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.
On 23rd March 2018, all sections of Bibra Lake Scout Group went to Eaton for a weekend of Star Wars fun for the group camp.
From 6 year old Joeys to Rovers/Adult Helpers/Leaders, all had a great time as we travelled to a galaxy far far away and the Jedi batted the Empire for the title of the winning patrol of the weekend.
Leaders dressed in Star Wars Costumes to help with the theme. Chil (GL) – Chewbacca, Rafici (AGL) – Obi Wan Kanobi, Quenda (Joey Scout Leader) – X-Wing Pilot, Platypus (A/Joey Leader/Rover) – Rey, Rikki (Cub Leader) – Princess Leia, Chikai (A/Cub Leader in Training) – Darth Vader, Kaa (A/Cub Leader in Training) – Captain Phasma, Turtle (Scout Leader) – Darth Vader. Some of our parent helpers also dressed up and were very important to help us run a fantastic camp. Our cooks were amazing and there was great food.
On Friday night the Scouts arrived, then finding a bed in the dorm/setting up for bed, putting up tents for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers and then a Star Wars movie. There were some super excited Joeys and Cubs that took a little longer to go to sleep than others. On Saturday morning, we were up and off for our fantastic breakfast of cereal and bacon and eggs (cooked by our fantastic adult helper kitchen staff). Morning parade and camp standards.
They then rotated through the 4 activity stations for the day:
Station 1: Joey Leader Activity – Cardboard Star Wars Construction. Tiger Snake Patrol: X Wing Fighter Feral Foxes Patrol: Walker Motorbike Frogs: Star Destroyer Water Rats: Millenium Falcon Making paper planes and X-Wing Origami Challenge
Station 2: Cub Leaders Activity – Jedi Training Obstacle Course – lots of fun to be had making pool noodle lightsabers, weaving through the spider web, climb over the lava slime, pull up Yoda discs, tangle game.
Station 3: Scout Leaders Activity – Building battlefield for the wide game, making flour bombs, making parachute balls, knotting/rope/scout craft skills
Station 4: Venturer Leader Activity – Use the force to get a ball into a cup without touching it, slime making,
Morning Tea: Fruit/cake/biscuits. Lunch was Ham Solo and Salad Rolls (or chicken/salami) and Afternoon Tea: Fruit/cake/biscuits.
Making a Wookie Stew – The Scout Leaders went out and got themselves a Wookie for our stew. In their patrols the Scouts followed the instructions and worked as a team to make the stew for their dinner later tonight. The aim was to make sure the stew was not “Chewy” so it was left on slow simmer while the activities continued.
Star Wars Battle Wide Game – 2 Patrols joined forces to become the Empire and Rebels and fight the star wars wide game battle. Water gun and Flour bomb battle. Each group needed to get their rice balls into the other side bucket to win. (Photos courtesy of Swag Man Photography)
Dinner – the Wookie Stew was served with some fantastic vegetables cooked by our fantastic helpers in the kitchen. It was delicious
Some Scouts were so tired they went to bed but others continued to the next wide game.
Darth Vader Night Freeze Tag Wide Game – 2 Darth Vaders, 2 Torches, 2 Lightsabers. The torches and lightsabers were hidden. 2 Darth Vaders to tag scouts and they are frozen in carbonite. Scouts need to find torches to unfreeze their team members and need to find the lightsaber which they can use to defeat Darth Vader. When both Darth Vaders are defeated the game is over.
Some more Scouts were tired they went to bed but others continued to watch another Star Wars movie then bed. More sleep was achieved on second night due to exhaustion.
Sunday morning – wake up and start to pack up bed. Then onto a beautiful pancake breakfast by our cooking staff. Parade and camp standards.
Scouts Own Refection by the water with Rovers – Yarn of Yoda about the force and choose a name of someone on camp from bowl and say something you like about them.
Packing up and Cleaning
Balloon Game: Stormtroppers vs Jedi – 2 teams white/black balloons need to pop other team balloon without yours popping.
Walk by the river
Home time! Many exhausted scouts fell asleep in the car on the way home. A great time was had by all.
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.
On Saturday 12th August, Joey Campfire 2017 was held at Stirk Park in Kalamunda. Despite the warnings of storms, many dedicated leaders and Joeys were determined to join together around a campfire and sing campfire songs. It was a great night and the weather was kind to us and held off. We also saw Hairball who made a special appearance and was assisting our campfire chief and checking out the fire engine.
As part of the Joey Buddy participation badge, the Bibra Lake Joey Scouts went to Kwinana hall for one evening meeting, then had a Sleepover at the Kwinana hall and then the Kwinana Joeys visited the Bibra Lake hall for an evening meeting. It was great meeting and making new friends with our Joey Scout neighbours who are also part of the Beeliar District. On the sleepover the Joeys played some fun games, did a penny hike and discovered a new playground, tried some camp cooking on the campfire (which some failed because we were so busy singing campfire songs), campfire songs and marshmallows, camping in tents (in the hall), watching a movie, made damper scones and went home to parents tired and exhausted. For some it was their first sleepover/camping experience. They all had a great time.
On the 12th November 2016, the Bibra Lake Joey Scouts joined with a few hundred other Joey Scouts for the Joey Sleepover. This Joey Sleepover was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Joey Scouts and had a birthday party theme. It was held in Rockingham. The Joey’s had a great day and finally went to sleep. They had a great time and leaders Quenda and Sona were left exhausted but relieved that the Joey’s had a great time.
For halloween the Joey Scouts wanted to have a Zombie/Witch Nerf gun war. We dressed up and decorated the hall and then did a wide capture the flag nerf gun war game. The Joey Scout enjoyed this night and want to do it again next year.