Some 25 of us from St, Augustine’s attended the Zone Kea camp, made up of parents, leaders, and the Kea’s themselves. Some slept in Cabins, some in test, and one in a pop-up trailer. All had fun, and the weather, like the kids was outstanding. No flooding, no rain, and just enough sun to have fun.
Our Kea’s were mixed up with Kea’s from other groups to encoring plenty of socialising.
The St. Augustine’s leaders set up a significantly long “night-line”, which the Kea’s that visited our base first went around holding on to the rope as a guide. The ran, they laughed, and enjoyed the trail over bridges, along streams, and through the woods.
Once completed, it was around again for a second time, only this time a little different.
The accompanying parents gave their children instructions about the obstacles ahead, as a course that was easy turned into quite a challenge.
The program for the second day was Scouts Own, Confidence course, and then a Kea hike high up into to the hills.
Running around the Confidence Course was trying, what with all the climbing, crawling, and hauling to be done.
Good Balance was also needed, over the tipping log, and then up the hill to the balance bars.
Kea’s earned themselves two badges over the weekend, namely Keen Kea and Conservation Kea, both of which they will be awarded at their next regular Kea meeting.
Conservation Kea badge encourages fascination with the wonders of nature. As part of the badge Kea’s planted seeds, above is a sunflower from the Zone Cub Camp that has germinated and just poked its green head out, causing much wonder in a young mind.