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District Camp - June Long Weekend (Fri 6th June - Mon 9th June)

posted 19 May 2014, 05:40 by Epping Scouts   [ updated 26 May 2014, 01:52 ]
District Camp is held annually and represents the premier Scout Camp for troops in our (Yanagin) district. We will be joined by (and competing against) Scouts from neighboring troops 1st Roselea, Beecroft / Cheltenham, 1st Brush Park and Eastwood / Marsfield

This is a Patrol competition camp based on camping skills. Activity points will be awarded based on how well you perform certain activities during the camp and also on how well you run your camp. Scouts will be required to camp in Patrols. Patrols will be required to setup and maintain their own Patrol camp within the larger Troop Camp, do their own cooking and washing up - pretty much like what ScoutHike was, only you don't hike anywhere, just camp in the same location for the 3 nights. 

In addition, this is also a Cub Link event and Cub scouts intending to link up to scouts in the next 6 months are invted to join us on the Sunday and Monday - camping overnight on Sunday (when we have the Campfire!!). 

In the two previous years, Epping has won both the Gilwell Shield for best Patrol as well as the Troop Camping Award. We must defend this title!!

What do I need to bring?
  • Scout Uniform (to be worn on arrival and departure)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Torch
  • Mess kit
  • Personal Hygiene - toothbrush, towel
  • Wide Brim Hat

Glenfield Scout Activity center, Cambridge Ave., Glenfield

How do I get there? This year's District Camp will be held at Glenfield Scout Activity Center, Cambridge Ave., Glenfield. This is about a 45minute drive from Epping. Below is a map of how to get there You will have to arrange transport to and from the venue - carpooling may be arranged, let Shaggy know if you have trouble with transportation.

How much does it cost?
    • $50 for Scouts
  • $20 for Cubs
Can Parents come too? MOST DEFINITELY, parents are encouraged to come as helpers, see what Scouts Do and join in the fun

What do I need to do next? Download, read and fill in the A1 form below (make sure it's for the appropriate section). Hand the A1 form back to your Section leader, together with the correct fee, by Wednesday 28th May if you are a Scout or Monday 2nd June if you are a Cub.

BUT ALSO - if you intend to come, please send e-mail to Shaggy RIGHT AWAY so that we can confirm the numbers going. 
Epping Scouts,
26 May 2014, 01:52
Epping Scouts,
19 May 2014, 06:08