!!! NEWSFLASHES !!!
2017 AUCKLAND REGATTA.
A great weekend was had at Te Haruhi Bay for
the 2017 Auckland Regatta. The scouts had a great time and came away with
a 1st Intermediate Iron Man, 1st Intermediate Tug of War, 2nd Senior Canoeing
and 3rd Senior Iron Man!
A big thank you to the leaders and parent helpers for making this a great event for our scouts.
Chief Scout Award
Congratulations to Jamie Spencer who received his Chief Scout award.
This is an amazing achievement and our first Chief Scout here at Calliope for many years. Congratulations Jamie!
2017 ANZAC Day Parade
Thank you to all those who participated in the 2017 ANZAC Day parade and for the cubs who did the beach clean up as part of the Serve for NZ Project. Well done!
Auckland Anniversary Regatta
Well done to Ian and crew for winning 2nd on line, 2nd on handicap in the Cutters race.
A great start to 2017 with 5 new scouts invested and a 5 year service award presented to Ian Ranford.
Naval Recognition - Burgee & Badge
NEW RHIB and OUTBOARD PURCHASED
FOR THE GROUP
The Group has recently purchased a new AquaPro 3.4m RHIB and Yamaha 15HP Outboard to provide extra Safety cover for our fleet on the water. I would like to thank Devonport Rotary for their wonderful support and generosity in this recent addition to out boat fleet. I would also like to thank Gill & Gundry Concrete Construction Ltd, and Devonport New World for their generous support. It was puchased through RFD Ltd.
The New RHIB named "Petrel" was displayed at the Devonport Food & Wine Festival.
The Calliope Sea Scout Group recently attended the National Sea Scout Regatta at Narrow Neck over the period 27 Dec - 05 Jan 2015. With large contingent of 16 Scouts and Venturers as well as 6 Leaders the preformed well in all areas of the Regatta, returning home with another clutch of Trophies and Awards. Please go to Activity Photographs to see a collection of photographs from the National Regatta.
The Calliope Sea Scout Group recently attended the Northland Regatta at Kai Iwi Lakes over the period 9 - 11 March 2016. With large contingent of 26 Scouts and Venturers as well as 6 Leaders the excelled in all areas of the Regatta, returning home with another clutch of Trophies and Awards. Please go to Activity Photographs to see a collection of photographs from the Northland Regatta.
On Friday 25th March 14 Calliope Scouts and 6 parents/leaders set up camp at Whangaparoas Shakespear Park in readiness for the weekends Auckland Regatta, sailed annually amongst the regions 30+ Sea Scout troops. Of the 20+ troops attending, one had come from Katikati and another from Whangarei. (In all over 250 Scouts attended and over 80 parents/leaders.)
The Group undertakes a range of activities which involve both Scouts and Cubs, as well as Leaders. Recently we participated in theANZAC Day commerations in Devonport, and more recently with a trip down the Waikato to Tuakau over Labour Weekend. The Scouts took our cutter Jellicoe, and a number of kayaks to complete this trip over 3 days. From early reports a fantastic time was had by all. Noting it was down the Waikato River, the journey was a little easier, but none the less good seamanship was always to the fore.
The Restoration to rebuild the Foundations and Boat Ramp, as well as the Entrance Ramp and the inclusion of a Disabled Toilet and Shower. In conjunction with the ARC, the NSCC and the Devonport Community Board, we have carried out this work. I would like to thank all those involved with this Project as the finished "Ship" is now looking very smart, and good for another 100 years. The Official Opening was held on the on the 4th August, which coincides with the 100th Birthday celebrations of Scouting. The "Ship" was officially opened by the deputy Mayor of NSC Dianne Hale, in the presence of a range of officials and members of the Group, Scouts and Cubs. The attendance by Keith Stewart was the highlight of the day. Keith was Sea Scout at Calliope over the period 1928 - 1932. Now a sprightly 90 he was presented with an Honouary Calliope Scarf and Woggle (Unplaited, but which is good Scouting style had that sorted pretty fast) by the Group Leader Chris Leech.
As the Calliope Sea Scout Group is going through a period of good growth, there is now a need for more Leaders for both Scouts, Cubs & Keas. If any parents feel that they can sacrifice 2hrs per week to ensure that we can continue to provide a fantastic range of activities for our children. Please contact the Group Leader in the first instance.
SEEKING PARENTS FOR THE COMMITTEE
We are now seeking parents for General Committee. These positions require only a small time input from an individual, but they are essential to the Group's survival. So if you think you are able to assist with any of these positions please contact the Group Leader in the first instance.
The Calliope Sea Scout Group has the need from time to time to undertake fundraising activities to ensure that we can continue to provide the high standard of facilities and activities for the Scouts and Cubs, as well as to the members of the community who also use the "Ship". Click here to view details of current Fundraising Activities.
Use of the "Ship" for Private Functions.
The Calliope Sea Scout Group facilities, commonly known as the "Ship" are available for Private Functions. It has limit of 50 persons for all Functions, and the pricing is competitive. Please Contact the Group Leader in the first instance.