Author: Joshua Tabor


  • Rope Throwing 

    Part of the gold award scheme is throwing a rescue rope 10 metres to within 1 meter of a struggling person. While not the best indoor activity, it was a good opportunity for scouts to try their hand at throwing a rope. We gave it a go last Monday night. We set up two types […]

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  • Kelburn Mid-Winter Tramp

    The mid winter tramp has become a bit of Kelburn tradition. A well timed weather window allowed fifteen scouts, one vetnurer (from Endeavour Venturers) and two scout leaders to tramp into the Orongaorongas for an overnight at Raukawa Lodge.

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  • Jamboree on the Trail

    2017 Jamboree on the Trail Six scouts braved a brisk southerly to complete the City to Sea trail from Central Park in Brooklyn to Island Bay.  The scouts did a great job and took the whole event in stride. We pushed off at 1:30pm and finished (by Isaac’s watch) at 4:42pm. Total distance covered was […]

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  • Environmental Service Project 

    Thanks to awesome parent help, we spent the morning helping Zealandia  clean the picnic benches. We got a Tour of the sanctuary and got to see some rare wildlife.

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  • ANZAC Day preparation 

    To celebrate ANZAC day we are spending a night in the Lawson Scout Hall before heading down to the dawn ceremony.  We had the kids iron their shirts and scarves, they even shined their shoes (see below). We did a bit of marching practice to help them get ready for the dawn parade. We took […]

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