Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th December 2015
SC&T Rovers and Venturers had an excellent time canyoning at Mt Wilson over the first weekend of December. On the Saturday morning everyone was organised into one of three groups each exploring a different canyon – Clatterteeth (also known as Du Faur), Kelvinator and Serendipity. Some enjoyed abseils, others enjoyed jumps, swims, fantastic scenery and good company.
That evening back at camp participants entertained themselves with whip cracking, storytelling and snacking. An excellent roast dinner put together by Ryan with assistance from Rhi, who spent their day slaving over the campfire instead of canyoning. Once the sun went down a large group went to visit the Cathedral of Ferns where fireflies gather. To our amazement the ferns sparkled with living fairy lights and we enjoyed a torchless walk back to the campsite.
The next morning groups were reshuffled and everyone headed off to a new canyon with groups completing Dalpura, Yileen and North Bowens Creek Upper Section. Again some fantastic abseils, jumps and skylarking were completed.
A big thankyou to all those involved in organisation along with Ryan and Rhi for dinner!
On Friday 28th August a group of Rovers from the region met for dinner at the Tattersalls Bar to start a great weekend of games, activities and fun.
The weekend started off pretty relaxed as we tidied up the camp removing hazards after recent show and caught up with each other or met someone for the first time. After lunch the group completed a number of problem solving activities that encouraged team work, thinking and perseverance. Although the result was not always pretty everyone pulled together to find a solution while maintaining a positive attitude and having a good laugh.
During the afternoon we decided to go for a walk around Kilto visiting other camp sights and taking in the view. The walk provided a great opportunity for conversation within the group in particular discussion around future plans to improve each camping area. After returning to camp we gathered around a bon fire as the light dimmed and prepared for dinner. When everyone had had their fill those who wanted returned to town for a night of music and dancing at the local clubs before turning in for the night.
Sunday started slowly after our late night but quickly gained momentum after breakfast as we set off to go rick climbing and abseiling. We spent the rest of the morning going up and down the cliff face refreshing and improving our skills while taking in the amazing views. I would like to thank Rob Hatton and Daniel Seddon-Powell for coming to help out with this activity, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Overall a fantastic weekend was had by all and we were able to complete a lot in a positive relaxing atmosphere including building a new set of benches around the main fire pit out of materials recycled from the clean up. I would like to thank everyone for attending, participating in all activities, helping out without when needed and making the weekend run smoothly. I look forward to seeing you all at future events.
Goulburn Rover Crew
Come to the SC&T Region Rovers’ Stationary Dinner! Held at 4th Gong hall, come along and enjoy a night out with the region with good food and good times, whilst raising funds for the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
Click here for more details and to register!
Mark Critcher is doing some service at Wollongong Primary School as part of his BP. It would be great to get as many people as possible helping out.
Following on from Mark’s BP service we will be relocating to Mt Keira Scout Camp for a BBQ Dinner followed by some social activities. Everyone is welcome to stay the night in front of the Rover Den.
Sunday will involve breakfast then a little bit of service to the camp then some games on the camping flats, finishing up around lunch time .
COST: $15 per person (includes camping fees and food)
Come and support Mark’s BP Service Project by cleaning up the garden at the Wollongong Primary School. Mark has started doing lots of work in the garden but he needs YOUR HELP!!!!
Meet at Wollongong Primary School (Corner of Smith and Church St Wollongong) at 9am on Saturday the 8th August 2015
Various aspects of the project include:
-Picking up rubbish/litter
-Spreading out mulch
-Moving all the weeds into the skip bin
-Installing Garden edging
-Solid shoes – No thongs
-Any newspapers (This is to go under the mulch to help prevent weeds growing)
Any question just message Mark Critcher if about Saturday and his BP, or if its about Saturday night and Sunday, message Mitch Van Baardwijk or Marshall Kelly Roderick.
The RRC Exec have been busy improving the RRC so we can better support the needs of the Rovers in the Region. Here is a quick outline of the changes:
- Functions of the RRC: The RRC executive met in April to discuss the role of the RRC, and how we should be supporting Crews in providing a quality experience for their Rovers. We decided on the following primary functions of the RRC, which guided the way we restructured the Council.
- To support the development of Crews in the Region and their delivery of the Areas of Personal Growth;
- To facilitate connections between Crews in the Region;
- To oversee key Rover-run events in the Region;
- To oversee the finances of the Rover section of the Region; and
- To represent the Region at the Branch Rover Council, and report back to the Region about BRC matters.
- Structure of the RRC: Once we agreed upon the primary functions of the RRC we changed the structure of the RRC so we could perform the functions better than we have done in the past. While most of the positions haven’t changed much, there are a few new roles and one which has been removed.
- An Event Liaison Officer (ELO) position has been created to help support our key Rover-run events in the Region, like Moot, WWG and RVR.
- A Crew Liaison Officer (CLO) position has been created to improve communication between the RRC and our Crews, and to help Crews fulfil the different Areas of Personal Growth (AoPG).
- A Training Officer position has been confirmed to help Rovers access training opportunities and ensure compliance with new training requirements, such as online modules, etc.
- The Public Relations Officer is no longer a position as it didn’t contribute to the primary functions of the RRC.
- Constitution of the RRC: In conjunction with the above changes we also updated the RRC Constitution to make it more flexible, but also stronger to serve and protect the Rovers in the Region. The new constitution will be presented to the RRC at an extraordinary AGM of the Council to be held on Tuesday, 11 August 2015. At this meeting we will vote to approve the new Constitution for a trial period of 6 months, as well as electing a new set of Office Bearers for the RRC.
- RRC Meetings: After listening to your feedback the RRC Exec have decided to change the way RRC Meetings are held. Effective from the August meeting the RRC will no longer meet every month. Instead, the SC&T Rovers will meet once every two months for a short RRC meeting followed by a social activity. Every Rover in the Region will be encouraged to attend these activities in order to get a brief update from the RRC while also getting to know other Rovers and having fun!
You can view the proposed RRC Constitution by clicking here.
For more info on any of the above changes please email Kusi at firstname.lastname@example.org