Earlier this year at “Big Day Scout” over 10,000 Scouts converged on Melbourne to enjoy a massive scavenger hunt. As a part of this day Shane Jacobson Victoria Chief Scout invested a Scout from each Scout Group as his “Chief Scout Ambassador”. Ben Ireland from our group was duly invested as our representative. Bens job was to help bring his Scout Group into the community by recognising prominent members of the community and thanking people who have been important for Scouting by 'scarfing them up' with a special newly designed Victorian State Scout scarf.
So on Monday night, Grahame Gordon, President of the Rotary Club of Frankston was duly “scarfed up” with the Victorian State Scout scarf. This was in recognition of the important and generous support that he and the other members of the Rotary group have given to the scout group.
Grahame was actually at the Kananook Creek Boat ramp to present the scout group with a new galvanised steel canoe trailer. The scouts’ last trailer was twenty years old and in dire need of repair or replacement. The Rotarians moto is “Be a Gift to the World” and as Grahame said “Rotary loves to help groups that encourage youth to be engaged and active and a new trailer is going to enable many scouts to have many more adventures on the beautiful Victorian waterways”. It was a warm evening and it didn’t take long for the cubs to take advantage of the new trailer. They were soon headed off canoeing down the creek for another exploit!
In the spirit of scouts “Help Other People” and thanks to a committed team headed up by Kirsty James and backed up by everyone that assisted both behind the scenes and on the day we raised over $2,100 for Berry Street at our Charity Fun Day. This money will go to assist towards Berry Streets work with young people and families that have very challenging and complex needs. Berry Street believes that “all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future” something that I am sure all scout families would endorse.
None of this comes together in a vacuum however and the Baden Powell Park Scout Group would like to thank the following local businesses that donated generously towards our cause and without whom we would not have raised so much money.
A BIG THANK YOU AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO:
Shop Ate Mt Eliza
Eliza Meats Mt Eliza
UK Jack Mt Eliza
Canadian Bay Hotel Mt Eliza
Mt Eliza Needlework Mt Eliza
Mt Eliza Pets
Eliza Square Pharmacy Mt Eliza
Windmill and Roses Mt Eliza
Brumby’s Mt Eliza
Mt Eliza Newsagent Mt Eliza
Pilates of Mt Eliza
Arbonne – aromatherapy products Andrea Thompson
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm Main Ridge
Celebrations Plus – Carrum Downs
A special thank you to all our leaders that came on the day and spent many hours making, supervising and packing up their displays. We know that you already put so much in to scouting with our group and your ability to just keep giving is amazing!!
We must make another special mention of Jarmila, Jayne and Melinda who have spent many hours making the fantastic jams and preserves. They were a great success and delicious!!!
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We are one of the biggest scout groups in Australia and have achieved that status because of the quality of our more than 30 leaders and the programs they run for our youth members.
We are one of the few groups in the world to carry the name of the founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden Powell. He stayed in the South Frankston area in 1934-35, when Frankston hosted Australia’s first scouting Jamboree and the first jamboree held outside Europe. It was a massive event of 12,000 people spread over 280 acres.
Baden Powell Drive and Baden Powell Reserve commemorate his involvement and his founding of the most amazing youth organisation in the world
Scouting is now over 100 years old and boasts more than 28 million members in 130 countries. Incredibly, it is almost completely run on a voluntary basis.
Baden Powell Park is the group name for the five levels of scouting we offer, which are open to boys and girls:
• Joey Scouts (6 and 7 year olds) Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm
• Cub Scouts (7 to 11 year olds)
Thorpe Pack (Tuesdays 7.00-8.30pm)
Warington Pack (Mondays 7.0--8.30pm)
• Scouts (10 to 15 year olds)
Hunters Troop (Thursday 7-9pm)
Explorers Troop (Fridays 7-9pm)
• Venturers (14 to 18 year olds) Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm
• Rovers (18 to 25 year olds) Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
WHERE ARE WE ?
We operate from two locations.
Our main hall is on the corner of Humphries Road and Baden Powell Drive in Frankston South, while we also have another hall right on the beach at Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza. Both are well equipped to provide a wide range of land and water-based activities.
During summer months we offer a variety of water activities to all our members. We have four Pacer sail training yachts, kayaks, canoes and motor boats.
Our year-round program truly reflects the best that the Mt Eliza & South Frankston lifestyle has to offer.
The aim of Scouting is:
“ to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they can take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities”.
If that sounds a bit heavy, don’t worry because, in achieving these aims, we do many exciting, challenging activities and have a lot of fun.
Each section of Baden Powell Park offers an extensive scouting, recreational and social program especially developed by Scouts Australia and our leaders to suit the various age levels, but always with a major emphasis on fun, learning and physical activity. Each level is designed to prepare the youth member to progress onto the next section.
Joeys and Cubs offers a more indoor based program, while Scouts and Venturers emphasises outdoor recreation. One week you might be at a surf camp or on an abseiling expedition and the next week you could be doing a night hike through local bushland. Regular district and region activities are also held for all levels.
Every three years Scouts can choose to attend the Australian Jamboree as part of our Group. Cuborees for Cubs and special gatherings for Venturers are also held every few years. There are even international opportunities to enable our youth to expand their horizons even further.
Activities you could enjoy during the year include:
• Camping - including adventurous obstacle courses, flying foxes, ropes courses, water slides and more.
• Motor boating
• Snow skiing
• Water skiing
• Rock climbing and abseiling
• Rogaining and geo-caching
• Urban Camps
• Pioneering construction