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BUSHWALKING (PEAK TEAM)
This activity is all about getting out and seeing the many wonderful parts of Australia most people will never see - both local and far away! Walks vary from short day walks to the more challenging night treks. There is a walk to suit everyone and every group.
Who is PEAK?
Peak is the SNR Bushwalking Team, a small band of enthusiastic bushwalkers; mostly Leaders, Rovers and Venturers whose aim is to encourage all Scouts to get out into the bush more often.
We have Assessors on our Team and can carry out RPL/RCC. Like the other Activities areas, bushwalking qualifications can count towards your award scheme and Leader Training updates.
Or we can just help you improve your outdoor skills so you are more confident when in the bush.
Membership is free and there is no charge for participation in PEAK bushwalks, other than the cost for your travel, food and any other fees. All youth members and Leaders who qualify in Sydney North Region as Bushwalking Leaders automatically become members of PEAK.
Where and when we meet
Meetings are held in the stone hut at the rear of Roseville Scout Hall in Roseville Avenue, Roseville (corner of Martin Lane), and commence at 8PM. All are welcome.
Dates 2013:- 26th Feb, 30th April, 23rd July, 24th Sept, 26th Nov
Who can do it?
Bushwalking is available to all sections of the movement.
When can I do this?
(Season, Night, Day, Weekend)
Our walks are graded for a person of average fitness. If you can push a shopping trolley around "Big Fresh", you can do an "easy walk". If you run up stairs 2 at a time you are probably better than "medium" and if you regularly play an active sport or can jog for half an hour you will have no difficulty with the "hard" ones.
Walks For Youth Members
Bushwalking, or Expeditioning, is an important and traditional component of the Youth Program. A lot of Scouts miss out on this part of the Program, because their Leaders haven't had the oportunity to develop bushwalking skills themselves. PEAK can remedy this by finding examiners for youth section walks and helping Leaders to improve their outdoor skills. Once you have the confidence to participate in bushwalking activities, so many other outdoor activities become available to you.
The PEAK Team is running a series of overnight Leader/Rover accreditation walks throughout the year. Act now and reserve your place.
Planned walks as at 26 January 2013 (further walks will be added):
There are no set cost for participation in walks,however, self-catering costs, National Park access fees, transportation etc. do apply.
A bushwalking qualification is required for all bushwalking activities and must be held by the Leader of the walk (including youth members undertaking Queens Scout Expeditions, Green Cord Hikes and D of E Expeditions).
PEAK can also provide Leaders for your planned walks or even run expeditions for you. We can come to your meeting to show you bushwalking gear and talk about what sort of walks are most suitable for your age group and skills.
Bushwalk Check Leaders
Below is a list of the current bushwalking check leaders for Scout Adventurer Level Journeys. If you are looking for someone to examine your walk please contact one of the Bushwalk Check Leaders.
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