The Southern Cross Outdoors Group is a not-for-profit association, formed in 1981. Most people call us SCOG. We are based in Sydney and surrounds. SCOG organises bushwalking and other outdoor (and indoor) activities for the LGBTQIA+ community and friends. You don’t have to be a member to try our activities.


Click here to subscribe to our email list on Google Groups to be kept up-to-date and be sent reminders of activities to your inbox.

SCOG's essential objects are:

  • To promote health and friendly association, principally through outdoors activity

  • To conduct activities that includes both members and non-members

Our regular Activities (usually two or three times a month) include :

  • Bushwalks

  • Suburban, beach, harbour and historical walks

Occasional Activities include:

  • Train excursions

  • Restaurant get-togethers (usually twice a year)

  • Mardi Gras Bushdance

  • A ski week at Perisher (once a year for various grades)

  • Camping trips, Mountain biking, Tennis

Skills and fitness requirements vary depending on the activity, so no matter what your experience or interest SCOG will have something for you.

Click on Diary - Walks & other activities to find out more.

If you would like further information or would like to lead a walk or organise an activity please email southern.cross.outdoors.group@gmail.com or contact either Barry on 0423 369 143 or Joe on 0468 401 600.

Membership

You don’t need to be a member to participate in our activities. However, membership confers the right to vote at SCOG meetings, to shape the future of SCOG as a committee member; to get printed copies of the Yowie; and to have priority in bookings of certain activities. As a member you have the opportunity to support a valuable organisation in the gay and lesbian community. Click on Join SCOG to apply.

Subscribe to our email list on Google Groups here to be kept up-to-date and be sent reminders of activities to your inbox. You can also list a walk or just send an email to the group (no spam - it's moderated). Alternatively, you can directly email details of a walk or activity you'd like to lead to southern.cross.outdoors.group@gmail.com


The Yowie

We publish our newsletter eleven times a year. Click on The Yowie to view the current and past editions.

Click here to subscribe to our email list on Google Groups to be kept up-to-date and be sent reminders of activities to your inbox. You can also list a walk or just send an email to the group (no spam - it's moderated). Alternatively, you can directly email details of a walk or activity you'd like to lead to southern.cross.outdoors.group@gmail.com

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