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Fantastic Race - Sat 3 to Sun 4 August

posted 15 Jul 2019, 05:43 by Andrew Yeaman

This is the biggest Scout game going in Victoria. Got your Myki and your phone all charged up ready to go? Join us on August 3rd and 4th, starting at Heathmont Railway Station. Travel in Patrols on trains. Answer clues. Find stuff. Do things. Have fun. Eat pizza. Watch movies. Get a cool event badge. Sleep optional. 

The cost is $16 per Scout and payment can be made via EFT to the Group account (BSB: 033-061, A/C: 460167) or via CareMonkey (note there is an additional fee of $0.75 when paying by CareMonkey).

The race starts at 7:15am on Saturday 3 August and finishes at 2:30pm on Sunday 4 August.

The race starts at Heathmont Railway station. From there you will travel up and down the railway line between Box Hill and Lilydale/Belgrave looking for clues. On Saturday night you will stay in a Scout Hall (possibly ours!). On Sunday the race finishes up at HE Parker Reserve.

What to wear:
  • casual clothes
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • troop scarf.
What to bring - each Patrol:
  • Two mobile phones (primary and backup) with credit
  • You will just need SMS this year
  • Phone charger for each phone.
What to bring - each Scout:
  • Sleeping bag, stretcher or mat, PJ's and toiletries (put this in a named bag and it will be transported to the sleep hall)
  • Myki with enough credit for two concession Zone 2 Daily tickets ($2.94/day)
  • Backpack with drink bottle, rain coat, hat, lunch, etc
  • Two Printed Care Monkey or Health Forms - one for the PL to carry and one to hand in at registration.
What you eat during the day on Saturday and Sunday is up to you. On Saturday night you will be provided pizza (gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian are available - please advise food issues at registration). On Sunday you will be provided with breakfast at the hall before you leave and sausage in bread (or vegetarian option) at HE Parker Reserve at the finish. 

Parental Help
We will need parents to assist with the luggage transfer on Saturday morning (about 8am) and with the meals on Saturday night (about 6pm)/Sunday morning (about 7:30am). Luggage may be collected from the hall at 8am on Sunday morning or from the finish.