Tag Archives: Hiking

Scouts: Warrumbungles Hike

On 4th – 6th November, 2015, a mini-bus full of Scouts (plus a few cars of associated leaders, parents and siblings, and Venturers) went to the Warrumbungle National Park for a weekend of hiking and star gazing.

We left Friday afternoon, and arrived late that night (well, actually very early the next morning!). We camped in Haggis’ aunt’s property (thanks again!) and tackled the Breadknife hike on Saturday. It was steep and hot! Luckily we were given permission for a quick dip in a neighbour’s pool :) (I’m not sure they knew what they were letting themselves in for, but thank you!)

That night we travelled into Coonabarabran to the Warrumbungle Observatory to search the skies through several telescopes. The skies out there are amazing!

Sunday saw us having a later start, before tackling the Split Rock hike and piling into the bus for a long (I wish I could say “quiet”) ride home!

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Scouts: District Hiking weekend

On 15th & 16th August, 10 Scouts, accompanied by Yogi, hiked through the Brisbane Water National Park at Kariong. The weekend was organised by Iceman as a District Hiking weekend, which meant several other troops (East Maitland, Beresfield and Thornton) also took part. They hiked a different trail to our troop on the Saturday and we came together for the campfire and Sunday’s walk to Aboriginal rock carvings for the Scouts Own.

A fun weekend was had by all!

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And one especially for the bacon boys in Yogi’s car…

Scouts: Term 1 2015

During Term 1, 2015, we focused on Campcraft badge. Some Scouts went on a challenging hike in the Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains and many of us finished off the term with investitures and a night hike at Mt Sugarloaf. We also participated in Clean Up Australia Day, had the Lower Hunter Venturers drop by for a night, raised awareness of Scouts by making mini-catapults at a Bunnings Community Night and helped out with traffic control at Steamfest.

Our last night was an informal night at Flip Out Trampolining at Thornton.

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