Clean Up Australia canoe journey

Event Details
Sat 2nd Mar 2024 (9am) to Sun 3rd Mar 2024 (3pm)
Scylla Bay, Como
Verona Range, Como
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Leaders - $10.00
Youth members - $10.00
Supervising guide - Free
Open: Wed 7th Feb 2024 (12.01am)
Close: Wed 28th Feb 2024 (11.59pm)
Maximum 40 people
Brief Summary:
This is an overnight canoe journey on the Georges River from Como to East Hills. It is aimed at Scouts, Ventures, Rovers and leaders. The activity open to current scout members whom have participated in a Hume Region Canoe skills weekend or similar. OR Have recognized Canoe / Kayak qualifications OR Whom have a current canoe/kayak log.
Additional Information

All gear and equipment must be packed in Canoe drums or dry bags in the event of a capsize.

Participants are to organize their own seat in a canoe, single bladed paddle and life jacket (PFD). 

The Hume Region has several Canadian style of canoes complete with paddles, life jackets (PFD) for a small fee.

Contact the activity coordinator a minimum of one (1) week prior to the activity to make arrange for the collection of any equipment.

Note: parents/drivers are expected at arrive at the pick-up point at 2pm to assist in loading canoes and moving collection bags to park gate for collection. Intention is to be leaving by 3pm. Your assistance will be appreciated.

All equipment must be returned in a cleaned and dry condition following the journey.  

  • This is self-cater event. Participants are required to bring suitable meals, and snacks for the period. You MUST bring ONE (1) spare meal in case we cannot get back to the pickup location by the planned finish time.
  • As the waterway is tidal it is recommended that each participant brings 10 litres of drinking water.

Participants must bring suitable: 

  • Sunglasses, hat and clothes while paddling providing protection from the weather elements including the sun, wind and rain.
  • Shoes (foot covering) that will STAY ON while swimming.
  • Wet weather gear.
  • Change of clothes & shoes while at camp
  • First aid kit. Sun burn cream, toiletries, toilet shovel, compass, torch, eating utensils,   

Participants are to understand and check the following equipment prior to the activity.

  • Light weight camping equipment including hike style tent, sleeping bag, mattress.
  • Light weight cooking equipment.

We are still going on the activity in the event of forecast rain.

The activity will be cancelled in the following:

  • Severe Weather warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for the local area
  • Flood warning is issued for the Georges River.
  • The area is impacted by bushfire.

If there are any questions, please contact the Activity Coordinator: 

Neville AUSTIN (Nifty)

Mob No 0400432361


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