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Parent committee meeting - 17 November

posted Nov 10, 2015, 10:52 PM by Web Master

At Greg's place, 37 Gellibrand st, Kew, 8pm.

Agenda attached.

Parent committee meeting - 8 September

posted Sep 1, 2015, 1:23 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 1:24 AM ]

Hi All

We have scheduled a parents committee meeting for Tuesday 8th September.

Please email any agenda items and Ill send an agenda out in a couple of days.



Three words: Sarah. Is. Awesome.

posted May 2, 2015, 11:55 PM by Web Master   [ updated May 2, 2015, 11:55 PM ]

Hi all

I’m very pleased to report back that we received notification today that the grant application I submitted to Vic Health has been successful!

The grant of $2,605 is to purchase a set of 28 navigation compasses and 2 x large tunnel tents.

We need to decide what to apply to for the Boroondara Council Active Communities grant. I have had a discussion with Council and while we cannot apply for capital works to the building, we can apply for items such as new chairs or equipment that would add to our activities. It is also possible to put in under the Sustainability grant section for non-fixed assets such as water tanks or solar panels – I don’t know what the situation is with this for us but happy to talk.

My phone number is 0425 707 558.


Sarah Bartak

Grants Officer – 4th Kew Scouts


posted Mar 6, 2015, 8:26 PM by Web Master

Hi all 4th Kew Families:

We will be participating in Scouts Victoria’ “Monster Raffle 2015” to raise money for our group, as well as having the opportunity to win great prizes! We are asking each family to sell at least one book of 10 tickets ($2 each ticket). The books will initially be distributed at Cubs and Scouts this Monday and Thursday. (Venturer families – please reply directly to arrange pickup.)

You will be allocated one book per family but you can take as many as you like. You can return tickets (sold and unsold) and money to:

                Fiorina or Robert Eisler

                Julie Douglas

                Bob Palamara

Please return by Friday 22nd May at the latest. This means you have 3 months, but you are encouraged to return sooner so we can avoid a last minute rush. If you need more books during this time, just let me know.


Robert (Bob) Palamara

Raffle Coordinator

0438 375 785



posted Mar 6, 2015, 3:45 PM by Web Master

Hi everyone

As most of you probably know, this year's annual Kew Festival is on Sat 21st March at Victoria Park (next to the cemetery) - it's a great day out including activities, performances, and of course food, glorious food!

4th Kew is holding a sausage sizzle and so we need your help! 

Bob has kindly set up an online roster for us, so please feel free to add your details.  The advantage is you'll be able to see which slots are already filled.  Please note we will need extra helpers for the 2 lunchtime peak slots i.e. 11am - 12.30pm and 12.30 - 2pm.  All you need to do is click on the roster link below in Bob's message, then select "Edit in browser", add your details, and they save automatically.

Go to http://1drv.ms/1EEYNTL for the roster.

We need 4 helpers per time slot (possibly up to 6 in the "peak hour" 11am - 12.30pm and the 12.30 - 2pm slots): 2 to cook, 1  - 2 to take money; 1 - 2 to serve. , First time slot includes setting up;  last time slot includes packing up.  Cubs/Scouts/Venturers need to be uniform.  Hair shoulder length or longer needs to be tied back.  Gloves and hand gel will be supplied.  BYO aprons.

Please also consider supporting our neighbours from 1st Kew, who will be selling pancakes!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,


Rob and Fiorina Eisler
4th Kew Fundraising Committee

Yellow Pages deliveries (fundraiser)

posted Feb 21, 2015, 4:24 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 4:49 PM ]


The fundraising committee have decided to kick off 2015 fundraising activities with the delivery of the Yellow Pages books in Kew and Kew East.  We have the opportunity to make up to $3500, 35 cents per book delivered, so the more books the better!   We will effectively be working for Sensis, so the money we get paid is not coming from the families of 4th Kew or the locals, so it is a great opportunity to bring in some funds from other sources. The kids will need to wear their uniforms so it will be great for the local community to see us out and about.

There are a lot of books to deliver so we would ask that each family take half a route each.  One route is about 700 books and all the routes have been put together by Sensis and have the streets and houses that require delivery.  4th Kew have been allocated a number of them within Kew and Kew East. 

My family of 2 adults, an 11 year old and an 8 year old delivered about 170 books this morning in one hour.  So 350 books delivered would work out to about two hours per family.  And any families that are keen for a challenge can pick up a whole route and see how fast you can get it done!  The more we deliver the more $$$.

There are two options to get hold of the books.

Option 1 is to come to the Scout Hall on Saturday 14th March (time to be confirmed, but it will be in the afternoon).  We can help you pack your car and give you the street details and instructions then.  350 books fit easily in the boot of a car.

Option 2 is to go to the warehouse (41 to 43 Kylta Rd, Heidelberg West) where the books are stored, anytime from Monday to Saturday 7am to 2pm, from today to March 28th.  The warehouse staff will pack your car and give you the route details/paperwork and can answer any questions you may have when you see the route.  If you go to the warehouse you can choose your route but you must take the paperwork for a complete load (approx. 700), however you don’t have to pick up all the books in one go.  I picked up 350 and I will go back for the rest next week.  I could have fit all 700 with the back seats down but I don’t have storage at home.  Some people take them all and store them in their garage.

If you would like to get started but don’t want to do a whole route you could team up with another family, and work it out together.  Contact me if you need help with this.

Once you have picked up your books it is up to you when you deliver them.  You could comfortably do it in one go, or you could do a couple of streets at a time in the evenings, or whatever suits your family best.  You will have until March 28th and can only be delivered in daylight hours.

So I will know how many books to bring over to the hall I would ask that you reply to this email stating whether you would like a half route or a full route, and if you will be picking up from the Scout hall or directly from the warehouse.  I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE ASAP OR BY END OF FEBRUARY AT LATEST.

I will send out a detailed instruction sheet in a few days. 

I appreciate that we are all very busy but fundraising is necessary, and the good thing with this fundraiser is that we can do it when it suits us… and get some exercise at the same time!

Thank you and don’t hesitate to call me if you have any queries.

Nicole Cairns

Fundraising Committee Member


Updated draft committee lists (Feb 2015)

posted Feb 21, 2015, 4:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 4:12 PM ]

This is a draft - please let Ian know any changes.

Cubs Parents Committee meeting: 8 December

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:49 PM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 7:49 PM ]

The 4th Kew Cubs Parents Committee meeting will be on 8 December at 7:30pm at the restaurant next to Ping's homewares shop in the Harp Village - used to be Cherating.

The agenda is attached to this page (see link below)

Cubs parent committee meeting 6 October

posted Oct 4, 2014, 4:54 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 4:55 PM ]

Meeting is at 06 October 2014, 7:00pm, in the Rovers Den.

The agenda is attached below.

A celebration of Scouting in Boroondara, September 17th

posted Sep 9, 2014, 1:52 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 1:52 AM ]

A reminder to all Leaders, District Leaders, District Executive, Group Committees, Adult Helpers in Boroondara.

The District Leadership and the District Executive would like to invite all the Leaders of Boroondara and the Group Committees to a “Celebration of Scouting in Boroondara”.

We would like an opportunity for everybody to get together and celebrate our achievements and enjoy each other’s company.

This will be our ARAP for Boroondara.

We will
  • Meet on Wednesday , 17th September, 7.30pm
  • At 1st North Balwyn Hall, Belmore rd, Nth Balwyn
(its heated!)(it has parking!)
  • In uniform
  • Pizza, nibbles, wine and soft drink provided
  • Short (45 minutes) of presentations from Youth about their best activity of the previous year.
  • NO reporting speeches (reports will be provided in a handout)
  • NO elections or Guest speakers
  • Whilst some non-Scout guests will be in attendance, NO speeches.
  • A great chance to catch up.

I would strongly encourage all Leaders to find a way to attend.

Please reschedule Section nights if you must.

Greg Landgren
District Commissioner, Boroondara
Scouts Australia, Victoria Branch

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