Scouts & Guides

Double Award for 1st Boronia Scouts

Sandra Buchert from 1st Boronia Scouts was recently awarded her Green Cord and Australian Scout Medallion.


PICTURED 1st Boronia Troop and Leaders front Charles Turner (Region Commissioner), Nate & Liam (Scouts) Sandra Buchert with her ASM and Green Cord, Brittnie Smith, Jeremy Stanwix (Group Leader Boronia), Geoff Ward (District Leader), Martin Brown (Leader in Training); second row Russell Dixon (ASL), Boronia Scout Troop & Cubs, Sandra Webb (SL) and Neil Carey (ASL).


The awards were presented to Sandra by Regional Commissioner of Scouts, Charles Turner and District Leader Geoff Ward and Scout Leader from Boronia Sandra Webb.
This was another milestone as Sandra is the first female scout at 1st Boronia to achieve both awards.
Sandra joined the Boronia Troup from the Hunters Hill Cub Pack where she was the recipient of the Grey Wolf award, so for her to receive the highest award in the Scout section was inevitable.
This was a very proud moment for the leaders at Boronia and for the Troop.
“As Sandra’s leader over the past four years I was very honoured and proud to be able to present the Green Cord to her,” said Sandra Webb.
“Thank you Sandra for allowing me to be part of your Scouting journey.
” The Australian Scout Medallion marks a huge milestone in a scout’s life as only 1 per cent of scouts achieve this award.
Sandra led an all-girl patrol from Cowan Station to Wondabyne Station for her green cord journey earlier this year.
And for her ASM, she organised a family fun day for the group and raised over $1000 for brain cancer research.
The day was great fun where participants had a map of the area and had to follow clues to different checkpoints and collect a ribbon from the checkpoint.
The day was won by a cub patrol and was finished with a barbecue.
1st Boronia sends a huge Bravo to Sandra Buchert.
1st Boronia Scouts meet on Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Further information can be found on the website www.1stboroniascouts.



Eastwood Girl Guides, with the assistance of their parents, have sewn care bags for breast cancer patients. Two of the Guides, sisters Dusana and Rachel and their Guide Leader Val Bird, delivered them to Concord Hospital. The Guides were happy to see the appreciation shown by the nursing staff. The making of the bags is a service activity by Girl Guides throughout NSW. The bags are carried by patients and hold their medical equipment.



Epping Scout Group is planning celebrations for its centenary next year to commemorate its foundation on July 3, 1915 just eight years after the start of Scouting in England by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Pictured at the Group AGM are l to r Joey Scouts Leader Carol Hoh (Kanga), Cub Hannah O’Donoghue, Group Leader Peter Buckley (Rama), Scout Leo O’Donoghue, Regional Commissioner John Tibbitts, Scout Leader Mathew Lim (Shaggy), Rover Keith Buckley. TWT on-he-spot PHOTO.

Queen Scout Award to Brush Park’s Xavier Calder


XAVIER CALDER celebrated his Queen Scout Award at Brush Park Scout Hall with a cake cutting ceremony after presentation of the highest Scouting honour with members of his Brush Park Group and family members. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Green Cord to Lane Cove’s Chris Gibson


CHRIS GIBSON of Lane Cove was presented with his Green Cord by Region  Commissioner Charles Turner and Group Leader Paul McGregor. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

 ‘Addington’ Open this Sunday

Historic “Addington” headquarters of the St George’s Guilds of former scouts and guides is open for public inspection this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm at 813-815 Victoria Road Ryde.
Addington is Australia’s oldest complete settlers cottage dating from 1794 and Guild members and Friends of Addington serve afternoon teas from Australia’s oldest continuously used kitchen.
The cottage contains Australia’s only Scout, Guide and Guild museum which was officially opened by The Hon Wendy Baden-Powell the granddaughter of the founder of Scouting and Guiding Lord Robert Baden-Powell.
The Guilds meet on the first Tuesday and second Wednesday of the month and visitors are welcome. Inquiries Rusty Russell OAM 9878 2289, Eva Maxted 9878 1887 or John F Booth AM 9807 6666.

World Conference in Sydney

Former scouts and guides from around the world will gather in Sydney in October for the 27th World Conference of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship at Sydney Olympic Park.
Conference starts Friday October 10 to Thursday October 16 with delegates from over 60 member countries.
Members of the Sydney and Ryde St George’s Guilds are on the World Committee Organising Committee. Inquiries John F Booth AM 9807 6666 or Ulrike Eichmeyer on 0419 622 814.
Local Scouts Centenaries
Ryde and Epping Scout Groups will be celebrating their official centenaries in 2015although both actually started earlier.
Epping inquiries to Group Leader Peter Buckley at email: [email protected] or for Ryde John F Booth 9807 6666 or [email protected]


Birralee Guides win State Regatta


West Epping’s Birralee OP Guides won the State Guide Regatta at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Camp on Lake Macquarie when over 350 senior guides aged 14-18 and OP units aged 18-30 from around the State competed in various events. This year’s theme was “superheroes”. Membership or leader inquiries contact Cheryl on 9878 3028.

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