This year 17 Scouts from Tambo, grouped into three Patrols, are attending the very popular annual Scout Hike with over a thousand other Scouts from NSW. Tambo’s Timewarp, Kool Kids, and Dr. Emmett Brown’s Patrols will be spending the weekend fully self-sufficient and self-directed, hiking the trails of Wingello State Forest completing as many Activity Bases within a prescribed time as possible. The weather is forecast to be clear and sunny with cool nights. It’s a lot of fun and builds leadership, navigation, hiking, cooking, and self-reliance skills in one well-run weekend. Here they are preparing to board the buses in Sydney and head to the forest. Good luck Tambo.
Postscript: A big congratulations to Tambo Kool Kids: Robbie (PL), Adelaide (APL), Estelle, Xavier and Isaac for coming 12th overall and being awarded a Gold Medal. The Timewarp and Dr. Emmett Brown patrols also had a successful weekend being awarded a Bronze Medal and with the experience gained, hopefully setting up Tambo for continued success next year.
Tambo held a Family Camp with Joeys, Cubs, and Scouts, together with siblings and parents at Cataract Scout Park over Easter this year. Activities included: Abseiling, Flying Fox, Waterslide, Orienteering, Obstacle Course (Challenge Balley), Bicycle Riding, Easter Egg Hunt and Flour Bombs. Together with fine weather, great food, and a large campfire each night, the fifty people who attended had a very enjoyable and memorable Easter. Photos from the weekend can be found here.
The year is done! Hopefully everyone enjoyed it as much as the Tambo Joeys – this term we’ve gone kayaking, boating, hiking, had a sleepover, met the Mayor and so much more.
Merry Christmas to all, and see you in the new year.
Here’s a few photos from Term 3 with our Joeys (6-7 year olds). Some of the things we enjoyed were two campfires, a visit to the SES, and a weekend at the snow.
We’ve recently had four Joeys move up to Cubs so have a few places open for 6-7 year olds. Please let us know if you’ve got friends who are interested.
In the SES truck
Using the SES 2-way
Dress ups at SES Visit
Solar System Puzzle
Our mascot, Cookie, takes in the views of Tambourine Bay
1st Tambourine Bay Sea Scouts launched its’ Joey Mob on 7th May. There has been great interest amongst younger siblings of Cubs and Scouts for some time.
Andrew Mosey, Joey Scout Leader, completed his training in record time and is joined by Assistant Joey Leaders Josie Crawford and Chris Crawford – who incidentally are not related!
The mob started with 12 young eager Joeys and is going from strength to strength, with interest spreading like a virus in the local community.
The program offers a mix of activities, games, craft, and lots of fun for our 6 and 7 year old Joeys.
Article by Maggie Burke
Tambo Sea Horses
Tambo entered two Patrols this year in the popular annual Scout Hike. Ely, Eleanor, Mia, Maya, Adelaide, Rhys, Harry, Gabe and Luke were well prepared as they set off from Meadowbank Park on Friday Night.
The weather was unusually fine and mild this year and both Patrols reportedly had a great time. Congratulations to the Olympians who won a Silver Medal.
Some pictures from the weekend can be found here.