Hinkler Park – December 2019
The Scouts undertook a challenging 2 day hike across the Gross Valley in the Blue Mountains. Day 1 was from Pierces Pass to the Acacia Flat campground, where we had some time to explore the river. Day 2 was a long a climb out of the valley to Govetts Leap Lookout, then on to Blackheath train station via Popes Glen.
7/8 September 2019
The Scouts had a very windy trip on the ferry from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe, then hiked over the hill to Tallow Beach Campground. After setting up tents we hiked out to Box Head lookout before heading back to camp for some free time and dinner. Sunday was a hike back to Wagstaffe via Lobster Beach, before another wild ride on the ferry back to Palm Beach.
The scouts practiced the skills required to undertake a river crossing. Learning how to cross as a group and use their backpacks for floatation.
F/M Scouts went canyoning through a section of the Wollangambe. The walk into the canyon involved a deep descent to the river, where we inflated our lilos and surf mats before taking on the canyon, with a combination of gentle floating and scrambling over boulders. The climb back out required the scouts to show some rock climbing skills.