Scout Hike – May 2018

One of the Scouts’ premier events for the year, is the two-day, two-night Scout Hike, where registered NSW Scout patrols lightweight hike between about 30 activity points (run by leaders) in a closed (to public) state forest. This year celebrated a 25-year milestone for this event.

Scout Hike - May 2018

Our first night of arrival was windy and cold, however the photo above of day break was to be perfect conditions to hike.

Scout Hike - May 2018

This year, 2nd Gordon Scout Hike patrols won 1 gold and 3 bronze places – well done to all.

We even tried to blast a Scout into space!

Scout Hike - May 2018

But the landing failed…

Scout Hike - May 2018

2nd Gordon and North St Ives ran a fun activity point with a Mars theme which included trivia, making an effigy ‘starman’ like Elon Musk did sending a Tesla car to space, and then firing their effigy attached to a water rocket.

Scout Hike - May 2018

Glenn explaining water rocket propulsion

Our activity point was very popular and processed over 150 patrols over two days.

Scout Hike - May 2018

Two days went fast! See below for a very short video of a water rocket being fired for the most part in slow motion – you can appreciate how fast these air and water powered rockets fly.

Scout Hike - May 2018

Video of Water Rocket – 5 seconds

Scout Hike - May 2018