The Governor General Camp is a special event organised by Scouts Australia, taking place at Government House in Canberra. It offers a wide range of adventurous activities and experiences for Scouts from across the country.
The Victorian Contingent will travel by bus from Melbourne to Canberra and return. For Joeys, Cubs, and supporting Leaders joining later, transportation will be provided to join the Contingent on-site.
Scouts, Venturers and Rovers | Leave Melbourne on April 14
Joeys and Cubs | Leave Melbourne on April 16
Joeys, Cubs Scouts, Venturers and Rovers | Leave Canberra on April 19, and arrive in Melbourne on April 20
Driving is discouraged. There is no parking available at Government House. If you choose to drive, you can park at the Canberra International Airport at your own cost. Please note you will be still charged the Contingent fee.
The costs vary by participant type: Joeys and Cubs at $875, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers at $1,125, and Leaders at $625. Payments will be made through the camp's registration system, with the Victorian payment invoiced separately.
Campsites are about 25m x 25m square. Units will be self-sufficient, with daily supplies provided for meal preparation. Service and Activity Leaders will need to bring their own dome tents for accommodation in the Leader camping area.
Each Unit, made up of Scout Groups within a geographically located area, will source their own campsite equipment. This includes tents, dining flies, kitchen equipment, tables, bench seats, and barbecues.
Each member will receive a Victorian Governor-General Camp Badge. There will also be a Victorian Contingent Polo Shirt available for $35, made-to-order. Designs for these items will be released soon, and additional badges will be available for purchase.
Participants choosing to drive can meet at the Canberra International Airport, one of the remote locations. However, they need to arrange their own parking at their expense and will be still charged the full Contingent fee.
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