Rat Skin 2018

(please let us know if you want to come)
What is Rat Skin?

Rat Skin... is basically Dragon Skin in reverse. Venturers set up and run interesting and challenging bases for Leaders, Rovers and other adults. The Venturers are responsible for every aspect of the weekend except how the adults camp, so the adults get to unwind and relax (after the Venturers have their way with them). It is also a static camp, bring the comfy bed.

When is Rat Skin?

22nd and 23rd of September 2018
Bases open 9.00am Saturday and close 12.00pm Sunday
Base camp move in on Friday evening, please feel free to get set up early and get a good nights sleep, or arrive Saturday morning and set up when you can.
The closing date is the 31st of August. This means that all paperwork needs to be received by this date. If this is not possible, let us know of your intentions ASAP. 50 points will be awarded if applications are received by 17th August.

Where is Rat Skin?

We are heading to Camp Canobolas for this year's camp! Come and see one of The Golden West Regions campsites. Google Map.

Who are we?

Rat Skin is a Golden West Region event to which everyone in Scouting is invited. Venturers from units in the Golden West Region form the Rat Skin Committee and from there organise the event with a little guidance from a couple of leaders.

Who can come?

All adults involved in Scouting (Leader, parent, rover, helper) are invited to form a team of 4 to 6 or 7 and experience a weekend of activities organised just for them. Every Venturer unit is invited to bring along a couple of bases relevant to this year's theme and give our older scouting friends a weekend to remember.


Vikings took out villages, fought Saxons and rowed forever! This year we are heading back to the Viking time! Please email us your ideas as soon as you think of them so that we can confer and make sure everyone does something different.

What does it cost?

$20 covers you for Rat Skin Badge, camping fees and expenses related to the Saturday night activity. (there are showers this year)

Who to talk to.

Laura Hills 0467 206 376 Venturers or
Leigh Williamson 02 6369 0653 Leaders
Email the Rat Skin Committee (the leaders responsible also get these)

The paperwork eh?

We've squeezed all of the necessary forms into one easy to download ratskin forms zip file. Please email us or call if you have any problems downloading the forms or understanding which ones you need to fill in. All bases require a risk assessment to be completed. Could every Adult who is not an Appointed Leader or registered member of Scouts Australia please provide a Working With Children number with their E1 application form. [The letter from the Office of the Childrens Guardian can be attached if you like]

More about Scouts

Would you like to know more about Scouts?
Please check out Scouts NSW or Scouts Australia
or just email us and ask us why we're so crazy about Scouting.