Seven of our Scouts hiked in Eumerella to defend our Walter Murphy Hide Shield over the weekend. It all started with a pleasant 15km hike from Bells Beach to Eumerella Scout Camp. While they crossed the hike finish line last they ranked well on all three bases, first aid, navigation and blind folded tent pitching, kept together as a cohesive group while hiking and encouraged each other to get to the end. Cooking on trangiers was a first time experience for many of them but they managed to whip up a hot snack after the hike and a good meal before playing a wide game using GPS’. Our group also initiated the campfire getting it gong with a flint and steel, and lots of blowing. A great rendition and teaching of the ‘I like the Flowers’ song to the group cemented them as skit favourites. Good placing in several activities on the Sunday helped push them to the front of the pack and to take out the shield.
Congratulations Fynn, Henry, Kai, Kenneth, Michael, Sofia and Yo (named Doodley Deedle Dums for the hike) on successfully defending the shield and bringing it back to 6th Melbourne for us for another year.