Member Information – QLD

Welcome to Harcerstwo (Polish Scouting) in Brisbane
Harcerstwo is a voluntary organisation based around the world-wide Scouting movement with an emphasis on Polish community, language, history and religion.

Zbiórki
When: Every Friday night (excluding school holidays) at 7pm for 1-2 hours, depending on age group:
• Skrzaty: 7:00-8:00pm
• Zuchy: 7:00-8:30pm
• Harcerki/Harcerze: 7:00-9:00pm
• Wędrowniczki/Wędrownicy: 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Bowen Hills, Our Lady of Victories Church.

Drużyny (Troops)
Skrzaty: boys and girls, age 4-6
Drużynowa (Leader) : Krysia Dutkowska

Zuchy: boys and girls, age 7-10
Drużynowa: Malwina Hoppe

Harcerki: girls, age 11-15
Drużynowa: – Krysia Strudzik
Harcerze: boys, age 11-15
Drużynowy: Kevin Kolobius

Wędrowniczki: girls over the age of 15
Drużynowa: Jessica Fijal
Wędrownicy: boys over the age of 15
Drużynowy: Zac Mroczek

Main Contacts
Przewodniczący Obwodu (Chairman of Polish Scouting in Brisbane): Tomek Karbanowicz email: Pomorze@zhp.org.au
Hufcowa Harcerek (skrzaty, zuchy, harcerki, wędrowniczki): Izabella Sowula
Hufcowy Harcerzy (harcerze, wędrownicy): Lukasz Karbanowicz
Parents & Friends Asscociation (KPH): President: Magda Myszkowka

Registration
Please complete a registration form with your details and health information so that we know who to contact in case of emergency. There is also a registration fee of $100 per year ($80 if paid before the end of March) which covers public liability insurance and goes towards activities. Please pay by cash or money transfer to the following bank account:
Account name: Polish Scouting Association ZHP ~ BSB: 034-086~ Account number: 228975 ~ Reference: (Surname)rej2016

Biwaki/Obozy (Camps)
When: we have a regular camp in January for 1-2 weeks and a shorter one mid-year (June/July). There may also be extra weekend or overnight sleepovers or camps organised throughout the year. Information will be provided closer to the dates.

Other activities
On the 1st Friday of every month Harcerstwo attends mass at church as part of zbiorka. Harcerstwo is also often involved in important church events on Sundays and other events in the Polish community. Harcerki/harcerze are expected to come to church in uniform on these days unless otherwise instructed.

Uniform
The official uniform varies depending on the group. There is a grey (girls) or khaki (boys) uniform that is worn for official occasions (e.g: church attendance, 1st Friday of every month, etc). Please speak to the druzynowa/druzynowy about how to acquire a uniform.
There is also an informal uniform consisting of a polo shirt which can be purchased for $20 from the shop. Items from the shop can be purchased from Ewa Kolakowska on the 1st Friday of every month.

Fundraising
As Harcerstwo is a volunteer organisation w POMORZE – Informacja dla nowych czlonkowe rely on fundraising to support many of the activities we run. We encourage parents to join Kolo Przyjaciol Harcerstwa (KPH) which is a support group comprised of parents and others involved in Harcerstwo. To volunteer to help with a cake stall after church on Sundays, please contact Edyta Frenkiel or Monika Nastaj

Extra information
Please have a look at and ‘like’ our Facebook page: ‘ZHP Pomorze Brisbane’. We update this page regularly with information about upcoming events. Otherwise communication with parents is usually via email or telephone.