send off for 2016 including a 90 minute packed night including water shooters (where leaders found themselves targets…), ice-blocking grass sleds, followed by a Kris Kringle/Secret Santa, and along with cupcakes. The weather was sunny and a Read More …

Another Successful XMAS Tree Sale Dec 2016

2nd Gordon Scout Group had fantastic help from scouting families to sell Christmas trees at our annual sale we have run for many years. So, thanks to parents, leaders, and committee members for making another very successful Christmas tree sale Read More …

End of Year Scouts, Cubs, and Families BBQ Dec 2016

Thanks to Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, and families for getting together to celebrate the end of year with a combined BBQ at the Bicentennial Park. We all enjoyed an alfresco sausage sizzle and a scavenger hunt for the kids. A few Read More …

Scout Hall Working Bee Dec 2016

Thank you parents and members of 2nd Gordon Scout group. Our hall and the surrounding bushland looks fantastic in preparation of an expected hot and dry summer, and upcoming events such as our Christmas Tree fundraiser sale on Saturday 10th December. Read More …

Cubs visit local Fire Station Nov 2016

On 28 November 2016, Cubs were treated to a unique insight of an operational fire station at Gordon. This is our group’s closest fire station which is also an emergency rescue unit. As part of the Scouting movement, Cubs also Read More …

Cub Pack fun at Camp Windeyer Nov 2016

We had nearly all of our Cubs at our Spring getaway to Camp Windeyer in Galston NSW during the weekend of 19-21 November 2016 – a wonderful turnout and participation. The weather was near perfect at this idyllic location. We Read More …

Three new Cubs invested to 2nd Gordon Nov 2016

Congratulations to Will S, Amalia F, and Isabella F, 2nd Gordon’s newest Cub Scouts. Investiture took place on the 20th November 2016 at Camp Windeyer, alongside Still Creek in Galston NSW. Welcome to the Cub pack and the leaders look Read More …

Scouts achieve Anchor Badge Nov 2016

Congratulations to Oliver, Matthew, Zoe, Milly, Eddie, Edward, Nick, Ian, Tiernan, (and leaders Glenn and Phil), receiving their Level 2 Canoe proficiency and Scout anchor badge. The course ran for two weekends concluding this Sunday 06 Nov at Brisbane Water Read More …

Farewell of 7 Scouts to Venturers Nov 2016

Farewell Zoe, Finn, Milly, Eddie, Ben, James, and Declan (not pictured) from the 2nd Gordon Scouts section. We trust you have all learnt great skills, made friendships, and had life experiences that you can take further into Venturer Scouts. Despite how hard the Read More …

Scouts’ successful support of HCC Oct 2016

During 29-30 October 2016, 2nd Gordon Scouts, along with leaders, committee members, parent helpers, Venturers and our Jamboree troop leader “Smokey” were united to run the major checkpoint of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (111km), Wiseman’s Ferry Checkpoint India; (65km mark).   Read More …

Scouts L2 Canoe Course Update Oct 2016

Last weekend 22 and 23 October 2016, a sub-group of the 2nd Gordon Scout troop attended the first weekend of a two weekend Level 2 Canoe course at Manly Reservoir/Dam. The course was well run by certified Instructor Leaders with safety Read More …

Scouts to support Charity for the 15th year during Oct 2016

On 29-30 Oct 2016, 2nd Gordon Scouts shall be supporting the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (111km), and new this year, the concurrent Wisemans Dash (65km). This year is the 40th anniversary for the charity event of which around 600 paddlers participate Read More …

Cubs Pinewood Derby Cars Sep 2016

Cubs celebrated along with their father, parent, or carer for a Father’s Day event to design and construct pine timber cars and race them on a custom-built derby track. Numerous recognition awards were presented to Cubs ranging from the fastest Read More …

Cubs Camp May 2016

We had a wonderful camp with the Cubs at Camp Kariong on the Central Coast, which originated as a rest stop when the Great North Walk was established by returned Australian soldiers. For some Cubs, this was their first camping Read More …

Scouts Australian Jamboree Jan 2016

The 24th Australian Jamboree (AJ2016) was held between 03 to 14 January 2016 at Cataract Scout Park, Appin NSW. It was attended by about 9,000 Australian Scouts/visiting overseas Scouts, and about 2,000 volunteer leaders. AJ is considered one of the Read More …

Scouts District Camp Results Sep 2016

District Camp (23-26 Sep 2016) located at Camp Ku-Ring-Gai was a great success. For many of the younger Scouts, this was their first large standing camp alongside the majority of Ku-Ring-Gai Scout troops. We took four patrols of 23 Scouts and four leaders to Read More …

Scout Explorer Blue Cord awards 2016

Congratulations Thirza and Milly! Great achievement including demonstrating your leadership planning and carrying out your 20km hikes!

Christmas in July 2016

Our leaders and parents had a fun, festive evening around an open fire at our annual ‘Christmas in July’ dinner – which was actually in August this year! The mulled wine was a hit as usual, the food was amazing Read More …

Tumut Kayaking & Cooleman Caves

Family Camp 2013

Pictures from the family camp