Western District Cubs trekked from the plains and foothills of the Riverina to the scenic Snowy Mountains to enjoy a weekend of fun in the snow.
Cubs from Leeton, Hay, West Wyalong and Griffith spent their first day investigating Cabramurra in the search of the elusive snow, followed by an afternoon of exploring the majestic Yarrangobilly Caves.
As this was to be the first ever experience of snow for many of the Cubs, you can imagine their excitement on Saturday night as they watched the snowflakes begin to fall outside the windows of Cabramurra Scout Lodge. The much anticipated Antarctic Vortex worked its magic, ensuring a good cover of snow by the time the eager Cubs awoke on Sunday morning.
The Cubs made the most of their time in the snow, building snowmen, making snow angels and of course, a few snowball fights. Olaf the snowman was spotted hanging around outside the lodge (just waiting for summer to arrive no doubt), and was dutifully invested into the scouting movement, wearing his scarf and woggle with pride.
The toboggan races proved extremely exciting, with several near misses and a few impressive crashes. But we are pleased to report that no Cub was injured in the making of these amazing memories.
The Cubs were one of the first groups to road test the new kitchen at Cabramurra and have given it a big thumbs up!
Check out all the action of the Western District Cubs snow camp in our photo gallery.