SC&T Rovers - July 2014 Newsletter

Please find below the SC&T July 2014 Newsletter - If you have any content you'd like included in a newsletter edition, please email it to webmaster@scatrovers.com.

Upcoming Events

Region Caving Weekend (Venturers & Rovers)

By the time that this newsletter is emailed the Caving Weekend will nearly be upon us. If you have not yet notified Greg that you wish to attend, you had best get in contact with him ASAP to see if there are still spots available. Stay tuned next month for a post-event wrap.

Greg Pearce - Assistant Region Commissioner -Rovers

Rover Introductory Course

We have run a number of Rover Introductory Courses now, and amazingly have managed to have every Rover in the three Southern Ranges Crews already attend. No other Crew, nor District, can make such a claim (probably in the entire Country, well done!). We are again aiming to have a course prior to RRC in July, however we are now going to set a minimum attendance of 5. The course will be run from 5:30pm until 7:00pm on Tuesday 8th July. If you, or anyone in your Crew, will be attending, please get in contact with Greg by Thursday 3rd July. The course will not have any cost associated with it. A reminder that this course is a requirement of Squire Training and has been developed especially for SCAT Rovers.

Greg Pearce - Assistant Region Commissioner -Rovers

Construction Night @ Cataract Scout Park

SC&T Rovers have agreed to construct a "Poppet Head" gateway (similar to the photo) for RAC 1 @ State Rally (11th - 13th July). This has been planned for Thursday 10th July from 6pm at Cataract Scout Park.

If you're able to assist (Squires can even tick off some of their training), please email Ben by Wednesday 9th July.

Ben Nichols - RRC Webmaster

Scout Rally 2014 – ‘Australiana’

Scout Rally is coming up on the 11th – 13th July 2014 at Cataract Scout Park. This year’s theme is ‘Australiana‘ with RAC 1′s (SC&T + GWS Regions) theme being ‘Gold Mining‘.

SC&T Rovers have been asked to assist over the weekend at bases themed as 'Gold Mining'/'Gold Rush'. If you're able to assist, please contact Charlotte Baker (via details below) and check out patroltent.com.au for information and to register (Registrations close Wednesday 2nd July 2014).

Charlotte Baker - RRC Treasurer

Mt Keira Service Weekend

Our annual Service Weekend at Mt Keira is on again during the first weekend of August! Although we are unaware of the service required at this present time, Rovers are invited to camp on Saturday night, with the service commencing on Sunday Morning. The service will be followed by a BBQ Lunch for those assisting. The Facebook event will be updated as more details are available.

Marshall Roderick - RRC Service Coordinator

Snowcraft Weekend

If you are interested in trying snow shoeing (it is just like hiking, only on the snow) then get into contact Greg. There has been plenty of snowfall of late, and we are planning a weekend walking from Guthega to Blue Lake on the 9th and 10th August. The weekend will be suitable for novices and experienced people alike. Stay tuned, snow cover pending there may well be another snow shoe weekend later in the season, as well as snow cross country skiing.

Greg Pearce - Assistant Region Commissioner -Rovers

Progressive Dinner 2014

Many SC&T Rovers recently enjoyed a Casino themed progressive dinner at 5 halls throughout the Region. The organisers Rosie O'Meley and Peter Zuiderwyk would like to thank all of those who helped cook the 5 delicious courses and run high-rolling casino games. We would also like to give a special thanks to Matthew Riley (Doc) for organising and driving the bus. We greatly appreciate everyone working together as a region so that everyone could have a great night!

Rosie O'Meley & Peter Zuiderwyk

Commissioner's Corner

I spent a week away down the coast camping earlier in the month with the better half. Showed her the Widegame South site – fabulous weather (then) and great views/walking and caching. I’m trying to do more walking in preparation for September/October in Europe.

On the return trip we dropped into Goulburn and I ran the Intro to Rovering course again (third time) with attendees from three crews including Austi!. I now believe that all members of the Queanbeyan, Goulburn and Tablelands crews have received this important material first hand.

The following morning it was a pleasure to perform knighting ceremonies for the first three of the Goulburn crew at the Kilto campsite.  Thanks to those knights who travelled to make a more fitting welcome for those invested.

Kilto provides not only a splendid investiture site but would also be a great location for a Region Camp similar to that at Stewart’s Crossing last November. The location is quite central and would probably also present some form of a service opportunity. After November exams?

I see by the photos that Progressive Dinner was well enjoyed by those attending. Well done Pete and Rosie and thanks to Doc for travel assistance.

Bob Nightingale - Region Commissioner -Rovers