Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

2nd Gordon Scouts’ normal annual Easter camp was pushed out to the ANZAC long weekend to align with school holidays. This camp is our troop’s primary campcraft and traditional scouting venue over 5 days and 4 nights; and set upon a backdrop of bushland backing onto the Abercrombie River on private property.

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

Scouts are challenged with patrol related tasks, setting up a full camps including canvas sleeping quarters, kitchen dining areas with gadets and cooking over open fires.

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

Our Scouts had a belated Easter egg hunt using a navigation challenge, a night hike including navigation by the stars, 3 course competition dinner in ground camp ovens, and games.

Leaders cooked the troop’s first dinner with the now-famous two shovel chicken stir fry done on a huge steel sizzling hot plate.

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

Many Scouts also appreciated the opportunity to bond as patrols and a troop, and we had a few jokes, skits, and sharing stories around our large campfire.

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

See you all at our next big camp!

Scouts Anzac Long Weekend Camp Apr 2018

Break on the way to camp