Girl Guides Get Hiking: Hiking Skills Weekend

Girl Guides Get Hiking: Hiking Skills Weekend
Whether you’re an avid hiker, or just enjoy the occasional stroll through the bush, all GGWA Leaders and Guides aged 14+ are invited to our Hiking Skills Weekend.

Over this two-night training, we’ll be learning by doing, and making the most of the outdoors!  You’ll learn hints, tips and techniques that you need to build your confidence and skills in running hiking activities or enjoying the trail yourself, with a program including navigation, equipment, safety & risk, cooking and event planning.

On Friday Evening, we’ll be camping at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, and use that as a base for our program until after lunch on Saturday. That afternoon, we’ll hit the trail for a 3 hour walk on the Bibbulmun Track to the Helena Campsite where we’ll set up for the night before heading back to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre on Sunday morning.  Once we return on Sunday, those interested in earning their Conduct an Expedition or Trefoil 3 Camping – Expedition qualification will be mentored through all the preparations needed for their qualification hikes.  (If you’re not so keen, you’re welcome to head off early!)

WHERE: Hills Discovery Centre - 380 Allen Rd, Mundaring 
WHEN: Friday 3 September to Sunday 5 September 
WHO: 14+ and adult
DRESS CODE: Uniform and camp wear
KIT LIST: Will be sent out closer to event date

If you have any questions, or want to know more before deciding to sign up, please feel free to get in touch with Hannah ([email protected]).


Worried about what you’ll need?  Here is a rough initial list, but if you need help sourcing things, let us know.

  • Lightweight hiking tent (or a buddy to share with) *
  • Hiking Pack *
  • Small/lightweight sleeping mat *
  • Small/lightweight sleeping bag
  • Headtorch
  • BYO Lunch, Dinner & Snacks 


* There is an option to borrow equipment marked with an asterisk (*) from GGWA – you can let us know in your registration questions.

Event cancelation policy

3/09/2021 6:00 PM - 5/09/2021 2:00 PM
Perth Hills Discovery Centre 380 Allen Rd, MUNDARING 6073

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