If you are keen for some outdoor adventure and love the bush, then caving is for you.

Caving is crawling, abseiling and climbing through underground passages to view the wonderful underground formations. Some caves may have watercourses running through them.

Who Can Do It?

Venturers , Rovers and Leaders

Caving Adventure Weekends

The Caving Team head off several times a year on a weekend away caving at Wee Jasper, Bungonia and other places. All you have to do is book in and come along.


1. If you wish to go vertical caving then you should complete the Basic Rockcraft event (see abseiling page).

2. Have attended a caving information evening.

When Can I do This?

Any time of year is good for a caving adventure.

Qualifications Required

Horizontal Caving – activity must be under the control of a Cave Guide or (where participants have a general Cave Level 1 qualification) a Cave Level 2.

Vertical Caving – Activity must be under the control of a Cave Guide.

The Caving Team is also more than happy to provide your Group with a Cave Guide or two to attend your own Caving expedition if you do not hold appropriate qualifications.

The Cave Team can train people to levels:
Cave Level 1 (allowing certificate holders to participate in other rock-based activities),
Cave Level 2

Cave Level 3
Cave Guide

Cave Level 1


Venturer age or older;
Hold a current Level 1 Abseil qualification;

Cave Level 2


Hold a current Level 2 Abseil qualification;
Hold a current Basic Caver qualification;
Hold a current HLTAID 001, 002 & 003.

E1 Forms for Workshops:

Click here to download – 

or contact Region Office at sn.region@nsw.scouts.com.au

Please note bookings close 2 weeks prior to workshop event.

Caving weekend adventure fee $80 per participant which covers camping fees. An equipment hire fee will apply to other caving activities where Region equipment is used.


1. Pick the workshop you wish to attend.
2. Download the relevant E1 form.
3. Complete the E1 form and attach a cheque for $80 made out to “Scouts Australia” or Direct Deposit Payment (see below)
4. Email E1 form to (click on link) – Sydney North Region Office
5. Direct Deposit Payment to –
     * Account Name – SSA, NSW Branch, Sydney North Region
     * BSB – 032-000     Account Number – 186745
     * Reference – SURNAME + COURSE NUMBER (see above)
6. Closing dates for each workshop are beside the details above.

Who Can Help Me?

Ben Power  Ph  0410 677 764   Email Ben

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