Bushwalking

GWSR Bushwalking Coordinator
Tristan Flores
Phone: 0420 634 135
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Like us on Facebook: GWSR Bushwalking Page

It can be said that bushwalking can take you to some beautiful places that roads cannot. Often the most beautiful places are challenging to reach but can provide the most satisfaction. If you are prepared to extend the effort you can experience the rewards.
This activity is about getting out and seeing the many wonderful parts of Australia most people never see both local and far away!
Walks vary from short day walks to challenging night treks and multiple day expeditions. There is a walk to suit everyone. Bushwalking qualifications contribute towards Venturer and Rover Award Schemes and Leader Training, or can just help you improve your outdoor skills so you are more comfortable in the bush.

Who can do it?
Bushwalking is available to everyone in the Scout movement.

When can I do It?
All year round, meeting nights, day trips, and weekends.

Qualifications?
The term bushwalking activities includes all walking activities conducted in the natural environment. This includes alpine, forested, desert, coastal or wilderness locations. Walks may be from a few hours (day walks), weekend (3-day) or expeditions (4-days or more).

 Level 1 Allows a member to lead a Bushwalk over controlled (tracked & easy untracked) terrain. Minimum 15 years of age

 Controlled Guide Allows an adult member to lead or supervise a Bushwalking activity over controlled (tracked) terrain

 Level 2 Allows a member to lead a Bushwalk over intermediate (untracked) terrain Minimum 15 years of age

 Intermediate Guide Allows an adult member to lead or supervise a Bushwalking activity over intermediate terrain

 

Downloads
NSW Scouts Bushwalking Policy - click here (link to NSW Scout website)
NSW Scouts Adventurous Activity Policy - click here (link to NSW Scout website)
GWS Bushwalking Log Guide - document click here (link to Region document)
GWS Bushwalking Worksheet - click here (link to Region document)

We are pleased to be able to share our proposed bushwalking calendar for 2018. These dates and locations are tentative and may be subject to change in the event of a state or region event with priority. We welcome your suggestions, comments and feedback. If you are a scout member in GWS this is your team and your program.

GWS Bushwalking Flyer and 2017 Calendar - docxClick here
GWS Bushwalking 2018 Calendar - docxClick here 
More details will be available on Scout Event several months before each activity. Some activities may have limited spaces.Some of our extended hikes may have prerequisites.

 

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