Two patrols from 1st Leeton Scouts took out first and second place in the Scouts Riverina Region ‘Back to Bush’ Rally held at Murrumbidgee Valley National Park in May.
The normally peaceful location on the banks of the Murrumbidgee was brought to life as 14 Scout Patrols from Griffith, Leeton, Finley, Wagga, Albury, Tumut, Gundagai, Murrumbateman and Hay descended for a weekend of outdoor fun and challenges.
Each Scout Patrol was given a map and compass to find their way around several challenge bases over the course of the two days. Challenges related to navigation, obstacle and rope courses, construction, teamwork, canoeing, emergency scenarios, flying fox and ballista/catapults.
In true scouting style, Scouts were encouraged to be resourceful and entrepreneurial in earning extra points through games and quizzes, and a highlight of the weekend was the Rally bonfire, where all the Scouts came together for some very entertaining and often impromptu skits.
Pictured above is the winning Patrol, Scene But Knot Herd, with the Riverina Rams Head competition trophy. Harry, Taylor, Leanne, Jade and Savannah received a big B-R-A-V-O-O-O from Region Commissioner Scouts, Ian (Breaker) Petty, State Commissioner Scouts, Randall Jones and all scouts in attendance for their all-round display of exceptional scouting knowledge, skills and teamwork.
Check out the gallery below for more photos of our Riverina Scouts in action at the Region Rally.