Scout Hike – May 2018

 

 

 

This year 17 Scouts from Tambo, grouped into three Patrols, are attending the very popular annual Scout Hike with over a thousand other Scouts from NSW. Tambo’s Timewarp, Kool Kids, and Dr. Emmett Brown’s Patrols will be spending the weekend fully self-sufficient and self-directed, hiking the trails of Wingello State Forest completing as many Activity Bases within a prescribed time as possible. The weather is forecast to be clear and sunny with cool nights. It’s a lot of fun and builds leadership, navigation, hiking, cooking, and self-reliance skills in one well-run weekend. Here they are preparing to board the buses in Sydney and head to the forest. Good luck Tambo.

 

Postscript:  A big congratulations to Tambo Kool Kids: Robbie (PL), Adelaide (APL), Estelle, Xavier and Isaac for coming 12th overall and being awarded a Gold Medal.  The Timewarp and Dr. Emmett Brown patrols also had a successful weekend being awarded a Bronze Medal and with the experience gained, hopefully setting up Tambo for continued success next year.

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Scout Hike – May 2017

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Tambo Sea Horses

Tambo entered two Patrols this year in the popular annual Scout Hike.  Ely, Eleanor, Mia, Maya, Adelaide, Rhys, Harry, Gabe and Luke were well prepared as they set off from Meadowbank Park on Friday Night.

The weather was unusually fine and mild this year and both Patrols reportedly had a great time.  Congratulations to the Olympians who won a Silver Medal.

Some pictures from the weekend can be found here.

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Tambo Olympians

Scout Hike Preparation Camp at Tambourine Bay – Apr 2017

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The Perfect Cooking Fire

A short overnight camp at the Tambo Hall to help Patrols prepare for Scout Hike.  Lots of great learning:

  • Tent Pitching;
  • Cooking Dinner on a Fire;
  • Menu Planning;
  • Understanding Warm, Waterproof Light-weight Hiking Gear;
  • Navigation; and
  • Strategy.

So easy camping by the hall – camping gear all easily at hand, running water, and a toilet. Combine this with a movie and a night-hike.  Perfect glamping right on the harbour!

More pics here.