We scheduled events and activities through the year as well as an ‘on demand’ basis. Check out the various topics to see which ones suit your interest. Further information on each topic is available by contacting us via the Enquiry form below.

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This list is divided into environment topics and personal challenges:-

Environment

Ingleside Scout Camp is located on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north. The site is largely made up of native sandstone bushland including a freshwater creek and sandstone swamp. Many native species of living things are found here and over the years environmental education activities, aimed at all ages of Scouting, have been developed. Environment Activity Days aim to build environmental skills and knowledge such as fieldwork and data collection as well as giving back to the larger community through citizen science. Scouts will be shown how to plan and design their own Special Interest Area (SIA) Projects aimed towards their own interests, as per the New Youth Program award scheme. Activities will also be linked to the World Scout EarthTribe badge. Depending on the section requirements further hours may be required towards awards following the activity day.

Healthy creeks indicate healthy environments. Wirreanda Creek is home to many species of animals including freshwater crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, water boatmen and tadpoles, to name a few. When creeks become polluted some of these animals cannot survive and this tells us how polluted the creek is. Join us at Ingleside and become a citizen scientist for Streamwatch, catching waterbugs and collecting data on the animals in the creek. Scouts will also be shown how to develop their newly acquired skills and knowledge into a Special Interest Area project for the award scheme.

The program can be adapted for all Sections!

Come along to Ingleside Scout Camp to learn about our native birds and trees. Activities will include a hands-on discovery session on the different characteristics of birds, learning how to identify birds that live around Ingleside, a walk to find these birds and of course some fun bird games.  The activity can also include a tree walk where Scouts can include information about the local trees on a data sheet. Scouts will also be shown how to develop their newly acquired skills and knowledge into a Special Interest Area project for the award scheme.

Joey and Cub activity, 2-3 hrs. These activities can also be run as separate sessions, Birds: 2 hrs, Trees: 1 hr.

Ingleside Scout Camp needs your help. Located on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north, the site is largely made up of native sandstone bushland including a freshwater creek and sandstone swamp. Many native species of living things are found here, however due to the proximity to the urban environment there are many invasive species of plant that are trying to take over. Bushcare days are a great service activity that help look after Ingleside Scout Camp and the native bushland that it is part of by removing the weeds.

All Sections welcome!

IThe Scout camp is located on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north. The site is largely made up of native sandstone bushland including a freshwater creek and sandstone swamp. Come and help us care for the local bushland by planting some native tree, to help maintain this special bushland environment.

Ingleside Scout Camp has been a partner with Planet Ark for National Tree Day since 2002.

The Guringai people have been living in the northern Sydney area for tens of thousands of years. They have a deep connection to Country and all things living and non-living. With its bushland setting, Ingleside Scout Camp is the prefect locations to learn about indigenous plant uses for both food and medicine. Some of the activities on the day include a bush tucker walk with plant identification and making damper to cook over the fire.

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Personal Challenges