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 Sydney North Region 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 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 8.00pm. All are welcome.
Dates 2021: TBA
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.
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 opportunity 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.
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 2021:
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There are no set costs 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 (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.
The Region has four Emergency Beacons (SPOT brand) available for hire to members heading out into the wilderness.
Scouts NSW policy is that an electronic emergency locating device (eg. PLB) must be available on all activities more than one hour from emergency response.
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.
$20 for a weekend (4 days)
$40 for a week