Ten cubs from 1st Dural scouts recently set off from Ted Horwood Reserve, Castle Hill for a four-hour hike through Bidjigal Reserve. Jessica said along the way we saw tree grass, banksias, bush rocks and lots of pretty flowers. We had lunch sitting in a large cave and had three rest breaks. We did a lot of water crossings and saw Water Dragons and King Parrots and a man-made lake! Matthew said It was hard, it was hilly, it was rough but it was amazing. We had so much fun learning about the plants and animals in the area. Jack agreed “It was an amazing bush walk. I loved the tricky challenges like crossing creeks and climbing over rocks. It was so much fun. I hope we can do it again soon.”
On another night the Cubs had fun constructing a Trebuchet, or mechanical catapult. There were two different designs, one created by Jack and the other by Lucas. Two large ones created using poles, ropes and lashings and miniature ones with paddle pop sticks, rubber bands and a spoon which made it into a fun target shooting game.
Dural Scout Group has vacancies in the New Year for Girls and Boys from 6 to 25 years. Joeys (5yo), Cubs (8yo), Scouts (12yo) and Venturers (16yo).