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29 keen youth members of Scouting and 12 leaders and adults, put the “Out” in scouting after having cabin fever from being indoors due to wet weather.
On Sunday 15 May 2022 the Hibiscus Coast District Adventurous Activities Team ran a Metrogaine Orienteering Event in Mackay. The event started and finished at Banksia Scout Den, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Members of scouting from Proserpine and Sarina travelled to Mackay to join with Mackay City Central and Banksia Groups for this valuable learning experience.
The event involved scouts from all sections, from 7 year old Joey Scouts to 24 year old Rover Scouts, navigating (using only a map, no compass required) and racing in small groups around the streets of Andergrove to try to get to as many of the 22 control check points as possible in the time allowed. It provided a great opportunity for scouts to meet new friends and develop their teamwork and navigational skills in a fun environment.
As a bonus signing off on some Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) from Stages 1-3 Bushwalking for those who achieved the required outcome for the tasks at their Level.
Hibiscus Coast District Adventurous Activities Leader Alex Cinelli said that even though it was the first time that a Metrogaine Event was held, she felt that it was big learning experience but still a great success.