Park Party - Back to Latrobe

posted 7 Jul 2013, 23:14 by Web Master   [ updated 17 Nov 2013, 22:37 by Air Scouts ]

The Leaders and youth members of Air Scouts Canberra invite you and your friends to a Park Party celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the opening of the Scout Hall in Latrobe Park, Deakin.  The occasion will also promote the Scout Group, its focus on Air Scouts, and its achievements from initial establishment in Barton in 1925. 

The Park Party will be a gathering of Scouting members and leaders, parents and the community with food stalls, historical displays, music, burying of a time capsule, tethered balloon flights, and adventure activities promoting Scouts.


Can you set Sunday 24 November 2013 to join us?  If you're interested you could participate in the event by attending with friends and family. Here is the program

50th Anniversary of Scout Hall

A Park Party from 1300 h, Sun 24 November

Celebrating 50 years since the opening of the Scout Hall in Latrobe Park.

Raising funds for Hall maintenance and in particular roof repair

1. Food supplied stalls from 1300h

  • sausage sizzle and steak sandwiches

    • Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin supplying -

    • Bill Andrews former Cub Leader coordinating

  • campfire scones and tea from Scout Troop (donation box)

  • icecreams by Gelato Palace

  • coffee from a vendor

  • bring your own picnic

  • seating at tables and chairs, and in marquee

  • bring a folding chair or picnic blanket if preferred

2.Scouting activities and stands from 1400h

  • Adventure challenges and skills testing for youth

    • VL Keith Jobson 

    • Robert Goodrick former GL and SL volunteered to operate

  • Flying Fox

  • Pioneering / construction

    • SL Adre De Waal and Scouts to demonstrate

  • Water rockets and paper aircraft

    • CSL Lee Arnould to operate

  • Make your own pet rock

    • JSL Claire Konno to operate

  • Scout Hot Air Balloon on the oval from 16:00
    • tethered flights - wind permitting

    • Activities Comm Ross McConnell

3. Events and displays

  • Flagpole ceremony  -   1500h         
    • Presentation of time capsule and a couple of speeches
  • Fly past of aircraft in formation from Canberra Aero Club - 1520
  • Paper plane landing competition
  • Model aircraft displays
  • ACT Scout Branch promotional material

4. History and photos in the Hall

  • Description of origin of the Group

  • Baden Powell walking stick

  • photos and material being collated and coming in from volunteers

  • projected images.

  • meeting of former leaders and parents

5. Music

  • Supplied by former Rovers

The Baden Powell walking stick given to 2nd Canberra (the group's predecessor) will be on display. It and the visit of BP recently featured in an article in the Canberra Times 

Roof repairs

We are also using the day to receive donations for the hall maintenance fund. The floor and roof would benefit from a makeover. Contributions can be made by donating goods and services, or directly to the Scout account. Scout Association of Australia ACT Branch Air Scouts 

Bank Account   BSB: 032-719 Account no: 46-8516. 

Please keep the date. It would be helpful if you could let us know by email of your intention to attend.

If you have photos, or historical material for displays,suggestions or contributions please contact us. 

George Wilson 


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