1. Camp leaders should plan bushwalks to be well within the physical capacity and experience level of the
participants. Prior to setting off, Camp leaders should tell someone where they are going and when they
plan to return.Bushwalking should only be done in groups of no less than four (4) people who are adequately
equipped with footwear, clothing and supplies appropriate for the task. Be adequately prepared for sudden
weather changes. The following should be taken on all bushwalks:
i. Waterproof gear and warm, dry spare clothing
ii. A box of matches stored in a water-tight container
iii. Enough food for your trip plus emergency supplies
iv. A whistle for attracting attention in the event you get lost
v. A compass and a map – and make sure you know how to use them!
vi. First Aid Kit
vii. Mobile phone if coverage is available
viii. 2-way radios for the lead hiker, trailing hiker, First Aid Officer and person back at the campsite
[note – these can be hired from CSG]
2. Should you get lost, the group should stay where they are but make the location as visible as possible.
It is important not to panic as this will reduce your energy and may bring on shock. When it is apparent
that rescuers are nearby, make attempts to help them assist them locate you – er. blow whistles, etc
3. If a person goes missing from the Camp, the following action must be taken immediately:
i. Have everyone gather at a single location
ii. Senior leaders should then do a thorough search of the Campsite
iii. Contact Police on 000 and JEMP on 1800-18-18-16.
iv. Consider contacting the person’s next-of-kin.
v. Wait and follow further instructions from authorities.