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Bushwalking Co-ordinator
Wesley Leverton
Phone  (02) 9487 3721
(evenings only)
Email:  Wesley Leverton
 

Chairman
Phillip Donald
Email: Phillip Donald

 

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BUSHWALKING (PEAK TEAM)

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 also provide guidance to youth members and Leaders on the Bushwalking Policy and can help you become qualified to lead or examine walks at different levels covered by the Policy. We can provide Leaders for your planned walks or even run expeditions for you. We can come to your meeting to show you bashwalking gear and talk about what sort of walks are most suitable for your age group and skills.

We have people 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

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 2017:-  21th Feb, 18th Apr, 20th Jun, 19th Sept, 21st Nov

Who can do it?

Bushwalking is available to all sections of the movement.

When can I do this?

(Season, Night, Day, Weekend)
All year round, meeting nights, day trips and weekends.

Walks

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 (holding Contro Guide Qualification) 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.

Planned Walks

The PEAK Team is running a series of overnight Leader/Rover walking workshops throughout the year. These are opportunities to build skills, develop experience and show competency in bushwalking. Act now and reserve your place.

Planned walks for 2017:

Date

Walk details

Grade

Walk Leader

Contact

9 - 10 Sept Marramarra National Park. Smugglers Ridge with the camping location adjacent to the Lagoon on Marramarra Creek East Matthew Lim

0404 058 060

Email - Matthew

       

 

       

 

       

 

         
         
         


Cost

There are no set cost for participation in walks,however, self-catering costs, National Park access fees, transportation etc. do apply.

Qualifications Required

A bushwalking qualification is required for all bushwalking activities (including youth members undertaking Queens Scout Expeditions).

PEAK provides guidance to youth members and Leaders on the Scout Bushwalking Policy and can help you become qualified to lead or examine walks at the different levels covered by the Policy.

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.


Emergency Beacons

The Region has four Emergency Beacons (SPOT brand) available for hire to members heading out into the wilderness.

Intended for use as a last resort and only in REAL emergencies, activating the beacon will alert emergency services, allow them to pinpoint your location and thus initiate rescue action.

Hire Charges
$20 for a weekend (4 days)
$40 for a week
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