Members of the local Scouting community had an adventure of a lifetime last month canoeing down the Murray River.
Starting just below the Murray 2 Power Station dam, Khancoban, and finishing at Jingellic, 21 Scouts aged from 10 to 18 paddled 103km over three days, supported by 13 leaders and parent helpers.
The trip was organised by District Scout Leader Graham Parr from 1st Cobargo Scouts, however Scouts from Merimbula, the ACT and the NSW Lone Scouts Group also took part.
Matilda Grebert, 13, described the trip as fantastic, adding “How many people can say they have paddled more than 100km down the Murray River in a canoe?”
The group was fortunate enough to have Jim “Cricket” Lehane from Scouts ACT join the trip and bring with him his drone which captured the journey from the air.
Talented amateur photographer and Scout parent Fiona Gross from Quaama also joined and photographed the Scouts and the amazing landscape and wildlife.
When asked what the next adventure will be for the Scouts, Mr Parr said the Group is organising a hike up Pigeon House Mountain near Ulladulla in May as part of the international Scouting event, Jamboree of the Trail.
In the meantime, all sections of Scouts have camps coming up, some with activities such as caving, canyoning and abseiling, along with more traditional scouting outdoor skills.
Scout groups across the region have restarted for the year and welcome new members at any time. Cobargo Scouts meet on Thursday from 6.30-8pm at the Cobargo Showground. For more information visit www.cobargoscouts.org.au.