Dural Scouts Hike Over Summer

Over the Summer holidays, a group of 1st Dural Scouts and Venturer Scouts undertook an Adventurous Journey from Murray’s Beach to Stockton Beach via the Glenrock State Recreation Reserve.

The weather was hot and humid, but they persevered and achieved their goal after four days’ worth of hiking.

Along the way they overcame many challenges – from heat stress, waterlogged shoes, rescuing a baby ringtail possum that had fallen from its mother’s back (they called it Todd and give it to a W.I.R.E.S volunteer) and experienced so many things that they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to if they were stuck in front of a screen all holidays.

The youngest on the hike was Jack, who has only recently moved up to Scouts from Cubs but proved to be ‘the stuff real Scouts are made of’, never complaining about the weight of his pack, nor the heat, even once.

The conditions meant that the Scouts had to support each other as the heat made the hike even more physically demanding than usual, and the 1st Dural Group are all particularly proud of them and their wonderful achievement.

This term all Sections have organised programs with a lot of outdoors activities, challenges, and fun – from canoeing to making dumplings for Lunar New Year celebrations and of course there’s some camping planned! We look forward to keeping you all updated of what we’ve been up to.

Dural Scout Group has vacancies now for Girls and Boys from 5 to 25 years. Joeys (5yo), Cubs (8yo), Scouts (12yo) and Venturers (16yo). Please contact Phirooza: 0411 731 976 or [email protected] or Simon: [email protected]