Everyone had a great time last weekend at the All Sections Activity Afternoon. Each section devised an a activity for everyone else to have a go at - some people got completely wrapped up in it all :)

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On Saturday the 1st August 2015 Geoff 'Quarks' Ward was presented with the Baden-Powell award - the highest Scouting award available to Youth in Australia.

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Photo: Peter Ward

The award was presented at Government House by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales, as Chief Scout for New South Wales.

Quarks is now a Rover with the 1st Epping Crew but still wears the 1st East Ryde Scarf. Well done on this great achievement!

A special presentation will be made by the 1st Easy Ryde group at the all-sections fun day this coming weekend.

Further details of the Baden-Powell Scout Award can be found here:


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Joeys 25th Birthday ‘Big Day Out’

It was a beautifully sunny morning when our intrepid Joeys set off by ferry into Circular Quay to meet up with joeys scouts from all over NSW for a birthday bash and photo op’ at the Opera House.

Having met up at Scout Place under the beautiful ‘Windlines’ sculpture we walked, flags waving along circular quay to the steps of the Opera House.

After a short photo shoot of groups with our Joey mascot Kym, we made or way into the Botanical Gardens for the NSW State photo. We finishing with a rendition of “Happy Birthday to us”.

Lovely to see so many happy smiling Joeys in one place!


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Last week the Joeys celebrated their 25th birthday - they enjoyed playing games and eating cake with the first East Ryde Joey leaders, Rikki, Marlee and Mokee.

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The local paper was also there to join in the fun: