May 16th to May 18th 

Thank you to everyone that made scout hike 2024 a fantastic success

over 300 volunteer leaders, rover,venturer and adult helpers and 1200 scouts

SCOUT HIKE Q & A  is Closed

will reopen feb 2025

Have a question , need some help - Contact us on SCOUTHIKE VIC Q&A on Whats app

SCOUT HIKE 2024 registrations closed

1189 youth , 219 patrols , 427 (leaders,Rovers & venturer)


For payment details see further down this page.

For more info look on the website under the relevant headings.

Important dates for 2024  will be updated shortly)

Please register early to ensure your Patrol's place in this awesome event


Scouthike is an annual, state-wide hiking event for around 1200 scouts. It is held within a State Forest early in May each year. In 2024, Scouthike will be held in Tallarook State Forest on Friday 17th – 19th May. Branch First Aid, 4x4 and Radio teams work together with the Scouthike organizing committee to provide services and support for this highly successful event. Scouthike has a theme base each year, with every person, Sleep point and activity site being asked to dress-up to the theme each year, so increasing the fun aspect of the weekend.

On Friday evening Scout Patrols from metropolitan Melbourne are transported by coaches, whilst regional patrols travel by private transport, to a leader operated Sleep-point in Tallarook State Forest. The PL’s are provided with a map, a list of grid references for Activity and Sleep Point locations, and a Patrol Passport which includes their instructions. Patrols plot the Activity points and decide which route they want to take throughout the weekend. After breakfast on Saturday morning, Competition Patrols set off hiking between Activities to their designated Saturday Sleep Point. Sunday morning they head off again to finish at a central Finish Point, from where they are collected by the coaches or private transport and travel back to their original departure location. Learner Patrols are also provided for, although they are accompanied by a Mentor Leader on their hike, walk with a half full pack and return to the same Sleep point on Saturday night (their tent and sleeping gear stays set-up).

Each Activity is a Patrol-based exercise provided by Leaders, Rovers and Venturers. Those which are not purely fun are based on Scout Skills, usually linked to a requirement in the  Core Outdoor Adventure Skills , stage 3 or 4  of the Achievement Pathways. Patrols are assessed at each Activity as a team in four aspects: "Leadership", "Planning", "Attitude and Enthusiasm" and "Overall Achievement". The total of their weekend scores determine if they are Gold, Silver, Bronze or Competition standard. Competitive Patrols earning Gold Standard, are "Co-holders" of the Annual Scouthike Trophy and have the right to proudly display it at Group and other special occasions. Learner patrols all receive a Competitive pennant.

There are a number of purposes for Scouthike:


The cost is $80-00 per head for all Metro Region, including Geelong, Scouts (plus 100 Bonus Points, if received before 2nd April) Covers cost of bus transport to and from the hike area, pennants for each Patrol, badges for each person involved, toilets, drinking water, as well as administration costs. Etc.

Country Region or Interstate Patrols pay $50-00 per head (no bus cost) (plus 100 Bonus Points, if received before 2nd April)

A Mentor Leader accompanying a Metro Learner Patrol is $40-00 (Only one Mentor Leader per Learner Patrol)

Direct deposits are to be made to  SCOUTHIKE    Bendigo Bank   BSB:  633-000    Account number: 165847260

   Payment Reference "PATROL [PATROL_ID]" 

When submitting your Payment, quote the Patrol Reference Number as shown on the email reply you received when registering.

Note: Until your payment is received your application is not complete and Bonus Points will not be allocated. 


If after making application, you are unable to attend Scouthike or need to make a change to your application, you must advise Scouthike Management by email as soon as possible

All requests for refunds must be submitted by email, as each case shall be considered by the Scouthike Management. Any medical conditions will require medical certificates to accompany refund applications.

If a Scout is registered and paid for and is unable to attend for any reason, the Troop Leader or LIC can substitute the Scout for another and advise Scouthike Management in writing without penalty. Any refund or repayment to families involved in changes is the Group/Troops responsibility. Any refund repaid by Scouthike Management will be into Group/Troop accounts only and reimbursement to individual leaders/families will need to then be arrange with their home Group/Troop.

For further information refer to the relative pages above or contact:

Ian Talbett  Scouthike Admin  9898 6662

Scouthike 2024 will be limited to 1200 scouts


If the quota of 1,200 Scouts is reached, we have a waiting list. If you wish to be on  this list please email your Patrol's details (number of patrols and scouts involved  etc)  you may be contacted when we delete patrols that have not paid on time or withdrawn in the next few weeks.