Hoadley Hide is back!
If you had the chance to fall back through the rings of time to an Earth in the midst of war, would you find the strength to escape back to your world, and turn the tide of history towards the forces of good?
Hide 2017 is unlike anything you’ve seen before, a revival of the historic Hoadley Hide with an incredible selection of themed activities and an overarching narrative which builds to an amazing climax!!
Despite your heroic efforts, you and your team have been captured by a cruel opponent & have been sent to a PW camp. Your duty is to escape and warn your side of an imminent enemy attack, all in only 60 hours. You’re not alone however, and clues from your Head POW will prove invaluable to your efforts!
You will test your teamwork, navigation, initiative and problem solving skills while hiking between checkpoints. By completing tasks successfully, you will gain new clues and information to help you escape.
Starting at midday on Good Friday (14th April), participants will be able to cover the requirements for their Venturing Skills badge if not already earned. All participants will also take part in a rogaining challenge on the Friday afternoon, to brush up on their navigation skills ready for planning your escape over the course of the weekend.
Saturday will see teams hiking between checkpoints and walkpoints, gathering vital intelligence to plan their escape. On Saturday night, teams will enact their daring escape from their war-torn land, moving as quickly and stealthily as possible to avoid capture by their oppressors.
On Sunday, having escaped to a free society, teams will explore their new environment, and perform new tasks to help them acclimatise to their new surroundings. Sunday night will be a big celebration, with dinner and entertainment provided.
Successful completion of stunts on Saturday and Sunday will also allow Venturers to pass the requirements for the VA Initiative badge. If you also complete your Venturing Skills on Friday, you will be able to complete 2 badges in one weekend!
An exclusive event, Hide 2017 will be limited to twenty teams, so register quickly! Teams of 4-6 Venturers don’t need to be separated into Venturing Skills and Initiative groups, allowing for the mentoring of younger Venturers by more experienced Venturers.
All this means Hoadley Hide 2017 will provide the same test of skills as past events, but with an exciting new structure and narrative, designed by Venturers, to bring the event into the 21st Century!
Registrations will open on 25th February 2017 for Venturer Scouts to attend
When and Where?
Friday 14th April – Monday 17th April at Barrys Reef Scout Camp, Wombat State Forest