Rover Update 5 August 2014

Wise words from Baden Powell, on Scouts Own:

“If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes he ought to be shot! If he has not got them keen, it would be better not to hold a Scouts' Own at all.”


RRC Meeting

Guess what? Our Region Rover Council is here. This is the time where you get to work out what GWS Rovers are going to do. The meetings are filled with fun and laughter, and a little bit of scout work. Is your crew going to be there?The August RRC will be held at Nepean’s Rover Den, on Lethbridge Street, Penrith, opposite the Nepean Hospital. We’ll start at 7:30pm. Don’t be late.

Man Vs Monster Moot

It's not long until you'll be required to unsheathe your swords and sharpen your claws for the 2014 Greater Western Sydney Region Moot - Man Vs. Monster Moot. Pre-sale tickets are well underway at $35 each and 2nd Castle Hill Rover Crew wants to see you and all your rover, ex-rover, OP Guide and non-rovering friends come along for a monster of a weekend at Camp Ku-Ring-Gai in Ebenezer. For More info:
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Region Venturer Scout Council

GWS RVSC is coming up. Yes, you heard it right. RVSC is the only place you’ll find most of the venturer units in the one room at the same time. Are you advantageous? Maybe it might be a good idea to invite the venturers to your upcoming event, and or weekly meeting. It could be the beginning of a marvelous thing. Open the floodgates, and watch the venturers flow in. Just make sure you’ve got your PFD on; you wouldn’t want to drown. RVSC is on Monday the 18th of August, at 7:00pm, at Bundilla.

QS/BP Government House Presentation

You know what’s fun? Helping out at the QS/BP presentation at Government House. It’s a great service opportunity, and not a difficult one either. For the most part it just involves doing a few things around the place to ensure it’s ready to go; e.g. laying out programs. It’s not that time consuming either. It will only take a few hours. It’s scheduled for the 23rd of August, from 8:30am - 12:30pm. If you’re interested in lending a hand, let me know; .

Service Moot

All Rovers like putting their best foot forward, don’t they? Service moot will be an awesome opportunity for you and your Rover Crew to help out and provide some much needed Service to Scouting. This year we will help out at 4th Castle Hill Scout Hall between the hours of 9.30am Saturday and 11am on Sunday. 30-31st August 2014. Please bring any paint brushes, rollers, roller trays, gardening equipment and general tools, so that we can clean up the hall quickly and efficiently. Also, with lack of Balls of Steel requests in the past 12 months, we will be doing round robin Soccer Competition to attempt to take the prized goods off Nepean. All crews should hope to will the balls! More details soon! Looking for crew fundraiser for dinner and breakfast.
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It’s like Dragonskin, but it’s not. Now I’m confused. Might be worth checking out the Golden West Region’s annual Ratskin, to see what’s it’s all about. Word on the street is that it’s like Dragonskin, but backwards. Venturers run activities for Rover, and Leaders. If you’re interested in attending, Mark Fell is organising Great Western Sydney’s efforts. His email is .
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Mexican Moot

Mexican Moot is this years Branch Moot, and it promises to be the best Branch Moot in recent memory. Ever been to Mexico? Well now’s your chance. Save 1000s of dollars travelling to Mexican Moot, where no effort has been spared in ensuring Mexico comes to you. With cultural experiences the likes of which you’ve never seen, and friendly locals to show you the way. This four day extravaganza over the October long weekend (3-6 October) will never be repeated. With prices so low you can’t believe it, at $55 for partially catered experience, and $80 for the fully catered experience, you better book now, before places fill up.
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Angus Boxall
Chairman GWS Region Rover Council


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