Frequently Asked Questions

How do we Register your Patrols?

Update 14-03-21: You can now register online to attend Kiwi Woggle 2021. Click here to register online.  

Update 24/03/21: We have extended the application completion and submission date till 11.59pm on Friday 26th March 2021.

Please note: We recommend using a Windows 10 desktop or laptop computer to register. A Mac computer should also work. Please avoid using a Tablet or Mobile phone.  The online registration system has been supplied by Scouts Qld. It is secure.

What date do we have to register by online?

Update 24/03/21: We have extended the application completion and submission date till 11.59pm on Friday 26th March 2021.

Are we allowed to have more than one patrol from each troop?
Yes, you can register as many patrols as you would like from your troop or district. These patrols do not have to be established patrols, but all participants must be registered and you will be competing against other members of your troop.
How much is the fee per Scout and per Leader (and Adult Helper)?
The fee per Scout is $35.
Please note: The $35 fee per Scout is only the camp fee. It does not cover their food costs, vehicle travel fuel, etc. This has to be worked out by the Scout’s own group. For example, last year (Kiwi Woggle 2019) we here in Bundaberg decided the total fee should be $100 per Scout, plus pocket-money supplied by their parents so each youth could buy some snacks (and meals) at service stations while travelling to and from the camp,… plus some spending money during the disco night (for drinks and snacks that were being sold).  Note: there will be a disco night at this years event too.

The fee per Scout Leader and Adult Helper is $40. Meals for Scout Leaders and Adult Helpers will be provided within this fee.

Is Ice, Milk and Bread going to be available to purchase?
Yes, patrols can order ice, milk and bread at the camp. Kiwi Woggle 2021 will provide these items at cost-price to patrols.
How many Scouts per Patrol at Kiwi Woggle 2021?
The default rules say: “a maximum of 8 Scouts per patrol” but there is no minimum – 4 Scouts in a Patrol can still work. In our ‘local rules’ for Kiwi Woggle 2021 we are stipulating that there needs to be at least 4 Scouts in a patrol.
How far from Bundaberg is the campsite?
Wyper Park is approximately 14 km or 15 minutes drive from the Bundaberg Railway Station (which is close to the CBD). The campsite is off the main southbound highway and overlooks the Burnett River.
Will there be any activities offsite?
Offsite activities will include a canoe hike and a foot hike. No other offsite activities will be included in the program. Campers and Leaders ideally do not leave Wyper Park for any reason without notification of Camp Chief and typically under exceptional circumstances. Touristing and shopping are freely available prior to and at the conclusion of camp.
Are mobile devices allowed at camp?
Since Scout camps are a great way to spend some time ‘off-grid’ so to speak and enjoy nature and the outdoors, we are providing a rule that youth are not to have their mobile devices during the camp, unless it is an emergency.

We recommend that Leaders bring a Lock-up Security Box to put their Scouts phones in.

If your Scouts need to bring phones etc for travelling communication/ entertainment purposes, then we ask that they are locked away prior to the official start of the camp on Friday the 2nd of April.

We also recommend that all Leaders let each parent know what is occuring before the event, and to assure parents that if they need to urgently contact their child (or children) that they can contact their representative Scout Leaders, who can then take appropriate steps to connect Scouts with their parents., and visa-versa.

It goes without saying that all Leaders and Parent Helpers are to ensure they have adequate ways and means to keep their own mobile phones charged throughout the camp. Wyper Park also has powerpoints at certain locations.

 

Can we take photos of our campsite, activities and friends we meet and can we post them to social media?
Cameras are permitted to be used for photographing your own campsites and patrols. Kiwi Woggle will have media staff on site and will be taking photos of leaders and patrols who have indicated permission through the usual Scouts QLD registrations. A newsletter will be published from each day of camp and photos will be available on social media for those outside the camp to see. Campers can access social media at the conclusion of the camp and share the official photos with friends and family as they see fit.
What documentation needs to be brought to the Camp?
Please be sure to bring the following documentation:

  • C4’s need to be brought. The C4’s should be filled out to allow for: pioneering, abseiling, swimming, canoeing & bushwalking,
  • The registration form for each youth member, each leader and adult helper: the online registration system emails you a PDF once you complete your registration process. Please print out that PDF document and bring each page of it with you.
  • Provide a document with special dietary requirements, medical info, medications (including dosages), etc for each youth, leader, adult helper, etc.
  • (PLEASE NOTE): Each leader attending should bring (and keep in their car, or somewhere very safe and secure) a 2nd copy of each of the above mentioned documents. As in, keep a copy of all documentation for each of the youth and adult helpers you are bringing to camp.
What else do Leaders need to bring to the Camp?
Please bring enough Ice, Milk and Bread for your patrol(s) for at least the first day of the camp. Patrols will be able to purchase these items as needed at the camp as well.

** Attn all Leaders: We recommend bringing your own Esky(s) and ice too if you want to bring your own additional non-alcoholic drinks/ cold beverages. We can only expect it will still be pretty hot/warm Easter weekend this year. We want to ensure you’ve got plenty of beverages to enjoy; kick back and relax 🙂

This is a no-brainer: If you are helping with any of the activities and/or will be a sub-camp leader, please be sure to bring everything you will need to aid with helping operate that activity, or performing that task.

What additional items should each Scout bring to the Camp?
Aside from all the usual items each Scout should bring, we would like each scout to also bring:

  • There will be screen printing happening so please bring a suitable item (we suggest a t-shirt) if you would like something screen-printed. It will need to be a white or light coloured item. The item must have your name, patrol and Unit name securely attached or written on it.
  • Aqua Shoes or enclosed shoes you are happy to get wet and muddy (to wear when canoeing). You can buy cheap Aqua Shoes from Big W if your child doesn’t already own a pair.
  • Clothing for canoeing that can get wet and muddy.
  • A back-pack bag to take canoeing (that is allowed to get wet and will dry quickly and/or is water-proof or water-resistant. Ensure your water bottle, towel, hiking shoes and other items will fit inside your back-pack.
  • Some garbage bags to keep items dry while canoeing. Tip: Line the inside of your back-pack with a garbage bag and then put your items inside it.
  • Suitable clothing for hiking.
  • A reasonable sized water bottle (ensure it is labeled with YOUR full name).
  • It will be early Autumn. We recommend bringing a least 2 towels to this camp, so that you always have at least 1 dry towel.
  • An additional pair of dry shoes that are suitable for hiking. We recommend your Scout also brings an additional set of daily usage shoes.
  • At least 2 hats. Both should be wide-brimmed. The 2nd one is a back-up hat in case they lose the other one.
  • This will be a ‘Sun smart’ camp; Please be sure to also bring quality sunscreen and other forms of quality sun protection.
  • If your child suffers eye glare issues or just wants to feel additionally comfortable canoeing, we also recommend sunglasses that can be worn canoeing (that can be lost forever if they happen to end up in the water). OR attach a small floatation device to them. Same too with their hat :). I personally buy polarised safety glasses from Bunnings for this purpose; they’re about $30 a pair for the high-end ones.
  • Aside from adequate travel money (to and from the event), we ask that each Scout brings a little extra spending money for the disco evening so they can buy and enjoy some food and drinks.
  • If you know that you develop a rash or irritation from wearing wet clothes for too long, please ensure you pack adequate dry clothes, beyond that of 4 days.
Can Leaders and Adult Helpers bring a t-shirt to be screen-printed on too?
Yes, Leaders and Adult Helpers sure can bring a t-shirt to be screen-printed on! :). It will need to be a white or light coloured shirt. We encourage each Scout to bring a suitable shirt too for this same purpose! 🙂

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