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Environment Camp: 31st Mar - 1st Apr

posted 12 Mar 2012, 23:16 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 12 Mar 2012, 23:16 ]

What is it?
Overnight camp at Ingleside Scout Camp focused on environment and landcare. Upon successful completion of this program you will (if you satisfy all requirements) qualify for your environment or landcare badge. Follow this link for more information: http://www.inglesidescoutcamp.com.au/environment.html
Where is it?
Ingleside Scout Camp, Ingleside. Parents will have to drop off and pick up - carpooling can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis. Follow this link for driving directions: http://www.inglesidescoutcamp.com.au/directions.html
What do I bring?
We will be camping under canvas, so bring the following:
* Sleeping Bag
* Sleeping Mat
* one change of clothes
* wear sturdy shoes (as we will be tramping around the environment)
* your green book
* wet weather gear (just in case)
* mess kit
How much is it?
$40 will cover the camping fees and food for the weekend.
What do I do next?
Fill in the attached A1 form and hand it into Shaggy together with your $40 fee by Wed 21st Mar

Wet 'n Wild Waterslide: Wed 14th Dec

posted 8 Dec 2011, 05:28 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 8 Dec 2011, 05:28 ]

Yet another action packed, fun filled year comes to an end... and Epping Scouts' traditional end of year Wet 'n Wild waterslide comes out. This year, we've invited Scouts from troops that we camped with at the State Jamborette to join us, so that we can say hello to old friends and make some new ones.

The water slide will start at 6:30pm, bring a change of clothes, towel and a plate of food for sharing.

Canoe Day Hike: Sunday 4th December

posted 28 Nov 2011, 02:50 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 28 Nov 2011, 03:00 ]

The time has come to go for a paddle in our canoes.

Due to this and that, we have decided to go for Sunday.

This is pretty fun, as we’ll meet at Meadowbank and go  towards the city.

The form is attached, however I must stress the need for plenty of water and sun protection.

Bring a yummy lunch, healthy snacks, like dried fruit and sultanas, chocolate might melt,

Another good idea to keep lunch cool and give you an iced drink, is to freeze a bottle of water to keep with your lunch, then you have iced water as the day goes.


This Hike is open to all Scouts who have attained level 1 or 2 canoe qualifications, if you have not got this level but are still interested, talk to Ginger, Shaggy or Rama and we will assess if you have the necessary skills to participate

Please let Ginger know ASAP that you can come.

RSVP to rrobyn1@tpg.com.au

Canoe Night: Rescheduled to Wednesday 30th Nov

posted 16 Nov 2011, 20:01 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 26 Nov 2011, 23:21 ]

Summer's really here - and it's out onto the water we go. Next week, we'll be meeting at our Meadowbank boatshed and going out for a paddle either upstream or downstream depending on the tide and wind conditions. Note details below:
When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Meadowbank boatshed, Bowden Street, Meadowbank - next to the ferry terminal
What to wear: board shorts or swimmers, tee-shirt or rash, hat (the sun will still be up then), closed in water shoes or sneakers (not thongs or Crocs)
What to bring: towel (we travel in canoes so that we DON'T get wet - but just in case...), full water bottle, Headlamp, A1 form (see attached)
Note that Scouts MUST be able to swim at least 50 meters in order to participate in this activity.

Water Safety Night: 9th November 2011

posted 6 Nov 2011, 01:57 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 6 Nov 2011, 01:57 ]

Wednesday 9th November, we will be at Ryde Aquatic Center for some water safety badgework and splashing around fun. Please fill in and bring the attached A1 permission form.
Epping Scout Leaders

Hornsby Gang Show Auditions: 3rd Dec

posted 3 Nov 2011, 22:13 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 3 Nov 2011, 22:17 ]


Scouts and Guides of Sydney North present:


The 2012 creative team have been meeting for the past month and they are in the process of writing another brilliant show; which means we need you to bring their ideas to life.

Auditions will be held on the 3rd Dec 2011 at Gang Show Central and I’m hoping you’ll come and join in all the friendship and fun.

Even if you're not 100% sure, try to get them to come along to auditions and have a go to see if you like it or not.

Application forms are due in by Fri 25th November so please make sure you get yours in early and secure a good audition time. Forms are attached to this email.

Please remember that all applicants for Hornsby Gang Show must demonstrate that they are active members of their troop / unit so make sure your form is signed by your leader. The show is open to all invested and active members of the Scout and Guide movements who are at least 11 years old as at 28thJune 2012.

If you’ve got any questions please call "Doc"    on 0415 280 450 or e-mail doc@gangshow.com

I’m looking forward to catching up with you again in December.

See you at auditions!


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Hall Camp with 1st Bayview Sea Scouts: 18th Nov - 20th Nov

posted 3 Nov 2011, 21:03 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 3 Nov 2011, 21:06 ]

Those Scouts who went to the State Jamborette in October will remember how much fun we had with the other troops from the Sydney North Region whome we camped with. One of these troops, 1st Bayview Sea Scouts have kindly invited us to join them in a "Hall camp". Being a Sea Scout troop, 1st Bayview's hall is actually a boatshed situated on the shores of Pittwater and the camp will mainly involve sailing training, practice and races. We may also do canoe training, wharf jumping, swimming, wind surfing, towed behind a boat, and other water activities that suit the location.
"Epping scouts and leaders are invited to come along. It is a very relaxed camp as it is hall based if anyone have sports or other commitments then they can come for part of the camp or stay the full camp, we just need to know in advance numbers for each meal but otherwise it is very flexible. Details in the attached A1."
If you want to go, please let Shaggy know by Friday 11/11/11 so that we can confirm numbers with Bayview.

Sailing starts 1pm Sat 29th Oct: Meadowbank Boatshed

posted 23 Oct 2011, 18:25 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 23 Oct 2011, 18:33 ]

Yacc and the Epping Sailing team will be starting up again on Saturday 29th October, from then onwards, sailing will be on every Sat at the same time and place (Note: except Sat 5th November as Yacc will not be available)
If you're interested in learning to sail, just turn up at our Meadowbank Boatshed (next to the Meadowbank Ferry terminal, Bowden Street. see map below) at 1pm, pickup is at 4:30pm. Please make sure you arrive promptly as once the group has gone onto the water, they won't be coming back to pick up late comers.
What to wear: t-shirt and boardshorts, a spray jacket if it looks cool, closed in water shoes or sneakers
What to bring: a water bottle (full), sun screen

Ventout: 12th - 13th November

posted 17 Oct 2011, 05:56 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 17 Oct 2011, 06:32 ]

All you need to know:
  • Click on this link for all the information: http://sydneynorthscouts.com/default.asp?p=427
  • Epping Scouts will be going
  • We need to register by Friday 28th October. Please fill in BOTH the A1 and Ventout Booking forms below or at least indicate your interest in attending by marking your name off for this event on the list in the Essex St notice board by the 28th October
  • Of you wish to participate in the optional "Being pulled behind a speed boat" activity, please fill in the appropriate section in the Ventout Booking form and make sure it is signed by a parent or guardian.

District Wide Game: Friday 28th October

posted 17 Oct 2011, 05:52 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 17 Oct 2011, 05:52 ]

This is a great event put on by our district - Yanagin. It's such a great event that we have decided that for this week, we will NOT have our regular Wednesday night meeting, but instead encourage all our Scouts to attend. Details are in the A1 form attached below, but the key information is:
  • This event will be held at Meadowbank Park (meet at the netball courts - see map)
  • Start time is 7pm (sharp), ending at 9:30pm
  • Cost is $3 - bring on the day and hand to Shaggy
  • What to bring - see the A1 form.
  • When to hand in your A1 form - the organisers need to know how many people are attending. So please hand the A1 Form in to Shaggy by this Wednesday or at least note your intention to attend by marking the events sheet on the notice board in Essex Street.
Remember - no Wednesday night meeting on the 26th October, so please make every effort to attend this event.

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