Over the course of the weekend, Scouts were challenged to built their own shelters to sleep in, locate hidden supplies and navigate across 7km of bush so they could reach the “emergency extraction point” – the local train station, where Scouts caught a train heading back to Melbourne at the end of the weekend. A local Country Fire Authority brigade even provided a truck and crew to enhance the realism of the scenario.
Although tired and muddy by the end of the weekend, it was clear every Scout would happily repeat the experience. “It was great fun,” said Olivia, 13. “Scouts is the only place where we get to try things like this and really push our boundaries.”