After many years of participating in the Levin Parade we decided to attend the Manakau Dawn Service.
We were fortunate enough to have a sleep over at Manakau School, eating popcorn and watching DVD’s, before the Dawn Parade.
Our Scouts and Cubs marched behind the Uniformed services, before being welcomed by local Kamatua from Ngati Wehi Wehi marae.
After laying our handmade wreath, thanks to the cubs, we released a white dove (from one of our leaders) in between “Last Post” and “Reveille”.
Once released, on seemingly right on cue, the dove flew to the top of the cenotaph , where it stood for the minutes silence, then flew off over the crowd when reveille started.
Weather held off, great behaviour was displayed by the Troup both during the sleepover, and during the parade, earning them their ANZAC badges presented by the President of the Otaki RSA.
A good time had by all in this time of remembrance.
( Thanks Chris Henry for this great summary of the day)
We had a great time making Anzac biscuits and poppies for the wreath this week. We hope to see everyone at ANZAC this year for the first time in Manakau. See the newsletter on the newsletter page.
What a great time was had by the Cubs at the ‘River Camp’. We camped at St Mary’s hut at Florida Road campsite. We made rafts and ‘aquascopes’ , tried them out in the river, visited the cowshed at milking, cooked on hobo stoves and played spotlight. Most Cubs had not had a night in tents before away from the back yard so it was a big deal for them – BRAVO. What a wonderful campsite for just mucking around.
Well once again the summer dry has hindered the mudslide… but we got it sorted with a delivery of bore water so that Mr C’s tank wouldn’t be run dry.
The slide was as popular as ever this year but the mud not so much. No matter – Mr C got plenty muddy… check out the photos on our photo page – they are down the bottom.
What a great time everyone had at the Medieval Market. It started out wet as and everyone was huddled under the tent with no customers. Then the sun came out along with the public and things went really well. A big thanks to Chris, Paul and all the parents who helped. Cheryl’s photo board was awesome. Logan sold about a million lollies and drinks on foot and Ezra did his best to catch up in the tent. I arrived late and gave out a bunch of flyers to people who I talked to and I even hooked up some kids from Palmy and Paraparaumu with local Scouts in their area. What a great effort all round and great to see everyone working together. Thanks to Mark and Ineke and their family who were down from Palmy and helped us out too.
Hello all Cubs, Scouts and your families. I hope you’ve had great holidays. I’ve updated the website a bit, to include:
- Programmes and Newsletters page, just in case it gets lost in the wash
- Forms and guides
This term the Scouts are busy sailing and surviving, and the Cubs are getting wet & muddy mostly.
Welcome to the Kotuku Sea Scout Group Website. We have been providing adventures for the youth of the Horowhenua since 1959. This is our new website which took over from the old one in August 2013. Most current things get done on Facebook so members and parents are invited please to join our Facebook group – search for Kotuku Sea Scout Group. That’s where you’ll find the latest news and photos.