Sophie's Grey Wolf Award
SOPHIE XIAO of 1A Ryde Cubs was presented with cub scout's highest Grey Wolf Award at a presentation at Ryde Scout Hall by Sydney North Region Commissioner of Cub Scouts Margaret Twin. Also pictured with cubs are Ryde Group Leader Elizabeth Garrett, Putney Cub Leader Alison Small, Ryde Cub Scout Leader "Grey Brother" Stephen Clark, "Bagheera" Anthony English, "Baloo" Min Xiao, "Raksha" Olivia Phoon. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.
Eastwood Junior Guides win Rally Shield
Eastwood Junior Guides won the Moocooboolah Scouts and Guides Rally Shield at Meadowbank Park pictured with Guides Commissioner Margo Hebbard. West Ryde Pre Junior Guides won the younger section. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.
Concord Scouts invite new members
1st Concord Scout Group will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2015 but meanwhile is inviting new members to join as youth members and leaders. Cubs meet Fridays 6pm-7.30pm and Scouts 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Scout Hall in Goddard park Concord. More details see Page 25. Inquiries Group Leader Peter Vahrenkamp on 9743 1524. Or http://www.1stconcord.org.au/
Rovers’ Hike for Hunger
Christmas and summer holiday period is often a difficult time for Sydney’s needy and when the demand on agencies like Wesley Mission is at its highest.
To help with this demand Rover Crews from across Sydney North once again gathered to take part in their annual service project, the Hike for Hunger - a state-wide project instigated by Rovers to assist the Wesley Mission’s support to Sydney’s needy.
Over several months, Rover Crews collected donations of canned foods and other non-perishable items at local supermarkets and shopping centres, door to door and from Scouting families.
Rovers assembled in Bradfield Park in Milsons Point beneath the Harbour Bridge and transported some of the donated food across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to deliver to the Wesley Mission in Pitt Street.
The majority of the donations were delivered directly to various Wesley Mission facilities around Sydney, for sorting and storage.
The Hike for Hunger initiative aims to promote awareness of the needs of homeless and underprivileged people in Sydney, and to act as a mechanism for collecting much-needed food for this worthwhile cause.
“Unfortunately the requirement for food to sustain the homeless and destitute of Sydney is an ongoing one. The Rover Scouts’ support for Wesley Mission through the Hike for Hunger has been sustained for more than ten years, significantly helping to meet the increasing need”, said Lan Tran, Wesley Mission’s Volunteer Services Co-ordinator.
“The willing and cheerful way that Rovers have provided this service for those less fortunate in our community has provided thousands of food items every year, and we give them our great thanks”, she continued.
Rovers are the eldest section of the Scouting movement, for young men and women aged 18 to 26
Aside from helping out the Wesley Mission, they also enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, caving, abseiling and skiing, as well as great social events.
There are many Rover Crews throughout Northern Sydney - for more information, visit http://sydneynorthscouts.com/rovers
Top Award to Akela Alison Small
Putney Cub Scouts and leaders celebrated the presentation of the Wood Badge certificate and beads to Putney Cubs Akela Alison Small at Putney Scout Hall last week. Alison is pictured centre after the presentation by Sydney North Region Commissioner of Cub Scouts Margaret Twin. The Wood Badge is the highest award of efficiency for leaders in the worldwide Scout Movement.
Join our newest citizens on Australia Day and enrol to vote in this election year
Australian Electoral Commission will be helping thousands of our newest citizens to enrol to vote on Australia Day and, with a federal election to be held in 2013, is also urging all Australians to make sure they are now correctly enrolled.
AEC Divisional Office Manager for Bennelong, Deborah O’Neill said a federal election must be held in 2013 so now is the time for all eligible Bennelong voters to make sure they are enrolled to vote or, if they have recently moved, to check that their address on the roll is up-to-date.
“Some people missed out on their vote at previous federal elections because they were not enrolled, or didn’t check, until it was too late.
By enrolling or updating your address now you will be ready to vote whenever the election is called,” she said.
“It’s a simple process to enrol to vote, and you are then enrolled for local, state and federal elections.”
To enrol to vote, go online to www.aec.gov.au/enrol, complete an enrolment form, print and sign it and return it to the AEC.
To update your address on the electoral roll, complete an enrolment form online at www.aec.gov.au/enrol/change-address
To check if you’re enrolled to vote, visit www.aec.gov.au/check or call the AEC on 13 23 26. The AEC website has contact details for people wishing to speak to someone in another language.
Paper enrolment forms are also available at any AEC office, Australia Post outlet, Medicare or Centrelink office.
Deborah O’Neill said it is compulsory for all Australian citizens 18 years and over to enrol to vote and you must be enrolled for your current address to vote in the federal election.
Federal provisional enrolment is also available to 16 and 17 year olds in preparation for being able to vote as soon as they turn eighteen years of age.
Living it up at Queensland Jamboree
More than 11,500 Scouts and Leaders from all over Australia arrived in Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park in Queensland last week to attend the 23rd Australian Scout Jamboree (AJ2013). Pictured are the “Shuffling Ninjas” - scouts and leaders from 1st East Ryde and 1st Balgowlah groups - departing from Sydney to “dream it live it” in the beautiful Fraser Coast region.
Robert’s Grey Wolf Award
1st Brush Park Scouts recently presented their fourth Grey Wolf Award to Robert Kraszewski in the Brush Park Scout Hall in Eastwood.Robert is pictured with two other Grey Wolf Award recipients Jaedan Calder and Adrian De Araujo.This is quite an achievement for the boys and the 1st Brush Park pack - setting a new record for the number of recipients of the Grey Wolf - the highest award in Cubs - in the one year.
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