Campwest 2021

Survival Guide

Now that Campwest 2021 is done and dusted, with no sticky buns left in sight, you can relive your Campwest 2021 experience through the official collection of the Survival Guide!

Download them below to relive your Campwest experience today!

Held every three years, Campwest is an epic adventure for Western Australian Scouts. For Scouts planning on attending the next Australian Jamboree in January 2022, Campwest is one way to ensure you’re well prepared.

Campwest 2021 was held from Saturday 10 April 2021 till Saturday 17 April 2021 at Manjedal Activity Centre.

The cost of the event is $530 for Scouts and $260 for Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, Leaders and other adults.

Key event information

Key details including eligibility, registration and fee inclusions can be found in the event information sheet available here

Official Program Guide

The Program Guide contains all the must-know info about the Campwest 2021 program. Make sure you’re ready to Survive the Unknown and check it out before you arrive onsite. You can get the Program Guide here.

Participant Handbook

The Campwest 2021 Participant Handbook includes key information for participants and their parents/guardians.

The Handbook includes:

  • Suggested packing list
  • Arrival and departure times and instructions
  • Information about looking after your safety and wellbeing at Campwest
  • Important COVID-19 information

You can download the Participant Handbook here.

Registrations

Registrations for Campwest 2021 are now closed. However, we are still accepting registrations from Rover Scouts and adult Leaders wishing to attend as volunteers. Email us a campwest@scoutswa.com.au to register.

Campwest Units

Campwest Unit Home Scout Groups
A01 Bibra Lake Scout Group
Collie Scout Group
Hamersley Scout Group
Karrinyup Leave No Trace Scout Group
Mandurah Scout Group
A02 Baldivis Scout Group
Butler Scout Group
Byford Scout Group
Carlisle Scout Group
Ellenbrook Scout Group
A03 Bateman Winthrop Scout Group
Cape Naturaliste Scout Group
Kinross Scout Group
A04 Cambridge Scout Unit 2
Carey Park Scout Group
Pelican Point Scout Group
WA Lone Scout Group
Woorree Scout Group
A05 Busselton Sea Scout Group
Denmark Scout Group
Goollelal Greenwood Scout Group
Karratha Scout Group
Kununurra Scout Group
Northam Scout Group
A06 Beechboro West Swan Scout Group
Joondalup Scout Group
Midland Scout Group
Plantagenet Scout Group
Rockingham Scout Group
Rossmoyne Shelley Scout Group
V01 Dianella Scout Group
Newman Scout Group
North Beach Scout Group
Victoria Park Scout Group
Wembley Downs Scout Group
V02 Esperance Scout Group
Floreat Scout Group
Margaret River Scout Group
Scarborough Beach Scout Group
V03 Girl Guides
V04 Girl Guides
V05 Armadale Scout Group
Cottesloe Scout Group
Kwinana Scout Group
Liddelow Scout Group
Maddington Scout Group
Mosman Bay Sea Scout Group
Whaleback Scout Group
V06 Albany Scout Group
Bayswater Sea Scout Group
Beldon Scout Group
Glen Forrest Scout Group
Herne Hill Scout Group
Katanning Scout Group
Kelmscott Scout Group
V07 Donnybrook Scout Group
Fremantle Sea Scout Group
Midland Scout Group
Roleystone Scout Group
Southern River Scout Group
Wanneroo Scout Group
V08 Cambridge Scout Unit 2
Kalamunda Scout Group
Leschenault Scout Group
Willagee Kardinya Scout Group
V09 Atwell Scout Group
Boulder Scout Group
Maida Vale Scout Group
Subiaco Scout Group
V10 Ballajura Scout Group
Hampton Park Scout Group
Walliston Scout Group
Warnbro Scout Scout Group
V11 Darlington Scout Group
Manjimup Scout Group
Riverton Scout Group
Salter Point Sea Scout Group
V12 Geraldton Scout Group
Mullaloo Sea Scout Group
Tuart Hill Yokine Scout Group
Waylen Bay Sea Scout Group
V13 Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group
Bunbury Sea Scout Group
Mundaring Scout Group
Westfield Scout Group
V14 Canning Sea Scout Group
Duncraig Scout Group
Falcon Scout Group
Gidgegannup Scout Group
Mindarie Scout Group
Warwick Scout Group
V15 Attadale Scout Group
Padbury Scout Group
Secret Harbour Scout Group

Program

Campwest 2021 incorporates six action-packed activity days. Scouts will visit Perth Zoo, chill out at the offsite Beach Party, share a day at Adventure World with their mates, tackle a full day Survivor Experience, enjoy entertainment each and every night, and explore four onsite activity zones.

There will be an element of choice at each activity where patrols will be able to choose the specific activities they complete.

Check out just some of the activities on offer at Campwest 2021 below.

Activity Description
Perth Zoo-mazing Race (offsite) Get in touch with your wild side at Perth Zoo as you race against other patrols.
Beach Party (offsite) Dive into the Beach Party and try out a raft of water activities.
Adventure World (offsite) Jump onboard the huge range of rides available at Adventure World as the entire camp heads offsite for the final date of Campwest 2021.
Survivor Experience (offsite) Tackle this full-day experience at Dwellingup, incorporating the Trees Adventure and paddling down the Murray the Murray River where you’ll experience grade two rapids.
Onsite zones Explore four onsite activity zones including an escape room and MasterChef
Chill time Free time to chill with your old and new Scouting friends across Western Australia.
Evening entertainment Enjoy entertainment each and every night, including movies, discos and wide games.

Please note: the event program is subject to changes due to operational requirements and final registration numbers. Program adjustments may need to be made in light of the COVID-19 situation.

The graphic below shows a sample patrol program for Campwest 2021! Note the exact evening entertainment program is to be confirmed.

Venturer Scouts

The Venturer Scout experience includes a full day at Adventure World, evening entertainment each and every night, exclusive after-dark access to the flying fox, and our Tiki Hut, a fun place to chill, relax, play games and grab some snacks. Venturer Scouts also receive a Campwest shirt and badge.

Throughout the event Venturer Scouts will have the opportunity to help us run activities, including our Ancient Egyptian themed escape room. We’ll take their preferences and skill set into mind, so they’re placed on activities they’ll enjoy. Venturer Scouts could use their service at Campwest 2021 to progress along their achievement pathway, especially in the Special Interest Areas or Outdoor Adventure Skills.

Plus, there’s the optional Big Kahuna Day Out. A full day offsite experience exclusively for Venturer Scouts, where they’ll tackle wakeboarding or the giant floating inflatable course at Perth Wake Park then head to Fremantle for 3D mini golf at the Glowing Rooms. There’s some chill time in Fremantle and dinner with new friends before heading back to site. This is an optional extra priced at $89.

Venturer Scouts will be invited to the Leader Orientation Day on Saturday 13 February 2021, where we’ll share all the information they need to prepare themselves for Campwest 2021.

The graphic below shows a sample Venturer Scout program for Campwest 2021! This Venturer Scout has chosen three different service activities, leading elements of the Escape Room, Beach Party and Smash Zone activities. They’re heading to the Big Kahuna Day Out on 13 April 2021, and Adventure World with the entire camp on 16 April 2021. Note the exact evening entertainment program is to be confirmed.

 

Market Day & Future Scout Day

We originally intended to invite Joey Scouts and Cub Scouts to Campwest 2021 on Market Day (15 April 2021). Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, we have reached the COVID-19 occupancy limit at Manjedal Activity Centre, and no longer able to invite any extra visitors onsite for Market Day.

Design Squad

We’ve taken youth empowerment to the next level. The Campwest 2021 Design Squad, consisting of Scouts and Venturer Scouts from around Western Australia, have been involved in the creation of the event program, theme, merchandise design, menu planning and promotion strategies. Every element of the event has been designed by young people for their peers.

Members of the Design Squad are helping to create the following elements of Campwest 2021:

  • Event theme and logo
  • Onsite and offsite activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Menu
  • Merchandise, including the event badge
  • Unit/Troop formation

Marketing Resources

Download these resources to help promote Campwest 2021 in your Scout Group:

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment plans are available to assist families during this uncertain time. Email us at campwest@scoutswa.com.au and our team will help you.

Saturday 10 April till Saturday 17 April, 2021.

Campwest 2021 will be held at Manjedal Activity Centre, which is about a 10-minute drive from Byford.

Senior Cub Scouts should be aged between 10.5 and 11 years on 10 April 2021, and meet the other eligibility requirements on the event information sheet.

Scouts must be aged between 11 and 15 years on 10 April 2021, and meet the other eligibility requirements on the event information sheet found here.

There’s a special deal available for youth members who have turned 15 between the original Campwest dates (26 September 2020) and the new event dates (10 April 2021). Youth members who fall into this category have two options for attendance at Campwest 2021:

  • Attend as a participant – Venturer Scouts who would not have had their 15th birthday by 26 September 2020 (original opening day of Campwest 2020) are eligible to attend as a participant. These Venturer Scouts would be placed together in a standalone Campwest Unit and participate in the event as if they were a member of the Scout Section. The fee for Venturer Scouts who choose this option is $530.
  • Attend as a Junior Service Leader – any Venturer Scout who meets the eligibility criteria can attend as a Junior Service Leader. These youth members would support the delivery of the event rather than participate as if they were a member of the Scout Section. The fee for Venturer Scouts who choose this option is $260.

Contact campwest@scoutswa.com.au if you’re unsure.

You are able to register a linking Cub Scouts for Campwest 2021.

The Cub Scout will need to meet all prerequisites that apply to a Scout section member by the Opening Day of Campwest 2021 (10 April 2021).

As there are no refunds for this event after the closing date on 29 January 2021, it is recommended that the Cub Scout discuss their attendance at Campwest 2021 with their Scout Leader prior to registering for the event to confirm they will be able to achieve all prerequisites before the event and establish a plan on how the prerequisites will be achieved.

Please note that as per the Scouts Australia Policy and Rules, Cub Scout Section R6.3 Membership, a Cub Scout must be 11 years of age in order to link to the Scout Section. If you have any questions about the age ranges, we recommend you contact your Group Leader, District Commissioner or the Scouts WA Administration Office.

Yes! Some youth members who will be registered as Venturer Scouts at the time of Campwest 2021 would have been eligible (based on their age) to attend the original Campwest in September 2020. Youth members who fall into this category have two options for attendance at Campwest 2021:

  • Attend as a participant – Venturer Scouts who would not have had their 15th birthday by 26 September 2020 (original opening day of Campwest 2020) are eligible to attend as a participant. These Venturer Scouts would be placed together in a standalone Campwest Unit and participate in the event as if they were a member of the Scout Section. The fee for Venturer Scouts who choose this option is $530.
  • Attend as a Junior Service Leader – any Venturer Scout who meets the eligibility criteria can attend as a Junior Service Leader. These youth members would support the delivery of the event rather than participate as if they were a member of the Scout Section. The fee for Venturer Scouts who choose this option is $260.

Venturers will camp in their own sub-camp, provide service to assist with the smooth operation of Campwest 2021, and participate in a few Venturer-only activities. 

The Venturer Scout experience includes a full day at Adventure World, evening entertainment each and every night, exclusive after-dark access to the flying fox, and our Tiki Hut, a fun place to chill, relax, play games and grab some snacks. Venturer Scouts also receive a Campwest shirt and badge.

Throughout the event Venturer Scouts will have the opportunity to help us run activities, including our Ancient Egyptian themed escape room. We’ll take their preferences and skill set into mind, so they’re placed on activities they’ll enjoy. Venturer Scouts could use their service at Campwest 2021 to progress along their achievement pathway, especially in the Special Interest Areas or Outdoor Adventure Skills.

PLUS, there’s the optional Big Kahuna Day Out. A full day offsite experience exclusively for Venturer Scouts, where they’ll tackle wakeboarding or the giant floating inflatable course at Perth Wake Park then head to Fremantle for 3D mini golf at the Glowing Rooms. There’s some chill time in Fremantle and dinner with new friends before heading back to site. This is an optional extra priced at $89.

We encourage Venturer Scouts to get in touch with our Venturer Team Leaders, Emma and Cooper, by emailing campwest@scoutswa.com.au with any questions they may have.

They sure are! Please contact the Girl Guides WA Administration Office for information on how to apply.

Once you register, you will receive an invoice via email with a payment due date of 29 January 2021 (the registration closing date). If you don’t pay by this date you will be withdrawn from the event. Whilst the due date of the invoice isn’t until the registration closing date, the best way to secure your spot at Campwest 2021 is to pay at your earliest convenience.

If after making application, you are unable to attend the event, you should advise the Event Management Team in writing as soon as possible by emailing campwest@scoutswa.com.au.

If your withdrawal email is received on or before the application closing date (Friday 29 January 2021), we will provide a refund equal to the amount paid less the withdrawal fee of $100.

We are unable to provide any refunds for withdrawals after Friday 29 January 2021

The site for Campwest 2021, Manjedal Activity Centre, has a limit on the total number of people (maximum 1,100) that are allowed to camp.

If we reach that number of registrations we will have to close registrations early.

There are 1900 youth members eligible to attend Campwest 2021, and we need adults to support the camp, so we recommend you register and pay as early as possible to secure your spot.

Scouts need to have completed their badgework (Scoutcraft badge OR Introduction to the Scout Section badge) and four nights camping in a tent (two of which must be consecutive) by the opening day of Campwest 2021 (10 April 2021).

In order to attend Campwest 2021, Scouts must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Be registered as a Scout Section member at the time of application and through till 18 April 2021.
  • By the opening day of Campwest 2021, have completed either the:
    o Scoutcraft badge; OR
    o The Introduction to Scout Section badge.
  • Have completed four (4) nights in a tent as a member of the Scout section, at a Scout camp, with two (2) of those nights being consecutive. Camping with family or at school etc. does not count.
  • Have approval from their Unit Council and Scout Leader (or Leader-In-Charge).
  • Have consent from their parents/guardian.
  • Not have had their 15th birthday before the opening day of Campwest 2021 (10 April 2021)

As there are no refunds for this event, it is recommended that the Scouts discuss their attendance at Campwest 2021 with their Scout Leader prior to registering for the event to confirm they will be able to achieve all prerequisites before the event and establish a plan on how the prerequisites will be achieved.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with campwest@scoutswa.com.au with any questions

The cost for participants is $530 and the cost for all others is $260.

We have reduced these fees slightly compared to the original Campwest 2020 fees to provide a small amount of financial support in light of the COVID-19 situation.

The following special diets will be catered for at Campwest 2021: vegetarian, egg free, nut free, gluten free and lactose free. Special diets need to be identified in your online application in MyScout.

Due to the volume of participants attending Campwest 2021, we will not be able to cater for other diets, dietary choices or supply specific brand requests. Any questions regarding diets should be directed to campwest@scoutswa.com.au.

No, all participants must register themselves on MyScout. This is to ensure that we receive the correct medical, dietary and emergency contact information for all participants.

Individual Scouts WA members can register by clicking here.

Absolutely! We welcome all eligible Scouts from across Western Australia. Scouts will be placed into Campwest Units of 36 with a mix of Scouts from across Western Australia. Each Campwest Unit will have a Campwest Line Leader and assistant line leaders appointed to support the Scouts.

Information regarding volunteer roles will be communicated via email after applications close on Friday 29 January 2021. If you have a preference for a specific role, please send an email to campwest@scoutswa.com.au – the Event Team is always on the lookout for extra help!

The Leader Orientation Day is a briefing for all volunteers (Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, Leaders and other adults) attending Campwest 2021. You’ll get to meet your team and find out about all arrangements put in place for Campwest 2021.

The Leader Orientation Day is scheduled for Sunday 13 February 2021 at a location to be confirmed in metro Perth.

We are investigating ways to make the Leader Orientation Day accessible to regional participants. We will provide the details directly to relevant participants closer to the time

Throughout the event program, Scouts will have the opportunity to visit public locations such as Perth Zoo and Adventure World, where shops will be accessible. Scouts may choose to purchase snack items (e.g. an ice cream) or souvenirs at these locations. We recommend a maximum of $20 spending money.

There may be an onsite shop selling a limited range of Jamboree merchandise, such as drink bottles, hoodies and badges. This is to be confirmed and will be communicated closer to the event.

All catering and program costs for the duration of Campwest 2021 are covered in the event fee, so it is certainly not compulsory to send your Scout with spending money.

Campwest Line Leaders may put in place arrangements to assist with the security of Scout spending money.

A suggested packing list will be provided to all Campwest Line Leaders at Leader Orientation Day. Your Campwest Line Leader will pass on the suggested packing list during Term 1 2021.

All Campwest merchandise will be distributed onsite at the event. We recommend that Leaders have permanent markers available to write names on shirts.

You can get more information by contacting our Information Hub via email at campwest@scoutswa.com.au.

Contact

Please send any questions regarding Campwest 2021 to our Information Hub by emailing campwest@scoutswa.com.au

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