Search and Rescue weekend

Event Details
Sat 25th May 2024 (8.30am) to Sun 26th May 2024 (2.30pm)
Camp Coutts
Princess Highway Waterfall NSW 2233
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Adult Participants / Leaders - $55.00
SMR Indentured Trainee Guides - $20.00
Youth Members under 18 - $10.00
Region Staff - Free
Open: Mon 8th Apr 2024 (9am)
Close: Fri 17th May 2024 (5pm)
Maximum 50 people
South Metropolitan Region
Brief Summary:
What to do if your party is suddenly missing a person. How to coordinate search and rescue activities. Construct a range of makeshift stretchers. Participate in a distance stretcher carry over a variety of terrains. How to construct a range of emergency shelters. A weekend course, Search And Rescue (SAR) covering SISORSC001 and OAS up to stage 9 For Venturers and up
Additional Information

Search and Rescue exercises in line with OAS stage 9 and SISORSC001 (Conduct Search and Rescues) requirements.

For Venturers and up.

This is not an overnight activity but is run over two days.

Camping is available at Camp Coutts for those wishing to stay overnight

The course is run by the South Met Activities team and retired SAR proffessionals

We will be running a series of Search and Rescue exercises. These exercises range from, losing a party member while on a bushwalk to conducting a major SAR exercise involving several search teams and a central command centre. Some  participants will have the chance to coordinate the command centre while others can conduct a grid seach in the field.

Course participants will have to come prepared as you would for a days bushwalking, supervising a group of youth.

You will need

  1. Food for out in the field.
  2. Field note book and pencil
  3. 3m of small cord for lashings and a light tarp or hoochie.
  4. Whistle or signaling device
  5. First Aid kit

The exercises will be conducted over a three and a half square km area in the Camp Coutts region.

At times the walking may be demanding and through scrub and off track

SISORSC001 (Conduct Search and Rescues) is a requirement for all Activity specialist and assistant guide in difficult bushwalking on tracked and untracked bushwalks. It is also a core module for Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

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Event Documents

  Download Checklist for a day hike

This list is indicative of what you could bring on a day hike. It is extensive and you may not require all the items.

  Download Course Program

A run sheet of the times and material covered in the course

  Download Heathcote Map

This map is the area of Seach operations. Please familiarize your self with it

  Download Lost Arrow Patrol Activity Plan

This is the activity plan of the lost Scout Patrol you will be searching for.

  Download Lost Arrow Navigation Map

This is the proposed map of the Lost Arrow patrol's bushwalk

Registrations Open
Payment Options
This event is administered by:
South Metropolitan Region

Once you have submitted your registration, an invoice (summary sheet) will be generated with instructions on how to pay for this event. The following payment options will be available to you:

Credit/Debit Card