Bushwalk Day Hike, Practical lessons for an Overnight Hike

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Bushwalk Day Hike, Practical lessons for an Overnight Hike
Tue 22nd Mar 2022 (7pm to 9pm)
3rd Mortdale Scout Hall
Glen Road Mortdale
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Sat 26th Mar 2022 (7.30am to 3pm)
Heathcote Scout Camp
Freemans Rd Heathcote
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Youth - $10.00
Leaders assisting - $5.00
Region Activity Staff - Free
Open: Tue 1st Mar 2022 (1am)
Close: Fri 25th Mar 2022 (11pm)
Maximum 30 people
South Metropolitan Region
Brief Summary:
Lessons on how to put an overnight Hike together. What not to carry, what to carry, What to expect. This activity is open to Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and even Leaders who want to brush up on their Bushwalking Skills.
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This activity will cover a lot of what scouts and Venturers need to know and how to run an overnight bushwalk. If your keen on doing your bushwalking journey for your peak award, this day out is a must. We will cover lightweight backpacking, food to sustain your energy levels, water, equipment, group dynamics and conflict resolution, how to deal with emergencies, some basic first aid, navigation, communication in the field, remote supervision and Leadership.

We will also cover administration details such as

  1. Planning documents
  2. Risk Assesement
  3. Team day briefings
  4. Menu
  5. Parent permission forms

A theory night will be followed with a day hike from Heathcote scout camp to Camp Coutts. Some 10km of walking. Participants will have to carry a full overnight backpack and set up an overnight camp site including cooking a main meal. During the hike a number of mock scenarios will be experienced by the participants.



Cost will cover participants stationary, maps, and activity plans.


Registrations Closed