Kangaree 2022

Kangaree

The 7th Victorian Kangaree will be held on September 30 - October 2 2022 at Lardner Park.

REGISTER HERE  

Kangaree, the biggest adventure your Joey Scouts will enjoy during their time at Joeys is this September!

Applications are open apply now here.

Why not print off this amazing poster for your hall or home and get your Joey Scouts working towards Camping Stage 1.

Download a poster for your hall here.

Leaders download the Info book here.

Leaders watch Kangaree O-Day here.

Need camping gear for your Joey Scout - for the best gear at the best prices check out our very own Scout Shop

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Kangaree O Day

Eligibility Questions

Who Can Attend Kangaree 2022?

To be eligible to attend Kangaree 2022 your Joey Scout is a current member of Scouts Victoria registered in the Joey Scout section as described here

The Joey Scout must be considered by their parents/guardians and Joey Scout Leader to be of both sufficient maturity and good behaviour to successfully participate in the Kangaree.

Preference is for Joey Scouts to have Stage 1 OAS Camping.

Others:

Other attendees must be registered Members of Scouts Victoria as a Venturer, Rover, Leader, Adult Helper, Group Rostered Parent or Office Bearer.

They must have a current Working with Children Check and must have completed the Child Safe Scouting e-Learning module.



Can Parents come?

Parents are welcome to join in on the adventure, however they must be registered as an Adult Supporter (Group Rostered Parent or Committee) with Scouts Victoria.

They must have a current Working with Children Check and must have completed the Child Safe Scouting e-Learning and WHS Scouting modules.

Please ensure you leave adequate time to register as an Adult Supporter or Helper with the Victorian Scout Centre as all adults require at least a WWC (Adult Supporter) or WWC, Police Check and Referee Checks (Adult Helper) to be conducted.

Adult Supporters MUST be registered with Scouts Victoria before attempting to register for Kangaree.


View the Child Safe Scouting Policy for Major events here.

My Joey will be 8 years old before Kangaree starts, can they still come?

To be eligible to attend Kangaree 2022 your Joey Scout must be a member of the Joey Scout Section.

Can Scouts attend Kangaree?

Yes they can. Scouts must be 13 years of age or above to attend. They will be camped together with other Scouts that attend and be under the supervision of a nominated Scout Section Leader.

All Scouts will be expected to form part of the team of Service Leaders and assist in running Kangaree. Scouts will not form part of Unit lines. All Scouts attending must be approved by the Scout and Group Leader to attend. They can travel to and from the event either via bus or by private transport.

Scouts must have met the requirements, before the event date for:

  • Program Essentials Milestone 1, as well as Outdoor Adventure Skills Stage 3 in Bushcraft, Bushwalking and Camping

Application Questions

So... how do I get my PIN?

You will be asked to enter your Post Code, First Name, Surname and Date of Birth.  Once the information entered has been validated by the system, an email will be sent to the email address on file with a PIN and instructions on how to apply. If you're having trouble getting a PIN please email info@kangaree.com.au

Where/How do I upload a photo?

If you log back into your application, in the 'Applicant Details' tab there is an 'Applicant Details' heading. Directly under the heading there is a blue picture, directly under that is a link 'Upload Photo'.  Click on that link, and follow the prompts to upload a photo.

The system is demanding I list a home phone number, but I only have a mobile, what do I do?

If you only have a mobile phone, please put your mobile phone number in both the Home and Mobile Fields.

My email address is wrong/I haven't received my PIN, what do I do?

Email addresses can easily be changed by contacting either your Group Leader or Membership Support. Unfortunately, we cannot change the email address on file for you. Having the correct email address is important, as without a valid email address, you cannot apply for Kangaree.

Application Management Questions

I am a GL/LIC, how do I Accept applications?

Click here to log into the management system with your Extranet credentials. You accept applications the same way you have done for previous Kangarees, Cuborees and Jamborees. For more information, here is a pdf document with step by step instructions to help you through the process. (It's from a previous Cuboree, but the process is the same)

Where do I find a list of PINs for my eligible members?

Members are able to generate and reset their own PIN if required.

Finance Questions

I registered, but I haven't received an invoice, did I do everything correctly?

Your invoice won't generate until your Group Leader / LIC approves your application.  If you haven't received your invoice, please speak to your Group Leader!

When are the payments due?

The first payment ($100), is due when the application has been accepted by the Group Leader / LIC, and the balance is due no later than August 31 2022. 

What happens if I need to cancel my application?

If, after making an application, you are unable to attend the Kangaree, you must advise the Chief Director in writing as soon as possible (email: info@kangaree.com.au)

If you withdraw:

  • On or Before May 31, 2022 - You will receive a full refund on any money paid.
  • On or before  June 1, 2022 and August 16th - You will receive a full refund on any money paid, less $100.00
  • After August 16, 2022 - No refund at all except in the case of exceptional circumstances.

All requests must be submitted in writing and each case shall be considered by the Chief Director of Kangaree 2022.

General Questions

What is the cost for Kangaree?

Kangaree costs $190 per Joey. 

Costs for Leaders, Parent Helpers, Venturers and Rovers is $95 per person.

This cost includes transport, food, accommodation, welfare, activities, night entertainment, some merchandise, administration and more 

What activities are on at Kangaree?

Our theme is 'Get, Set, Go’ and Joey Scouts will Go, Go, Go with six amazing activities and awesome entertainment.

The Joey Scouts will use a lot of energy as they tackle activities involving Outdoor Adventure Skills and other activities run by our Special Interest Area teams. Joey Scouts will also have their very own nightly entertainment at the stage! Your Joey Scout will be so excited when they get home. They’ll be happy, tired, and excited to share their adventure with you. 

How do I get to and from Kangaree?

All Joey Scouts and their Leaders will travel to Kangaree by bus. The cost for the bus is included in the application fee.

When Will Applications Close?

All applications will close on August 1, 2022.

Where will Joey Scouts Sleep?

Joey Scouts and their Unit Leaders will be staying in pavilions or camping in tents.

Bump in, Bump out of tents

Bump-in of sleeping tents can occur on Thursday September 29 from 9am onwards or Friday September 30 prior to 11am.

This bump in period is for those sleeping in tents only and not for those sleeping in the pavilion.

Bump-out must occur after all buses have left the site on Sunday October 2 (expected to be 3pm).

What roles can an Adult Helper have at Kangaree?

Adult Supports may nominate their three role preferences when completing their applications. Adult Helpers may be allocated a role in the Unit lines or they may be helping with activities and other service areas.

Where do Adult Helpers sleep?

Adult Supporters who have a role in the Unit will stay with their Unit. Adult Supporters who have a role outside of the Unit lines will be camping on-site but separate to the Joey Scouts.

Anybody not staying with the Unit will need to provide their own tent.

What should we bring?

Our very own Scout Shop has packaged together some products for Kangaree.

So here’s the link to the site for Kangaree: https://scoutshop.com.au/t/special-events/kangaree

Scout Shop can supply most of this and their gear is great value, great quality and guaranteed suitable for this event


Joey Scouts

Uniform

  • Full uniform to be worn to and from Kangaree (Group scarf to be left at home, Kangaree scarf will be supplied)
  • Plastic bag (named) large enough to put all uniform in for safekeeping

Personal Clothing

Please consider the latest weather forecast.

  • Jumper (warm)
  • Rain coat / water proof, warm jacket
  • T-Shirt or polo shirt
  • Warm shirt
  • Underclothing
  • Socks
  • Change of shoes/boots suitable for activities
  • Gumboots (if weather is going to be wet)
  • Camp Blanket (optional)

Toiletries

  • Towel & soap
  • Hair brush & comb
  • Tooth brush & paste

Sleeping Gear

  • Good quality sleeping bag (NO thin bags, it can be cold at night)
  • One pillow & one blanket
  • Pyjamas
  • Stretcher (preferred -- as the kit bag can go underneath it) or sleeping mat. Single size only please!

Other Items

  • Day pack - Small (for activities)
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat & Sun Screen
  • Small torch
  • Insect repellent (NON Aerosol)
  • Rubbish bags for dirty clothes

Medication

N.B. Asthma medication is to be with the Joey Scout in the Joey Scout's pack & NOT the Leaders' pack.

All other Medication & Instructions (including EpiPens) to be named and in a resealable plastic bag which will be carried by J.S.L. in their daypack.

NOTE:

  • Please ensure all gear is clearly named and packed into ONE BAG only.
  • NO electronic equipment, lollies, or NUT products to be brought to Camp.
  • Please send extra bedding if your child could wet the bed and also advise their Leaders.

Adults

Unit Leaders - Pack an extra bag with: 

  • Extra sleeping bag(s)
  • Plastic bags
  • 4-6 tea towels for drying cups
  • Texta for naming things
  • Rubber-bands for Scarves

Activity Leaders, Service Leaders & Youth Service Team - You are camping! 

  • Bring your own tent!
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