Group Camp at Warringal

Embracing Adversity, Building Bonds, and Conquering the Great Outdoors

Posted by Chris Parr on May 21, 2023 · 7 mins read


Scouting is not just about learning skills; it’s about fostering resilience, teamwork, and creating unforgettable memories. Join the Bundoora Scouts Group as they embark on an adventurous camp at the Warringal Scout Camp, braving the elements and making the most of their time together. Despite the wet weather, spirits remained high as Joey, Cub, Scout, and Venturer sections came together for a weekend filled with campfires, singing, emergency first aid training, archery, and an exhilarating hike. Let’s dive into the exciting adventures that unfolded at the camp and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

Embracing the Elements

Rain poured from the heavens as the Bundoora Scouts arrived at the Warringal Scout Camp, but the weather did little to dampen their spirits. With their raincoats on and smiles wide, the Scouts demonstrated their resilience by eagerly setting up camp and preparing for the adventures that lay ahead. The wet weather served as a reminder that sometimes, the most extraordinary memories are forged in the face of adversity.

Campfires and Singing

One of the highlights of any Scout camp is the campfire. Despite the challenging weather conditions, the Bundoora Scouts gathered around the roaring fire, sharing stories, jokes, and songs that echoed through the forest. The flickering flames warmed their hearts as they belted out their favorite campfire tunes, strengthening the bond among the different sections of the group. The shared experience of singing and laughter in the face of the rain created a sense of unity and camaraderie among the Scouts that will last a lifetime.

Mock Emergency First Aid Training

Scouting is not just about outdoor adventures; it’s also about equipping young individuals with life-saving skills. During the camp, the Bundoora Scouts had the opportunity to participate in mock emergency first aid training. Led by experienced leaders, they learned how to assess situations, provide basic first aid, and work together as a team during challenging scenarios. This practical training not only enhanced their knowledge but also instilled a sense of responsibility and the importance of being prepared for unforeseen circumstances.

Archery and Target Practice

Rain or shine, Scouts are always up for a challenge. The Bundoora Scouts braved the elements and took part in archery sessions at the camp. With bows in hand, they aimed for the bullseye, testing their focus and precision. The cheers of encouragement reverberated through the air as arrows soared through the raindrops, hitting their marks with impressive accuracy. The archery sessions not only honed their skills but also taught them patience, concentration, and the importance of perseverance.

Small Wall Challenge

While the rain persisted, the Joey Section of the Bundoora Scouts sought their own thrilling adventure in the form of a small wall challenge at Warringal Scout Camp. Undeterred by the wet weather, these young adventurers set their sights on conquering the small, yet still exciting, climbing wall.

An Exhilarating Hike

Exploring nature and the great outdoors is a fundamental aspect of Scouting. Despite the inclement weather, the Bundoora Scouts embarked on an exhilarating hike through the scenic trails surrounding the camp. Equipped with waterproof gear and an adventurous spirit, they trekked through muddy paths, crossed streams, and embraced the serenity of the rain-soaked wilderness. The hike not only allowed them to connect with nature but also taught them resilience, adaptability, and the beauty of embracing the unexpected.


The Bundoora Scouts Group Camp at Warringal Scout Camp will be etched in the memories of the Scouts forever. Despite the wet weather, the Scouts demonstrated their resilience, embraced the challenges, and wholeheartedly participated in a range of activities. The campfires, singing, mock emergency first aid training, archery, and hike all played a part in fostering teamwork, personal growth, and the development of lifelong skills. Rain or shine, the Bundoora Scouts embraced the essence of Scouting, creating cherished memories and forging friendships that will endure beyond the boundaries of the camp.

Yours in Scouting,
Chris (Rafiki)

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Joeys (ages 5-7) – Thursday – 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Cubs (ages 8-10) – Monday – 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Scouts (ages 11-14) – Wednesday – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Venturers (ages 15-17) – Wednesday – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Rovers (ages 18-25) – Thursday – 7.30pm to 10.00pm

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