(Half the group pictured above at the end of the walk)
On Sunday, Cubs and their families, some Joeys and Venturers enjoyed a trek through the bushland in Brisbane Waters National Park near Kariong in search of the mysterious Egyptian-like hieroglyphs.
Armed with a map and compass, two Cub “Sixers” (with the intrepid “Kotick”) led the merry group off. All went well with no parents or belongings going astray.
A short while later we took the left fork and started to make our way along the windy track before entering the canyon like opening where the “Kariong Glyphs” awaited us.
Duly mystified by the origin and meaning of the glyphs and with the assistance of “Kotick” and “Anthony” we then ventured like mountain goats further up to the ridge-line beyond to an impressive sized rock. We all got to enjoy and experience a “Scouts Own” with beautiful sweeping views over Brisbane Waters as a back drop (followed by morning tea).
The Scouts Own Ceremony involved Cubs taking the role of individual colours of the rainbow and as each colour was read out a bead would then be put onto a piece of elastic for every individual (including families) present.
A friendship bracelet containing all the colours of the rainbow was formed and then tied to the person’s wrist seated to your right.
We then held hands and each expressed our own individual thanks.
Those seeking further adventure completed an additional loop track before making their way back out of the park. According to Paul we covered an impressive 4.3 km!
Speaking for myself (and my Cub) I must say I had a truly enjoyable time getting to know more members and families within the group whilst enjoying our beautiful environs.
A big thanks as always to our wonderful leaders who make such experiences possible! Thank you Jacala, Akela, Kotick, Baloo, Kaa, and Possum.