1st Belmont North Sea Scouts Blog

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Cooking in the dunes

It was a much more pleasant evening for a hike than last week. The spring flowers were out and the local Landcare group are carrying out some excellent work. We learnt some fire lighting...

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Father’s Day evening

What a great night with the dads. Newspaper hockey, cooking on a fire and the amazingly messy stress ball parachutes. Thanks to all the dads for getting so involved! Finished it off with some...

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Fernleigh Track ride

We had a great ride along the Fernleigh Track tonight, starting at Burwood Road and finishing at Redhead. We initially road along the track towards Adamstown until we made it through the tunnel (the...

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Cat frenzy

Continuing the pet theme, we discussed cats this week …and budgie’s too (since snakes and mice went without carnage last week). Akela arranged for a real cat to come for a visit and Kye...

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Pets at the hall

Continuing the pet visits to our hall, this week we had the potentially disastrous combination of a turtle, a snake …and a mouse. Fortunately the snake was neither adventurous nor hungry and the mouse...

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Campfire cooking

The boys made themselves a billy and then cooked 3-minute noodles on the fire. If only Chil could light a fire that didn’t smoke so much! Hayley has volunteered to take over as chief...

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OMG We’re farewelling another one!

Dear Noah, we’ll miss you. We hope that you and your family enjoy living in Queensland. You’re always welcome to visit if you’re in Newcastle again. At least we got a beautiful night for...

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A perfect night for riding

We had a beautiful night out riding around the foreshore of Lake Macquarie, this time starting in Elebana. Alexander did a great job of explaining by example the importance of correct seat height and...

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They grow up too fast…

We farewelled James tonight as he has finished linking up to Scouts. Enjoy Scouts buddy! Lachlan had a birthday and brought along an awesome chocolate cake …and we did some knotting (several boys received...

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Mother’s Night

A lovely walk with the Mums (and a few other special people) for camp fires on the sand at Pelican. The boys cooked raisin toast and marshmallows (separately) and some weren’t even burnt! Thanks...