TWO local scouts have been awarded prestigious Australian Scout Medallions by the Chief Commissioner of Scouts, Tasmania.
Elliot Coulson, 15, and Thomas Weeding, 13, from Old Beach Scout Group received their awards at the 57th Scout/ Guide regatta at Snug last month.
The Australian Scout Medallion is the highest award in the scout section and is achieved by only the top five per cent of scouts in Australia. These boys are only the second and third scouts from Old Beach Scout Group to have attained this award.
Their journeys toward this award required them to demonstrate active leadership in scouting, including the planning, implementation and review of a three-day hike where they were required to be totally self-sufficient.
WE are experiencing unprecedented times amid a national emergency that is creating challenges that we’ve never previously had to deal with, perhaps the exception is the two World Wars and the Great Depression.
I don’t want to be alarmist, but we do have to face reality. The COVID-19 pandemic means that travel has been severely curtailed and for many people, even close contact with family and friends has been restricted. We’ve seen panic buying of many staples, even toilet paper and tissues, although we’ve been assured that there are no shortages and Australia has plenty of supplies to meet the community’s need and demand. Continue reading “COVID-19 brings unprecedented times”
THE Bridgewater Police Division, the largest geographic operational Division statewide for Tasmania Police, encompasses Bridgewater as well as the sub-divisions of Oatlands Police Station and New Norfolk Police Station. Oatlands also has single-person stations at Bothwell, Kempton and Liawenee. New Norfolk also has the single-person stations of Bushy Park, Maydena and Hamilton with police officers attached to each.
While Bridgewater Police is open from 9am until 4.30pm for public inquiries, the station is a 24-hour station. You can contact the station on 131 444 for non-urgent matters and 000 for urgent or life-threatening matters. Continue reading “Big division’s great stats”
BRIGHTON Council has called for public calm and restraint for the duration of the coronavirus virus emergency.
As national emergency measures were implemented in March, acting Mayor Barbara Curran called on the community to avoid unnecessary and panic-buying of goods that put pressure on retailers and could impact adversely on low-income earners, the elderly and infirmed. Continue reading “Brighton Council urges calm and constraint”
A HANDFUL of dedicated volunteers is making a big impact in developing confidence and social networks in the Bridgwater community.
Pete’s Community Workshed is built on the foundations of improving self-worth and developing confidence and social networks by providing a place to meet others and not only learn skills but also share knowledge and friendship.
IT can be hard to find male primary school teachers but one school bucking the trend is Northern Christian School in Bridgewater.
School principal, Bethany Armstrong, said this year the school would have a record five male teachers.
“It’s great to have so many great male role models for the students at the school,” she said. “When we look for staff we are looking for the best candidates. It’s terrific so many men put their hand up to teach at Northern. We know in Australia there has been a decline in male primary school teachers in the past decade yet research has shown there are many benefits of having both male and female teachers for boys and girls.”
BRIGHTON municipality’s participation in last year’s Garage Sale Trail was well supported by members within the community, but more can still be done. The Garage Sale Trail’s Impact report from last year’s national program shows some positive statistics from people within the municipality who participated in the sale trail to help reduce and re-use waste in the region.