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.
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