Scoutfest was held at Rowallan Park for scouting members in the northern division of Central Coast Region from 29 – 31 July. On Saturday the camp was open to the public for the youth to try out scouting. The nights were crisp but in the daytime the weather was simply glorious.
Approximately 170 youth members, 68 leaders and helpers and approximately 170 visitors tried out the activities that were on offer.
A temporary Abseil Tower was constructed for the scouts and older members, however the younger members could practise their abseiling skills on the slope of the hill. The water activities were very popular, the mud run, canoeing, rafting and the greasy pole, along with geocaching, rope bridge, ropes course, rope making, damper twists, mountain biking, go-karts, train, bush shelters, sensory boxes, craft and a memorabilia display.
To celebrated 100 years of Cub Scouting, at 8pm on Saturday evening everyone reaffirmed their promise.
Region Commissioner Dougal McWhinney and the Scoutfest committee organiser Katrina Hoare were very pleased with the outcome and they also thanked Mr Peter Rasmussen and his wife Vicki for travelling to Mackay from Gladstone to be in charge of the abseiling activities.
Reaffirmation of Cub Scout Promise
Damper Twists Mud Course
Train Rope Making Ropes Course