Another great weekend with 20 scouts completing their Cossgrove Course and 16 leaders doing the Practical Skills course. Can you spot the St. Augustine leaders (Mark, Nicolle, and Fill) and our Scout (Michael) . The number of leaders attending, outnumbering our Scouts was actually fantastic as it points to excellent well trained leaders for the future, and to the fact that all the other Scouts have alrady attended the course prior to the Jamboree. The weather was unusually warm for Brookfield which made it challenging in the assessment phase to pretend they were dealing with high winds, rain and hypothermia. Leaders ran the bases and the Valley Rovers did the cooking.
He was very grateful for Ray’s knotting board as a teaching aid.
There were many other bases too, such as Axe Safety, First Aid, Lashings, Maps and Compasses, fire lighting, and others.