On 3 January 2019, Scouts from all over Australia (and the world) embarked on their journey to South Australia for the biggest adventure of their life – Australian Jamboree 2019 – AJ2019. Bibra Lake Scouts joined with Scouts from Goollelal Greenwood, Carlisle, Victoria Park, Secret Harbour, Denmark and Karratha to make B324 – Westwind Troop. Bibra Lake Scouts were accompanied by our Joey Leader – Quenda (Amanda Manson) who was their Assistant Troop Leader – Welfare.
After a flight to Adelaide and a bus ride (that was air conditioned), we arrived at Tailem’s Bend to a fantastic 40 degree day and hot dust storms. The troop were amazing to setup our campsite in these conditions.
Opening parade was held on the 4th January 2019 and this launched 10 days of amazing fun, adventure and friendships for life.
There is no way we can put here all the amazing fun that was had on Jamboree. There are some amazing videos on YouTube by NSW Contingent Media that can give you a snippet of the amazing fun that the Scouts have a Jamboree.
Our campsite was marked with the red arrow below and this gives you an idea of the scale of this event.
The final activity was Market Day and our troop came together with a vast array of skills to run this activity.
Closing parade was the end of the amazing 10 days of fun and we said farewell to friends that we had shared this adventure with however we did make #friendsforlife
On 17th October 2018, the Bibra Lake Scout Group celebrated one of our Scouts, Kai Mayers who completed all the requirements for the highest achievement in Scouts, the Australian Scout Medallion.
The Scouts and Leaders built a very special chariot for Kai to be carried by the other scouts to the ceremony area.
The ceremony was conducted by Gilligan (Douglas Latter), along with the other Scout Leaders including Heather (Heather Stanley), Turtle (Justin Bloomfield), Joker (Matthew Hamilton), Acorn (Andrew McPhail) and Dr Gumnut (Meredith Guthrie). Special guests included City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, Viper (Carl Daggers) Branch Commissioner of Scouts and local parliamentary ministers. Kai also invited Nutter who was a leader from his Jamboree 2016 Troop.
On 23rd June 2018, the Joeys and Cubs from Bibra Lake joined with many other Joeys and Scouts from other groups in Western Australia and went on an adventure to Whiteman Park – JOEY CUB DAY 2018 – OUR ADVENTURE OUR JOURNEY was the theme.
With some amazing activities around the theme of travel, the Joeys and Cubs split off into patrols and made their way around the park on trains, trams, vintage buses (MTT) and explored museums and Scout Heritage Centre stall. They also did other activities such as Rover 100 year obstacle course, apple slinkies, STEM, UFO biscuit making and construction/rope making.
It was a fun adventure and many were exhausted by the end of the day. Thanks goes to the amazing organises of this large event.
On the weekend of 18th – 20th of May the Bibra Lake Cub scouts travelled to Nanga Bush Camp to attend the Ned Kelly district camp with groups from all around the Beeliar and Melville district including Willagee Kardinya and Kwinana. The cubs were very excited and there were so many different activities they got to participate in including whip cracking and gold panning.
It was great to see the cubs make many new friends and work together in their patrols which were named after famous Ned Kelly towns.
It was a fun, cold and exhausting camp and I’m sure many of the cubs slept on their
way home. It was a great camp and I’m looking forward to more district activities to come.