MORE than 100 Scouts from western Victoria converged on the Grampians at the weekend for a world-wide Scouting event.
Western Victoria radio and electronics leader Ash Clark said Scouts all around the world participated in similar activities at the same time.
“It was a wonderful weekend,” he said.
Activities included amateur radio, internet chat, radio orienteering, electronic kit building and radio tracking.
“The most interesting contact we made was with a radio station in Antarctica,” Mr Clark said.
“The Scouts got to talk to lots of different countries.
“We also did Geocaching, which involves using a GPS to find different locations in the bush.”
Mr Clark said the camp was aimed at Scouts, but some Venturers and Cubs also attended.
“They had a blast, as they do every year we have this event,” he said.
Mr Clark said Scouts was a diverse group of people and there was something on offer for everyone.
“This camp was fantastic for Scouts who have a specific interest in radio,” he said.
“But there are all sorts of different sections in Scouting, such as water activities, caving, aviation and art.
“There is something for everyone.”
Mr Clark said he would encourage more children in the Wimmera to become involved in Scouts.
“There is a Scout group in almost every town in the Wimmera,” he said.
“Children as young as six can join and it is quite a good youth movement that helps young people gain life skills.”