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Welcome to the Epping Scout Group website.
 
Our section leaders are preparing the programs for Term 4, 2019 and these will be available soon by clicking on the "Sections" page and then selecting the relevant section (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts or Venturers).
 
The starting dates for Term 4 2019 are:
Joeys - Monday 21st October at 130 Boundary St, Nth Epping
Cubs - Monday 21st October at 130 Boundary St, Nth Epping
Scouts - Wednesday 16th October at 6 Essex St, Epping
Venturers - Thursday 17th October at 6 Essex St, Epping
Rovers meet at 6 Essex, St, Epping on Tuesday evenings all year round.
 
If you have a question about the program activities, please use the Leaders page and contact the leader for the relevant section or Peter Buckley, the Group Leader, at group@eppingscouts.com.au or on 0404 136 350.

UP COMING ACTIVITIES
 DATESECTION ACTIVITY  DESCRIPTION 
 21 to 22 Sep Sailing 68th Port Neptune Regatta  Abbotsford
 22 Sep Group Epping West Public School Fair  West Epping
 19 Oct Group Granny Smith Parade  Eastwood
 24 Nov Group Air Activities Day  Camden Air Base
 29 Nov to 1 Dec  Group Group Camp  Ingleside Scout Camp
 7 to 8 Dec Scouts Lilo Hike  Colo River
 5 to 9 Jan 2020 Cubs Cuboree  Cataract Scout Camp
 21 to 23 Feb 2020 Group Family Camp Link Weekend with the family at Lake Lyell
     
     


Group Camp - Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2020

posted 8 Nov 2019, 03:43 by Epping Scouts Group Admin   [ updated 8 Nov 2019, 21:37 ]

Family camp is on again in 2020 at Lake Lyell, a few kilometres out of Lithgow.  As a Family Camp, the parents will be responsible for looking after their children and, for this reason, will need to attend unless you can get them adopted out to another family there for the weekend.  We encourage siblings to join us to also experience the joys of camping and water activities.  As with last year, we will be camping at the water's edge and be able to use the Group's canoes.  PFD's (Life Jackets) and paddles will be available. 

For those who arrive on Friday afternoon/evening and are keen to get lots of time on (or in) the water the camping cost will be $78 per site.  For those who arrive on Saturday, the camping cost is $52 per site.  These costs will permit people to remain until Monday morning if you are able to.  For those just coming for the day, the cost is $5 per car per day which is payable at the entry gate on arrival.  

Parents will need to bring their own food and cooking facilities to cook their food for the weekend.  There will be a small 3 burner cooker and a BBQ for general use.  This will be situated under a communal shelter.  If you need to borrow a tent from the Group, we have some that are suitable.  Please let me know at the time of booking so that we can reserve one for you.  Food can be purchased at Lithgow which is about 15 minutes drive from the campsite.

Because the camp is so close to the beginning of Term 1, we require a 50% pre-payment ($39 or $26) to confirm your booking and full payment by Wednesday 29th January 2020.  Payment details are at the bottom of this page.  When you arrive, let the campsite staff know that you are with Epping Scouts and they will let you through the gate.  If you arrive on Friday after the Warden has left for the day (about 6pm), give me a call when you arrive and I will give you the entry code.    For those who are coming for the day and not camping overnight the $5 is to be paid to the Camp warden when you arrive.  There will be no need to book unless you are staying overnight.  These sites are un-powered.  Sites 2 - 9 do have power.  If you want one of these please book these direct through the Camp Warden and let me know .

I have not confirmed if we will be running the Group BBQ for the Saturday dinner.  Information for this will come out later.

Further information can be found in the CareMonkey form or on the E1 Activity Notification Form which is attached here.  You can call Josh or Jacqui for more information.  A copy of the E1 needs to be completed for all attendees who are not registered within CareMonkey.  Only page 1 of the E1's need to be handed to Rama (Peter Buckley) on arrival at the camp site.

Joshua: 0413 884 251
Jacqui: 0409 325 424

This event is becoming more popular each year.  We have again booked up 23 sites for this year.  Once we have received your deposit into the Group Account (BSB: 032-287, Acct: 15 0933) you will be able to nominate which site you would like to use.  This will be more of a benefit for those who have been there in previous years and know the area.  As you can see from the map, all sites are beside the water.   Please indicate with your booking if you intend arriving on Friday or Saturday so that we know that you are on the appropriate site.

Camp sites:  There are 2 areas that we have booked.  We have sites  49 - 60 for those arriving on Friday and 11 - 20 for those arriving on Saturday.  Site bookings will be taken on a first in basis.  Bookings will be coordinated through Josh and Jacqui.  If there are not enough Friday night sites I will try to extend some of the Saturday sites.  Please refer to the table below for available sites. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Recent legislative changes come into effect from 1st January 2019 requiring all adults (ie anyone over the age of 18) who are staying overnight to hold a current Working With Children Check and have submitted an Adult Helper (A2 form) to the Scout Association.  This means No A2 Form - No attendance - No exceptions.  For details about applying for these, click on this link.  Please talk with Rama (Peter Buckley) after 1st Jan 2020 if you have any questions about this.


Available Sites:
 Site StatusSite Status
 Friday   Arrivals Saturday Arrivals
49BookedSki LodgeBooked 
50Booked11
5112
52
13
53
14
54
15
55
16
5617
57
18
58
19
59
 20
60
 

The following information is required when making your booking.  Please copy these tables to your email response and complete the boxes:

  yes or no yes or no yes or no yes or no
 Participants Name
Youth
under 18
Adult
18+
 WWCC Supplied
 A2
Submitted
     
     
     
     
     
     

For ALL Scouting activities everyone over the age of 18 who is attending must provide a current WWCC and its expiry date.  
As this is an overnight activity, an A2 (Adult Helper)  form must have been submitted to the Group Leader.

 Preferred Site Number 
 Arrival Day
Friday or Saturday
 
 Payment of deposit by EFT to BSB: 032-287,
Acct: 
15 0933, Desc: "Fam Camp <surname>"
 

Camping Costs and Payments per site.

 Arrival day

 Deposit required at time of booking

 Final payment by 29 Jan.

 Total Cost for Camping

 Friday

 $39.00

 $39.00

 $78.00

 Saturday

 $26.00

 $26.00

 
$52.00

 The E1 form is for non-members and those who do not have access to CareMonkey.

Granny Smith Parade - Saturday 19th October, 2019

posted 7 Sep 2019, 20:41 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 13 Oct 2019, 05:06 ]

The local Scouts and Guides will be participating in the Granny Smith Parade through the streets of Eastwood.   Join the usual 100 + Scouts and Guides from Groups in our local district to show that the Scouting movement is alive and flourishing.  Let us make it the largest group in the parade.  The parade usually commences around 9:30 from the mustering location adjacent to Eastwood Oval.  Epping's boats will be there to help promote the Scouting movement.  At the end of the parade, meet up with your parents at the initial meeting point, spend some time at the stalls and amusements while taking in the festive atmosphere. 

WHERE TO MEET:
Meet at Float 11 in Lakeside Rd, Eastwood from about 8:45.  The parade usually finishes around 10:30.  Meet up with your parents who should be waiting for us to return to our start point.

WHAT TO WEAR:
You will need to wear your Scout uniform (shirt, well folded scarf) and comfortable shoes for walking.  Do not forget to bring a hat.  This is essential if it is going to be hot or sunny.

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring a water bottle.  If you have not received an invitation through CareMonkey, please print off the attached Activity Notification form and pass the completed form to one of the Epping Group Leaders at the parade.

VP Day March - Sunday 11th August 2019

posted 5 Aug 2019, 05:46 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 5 Aug 2019, 05:48 ]

The Epping RSL will be commemorating VP Day with a march on Sunday 11th August, 2019.
 
Current members are invited to meet in Rawson St, outside the Epping RSL at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 start.   Participants will go upstairs to the Grand Ballroom for a 45 minute service.  After this, everyone forms up outside to march up Rawson Street, turn right at the roundabout into Bridge Street then right again into Victoria Street. The march is led by the Golden Kangaroos Marching Band.  There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph where participants may also lay the poppies given to them earlier at the service.  Everyone will then march back to the RSL where they will provide afternoon tea.  Parents are to pick up their children from the Ballroom from around 3:30 onward.  Traffic in the streets is normally stopped by the police to ensure the safety of those marching.  
 
Parents are welcome to attend the service and the wreath laying ceremony and also follow alongside the march.  They can also join in with the afternoon tea.  Due to the age (both young and quite old) of some of those marching, consideration is always given to the weather.  If rain is imminent, the outdoor component of the activity might be held indoors instead.
 
UNIFORM
As we are on show to the public and representing the Scout Movement, particular attention must be placed on appearance.  You are expected to wear FULL uniform.  this includes your section shirt, scarf and woggle.  For Joeys, wear grey school trousers or similar.  For Cubs and older, the current style is the Snowgum zip-off pants in stone colour or similar or school trousers.  Shoes should be black or brown (no runners please).  Jeans are not considered as part of the uniform and should not be worn.
 
ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
Page 1 of this E1 Activity Notification Form is to be completed for each non-member who is attending this activity.  Please bring page 1 with you on the day and give it to one of the Epping Leaders.  Current members are to use the CareMonkey invitation and NOT this form.  Parents are to pick up their children from upstairs in the Ballroom.
  
THEIR SERVICE OUR HERITAGE Badge
Participation in this event will go towards achieving this annual badge.  It is awarded to Joeys for attending 1 of these events, to Cubs for attending 2 of these events and Scouts, Venturers and Rovers for attending 3 events within each calendar year.  Participation in other military activities/events will also go toward being awarded this badge.  Please notify your Section Leader (by email) if you have participated in other relevant activities, eg participation at school or other events.

Active Kids / Creative Kids Rebates

posted 20 Jul 2019, 01:18 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 6 Sep 2019, 19:50 ]


The NSW Government has announced 2 Active Kids and 1 Creative Kids rebates of $100 each.  These are available to children aged between 4½ and 18 years.  These rebates may be used with any approved Active Kids Provider, like Scouts NSW, for registration and membership costs for sport and active recreation activities.  Active Kids 1 (AK1) and Creative Kids (CK1) are available to be claimed from January and Active Kids 2 (AK2) from July.  

State Government and Scouts NSW Rules:
  1. These rebates will be available each year from 2018 until 2021.
  2. AK1 and CK1 are available from January until December.  AK2 is available from July until December.
  3. The first Active Kids Rebate that a youth member applies to Scouts NSW will be put toward the youth member's membership fees (Scouts NSW component only - $42 per quarter plus their $35 joining fee).
  4. If both AK Rebates are applied to Scouts NSW in the same year, the $100 from the second voucher will be paid to the Group to be used to cover activity expenses for the individual member.
  5. The CK Rebate can only be applied to Gang Show registrations.
Recommendation:
If you follow these, you will be able to reduce your annual fees by $100 and be able to apply $100 toward Scouting activities.
For existing members, you will gain the most benefit from these rebates if you apply the AK1 rebate before the middle of June and the AK2 rebate between July and early December.  I suggest earlier - don't leave it until the last few days or you will miss out if these are not processed on time.  Apply the AK1 when you pay the annual fees (before the middle of March) and the AK2 rebate between July and early December.
For new members.  To gain the full benefit from these rebates, apply them before the middle of the upcoming quarter (March, June, September or early December).

Limitations:
If you don't follow the recommendations above:
For existing members, ie those who were invested before the middle of June of the current year.  If the first Active Kids Rebate that is applied to Scouts NSW is after the middle of June, there will be insufficient fees payable to Scouts NSW to cover the full $100 rebate.  If the rebate is applied between the middle of June and the middle of September the rebate available will be $84, or $42 if applied between the middle of September and early December.  The residual will be forfeited to Scouts NSW.  
For new members ie those invested before middle of September of the current year.  Refer to the Limitations for existing members if you do not apply your first AK rebate with Scouts NSW before the upcoming quarter.  If you reduce your fee payment by $100 and you are only eligible for a lesser amount you will be asked to pay the difference or it will be added to your next year's fee invoice.

Rules to be applied for the AK2 by the Epping Scout Group As at 27 July 2019.
  1. These rules will only apply if BOTH AK1 and AK2 vouchers for the same calendar year are applied to Scouts NSW.
  2. The Group Treasurer will maintain an account for each member who has applied both vouchers to Scouts NSW and deduct the relevant amount for each approved activity.
  3. Parents are to apply to the Treasurer when an eligible child is going to attend an approved activity. - See the next section for more details.
  4. For an activity to be approved, the cost must be $10 or more.  This will be reduced to $5 for Joey activities.
  5. Activity costs will not be allowed to be combined to reach the minimum amount.
  6. Transport costs, including use of an Opal Card, will be included providing the minimum spend for the activity is reached.
  7. Because a parent is required to accompany Joeys to activities, the cost for the parents can also be included.
  8. Any funds remaining at the end of December will automatically be applied to the youth member's annual fee invoice for the next year.
  9. If a youth member resigns and still has funds remaining, these funds will be transferred to another current family member of the Epping Scout Group or forfeited to the Group.
  10. Retrospective payments dating back to the "start of the current year only" will be allowed.
How to claim against your AK2 rebate:
When an approved activity is identified, and the cost has been determined:
  1. Parents of youth members who have an Active Kids balance are to send the following information to the Group Treasurer at treasurer@eppingscouts.com.au.  This table can be copied and pasted into an email.
  2. Send the email to the Group Treasurer and also copy this to the activity organiser.
  3. The funds will either be credited to the activity or be provided as a refund by EFT if the money has already been paid.

 Member's name 
 Membership Number 
 Section 
 Name of Activity  
 Amount to be Claimed 
 Balance since last claim 
 Remaining balance 
 If a refund is required: BSB:
  Acct:

How the CK1 rebate will be claimed:
Contact your Gang Show organiser to find out more about this.

How to apply for the rebates:
If you want to apply the Active Kids rebate to Scout NSW you need to do both of the following for each rebate:
  1. Apply for the rebate voucher from Services NSW using this link, then
  2. Register the voucher with Scouts NSW using this link.  The Group Treasurer will be notified about 7 - 10 days later.
Further information:
Further information can be found at the following links.
Active Kids:
You can save up to $300 each year with these rebates. If you have not applied for both of the Active Kids rebates for this year, you can still register before the end of the year


Peter Buckley
Epping Scout Group Leader

Epping RSL ANZAC Day March - Sunday 14th April 2019

posted 12 Apr 2019, 06:17 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 12 Apr 2019, 06:23 ]

The Epping RSL will be commemorating  with a march on Sunday 14th April, 2019.
 
Current members are invited to meet in Rawson St, outside the Epping RSL at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 start.   Participants will go upstairs to the Grand Ballroom for a 45 minute service.  After this, everyone forms up outside to march up Rawson Street, turn right at the roundabout into Bridge Street then right again into Victoria Street. The march is led by the Golden Kangaroos Marching Band.  There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph where participants may also lay the poppies given to them earlier at the service.  Everyone will then march back to the RSL where they will provide afternoon tea.  Parents are to pick up their children from the Ballroom from around 3:30 onward.  Traffic in the streets is normally stopped by the police to ensure the safety of those marching.  
 
Parents are welcome to attend the service and the wreath laying ceremony and also follow alongside the march.  They can also join in with the afternoon tea.  Due to the age (both young and quite old) of some of those marching, consideration is always given to the weather.  If rain is imminent, the outdoor component of the activity might be held indoors instead.
 
UNIFORM
As we are on show to the public and representing the Scout Movement, particular attention must be placed on appearance.  You are expected to wear FULL uniform.  this includes your section shirt, scarf and woggle.  For Joeys, wear grey school trousers or similar.  For Cubs and older, the current style is the Snowgum zip-off pants in stone colour or similar or school trousers.  Shoes should be black or brown (no runners please).  Jeans are not considered as part of the uniform and should not be worn.
 
ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
Page 1 of this E1 Activity Notification Form is to be completed for each non-member who is attending this activity.  Please bring page 1 with you on the day and give it to one of the Epping Leaders.  Current members are to use the CareMonkey invitation and NOT this form.  Parents are to pick up their children from upstairs in the Ballroom.
  
THEIR SERVICE OUR HERITAGE Badge
Participation in this event will go towards achieving this annual badge.  It is awarded to Joeys for attending 1 of these events, to Cubs for attending 2 of these events and Scouts, Venturers and Rovers for attending 3 events within each calendar year.  Participation in other military activities/events will also go toward being awarded this badge.  Please notify your Section Leader (by email) if you have participated in other relevant activities, eg participation at school or other events.

Try Sailing - 31st March 2019

posted 22 Mar 2019, 05:18 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 23 Mar 2019, 07:21 ]

TRY SAILING

The Epping Scout Group has been running sailing activities from Meadowbank continuously since 1939.  We currently have eight 5m sailing boats ranging from the larger training boats to the lighter and much faster Tasar and Leader dinghies.  We also have a selection of canoes and kayaks.  The Group is running a "Try Sailing" day to introduce Scouts to the fun and enjoyment of sailing.  Come along and enjoy an afternoon on the Parramatta River.  

   

This event is open to current registered members of the Scout Association.
 
WHAT TO WEAR:
· Water shoes - preferably closed in for added protection.  Crocks or thongs are not acceptable.
· Wide brimmed hat with chin strap.  Baseball caps do not offer sufficient sun protection and are not acceptable.
· Rashi shirt and board shorts.  Long sleeves and long trousers are OK if you require extra protection from the sun.
· Scout uniform is not required.  
 
WHAT TO BRING:
Spray jacket, water bottle (full) and sunscreen.  Please put your name on anything that you bring.
  
It is a safety requirement for everyone involved in the water activities to wear a life jacket (PFD).  We have a range of sizes to suit everyone.  Please let one of the leaders know if you are not confident in or on the water.  Scouts should be able to swim 50m to participate in the sailing activity but let us know beforehand if you are not able to.
 
The activity will be under the supervision of Scout accredited instructors and leaders.
 
We hope that you have an enjoyable experience sailing with Epping Scouts and look forward to seeing you back again soon.
 
There will be a special event with refreshments starting around 4pm.  All of the boats should be back by then.

Clean Up Australia - Sunday 3rd March 2019

posted 1 Mar 2019, 05:48 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 1 Mar 2019, 05:55 ]

Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia has been running since 1990.  This is our opportunity to get out there and do our bit.  Each year the banks of the Parramatta River adjacent to the Epping Scouts Boat Shed and the Meadowbank Ferry Wharf are becoming cleaner with less rubbish being discarded in the area.  However, until we can get the message across to everyone, there will be enough new rubbish that has accumulated since the last clean up.

The more people that come along to assist in the clean up, the larger area of bank can be scoured.  Mostly it is plastic bags, drink cans and bottles, shoes and occasionally car parts are also found and retrieved.  Recently we have been taking the canoes out to enable us to gain access to the mangroves without causing environmental damage.  We ask that the Joeys and Cubs bring a parent but all parents are welcome to assist.  Youth members will go around in groups supervised by a leader or parent.  The more leaders and parents that come along, the more groups we can form and therefore the more rubbish we can collect in the shortest amount of time.  

Please accept the CareMonkey invitation or, for those not yet on CareMonkey, complete an E1 for those participating.

Meet up around 8:45am and register at 1st Meadowbank's BBQ which will be located in the car park between the Ferry Wharf and the rail bridge. Spend an hour or two helping to clean up the shores of the Parramatta River.  

Wear safe, sun-smart clothes including a brimmed hat, collared shirt and sturdy shoes.  Gardening gloves make the task much safer.  If it is a warm day then a water bottle (with your name on it) is essential.  If it likely to rain, please bring a raincoat as the event will not be rescheduled.

1st Meadowbank Scout Group runs a Sausage Sizzle for those who participate.  A gold coin donation is appreciated - so they can afford to do it again next year.   Any surplus will be donated to the Clean Up Australia fund.

New Program Badges and Placement

posted 21 Feb 2019, 04:30 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 24 Feb 2019, 04:43 ]

The New Program is being used across all sections.  The process for converting over from the old to the new system is now mostly completed and the new badges are ready to be distributed.  The Cubs and Scouts will be receiving their badges first and the Joeys and Venturers will follow soon after.  The Patrol Leaders and Leaders will have discussed with each member as to what level everyone is at in each of the Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS).  For some this may have taken place quite a while ago.  There is also a conversion from the Joey's Participation badges, the green or red Proficiency badges for the Cubs, the yellow Achievement badges for the Scouts and the Venturer's Tapes.  These will be replaced by the 6 Special Interest Area badges.  The Cub's Boomerangs, the Scout Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer badges have been replaced by 3 Milestone badges.

On pages 10 & 11 in the new badge record book, or check out the files below, you will find the placement for all of the new badges.  You will need to remove all of the badges on your sleeves EXCEPT:
  • the Epping tape and any other Group tapes that you have, 
  • Sydney North Region badge, 
  • a Leadership course badge, 
  • any special badges (the blue anchor badge, a First Aid badge, etc), 
  • a Peak Award badge (Joey Promise Challenge, Cub Grey Wolf, Scout Medallion, Venturer Queen Scout or Rover BP Award) 
  • any Link badges (these will now become the Intro to Section badge).  
Do not remove any badges from the front of your shirt.

When you receive your badges, please arrange for them to be sewn on promptly.  If you lose any of them once they have been issued, you will need to purchase replacement badges from your section leaders.

Family Camp - 8 to 10 February, 2019

posted 17 Nov 2018, 03:13 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 4 Feb 2019, 18:20 ]

Family camp is on again in 2019 at Lake Lyell, a few kilometres out of Lithgow.  As a Family Camp, the parents will be responsible for looking after their children and, for this reason, will need to attend unless you can get them adopted out to another family there for the weekend.  We encourage siblings to join us to also experience the joys of camping and water activities.  As with last year, we will be camping at the water's edge and be able to use the Group's canoes and at least one sailing boat.  PFD's (Life Jackets) and paddles will be available. 

For those who arrive on Friday afternoon/evening and are keen to get lots of time on (or in) the water the camping cost will be $78 per site.  For those who arrive on Saturday, the camping cost is $52 per site.  These costs will permit people to remain until Monday morning if you are able to.  For those just coming for the day, the cost is $5 per car per day which is payable at the entry gate on arrival.  

Parents will need to bring their own food and cooking facilities to cook their food for the weekend.  There will be a small 3 burner cooker and a BBQ for general use.  This will be situated under a communal shelter.  If you need to borrow a tent from the Group, we have some that are suitable.  Please let me know at the time of booking so that we can reserve one for you.  Food can be purchased at Lithgow which is about 15 minutes drive from the campsite.

Because the camp is so close to the beginning of Term 1, we require a 50% pre-payment ($39 or $26) to confirm your booking and full payment by Wednesday 30th January 2019.  Payment details are at the bottom of this page.  When you arrive, let the campsite staff know that you are with Epping Scouts and they will let you through the gate.  If you arrive on Friday after the Warden has left for the day (about 6pm), give me a call when you arrive and I will give you the entry code.    For those who are coming for the day and not camping overnight the $5 is to be paid to the Camp warden when you arrive.  There will be no need to book unless you are staying overnight.  These sites are un-powered.  Sites 2 - 9 do have power.  If you want one of these please book these direct through the Camp Warden and let me know .

I have not confirmed if we will be running the Group BBQ for the Saturday dinner.  Information for this will come out later.

Further information can be found in the CareMonkey form or on the E1 Activity Notification Form which is attached here.  You can call me (Rama) on 0404 136 350 for more information.  A copy of the E1 needs to be completed for all attendees who are not registered within CareMonkey.  Only page 1 of the E1's need to be handed to Rama (Peter Buckley) on arrival at the camp site.

This event is becoming more popular each year.  We have again booked up 23 sites for this year.  Once we have received your deposit into the Group Account (BSB: 032-287, Acct: 15 0933) you will be able to nominate which site you would like to use.  This will be more of a benefit for those who have been there in previous years and know the area.  As you can see from the map, all sites are beside the water.   Please indicate with your booking if you intend arriving on Friday or Saturday so that I know that you are on the appropriate site.

Camp sites:  There are 2 areas that we have booked.  We have sites  49 - 60 for those arriving on Friday and 11 - 20 for those arriving on Saturday.  Site bookings will be taken on a first in basis.  Bookings will be coordinated through Rama once the payment has been made.  If there are not enough Friday night sites I will try to extend some of the Saturday sites.  Please refer to the table below for available sites.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Recent legislative changes come into effect from 1st January 2019 requiring all adults (ie anyone over the age of 18) who are staying overnight are to hold a current Working With Children Check and have submitted an Adult Helper (A2 form) to the Scout Association.  This means No A2 Form - No overnight attendance - No exceptions.  For details about applying for these, click on this link.  Please talk with Rama (Peter Buckley) if you have any questions about this.


Available Sites:
 Site StatusSite Status
 Friday   Arrivals Saturday Arrivals
49BookedSki LodgeBooked 
50General11XXX
51Booked12XXX
52Booked13XXX
53Booked14XXX
54Booked15XXX
55Booked16Booked
56Booked17
57XXX18Booked
58XXX19Booked
59XXX 20Booked
60XXX 

The following information is required when making your booking:

  • Names of all people attending - indicating youth (under 18) or adult.
  • Preferred site number.
  • Arrival day (Friday or Saturday)
  • Notification of payment of deposit by EFT to BSB: 032-287, Acct: 15 0933, Desc: "Fam Camp <surname>"

Camping Costs and Payments per site.

 Arrival day

 Deposit required at time of booking

 Final payment by 30 Jan.

 
Total Cost

 Friday

 $39.00

 $39.00

  
$78.00

 Saturday

 $26.00

 $26.00

 
$52.00

 The E1 form is for non-members and those who do not have access to CareMonkey.

Cockatoo Island - 1st and 2nd December 2018

posted 14 Nov 2018, 16:44 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 14 Nov 2018, 16:44 ]

Our biennial (every 2 years) outing to Cockatoo Island is on again.  This is a Group event with the Scouts and Venturers journeying either by sailing, canoeing or taking the scenic route on the ferry.  The Joeys and Cubs are invited to join in on the Sunday.

Saturday departure for Scouts and Venturers.
Sailing:        Leave Meadowbank around 9:00 Saturday morning and sail to Cockatoo Island.  The power boat will accompany the boats.
Canoeing:   Leave Burns Bay Reserve around 9:00 and paddle to cockatoo Island.  
Ferry:          Catch a ferry from Meadowbank to Cockatoo Island.

Return Journey.
Canoes and boats to leave Cockatoo Island to be back at Meadowbank and Burns Bay Reserve by 4:30 pm.  Canoes then to be returned to Meadowbank to be washed and put away.

Pick up by parents at Meadowbank Boatshed around 5:30 pm.

Sunday departure for Cubs and Joeys.
  • Meet at Epping Station at 8:00 am Sunday morning in time to catch the 8:12 am train to Meadowbank.  Walk to the Meadowbank Ferry Wharf to catch the 8:41 am ferry to Cockatoo Island.
  • Meet at the Meadowbank Ferry Wharf at 8:30 am to catch the 8:41 am ferry to Cockatoo Island.
Return journey:
Depart Cockatoo Island at 2:58 pm to arrive at Epping Station at 3:53 pm.


Please refer to the additional information contained in the CareMonkey eForm of the attached E1 Activity Notification forms.

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