|Suburban Adventure Racing|
Planning to Bring your troop/pack
Cub Adventure Day
|Leaders - if you plan to
bring your group to one of our events, please let us know in
If you need help with or information about navigational training, orienteering/adventure racing, please feel to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (03) 9888 8121
one-day navigation training course for cubs is on again this year
- and places are limited. To allow us to provide the best training to
attendees, we've decided to limit attendances to 150 cubs in total.
An information sheet is available via email at email@example.com.
The planned location is Camelot Rise primary School in Glen Waverley and the theme for the day will be King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. We will provide more details here as they become available.
To register a group of leaders/cubs for the event, we need you to complete this attendee sheet and send it to us; we'll add you to our Attendance List to verify your interest. On receipt of payment ($6 per cub/leader attending to cover badge and food), we'll mark your entry as CONFIRMED.
|20||21 Feb||Valley Reserve, Mount Waverley||Waverley Valley Scout Hall at the North end of Valley Reserve|
|19||14 Feb||Westerfold Park/Templestowe||3rd Templestowe Scout Hall, Finns Reserve|
|18||7 Feb||South Surrey Park||19th Camberwell Scout Hall|
|17||31 Jan||Ruffey Lake, Doncaster||West end of the reserve|
|16||24 Jan||Tally Ho, Burwood East||East Burwood Recreation Reserve|
|Date||Sunset||Hosting Group||Start Location||Suburb||Melway|
Blackburn Lake - park in Lake Road
*** 10th Ivanhoe (28 scouts, 5 leaders)
*** 1st Selby Cubs
*** 1st Nunawading (Joeys and Cubs)
OK - Wonga Park Scout Group (8 cubs, 15 scouts, 7 adults)
OK - 7th Ringwood Scouts (13 scouts, 3 leaders)
OK - 1st The Basin
OK - 2/3 Bayswater
OK - 1st Elwood (27 scouts, 4 adults)
OK - Mont Albert North Cubs (15-20 cubs, 5 leaders)
|7-03-2017||19:49||1st Tally Ho||
Mahoney's Reserve - enter from Mahoneys Road
Lilydale Scout Troop
|Forest Hill||62 C4|
|14-03-2017||19:40||5th Vermont Guides||Stephens Reserve - enter via Nunkeri Street||Vermont||62 J3|
|21-03-2017||19:28||Hudson's House||Social event - Join us for supper - 16 Fowler St, Box Hill Sth||Box Hill South||61 B2|
|Youth Groups Active|
|There are street orienteering events in Melbourne most nights of the week - and some on Saturdays and Sundays. These events use basic black and white maps and manual punching, but they're worthwhile if you want to get an extra run or two in each week. These events cater for all levels - from social walkers up to top runners. If you can't make it on a Tuesday Night, see http://street.orienteering.com.au/central/ for other running opportunities.|
The activities that we provide to local youth organisations could not be provided without support from the Victorian Rogaining Association (the VRA). When we first approached them for assistance with our series, their immediate response was "We've already got close relationships with the Scout Association and like what you're doing with them in the Eastern suburbs. How can we help?"
Rogaining by its nature is focussed on families and kids - it's a team sport....one that allows Mum and Dad to participate with their kids....to help with the navigational challenge and share in the enjoyment. If you're looking for a family activity that will take you to many wonderful places in Victoria, look no further.
What is Rogaining?
Our suburban adventure racing events provide a terrific introduction to basic navigational skills on purpose-built maps - rogaining takes it to the next level - practical navigation on real-world maps. If you'd like to know more, visit the VRA website at http://vra.rogaine.asn.au/
Resources for Scout Groups and the Local Community
Our download page provides access to more information - and to High-Res copies of all of our maps. You can use these to run your own events/activities. If you do this, we'd love to hear about it - please send us an email with some information about your event and how it went. Others may be able to benefit from your experience!
Interested in Orienteering?
The folks at Emus Orienteering Club have provided terrific support to get our Adventure Racing Series up and going. If you're interested in taking part in these or other orienteering events in Melbourne then join Emus Orienteering Club now - the folks there will be only too happy to help you take part in your first suburban orienteering adventure. Known as Nillumbik Emus in the wider orienteering community, the club is also very active in bush orienteering and mountain-bike orienteering.
Membership is only $5 per household per year. Join now and let us introduce you to this exciting sport! Your membership of the club entitles you to:
But most importantly, membership provides you with a group of friendly people that you can meet as you begin your orienteering career. It also allows you to pitch in and help us as we run events; there's no better way to get to know people than to work alongside them to make events fun for all.
If you'd like more details, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (at reasonable hours) on (03) 9888 8121.
...or perhaps Adventure Racing?
We're joined on a regular basis by Serge and Maria from Adventure Junkie. They run a terrific series of beginner and advanced adventure races. If you'd like to try something a little more challenging or take part in cycling or kayaking, why not check out their website at http://adventurejunkie.com.au/
Earlier Events - results, reports and pictures
*New* Overall Scores for the last season are available here
|24||25 March||Mont Albert North - our final event for
this season. Thanks to everybody that helped make the series such an
incredible success - and thanks to everybody that came along to take
See our Archive Files for details of earlier events.