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Welcome to 2013

posted 22 Jan 2013, 03:05 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 22 Jan 2013, 03:44 ]
Dear Scouts and Parents,

For 9 Scouts and 1 Leader, the highlight of 2013 has already occured - AJ2013 was AWESOME!!!! Now all we have to look forward to is the even bigger and better AJ2016!!!! (For those of you who couldn't make it to AJ2013, share our experience via the photos on our Web Site and the "Jam Daily")

But seriously folks, I'm really pleased with how our Scouts blended in and worked with the other Scouts in our Aj2013 Troop and the other 10,964 Scouts at AJ2013. There were complements from all the leaders, helpers and even townsfolk of Maryborough on the way that Scouts conducted themselves throughout Jamboree. 

Looking forward ... it'll be hard to top AJ, but we're planning to put together a challenging and fun-filled program for the year. Term 1 is all about 2 major events in the Scouting calender:
  • Sirius Cup in March and...
  • Preparing for Scout Hike in the first week of May
So, while we haven't yet finalised it, the Term 1 program will be all about water activities and hiking skills. We will have opportunities for Scouts to attain their Water Safety awards, hone their canoeing and sailing skills as well as a couple of overnight hikes to get you ready for Scout Hike.

We will be publishing the final Term 1 program next Thurs 31st Jan, but the first Scout meeting for 2013 will be held on Wednesday 6th of Feb, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Essex Street Hall. Sailing will start on Sat 9th Feb. 1:30 - 4:00pm at the Meadowbank Boatshed - as usual, please RSVP with Merv Turner for sailing.