Kama held its Annual Meeting on Monday 19 March at which the achievements of the group and various individuals were acknowledged, and the 2018 Group Support Committee was formed.
Group Leader Jackie Stenhouse thanked outgoing Committee Chair, Louise Ray for her services to the group. Louise was Committee Chair in 2017 and Secretary for two years prior to that. The 2018 Parent Support Committee is:
Chair: Alan Foulkes (Joey Dad)
Treasurer: Natasha Adnams (Cub Mum)
Secretary: Marin Dickens (Cub Mum)
Hall Hire Convenor: Holly Bidwell (Cub Mum)
Website/Comms Officer: Kevin Yeo (Joey Dad)
Fundraising Support: Tim Miller (Cub & Joey Dad), Rajvi Shah (Cub Mum)
Equipment Manager: Ken Wedgwood (Cub Leader & Venturer Dad)
We had a very successful Joey Hike on Saturday. Seven Joeys came and enjoyed a walk through Aranda Bushlands, and to the ‘Secret Campsite’ in Aranda where we set up tents, had a meal, and finished the evening with a movie.
A big thank you to parent helper Nicola and leader Sahi for coming along and helping.
Our Group Camp was a tremendous success. Nelligan turned on perfect weather for us, which was perfect considering we spent a lot of time on the water – in kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, at the beach and in the pool.
We performed investitures for Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and a Leader. We feasted on home-made Indian curries. We had a very enjoyable skit night featuring lots of very talented people of all ages
This was our biggest camp in recent memory. On the peak night we had 140 people on site!
Many people contributed time to make this camp happen. Sincere thanks to the advance site team Hubbo, Rob, Sarah, Luke and Leeanne; to Natasha (Treasurer) for keeping on top of invoicing and payments; the Gumbrells for organsing Skit Night; Hardip Patel for courageously accepting the challenge to cook an Indian Feast for the multitudes; Heidi Rossendell for putting in two full days on the water (I have ordered lots of Canoeing badges as a result) and for the hidden time that went into collecting, towing and returning the boats; Donna and Bear for organising a very memorable coastal hike; and all the many, many others who organised things, led actdivities, helped cook, clean and pack.
It was a wonderful camp.
Penguin and the Joeys at Kama Group Camp, March 2018. They made a boat from corflute and it floated, with passengers!