Newsletter 2021 Term 3

2021 Term 4 Newsletter – SJW Scouts

Action points

ð Sun 10 Oct (this Sun): 8am to midday: working bee – come for all or part of it – details below

ð Group night – special presentation – parents particularly asked to attend – Fri 22 Oct – details below

ð Venturer den floor sanded – please take shoes off as not fully cured till group night, Fri 22 Oct

ð Looking for parent help for 5-10 minutes when collecting Scouts at final parade

ð Car park safety – take care all the time, but particularly whilst the bike path is routed through the carpark


Sun, October 10 - 8am to midday – working bee – parents and youth welcome – details below

Friday, October 8 – Sun 10 - Tentative bushwalk adventure stage 4 and above

Tuesday, October 19 7:30pm - Group committee meeting

Friday, October 22 5:30pm - Group Night term 4, week 3 (5:30 dinner; parade 6:15)

Thursday, October 28 6:00pm - Intro to Scouting session for new families

Sunday, November 7 8:30am - Tree planting date - With Craig Welden

Tuesday, November 16 7:30pm - Group committee meeting

Thursday, November 25 6:00pm - Intro to Scouting session for new families

Thursday, December 9 6:00pm - Group breakup - 6pm to 9pm - Albany Creek Leisure Centre

Monday, December 13 9:00am – Fri 17 Dec - Summer camp (age 10+)

All items above are in the group calendar on the SJW website, to which you can subscribe to have these items in your phone calendar. Cubs and Scouts run similar calendars.

Group night, Friday 22 Oct 2021 from 5:30

Invitation here. For parents and Scouts. Many Scouts rate it as the best night of the term.

Special guest, Olympian and ex SJW Scout, Cedric Dubler.

Myella Jago, Australian Scout Award – the first to earn this new peak award in SJW Scouts.

Peak award miniature badges presented.

Massive give away of surplus craft items – the old den must be cleared to progress the new den

Volunteers requested for BBQ helpers for cooking and clean-up.

Talk to committee members (Chair Nick) if you can help around the den, or fundraising.

Working bee Sun 10 Oct from 8 to 12 noon

Come along and help – children with parent supervision. General clean-up of grounds and light maintenance. Bring tip vouchers, gloves, shovel, wheelbarrow, post hole digger. Looking for volunteer to drive to rubbish tip (two loads).

Volunteer changes:

Joey Scout Leader Warwick moving to Cubs and Cub Scout Leader Lisa moving to Venturers in term 4.

Urgent need for one more Joey Scout Leader. Please ask family and friends.

Help needed

Looking for parents that can help 5-10 minutes most week during final parade to tidy up inside and outside the den. Aiming for a team of 4 people per task.

Looking for parent(s) to coordinate fundraising that involves youth learning new skills and participating. Aim for two events per year.

Also group committee secretary, assistant leader (administration).

Wonargo Scout Review features five SJW Scouts

Wonargo, from 28-30 Oct at Mueller college, is a scout review with singing, dancing and skits, featuring five of our Scouts in the cast. Book now.

New den

Council decided to lease the bowls club to the neighbouring rugby club, and I understand they will use it for four years whilst their new, Queensland government funded clubhouse is built and then return it to the council. The green(s) will become a carpark. Consequently the plan to build a new building on site is reactivated and proceeding full steam.

The critical deadline in project is BCC grant, 200k$, due 21 Feb 2022.

Venturer den upstairs renovation

Upstairs den floor is looking good and is nearing completion with floor sand and recoat, and most painting done this term. Next: toilet partitions; repair bench seats; install trims and whiteboards. Decide on kitchen layout. Downstairs, the Rover Scouts are replacing their kitchen and other maintenance work.

Asking everyone to remove shoes before entering Venturer den/toilets till group night, week 3, 22 Oct. Asking Venturers to meet outside for first two weeks.