Disco Train

The Kama Cub Pack had great fun on the Disco Train to Queanbeyan.  We met at the Kingston siding of the Canberra Railway Museum loaded up and pottered along to Queanbeyan and back.  Along the way, we danced, ate party food and said “goodbye and thankyou” to Baloo, and our linkers (Andrew, Andrew, Thomas and Isaac) who are moving to the Scout section next term.

Lots of good dance moves were on display.  Meritorious Mention goes to Quoll who dazzled us all with his shiny disco outfit!  Thanks to Bagheera and Akela for organising the great food.

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Grill’d donates $300

Kate Boesen (Parent Committee Chair) and Jackie Stenhouse (Group Leader) were the guests of Grill’d restaurant to take receipt of $300 donated via their Local Matters program.  Kama has been lucky enough to receive $100 twice before from Grill’d.  This was our first time as the winner of the popular vote.  Not only did we receive $300 (to be used to help replace items stolen from the hall last year), we were treated to dinner.  What a great community-oriented business Grill’d is.  Please give your support to Grill’d now and then, in return for their support not only of Kama but to many other worthy community groups in town.

Hiking “The Long Paddock”

Over the June long weekend 8 scouts and 4 leaders completed a 30km stretch of the famous “Long Paddock” stock route between Hay and One Tree Hotel.  The Hay Plain is one of the flattest places on earth, a feature which gave it novelty appeal for us!  The district has had good recent rainfall and the landscape was a carpet of shrubs and herbage in flower – subtle but beautiful.  Flat or not, 30km loaded with heavy packs is still a long hard walk and our scouts did a magnificent job on the second day, completing 22km to arrive at the end point at dusk.  They camped at a picturesque site on the edge of the stock waterhole, under the canopy of some very rare things, called…ummm……oh yes……trees!  Bunyip and Kestrel both had birthdays during the weekend and celebrated with a classic Rainbow Layer Cake.  We also had time to visit Shear Australia, which incorporates the Shearing Hall of Fame, an interesting museum about the shearing industry, and a maze.

The Team at Start
Starting out, 8km from Hay.
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They made it! At One Tree Hotel, 30km down the road from the start!
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Shearing demonstration
The Birthday Duo
Kestrel and Bunyip with their birthday cakes.

Cub Camp “Stupendous” Fun

The Cub Pack had stupendous fun at the Yurt Farm near Goulburn last weekend.  Flying foxes, mini golf, home-baked pizza, highland cattle, chooks, rabbits and a whole lot more were in the mix, not to mention the novelty of sleeping in a yurt.  Once again Kama’s Cub Leaders put on an awesome activity for the Cubs.  Here are some preliminary photos.  More to follow.