We took the train up to Wondobyne, a small station where you need to ask the driver to stop as it usually skips this station. Scouts led the way for the 3 hour hike up the hill on the GNW trail and then off to the enormous Pindar cave. We met another friendly group there and had a great night under the shelter of the overhang.
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.
A big ANZAC Day memorial this year with Scouts camping overnight at Manly Dam, Venturers marching with Harbord Scouts at Brookvale. Then finally the entire Fairlight/Manly Group marching at the Manly Ceremony. Venturer and Scout representatives of the Group, as well as Balgowlah Cubs, presented the wreath at the Manly Cenotaph on behalf of Scouts NSW.