District scouts have a great adventure on camp

The last weekend in July saw Cubs, Scouts and Venturers from across the Limestone Coast converge on Lucindale Scout hall and grounds for an environment-themed camp.

Camping provides an opportunity for the youth to experience hands on learning and youth leadership opportunities.

As a District the Cub Scouts worked on their World Environment Badge and learnt about habitat restoration for the Endangered Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos. Their weekend was full of bus trips, science experiments, nature discovery and lots of games!

The Scouts of the District also worked with the removal of tree guards to a property in Lucindale that has areas of revegetation growing extremely well with species important to the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo.

Over the course of the weekend they also participated in constructing a Luxenburg to play on, as well as a camp cooking competition on the Saturday night.

Naracoorte Scout Patrol Leader Ethan Finch won the competition with a three course meal comprising of cheese and spinach soup, roast pork and vegetables (cooked on the fire), and roly poly and custard. Congratulations to the whole patrol with other members from Naracoorte being Hailey Brewster-Strickland, Madeline Redden, Quintus Van-den Heever and Brianna Boyington.

Thanks to all the volunteer organisers around the district for such a fun camp, including Limestone Coast District Commissioner Chris Ind and his team. Special thanks to Julie and Ashley Wilkin for backgrounds work in leading up to the camp and the great activity of teaching youth how to build the Luxenburg. The youth of our group really appreciated the weekend full of experiences that have helped them learn and grow.

If you are interested in learning more about helping to create responsible community minded youth members in Naracoorte or Lucindale through scouting, please contact Erica Boyington at erbandspices@gmail.com