The Region Team is extremely excited to announce that ScoutHike 2022 is happening, to be held from April 29th to May 1st!
ScoutHike is celebrating 28 years in 2022 and is Sydney North Region’s premier annual Scout section event. If you are interested in an exciting weekend, lightweight hiking around a NSW State Forest – then this is the event you must register for! We are super excited to run this fantastic event and can’t wait to have the forest full of Scouts and leaders eager for a challenging adventure! Dust off those packs and hiking boots and start thinking about your teams. The theme for the event is “Six Continents, People, Places and Movies”. Scouts will have the opportunity to spend the weekend completing 28 different activity bases spread across the forest.
Make sure to click attending to the Scouthike Facebook Event and keep your eye out for updates!
Check out the promotional video, thanks to Scout TV Sydney.
Key Dates for ScoutHike 2022:
- 1st February – registrations open – Early Bird Discount available
- 12th February – On-site Activity Leaders meeting
- March – Activity Leaders meeting with Sleep Point Leader
- 1st March – Early Bird Registration Discount & Bonus close
- 24th March – Activity Descriptions deadline
- 4th April – New Patrol Registrations closed
- 5th April – Bus Payment for Venturers & Leaders requesting transport. There is no charge for Bus Captains
- 11th April – Changes to Patrols close… Last chance!!
- 12th April – Leader Registrations close
- 15th April – Patrol payment deadline for Patrols
- TBA April – Bus Captains meeting
- 29th April – 1st May – ScoutHike
Here’s how it works
On Friday evening Scouts are bused and checked into one of six sleep points. They make camp for the night, complete their plans for their hiking for the next two days, catch up on friends, and finally grab some sleep ready for the first day.
After cooking their own breakfast and breaking camp, each Patrol checks out of the Sleep Point and heads off to their first Activity Base for the day along the way to where they will sleep that night. Points are awarded for arriving at Activity Bases, and more points are awarded depending on how well the Patrol works together and achieves the objectives of each Base.
Patrols can leave their Sleep Point any time from 7.30am on the Saturday, the 28 Bases open at 8.00am, and visit as many Activity Bases as they can visit and fit in during the day. Each activity is designed to take about 20-25 minutes. Patrols need to arrive at the Saturday Sleep Point by 5.00pm so they can check in and make camp, prepare dinner, and review the days’ progress – all before it gets dark. The evening is free to either get some well earned sleep or make and meet up with more friends.
Sunday check out is also from 7.30am and bases open at 8.00am. There are plenty more activities to do as Patrols make their way to the Finish Point to arrive there by the Finish Time. The further away Bases start to close from 11.00am, and all Bases are closed by 1.00pm. After the scores are calculated, the top 12 Patrols are announced and awards presented, the top Patrol also gets their Winner’s Trophy all in time for the victorious bus ride home.
Gold Awards are given to the top 12 patrols, Silver Awards to the next 24 patrols, and Bronze Awards are awarded to every other patrol. All patrols are winners at Scout Hike!