Competition Patrols

Info For Competition Patrols 17th -19th May 2019

Your registration is not complete until payment is received. For payment details see further down this page.

    • Scouthike gives the opportunity for more experienced Scouts to participate competitively for the weekend.
    • All information and details are emailed or posted to the Patrol Leader who must then communicate with, and organize the Patrol. This will include Patrol Number and details of Bus Departure point or map for Private Transport. A copy will be emailed to the Scout Leader.
    • All Patrols who participate must come completely self-sufficient with regard to adequate clothing and footwear, tentage and catering provisions. All maps and other relevant information will be given to the scouts on Friday evening.
    • Patrols must consist of a minimum of four (4) youth members and a maximum of seven (7) youth members ONLY.

How it will work:

They will travel in the buses with the other Patrols or by private transport to the hike forest. They will have hike packs with what they require for the weekend.

Those traveling by bus get their maps and Passport when they book onto the bus. Private Transport Patrols get their maps and Passport when they arrive at their Sleep Point after checking into Hq.

# Refer to Patrol Leader Tips section on this Microsite for additional information.

Friday

· Travel to Scouthike site. (check PL handbook for further details)

Travel is by Bus.

Departing from one of 4 sites leaving at 7.00pm.

Departure Points are as shown on the Transport page on the website.

2 weeks prior to Scouthike you will receive an email stating which of the 4 sites you have been allocated to

That email will also advise your Patrol Number and Bus Number - TAKE THIS INFO WITH YOU

Patrols will be allocated to their nearest Departure Point in the order that completed (fully paid applications are received

Once all the buses at that site are full later Patrols will be sent to another Departure Point


Country patrols normally travel by self transport.

· Prepare their hike map with grid references and a selected route.

· Check in to Sleep point.

· Set up tents.

Saturday

· Pack all gear into hike packs.

· Check out of Sleep point (after 7.30am), once having their map, route & packs checked by a designated SP member who will then return the Passport.

· Each Patrol will have a compass and a First Aid Kit.

· The PL will have Scouthike maps.

· Hike the selected route between activity points.

· Arrive at the new Sleep point by 4.30pm to gain an extra 100 points.

Sunday

· Pack all gear into hike pack.

· Check out of Sleep point (after 7.30am), once having their map, route & packs checked by a designated SP member who will then return the Passport.

· Each Patrol will have a compass and a First Aid Kit.

· The PL will have Scouthike maps.

  • Hike the selected route between activity points, ending with the PL handing in the Passport at the Finish Point before 1.00 pm.

To gain their bonus 100 points your Patrol must be booked in by 1.00 pm AND each patrol member at check-in MUST be wearing their Scout shirt & scarf.

· When the final announcements have been made, the PL will receive their Scores Sheet, a Competitor Pennant for the Patrol and Scouthike blanket Badge & uniform pocket badge for each member of the Patrol before departure from the forest.

PLEASE NOTE: Final Parade is planned to start at approximately 2-00 pm and (hopefully) everybody will be leaving the forest by 3-15 pm. Please arrange your parent pick up from your Friday night departure point based on leaving the Forest around this time.

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The cost is $60.00 per head for all Metro Region Scouts

(plus 100 Bonus Points if received before 25th April) This covers the 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 $40.00 per head. (plus 100 Bonus Points if received before 24th April)

Cost for a leader accompanying a Metro Learner Patrol is $36.00 to cover the cost of the Bus.

# Cheques are to be made out to "Scouthike" Post to: Scouthike, PO Box 101 Ferntree Gully , Vic, 3156

Direct deposits can 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. The old Scouthike account is still operational if you have already paid into this.

Applications CLOSE TUESDAY 30TH APRIL

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