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Flying FoxSome know them as Foxers, others know them as "those guys in the Lime Green Shirts". The Flying Fox Team have a great time offering this fantastic Scouting experience to all!
The Region owns complete kits in 11mm steel, 32mm sisal and 20mm sisal (Scout Construction Level) which can be booked for activities by contacting Peter Cooch. A fee applies.
Who can do it?All sections of the movement are able to participate
When can I do this? (Night, Day, Weekend)Major Events. The Flying Fox Team provides support and service to various yearly displays and activities, such as Agoonoree. These can be used as course weekends should the need arise. Notification of these dates will be distributed as required.
If you would like the Foxers to coordinate an activity for you, please contact them with plenty of notice to allow for adequate staffing to be arranged.
Qualifications Required:Flying Foxes are high risk activities and are only to be set up and run by operators qualified under the NSW Branch Flying Fox Policy.
Training:The Flying Fox training is a recognised training module with Basic Specialised Activities status. Sydney North Region hosts two Flying Fox training events a year.
Training Events will be run as required.
Contact: Peter Cooch on 02 9457 8939 or 0418 627 347
Hey, Rovers!All Sydney North Rovers who are prepared to commit to assisting with tower and fox construction at events and displays can undertake the course at a much reduced cost. There are already a number of Crews who are actively involved in the Flying Fox and have a fantastic time giving service back to the other sections of the Movement.
History of Foxing in NSWFlying Foxes became legal in New South Wales in May 1997. Before that, they were a banned activity and therefore illegal in Scouting. Through the diligent and methodical efforts of some intrepid Leaders who had the strange notion that Scouting is about kids, and that the Flying Fox was an adventurous activity that kids should be able to enjoy, the Flying Fox Policy was born and ratified.
Who Can Help Me?
Contact: Peter Cooch 0418 627 347
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