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Bushies Camp Theme

We had an outdoor camp with the theme of “Bushies” one year. Here is the program and menu. Hope they give you some ideas.

This camp was held about twenty years and many computers ago. I no longer have the original files for the activities or menu. All this information comes from the noticeboard for that camp. These days we tend not to offer the same number of food choices as were available at this camp, but this was a large camp, with seven patrols and forty girls.

Timings for camps will vary according to your girls’ experience and the complexity of the program and menu.

Program

Friday
5.45 pm
Arrive, unpack cars
Pitch tents
Make gadgets
8.00 pm
Dinner (we brought our own)
9.00 pm
Bed
9:30 pm
Lights out
Saturday
7.00 am
Rise, air tents & bedding
Breakfast in patrols (invite a leader)
Duties
Inspection
10.30 am
Colours, morning prayer
BUSHMAN SKILLS (from the Bushman Challenge badge)
12.30 pm
Lunch
Rest
2.00 pm
WALKABOUT (hike)
4.00 pm
Baths
5.00 pm
Lower Colours
5.30 pm
Dinner in patrols (invite a leader)
Wash up
7.15 pm
NIGHT MANOEUVRES (night game)
7.30 pm
CAMPFIRE
9.00 pm
Supper
9.30 pm
Bed
10.00 pm
Lights out
QUIET!
Sunday
7.00 am
Rise, air tents & bedding
7.30 am
Colours, morning prayer
Breakfast
Duties
Inspection
10.00 am
GUIDES’ OWN
10.30 am
Morning Tea
10.45 am
OBSTACLES (obstacle course)
1.00 pm
Lunch
Clean and check equipment in patrol boxes
Strike camp
Emu Bob
Afternoon tea
Colours
3.30 pm
Dismiss

 

Menu

Friday
Dinner
BYO
Supper
Midnight’s Munchies
hot chocolate/Milo; biscuits
Saturday
Breakfast
Bushies’ Brekky
Cereal
Sausages/eggs
Toast & muffins
Fruit juice
Morning Tea
Ned Kelly’s Nibblies
Biscuits
Cordial
Lunch
Shearer’s Tucker Time
Pocket sandwich
Fruit
Cordial
Afternoon Tea
Ned Kelly’s Nibblies
Fruit
Cordial
Dinner
Swaggies’ Surprise
Bushman's Special
Stuffed apples
Custard
Milo/milk
Supper
Midnight’s Munchies
Marshmallows & biscuits
Milo/Quik
Sunday
Breakfast
Bushies’ Brekky
Cereal
Ham steaks/pineapple
Crumpets/Toast
Fruit juice
Morning Tea
Ned Kelly’s Nibblies
Fruit
Cordial
Summer Roll
Lunch
Shearer’s Tucker Time
Hot dogs (to save washing up)
Cordial
Afternoon Tea
Ned Kelly’s Nibblies

Biscuits
Cordial

 

Patrol Names

There were seven patrols at this camp, and 45 campers. The patrols were:

Swaggies
Trackers
Drovers
Jackeroos
Shearers
Stockmen
Bullockies

 

Here are the patrol duties we used:

SEVEN PATROLS
Cook
Wood
Bath
care for store tent
collect wood
clothesline
food distribution
campfire
bath screening
help QM
clean fireplaces
organise baths
 
Clear table
clean bath equipment
 
help Camp Assistant
help First Aider
 
 
 
Camp
Mess
Lats
flagpole
serve meals
clean toilets
Colours
marquee
bucket brigade
tidy store shed
garbage cans
collect wood
clean campsite
wash central cooking gear
help First Aider
help LIC
set table
 
 
help QM
 
 
 
 
 
Gadgets
 
 
help prepare activities
 
 
make bath gadgets
 
 
look after leaders’ tent
 
 
central Grace
 
 
make tripods
 
 
help LIC
 

Here's the duty roster we used:

 
Gadgets
Cook
Wood
Bath
Camp
Mess
Lats
Friday
Swaggies
Trackers
Drovers
Jackeroos
Shearers
Stockmen
Bullockies
Saturday
Bullockies
Swaggies
Trackers
Drovers
Jackeroos
Shearers
Stockmen
Sunday
Stockmen
Bullockies
Swaggies
Trackers
Drovers
Jackeroos
Shearers