Scouting Australia is an organisation which encourages the growth of young Australians through the spirit of adventure. I joined my youngest son into the local Cub Scout pack approximately a year ago. I am hoping that scouting will contribute to his development into a well mannered young person with good values and a sense of adventure. I was soon to discover how much commitment goes into a Cub Scout program each term particularly with the weekend camps.

This past weekend I have been part of a cooking team on a Cub Scout “Around the World themed camp”. While I sit at home now with my hard worked feet elevated I have only a feeling of respect for the amount of work it takes to coordinate a weekend event for a bunch of energetic 8-11 year cubs. This weekend, as always, they were very well fed however this weekend it was a special camp so the catering was bought up to a higher level!

 

tent  balance  rope

 

 The aim of the “Around the World Camp” was to give the cubs a taste and appreciation of all the different cultures who share our world. This was presented through activities, discussion and cuisine. Over two short days the young cubs with their exploration passports in hand travelled to England, Asia, Kenya, Italy and Spain before landing back in Australia in time for Sunday’s afternoon tea and closing parade.

We were so busy in the kitchen and organising the cub pack that I only had the chance to pick up my camera to photograph two of the weekends meals that were part of this fun educational program.

 

asian feast  sushi slaw

 

Saturday’s lunch was a trip to Asia with sushi, dumplings, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken,  Asian coleslaw, spring rolls and marinated chicken. The cub’s favourite was the sweet and sour chicken

 

dim sim  sweet and sour chicken

  skewers

 

Sunday breakfast took on a Spanish flavour with a continental breakfast of assorted cheese meats and frittata’s.

 

cheese  fruit

  

With the addition of French toast and churros into the spread it became a meal to remember. The cubs were astounded to see what an amazing breakfast feast was spread before them. The left overs carried through to morning tea and lunch , a few of the cubs came back for seconds and thirds!

 

contiental breakfast2  breakfast banquet

  choc muffin

 

The cubs also got to have their turn in the kitchen churning out some lemonade scones. They did a terrific job, those scones were a delicious part of an english devonshire tea enjoyed by all!  

Like any major event it did not go without its hiccups but part of the scouting philosophy is to always be prepared.  Like a team cub scouts and leaders all contributed to the work required to make the camp a successful adventure. 

I hope I have enlightened you about the benefits of becoming involved in the Cub Scout or Scouts program. It’s a great way to get the kids off the couch to participate in more challenging outdoor activity. The best thing about being a scout is that you will make a lot of new friends!

  

INFORMATION FOR GREENACRE SCOUT GROUP 

1st Greenacre Scout Group gets into heaps of seriously exciting indoor and outdoor activities designed to foster friendship, teamwork and self-confidence whilst having fun. We encourage and develop young people to take a constructive role in society as a member of their local, national and international community.

 All youth (boys and girls) are welcome to come and see what we are all about for a 4 week period before they commit.

 

 MEETING TIMES

 Cubs       7-11 years Wednesday Nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

 Scouts   11-15 years Monday       Nights: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 

VENUE 

Each section meets once a week at our Scout Hall, 142 Boronia Rd, and Greenacre NSW 

Meetings are not held during school holidays. 

CONTACT DETAILS: 

Call:                0400 922 080 

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For all other information on Scouts Australia: http://www.scouts.com.au/

 

Comments   

#1 Lorah 2014-03-21 05:02
Greenacre scouts are very lucky to have such dedicated leaders and parents. Looks like a fun filled weekend away.
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