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Caving

Explore a fascinating new world, hidden beneath the earth. Caving is an opportunity to discover a whole new world below the surface!

There are a number of opportunities for Caving activities to take place supported by our very own Scouts SA Caving Team.

 

How to make it happen

All scouting activities are subject to Scouting policies and procedures. Adult Leaders are responsible for ensuring the safety of Scouts and the compliance of activities and undertakings with Scouting policies and procedures.

Caving info and activity nights

The Scout Caving Group can provide information and interactive activities for a fun caving theme unit night.

Why not test your nocturnal vision through some cardboard box caving in your hall, and squeeze through the purpose built squeezebox

Suitable for: All sections Joeys – Rovers

Further Info: bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

Scouts Caving Adventure Weekend

Caving Adventure weekends at Naracoorte are the best way for scout aged participants to get underground into the Wild caves.

Naracoorte hosts some of the best caving exploration in Australia with both its formations and the significant mega fauna fossils.

Cavings weekends are made available to all groups in specific districts on a rotational basis – the forward schedule is below.

2021

Caving proficiency weekends are offered to groups in the following districts:

  • Adelaide Foothills
  • Mawson
  • Hills to Coast
  • Other country based groups

Please refer to the following schedule:

15 – 16 May (pending district trip coordinator)
26 – 27 Jun (pending district trip coordinator)
28 – 29 Aug Hills to Coast
contact: dc.hillstocoast@sa.scouts.com.au
16 – 17 Oct (pending district trip coordinator)
District trip coordinators for some trips are still required, please contact your District Commissioner through the usual channels to find out more.
2022

Caving Adventure Weekends will be offered to groups in the following districts:

  • Torrens
  • Heysen
  • Ridley

Suitable for:  Scouts

Costs: vary $100 – $200 (depending upon trip specific logistic arrangements)

Further Info:   Refer to district trip coordinators

Murray River Caves

The Murray River region has access two caves that can be explored in one day, and an easy drive from the Roonka Water Activities Centre.

Look for opportunities and details in the activity programs in the Minisplash, Supersplash and Rivermoot district and branch events, otherwise Activity Patrols are welcome to a approach the Scout Caving Group to enquire about Activity Leader availability for and adventurous day trip.

Suitable for: Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.

Further Info: bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

 

Advanced Caving Expeditions

The Scout Caving Group run advanced caving expeditions to caves on the Yorke Peninsular, Flinders Ranges,  Nullarbor Plain and interstate locations

The Caves require advanced skills with some sections requiring rope descents, previous experience is often required for these trips.

Refer to the below upcoming events:

Nullarbor Caving Trip

Some sections of Nullarbor caves require ladder or SRT ascent skills.

Dates:  9-19 April 2021

Further info and expressions of interest:  Woodward27@adam.com.au

Suitable for: Venturers and Rovers

Trip is currently full, but feel free to register your interest for the waiting list and future trips
 
Corra-Lynn Caving Trip

Dates: 7 – 8 August 2021

Further info and expressions of interest:  bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

 
Wee Jasper Caves NSW

Dates: 2-4 Oct 2021

This trip may be relocated or rescheduled due to cross border restrictions

Further info and expressions of interest:  bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

Suitable for: Venturers and Rovers

 

 

Scout Caving Group

The Scout Caving Group commenced in 1982 with a group of Scout Leaders who were concerned for the welfare and safety of members of the Scout Association undertaking activities in caving. The main purpose of SCG is to promote and conduct adventurous activities in an underground environment and to provide training for Scout Caving Leaders.

Scout Caving Group is open to all members of the Scout Association. Caving Leaders must be over 18 and have appropriate Scout Leadership training. Venturers can also be of assistance to the SCG and gain caving experience, which can eventually go towards becoming a Caving Leader.

Contact Branch Commissioner (Caving)
Matt Smith bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

Training and Skill Development

The Scout Caving Group team provide training aligned with the National Adventurous Activities Framework and in accordance with the Australian Speleological Federation (ASF) National Cave Leaders accreditation system.  Skills are developed through ‘Learn by Doing’ by attending various Caving trips and various leader skills development trips.

Caving proficiencies can be recognised and awarded the relevant VET modules through Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT).  Get in contact with the Scout Caving Group to find out more.

Suitable for: Adult Leaders, Rovers and Venturers

Contact bc.caving@sa.scouts.com.au

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