Re­gion’s best scouts

Southern Riverina news - - News -

FIN­LEY scouts Talei Holm and Rosie Archer rep­re­sented the 1st Fin­ley Scout Troop at a state rally re­cently.

They trav­elled with three other scouts from Gunda­gai, to Cataract Scout Park out­side of Syd­ney for the rally.

Not only was the state scout rally a great ex­pe­ri­ence, the lo­cal team pleced first in the Rive­rina, and eighth in the state from pa­trols.

Talei and Rosie stayed for two nights, car­ry­ing every­thing they needed in hik­ing packs while mov­ing from base to base.

They said their favourite base was ‘‘def­i­nitely’’ the Army base.

While there, they learned how to make sev­eral dif­fer­ent makeshift stretch­ers.

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Other high­lights were mak­ing it through an ob­sta­cle course, while be­ing fired at with tennis balls and learn­ing how to sur­vive in the bush for a few days.

‘‘We also en­joyed an ac­tiv­ity in­volv­ing a mouse trap, wooden balls and party pop­pers to make a ball, which we had to find and dis­arm with­out it ex­plod­ing,’’ they said.

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