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.
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.
Big turnout from the Cubs and Scouts for the annual Lane Cove Anzac Day Commemoration Service in the Plaza. Some more photos can be found here.
The Perfect Cooking Fire
A short overnight camp at the Tambo Hall to help Patrols prepare for Scout Hike. Lots of great learning:
- Tent Pitching;
- Cooking Dinner on a Fire;
- Menu Planning;
- Understanding Warm, Waterproof Light-weight Hiking Gear;
- Navigation; and
So easy camping by the hall – camping gear all easily at hand, running water, and a toilet. Combine this with a movie and a night-hike. Perfect glamping right on the harbour!
More pics here.
At a ceremony conducted at Balmoral Beach this weekend at the end of this year’s Sirus Cup, our Cub Leader, Belinda, received her Woodbadge and Gilwell Scarf signifying her completion of the Advanced Level training for Leaders. Congratulations Belinda.