On your marks… get set… go! This past King’s Birthday weekend, nearly 500 Pathfinders and staff made the trek out to Whroo in Northern Victoria for our first Expedition in four years!
This was the first time since 2019 that our Pathfinders have had the chance to test their map and compass skills (and resilience) at Expedition 🥳
Our theme for the weekend was “He’s looking out for you.” Continuing the theme from AUC Camporee earlier this year, Pastor Daniel Matteo shared about different stories in Mary Magdalene’s life where she encountered Jesus and what those stories mean for us spiritually. We explored how meeting Jesus means becoming new, going from despair to hope, going through tough times, witnessing His victory, and having a part in His work.
On Sabbath, we had church in the morning, games and teambuilding activities in the afternoon, and a “Minute to Win it”-style competition in the evening.
🥾 Finally on Sunday morning, we left base camp and ventured out into the adjacent state forest.
Day hikers challenged themselves on an orienteering training course designed to develop their skills.
Intermediate hikers carried an overnight pack and travelled the world as they raced through the two-day orienteering course based on the game “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?”
Intermediate Plus hikers also carried an overnight pack and competed in a two-day rogaining course with up to 45 checkpoints of varying difficulty up for grabs.
Congratulations to all our hikers and club staff for a fantastic effort! 🥳
🙏 A big thank you to all the volunteers who developed the games and set out the orienteering and rogaining checkpoints 🛵