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Adventures enjoyed by all

By Seymour Telegraph

It has been another massive and fun term for the Seymour Cub Scouts.

We contributed to National Tree Day by helping to plant trees along the Great Victorian Rail Trail, near Yea.

Landcare supervisors did a great job in providing guidance to ensure that we did a good job.

Plants included banksia, yellow box, golden wattle and cinnamon wattle.

Our thanks to them, and the ladies who provided an awesome lunch afterwards.

We will have to plan a bike hike next year to see how they are progressing.

A week after we planted trees, we headed off to Lake Mountain for a day of adventure in the snow.

We decided to visit during the school week so we could avoid large crowds and better supervise our Cubs.

We had great weather, and a great day, as we hit the toboggan slopes.

Other activities included going on a massive flying fox, snow fights, building a snow fort and snowmen.

Another highlight was our Scout leader heading for Mount Kosciuszko, though he did realise the error of his ways before it was too late.

Our Cub Scouts participated in the Cub Scout Commissioner’s Challenge, and so they had to pick something to do for the local community.

They chose to do a concert for residents of Karingal Nursing Home.

We rehearsed for two weeks before the big day, so we were all at the top of our game.

We had a big turnout of residents, and we hoped they enjoyed our singing and skits.

Our songs were a combination of old and new Scout songs, as well as classic Aussie songs.

There was some debate as to whether Akela or Raksha was the worst singer.

Our most recent adventure this term was to have another disco in the Scout Hall.

We had a projector, lasers and streamers to create a fun party atmosphere.

The disco was followed by dinner, a movie and then a sleepover in the hall.

The next day we went for a hike on the Seymour Bushland Trail, which has some great historical military relics to see.

More highlights this term were a dress-up-as-a-pirate night, learning about health and first-aid, and symbols of Australia.

For the next term, we are planning a Cub Versus Wild camp near Gembrook, an Aboriginal heritage walk, a visit to Luna Park, and a scavenger hunt.

We would like to thank all our great Cub Scout leaders, the parent helpers that do so much for us, the committee which keeps the group running, and of course all the other leaders in the Joeys, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.

— Steve Ellis