District Camp (23-26 Sep 2016) located at Camp Ku-Ring-Gai was a great success. For many of the younger Scouts, this was their first large standing camp alongside the majority of Ku-Ring-Gai Scout troops. We took four patrols of 23 Scouts and four leaders to camp. It was fantastic to see our Scouts challenging themselves, doing their best, and having lots of fun together. A testament to our Scouts’ abilities, three of our four patrols were in the top three placings (with one outright winner) for the “Tame Bear Award” (Excellence in Traditional scouting skills, knots, gadgets); and the “Rusty Gates Award” (best gateway to a patrol’s campsite). Also good on Tom S. receiving the “Weary Dunlop Award” for our troop, received for working tirelessly and with good humour during the course of the camp, helping others, and upholding the Scout laws; And also Zoe O. as a runner up to the outright Patrol Leader Award. Activities included the Skit night around campfire, the Golden Boot touch rugby competition, Kart races, Flying Fox, Ballista, The Solar system, Slip and Slide, and the Competition Dinner. We also had our first Colour Run at District camp – inspired from cultural traditions and using environmentally-friendly and washable coloured powder, we managed to turn the district scouts into a colourful kaleidoscope – see the pictures!