Group Camp for 2015 will be held at Bangalee Scout Camp from Friday 23th to Sunday 25th October. Bangalee Scout Camp is situated not far from the Shoalhaven River, and a short distance North West of Nowra. Travel time from Epping is about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the traffic. Because of the distance, we are inviting parents to stay for the weekend and enjoy the camping and also see some of the surrounding area. The dormitory accommodation is a converted rail carriage and a small 1 roomed cottage. The Cubs should enjoy this lifestyle for the weekend. Joeys will be able to sleep in tents with their parents while Scouts, Venturers and Rovers will be camping with their respective sections. Parents who stay can bring their own tents, trailers or Winnebegos or borrow tents from the Scout Group. There are no powered sites there.
The camp site has some walking trails that can easily be followed. The site is situated about 300m from the Shoalhaven River, however, due to the reduced visibility from the bank there most likely will be no Scouting activities held in that area. The Rovers have included this event in their calendar so I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be some spectacular culinary delights coming from the kitchen on Saturday night. There will be a huge camp fire on Saturday night so I hope each section will be practising some camp fire songs and skits. The Shoalhaven Zoo is about 10 minutes drive from the site and parents might like to take their children there for a few hours. The cost is $22 for adults, $17 for Venturers and $12 for up to age 15.
As with all Scout camps, each Joey must have a parent in attendance at all times while they are attending the camp.
The cost for the weekend is $65 for those arriving on the Friday evening or $50 for those who arrive on the Saturday.
Please print and complete the attached Activity Notification form (E1) and remember to indicate when you will be arriving (Friday night or Saturday) so that appropriate catering arrangements can be made. I need to receive the forms by 13th October so that we can organise sufficient food for everyone for the weekend.
I will attach driving instructions for travelling to Bangalee Scout Camp.