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Founders Day 2020

Founders Day 2020

It was a great day for Sunnynook at the Zone Founders Day event at Brown’s Bay. Our Keas got first place in the sandcastle competition. Our Cubs got first place in the Sand sculpting competition. Our Scouts had 4 teams in the Raft building/race competition where points are awarded for construction skills, team work and…

NZ22 Scout Jamboree

NZ22 Scout Jamboree

20 of our Scouts joined with 16 Australian Scouts to form the Wandering Hippies Jamboree Troop.  We spent 10 days camping at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. The hippies all  enjoyed a great range of interesting  and adventurous activities, and made some great new friends.

40th Birthday Celebrations

40th Birthday Celebrations

The Sunnynook Scout Group celebrated its 40th Birthday with a dinner for around 130 people. It was great to have a lot of former youth members, Leaders and Committee and we had the whole life of the group covered from day 1 until present. We had people in attendance who started the group, and some…

Makarau Camp

Makarau Camp

Makarau in the winter can get very cold overnight – there was frost on the tents in the morning. Nice during the day though and our Scouts got to do some cool activities to tick off some of their Awards Scheme requirements. A highlight was the merry go round which the Scouts all had a…

Atiu Creek Orienteering

Atiu Creek Orienteering

We invited our families and the Cubs to practice orienteering at Atiu Creek Regional Park. It was a lot of walking and quite tricky in parts – lucky it was a nice day. Our Scouts improved their map reading and compass skills and were never really that lost.

Piopio Adventure Camp

Piopio Adventure Camp

Our Senior Scouts had an awesome weekend down at Piopio. Activities included 4 wheel driving, ATVing, zipline, archery, target shooting, clay bird shooting, grass skiing, orienteering, abseiling and caving. It was a very long way to go, and we had some very tired Scouts and Leaders on Sunday night but well worth the effort. It’s…