Event Details

State Bushwalking Trip

Thu 16th Jul 2020 (8am) to Sun 19th Jul 2020 (2pm)
Carrington Place
45 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW 2780
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Participant (Rover, Leader) (Free)
Participant (Scout, Venturer) (Free)
Participant (Scouts ages 11 & 12) (Free)
Support Vehicle (Free)
Open: Sat 14th Dec 2019 (12pm)
Close: Fri 19th Jun 2020 (11pm)
Brief Summary:
Available to members of Scouts NSW and interstate members. Minimum age originally 13 and older. If there are any Scouts ages 11 and 12 with previous multiple day walking experience, confident with 50 km you can apply Own transport to venue. Public transport options available TrainLink NSW (Blue Mountains Line).
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State Bushwalking Trip

Blue Mountains National Park | Coxs River Loop via Confluence of Jenolan and Coxs River

Thursday 16th (8 am) – Sunday 19th July (2 pm) 2020 July school holidays

Start & Finish: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Tristan Flores Tristan.Flores@nsw.scouts.com.au

State Bushwalking Team

Available to members of Scouts NSW (Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders)

Minimum age originally 13 and older. If there are any Scouts ages 11 and 12 with previous multiple day walking experience, confident with 50 km you can apply. Prerequisite experience: Comfortable with pack under load, previous three day hike or multiple overnight hikes.

Scouts, Venturers and Rovers who have a passion for bushwalking and are interested to extend themselves and collaborate/connect with like-minded people. Evening discussions minimum impact practice, wilderness area and long distance.

Leaders, Activity Leaders, Guides, Instructors are invited to provide support. We intend to camp at either Carlons Farm or Old Ford Reserve in the Megalong Valley on Saturday night. Any members who are unable to join for the complete trip could stay for this night.

Distance: Approx 50 km

Costs: Nil admin fee, self-catering applies, own transport to Katoomba

Closing date: Friday 19th June 2020

Can apply online via https://events.greaterwestscouts.com.au/event/282

GWS Region Office 6 Baden Powell Place Winston Hills NSW 2153

If running on time we should finish by 1 pm on Sunday. Can arrange early pick up on Saturday night.

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/454900608499725/

Google Drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cPljxnsg1RLJscXqenL_udO1kcY3zwwF?usp=sharing

Are you interested to learn about multi day hiking and wilderness education?

The Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness is among the largest and most rugged wilderness areas in New South Wales. Situated to the south of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and the Kanangra-Boyd National Parks. This walk offers an entry level wilderness experience.

Includes off track, river crossings, swims, bush toileting, extended strenuous physical activity and endurance. Suitable for youth and adult members who exercise and or play sport regularly.

This camp is self-catered so please bring whatever suits your liking. It is important to bring sufficient food for the duration. Choose hearty and nutritious foods that provide sufficient energy.

AWTGS Grade 5 Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Australian Standard for walking track construction (AS 2156).