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Halloween Spooktacular Camp

Halloween Spooktacular Camp

Our Scouts had a good time at our Halloween Spooktacular camp at Makarau. It was organised by a couple of our Patrol Leaders and had lots of Scouty stuff like wood chopping, pioneering, fire lighting & cooking over fires. We also took the opportunity to go for a swim during a heavy downpour. Halloween involved…

Rangitoto Camp – July 2020

Rangitoto Camp – July 2020

Our senior scouts spent a week camp on Rangitoto Island, staying at 1st Devonport Scout Group’s bach. They walked to the summit and burnt some marshmallows, and walked through the lava caves. They also walked across to Motutapu Island. They have some fun kayaking, and went for a mid winter swim. Before they left, the…

Shakespear Camp – July 2020

Shakespear Camp – July 2020

14 of our Scouts braved the winter weather and went camping at Te Haruhi Bay. The camp was organised by one of our Scouts, to help earn her Chief Scout’s Award.We went hiking and built some pioneering structures.We also did our Chemistry badge—doing experiments on water purification and chromatography.The Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society had a…

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…