On Sunday 24th June, Scorpion patrol held an activity of raft making and canoeing at Champion Lakes.
The patrol had a great time and the weather was great.
After they constructed their raft they tested it out on the water.
Then they went canoeing.
It was a great patrol activity and great organising. The scouts all went home exhausted and had an amazing day in the sun on the water.
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 Saturday 5th May the Bibra Lake Joey Scouts travelled to Australind to attend the Joey Leap annual branch event with approximately 250 other Joey Scouts from WA.
The Joeys were excited and there were many activities to choose from including a small and larger rock climbing wall, rope bridge, bouncy castle, fire brigade, police, giant games, craft stalls, Rover 100 year/colour pancakes, push carts, face painting and probably more that we didn’t even get to.
It was great seeing the Joeys being unsure and scared of rock climbing and conquering their fears, setting personal goals and getting further than they expected, and some reaching the top.
Another favourite of our Joeys was the rope bridge
It was a fun and exhausting day and I am sure many Joey’s slept on the way back home from Australind.
It was a great day and looking forward to next year’s Joey Leap.
After many hours of planning and the original site of the green cord hike (Cape to Cape) being flooded and a change of hike location was required. The plan was made and 5 Scouts embarked upon their hike on a section of the Bibbulmun Track. They left on Good Friday off on their adventure stalked by 2 Scout Leaders who were in contact via CB if any issues.
The green cord hike is not for the faint hearted and consists of:
“Plan and undertake a hike of at least 30km with at least four other Scouts into unfamiliar terrain requiring two nights out-of–doors. Use lightweight equipment and foods as far as practicable.”
They completed the two nights and 34.5km of walking over the three days (two nights). They came back with some amazing photos of the sights that they saw and even played some practical jokes on the scout leaders about sleeping in and forgetting things back at last camp spot (this was a must considering it was also April Fools Day).
They all returned safe and sound and actually earlier than anticipated. Apart from a few blisters and splinters all were well and apart from exhausted enjoyed the challenge and the scenery.
Now they just need to finish all the other requirements to get their green cords and then onto the Australian Scout Medallion.
Well done guys at this amazing achievement of completing this hike despite the challenges which is what scouting is all about.
This year’s Cubilee 2017 was Jungle theme and was held at Kelmscott Senior High School.
A fun filled day full of tonnes of activities for the cub scouts.
After lunch, thanks to our new leader in training Chikai, Bibra Lake Cubs managed to do the farm tour and also the sheep shearing presentation.
After this the cubs continued their afternoon of adventure trying to complete as many activities as possible.
Well done to all the leaders and volunteers that made this day amazing. Also to WASP who made an amazing rope bridge with a Jungle theme.
The Joey Scouts continued their tradition of their annual Halloween Nerf Wars against some of our Venturers. The Joeys dressed in Halloween costumes and were armed with their Nerf arsenal (and of course safety glasses), split into two teams and the aims of the wide game to capture the Venturer or Joey Flag.
Our Venturer, Matt was attacked by Joey Scouts and Princess Platypus had difficulty shooting anyone as her crossbow malfunctioned.
Lots of fun halloween/Nerf fun had by all.
The Scouts went to Serpentine Airfield and held their Troop Aeroplane Camp. After arriving Friday night, they set up their tents, dining shelters and making a campfire. Sitting around the campfire having fun.
On Saturday morning, Bob Grimstead gave all our scouts a great rundown in the features of aircraft then they were fortunate enough to be invited into a members hangar where our scouts were able to climb over vintage operational world war one and two aircraft.
In the afternoon, he put on an amazing aerobatics show for us, full of amazing feats. We were all amazed at the brilliant flying skills displayed.
The Scouts cooked their dinner and dessert, played a wide game and roasted marshmallows on the campfire then bed.
In the morning it was breakfast and packup of tents and dining shelters while the Scouts got the opportunity to fly in a plane and the DFES helicopters were practicing their dump and run operations.
Scouts now rule the skies and the land!!!
The scouts are out and about on this fantastic sunny day in Riverton canoeing.
Lots of fun to have in the water.
Some of the Scouts undertook their Blue Cord hike to Mount Cook. This was a great hike with lots of great scenery and we also hear they had some great hiking food too. They all had a great time and were exhausted at the end. Well done Scouts and we hope to see a few more blue cords being awarded soon.
On 19-21 May 2017, the scouts and the older cubs went on a CTAS camp. CTAS stands for “cutting the apron strings” and was named this by one of our historical leader who believed that cubs needed an introduction to the patrol system and camping to prepare them for linking to the Scouts Section.
As the cubs are introduced to the patrol system and working in a team with a patrol leader this camp was designed to provide them with this learning.
It was also a camp full of adventure. It was held at Manjedal and a full day of adventurous activities. They started their day off at the giant swing. Full harnesses and safety was provided by experienced adventurous activity Scouting instructors. The kids had fun hoisting their scout/cub colleagues up into the air and they were released.
Then it was onto crate stacking. After lunch it was onto archery and then finally the tunnels. The day was finished with a scouting gourmet lovely mushroom risotto and homemade (scoutmade) rissoles.
In the morning, Turtle got to try out his new pancake mixer invention for bulk scouting pancake mix. Then onto a campfire making competition.
A fun packed adventure weekend for all. Everyone was exhausted and parents reported many a cub/scout passed out in their car on the trip home.