What We’ve Been Up To

Moreton Bay Pride Festival 

Scouts Queensland was represented at Moreton Bay PrideFest by 12 adult and youth members and headed by our Branch Commissioner Diversity and Inclusion, Georgia Sands. A successful day with many attendees visiting our stall, a great opportunity to engage with the community. 

Freshwater Scout Unit Patrol Camp

The Freshwater Scout Unit from Coral Coast District (FNQ) held an awesome patrol camp on 9 – 11 June. The 11 scouts and 4 leaders spent the weekend at Emerald Creek, 1 hour west of Cairns.

The camp started with setup, dinner then an evening chat around the fire. The next morning, we had a 6am wakeup call and, after breakfast, all headed off for an 11km bushwalk learning about plants, animals, geology, safety and navigation.

In the afternoon the Scouts did activities to progress their badge work in small groups of 2-4 scouts. One group set up a night navigation exercise which was run after dinner all the Scouts had a great time learning to use new compasses better. At the same time all the Scouts and Leaders experienced the bush on a beautiful, cloudless, star filled evening.

Another group of scouts performed a hilarious skit about First Aid and DRSABCD, which they had learned that day. The next morning the Scouts did more activities progressing badge work, then packed up camp and headed for a swim in the ice cold (25 degrees) creek before we unfortunately, had to go home.

Everyone agreed we’ll have to do this again soon!

  Tyakunda District Kub Kar Rally

On 17 June, some 85 cub scouts from across Tyakunda District gathered at the Indooroopilly scout den for the inaugural Kub Kar Rally. 
The 6 Tyakunda cub scout packs had spent the preceding weeks building their kars in anticipation of the rally.
Following registration of their kars (mostly to ensure that the maximum 142g weight was observed), the cub scouts raced their kars on the 3 ramps that were built especially for the occasion by leaders within Tyakunda District.
After racing their kars 20 times each, the cub scouts entered and judged a design competition, with prizes in both the best kar design and popular choice categories. We also had a leaders’ race and leaders’ design competition.
Finally, the 16 cub scouts with the lowest scores from the heats took part in the finals, with Atticus Walker from Taringa-Milton-Toowong the ultimate winner. 
The event was a huge success and promises to be bigger and better in 2024 with those cub scouts competing this year keen to improve on their efforts, and plans to add a 4th ramp.
A huge thank you to all the Tyakunda leaders who ensured the kars were built in time and who helped out on the day. And a special BRAVO to those leaders who built the amazing ramps. It was clear that all participants had a blast! 

Crows Nest Scout Group – Pete’s Poem

Joy of the Child

See joy in the innocent actions of the child.

For, to children, their actions are the most perfect they can do.

They do not seek to judge what is right,

or what is wrong,

or noble or otherwise

They seek only to judge their worth by the joy they inspire.