After many hours of planning and the original site of the green cord hike (Cape to Cape) being flooded and a change of hike location was required. The plan was made and 5 Scouts embarked upon their hike on a section of the Bibbulmun Track. They left on Good Friday off on their adventure stalked by 2 Scout Leaders who were in contact via CB if any issues.
The green cord hike is not for the faint hearted and consists of:
“Plan and undertake a hike of at least 30km with at least four other Scouts into unfamiliar terrain requiring two nights out-of–doors. Use lightweight equipment and foods as far as practicable.”
They completed the two nights and 34.5km of walking over the three days (two nights). They came back with some amazing photos of the sights that they saw and even played some practical jokes on the scout leaders about sleeping in and forgetting things back at last camp spot (this was a must considering it was also April Fools Day).
They all returned safe and sound and actually earlier than anticipated. Apart from a few blisters and splinters all were well and apart from exhausted enjoyed the challenge and the scenery.
Now they just need to finish all the other requirements to get their green cords and then onto the Australian Scout Medallion.
Well done guys at this amazing achievement of completing this hike despite the challenges which is what scouting is all about.