Hoadley Hide 2020 : Exploits on the Goldfields


The Hoadley Hide Management team, in consultation the Victorian Venturer Council, and following advice today from Scouts Victoria, unfortunately have to cancel this year’s Hoadley Hide.

This is due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, and our need to ensure the well-being of all our participants, as well as complying with government and health authority recommendations and requirements. While the numbers for Hoadley Hide were unlikely to exceed the 500 people which would require the cancellation by the current government advice, there is a high probability of more stringent measures being activated in the coming days and weeks.

All participants and volunteers who have already booked will be offered full refunds.

We are aware that many of our participants also use Hoadley Hide as an Initiative Course as part of their Queen’s Scout Award. In order to minimise the disadvantage to these Venturers, we are looking at the option of running a weekend Initiative course later in the year when circumstances permit. As soon as we are able to confirm more details about this, we will make this public. If you urgently need an Initiative Course to finish your Queen’s Scout Award, please contact us and we will work with you to find a solution.

The Hoadley Hide Management team are of course hugely disappointed that we have had to cancel, but unfortunately these circumstances are well out of our control. We will instead put our energies in to making Hoadley Hide 2021 a fantastic event for all Victorian Venturers.

We also want to thank all our team members who had already put so much work into the event, we really appreciate it and are saddened that effort will not bear fruit this year.

Should you have any further questions regarding the cancellation, please email us at hoadleyhide@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Yours in Venturing,

Dirk Arends                                Chris Anderson
Hide Chief                                   Deputy Hide Chief
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