At the beginning of term 3 the Charlestown scouts and the Swansea scouts had a winter camp at Kariong. it was a normal camp except a person was snoring that night and I was so tired the next morning I had to be puled out of the tent by my legs. On Sunday we all went after a pesky turkey that had bit a hole in the tents. One of the best part of the camp was finding a really big log that burnt until we went home but my overall favorite part was being with all my friends.
At the camp on the first night we set up camp by pitching our tents and starting the fire. We had 7 meals a day in this order 1.breakfast 2. morning tea 3. lunch 4. afternoon tea 5. dinner 6. dessert 7. supper. After supper was sleep and a person was snoring on the first night and kept me awake all night and I was so tired the next morning I had to be puled out of the tent. On Sunday we all went in the water in canoes or the tubes and one of the boys lost their school hat in the lake. One of the best part of the camp was finding a really big log that burnt until we went home but my overall favorite part was being with all my friends.
Earlier on the 1st Swansea, Toronto and Belmont scout groups were at Adamstown Army Reserve Barracks the and we were all shown around the place. Some of the people demonstrated how some things worked and we all had a go on the things that they were showing us. The whole time that we were there was great fun.
Over the weekend all the scouts from the Lake Macquarie region came to the rally at the myuna bay scout camp there were more than 500 scouts and ventures but there were mostly scouts. We hiked most of the time, but when we stopped at a base we had a break and had a snack. At the bases we had 6 activities to complete within 1 hour, some were scavenger hunts, mazes and and loyalty tests. The hiking pack that had all of my things for the 1 night in the tent and for the hike. my patrol was really slow and did not listen when I had fallen over only 1 of my patrol helped and the rest just continued like they did not notice. and the movie we watched was called Escape From Planet Earth.
On the 25th of April I participated in the ANZAC march with the scouts and I got to hold the army flag. We got to the RSL early and set up all the chairs and folded all the flyer’s and there was over 1000 flyer’s.This is a picture of the Swansea RSL war memorial.
I played the ‘Last Post’, on the bugle at my school Anzac ceremony. The ‘Last Post’ commemorates the fallen soldiers that died at Gallipoli.
Starting on Friday and finishing on Monday morning the Myuna Bay Scout Camp was very fun. The first thing we did vvas riding on the billy carts which Bossy was riding and every time she went down the hill she fell of the cart. Then we had to build the tyre swing that kiept on falling down and we had to keep on tying it on. Then we set up our tents and got cooking. The next morning we had a scavenger hunt and my team didn’t win but we found a dead puffa fish and a whip snake.
Last night the Scouts celebrated Harmony Day by dressing up and bringing in a plate of food from our heritage.
Harmony Day is a day about cultural differences from all over the world. I chose to highlight my Scottish heritage and Grandma made me a kilt to wear.
I was born at John Hunter hospital on the 18/12/2001.
My mum was born at Belmont hospital on t he 18/5/1969.
Then my Granddad (Alan Mason Jr) at Blyth Northumberland England on the 1/4/1944. He came to Australia at 7 years of age leaving London on the 25/5/1951 on the Ranchi with his parents my Great Granddad (Alan Mason Sr) and Nanny Mason (Edith Annie Mason).
Alan Mason Sr parents were George Thomas Dixon Mason and Ethyl May Smith. They also lived in Blyth in the North east of England near the Scottish border.
George’s parents were William and Jane Mason , they lived in Cowpen Northumberland England, William was born in Aberdeen Scotland around 1819.
I have chosen the Scottish heritage due to the hair colour, and was pleased to find out that I had Scottish heritage. Up until now my Grandmother who is also ginger had claimed my red hair as being from her Welsh heritage.
The ginger comes from the Viking influence throughout the British Isles.
Last Saturday the scouts had a sleepover at the hall that night we either played games or watched a movie. Theo and I played chess and I won the match then we played Chinese checkers and we had to go to bed before we finished so Theo won.
last night we returned to pulse climbing and I got to the top three times. My friend Beau got to the top of the no feet ladder I achieved better than last time there.