Sandgate Scout Hall in the News

Thanks to the April 2020 Edition of the Sandgate Guide.

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Scouts Working Towards Jamboree

The 25th National Scout Jamboree will be held from the 4th to 13th  January 2019 at The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, South Australia.

The Australian Jamboree is a massive event that is only held every 3 years.

The National Scout Jamboree is a chance to experience the best of Scouting in one place over 10 action-packed days. Camping as a community of Scouts from across Australia and the World, scouts experience everything from participation in stadium shows to adventurous activities.

The Jamboree site is a small city, housing & feeding over 13, 000 people. It includes stages, entertainment, activities, campsites, meeting places and food.

Tailem Bend Motorsport Park has a circuit over 7.5 Km long and provides opportunities for activities such as land yachting, solar and pedal car racing as well as electric scooters and go-carting.

Other activities are planned for the Woodhouse Scout Activity Centre, the Adelaide CBD and the city of Glenelg. The program will include a number of optional off site activities such as Ghost Tours of Old Tailem Town, Night Visits to the Monarto Zoo and Air Activities.

And there’s more…

Beach Party, circus training, junkyard, city tour, initiatives, nerf wars, laser tag waterslides, swimming, flying fox races, discos, hair colouring, trade school, zorbing, high ropes, market day, remote control cars, concerts, mud, tattoos, obstacle courses, bike riding, mud, water activities, snake charming, mud, etc., etc. (Did I mention the mud?)

Jamborees are a lot of fun, but also an immersion experience, building self-confidence and developing independence, responsibility, and self-reliance in the Scouts who attend.

The Sandgate Scouts are currently fundraising to assist with raising the $2475 for each scout to attend.

If you’re looking for some fun come along to our St Patrick’s Trivia Night this Saturday 17th March 6:30pm at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Sandgate. $15 entry.

For tickets click Jamboree Trivia Fundraiser

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Nearby Local Groups

Within a few Kilometers of the Sandgate Scouts Den are three active and vital Scouts Groups.


Bald Hills:

Address: 508 Bracken Ridge Rd, Bald Hills QLD 4036

Phone: 0431 564 115


Cub Scout Leader: Monique


Address: Barlow Place, Lucile Street, Boondall QLD 4034

Phone:  0427995960


Cub Scout Leader:     Loreena Shonhan

Bracken Ridge:

Address: 50 Tomah Rd, BRACKEN RIDGE

Phone: 0413 596 873


Cub Scout Leader: Jeff Gridley

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Sandgate Scout Christmas Donation Drive

This year as a scout group we are collecting presents and bags of lollies to donate to the Fortitude Valley Child Safety Office for their Christmas Party. Child Safety work with children who aren’t able to live with their own families because of risks to their safety. Every year the Fortitude Valley office holds a Christmas party for the kids they work with where they play games, have fun and receive a Christmas present.

This year they are in need of presents to give to children from birth to 17, they often get lots of presents for younger children but not enough for preteens and teenagers (gift cards). If you are able to donate a gift in the price range of $10-$15 for any age group it would be greatly appreciated, it would also be a good idea to get your scout to help choose a gift for someone their own age.
We would also love donations of bags of lollies which will be divided into lolly bags and given out to the children at the party.

We will have a box to put any donations in, which will be out during section meetings, until the end of term. If you have any questions please contact Quokka

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AV2018 – “Get Set”

2-13 January 2018

Source: AV2018 – “Get Set”

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Sandgate Scouts Win Knight Moves

Knight Moves is completed for another year!
The knights of the Dowse lagoon from Sandgate Scouts won! 199/200 followed by the Sandgate Venturer team “The Knightly News” who took out second.

Knight moves is an annually hike/imitative challenge run by Brisbane North Region.


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Agoonoree is a scouting term to describe a camp for young people with special needs.

Each year Scouts Queensland and Guides Queensland invite about 70 children as ‘guests’ to participate in a week long camp at Baden-Powell Park, Samford.

Sandgate was proud to have members attend this event

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100 Years of Cubs

2016 marks 100 years of the Cub Scout section (boys and girls aged 8 to 10 years) and we plan to party! There will be State and National celebrations happening throughout the year.

100 year logoPeter Dixon from Tasmania was the winner of the National badge competition. Peter designed the ‘Centenary Badge’ (pictured left) which can be worn by all Cub Scouts for 2016 on their uniform. Microsoft Word - cub scout 100 years dRichard Greenwood from Bribie Island Scout Group designed the Queensland badge (pictured right).

There will be a national ‘simultaneous campfire’ event being held at Scout Groups and campsites across Australia on Saturday 30th July. In Queensland some lucky Cub Scouts will be camping out at Australia Zoo (details coming soon) and meeting some gorgeous tiger cubs, one of whom is named “Scout”. Scouts Queensland is extremely proud of our sponsorship of Australiaplaque for tiger enclosureZoo’s male tiger cub as part of our commitment to making the world a better place and supports the Australian Scout Environment Charter. Our sponsorship also contributes to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior’s Sumatran tiger conservation efforts.

During June – October, there will be a competition at for a chance to win an all-inclusive holiday for a family of four to Australia Zoo and a VIP platinum zoo adventure. The prize includes flights, transfers and two nights accommodation at the Sunshine Coast.

Look out for the bright yellow lights on the Story Bridge, signifying Cubs’ sleeve colours, on 18th – 22nd and 24th yellow lights on bridgeJuly and Victoria Bridge will light up on 31st July, all part of Brisbane’s celebration of Cub Centenary!

The year comes to exciting crescendo in September when Cubs Scouts from across Queensland meet up for Cuboree “Rumble in the Jungle” on 18 – 23 September at the Maryborough Showgrounds. Almost 1000 adults and Cub Scouts will partake in hundreds of amazing activities including whale watching, archery, obstacle and ropes courses, construction challenges and water games.

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