Rovers active Christmas break

The Rover Crew had a very active Christmas break this year. Five members of the crew travelled to Queensland to attend the 15th Australian Moot. We were in Queensland for twelve days of fun, relaxation and socializing, with five hundred Rovers from around Australia and Asia Pacific region.

The members of the Scotch crew spent the first couple of days of their expedition relaxing on the beaches around Noosa with one hundred other Rovers. Apart from the stress of swimming we did manage to fit in a visit to a Queensland winery and partied into the nights.

On arriving back at the main campsite on New Year’s Eve there was a huge party with live bands, comedians and socialising with rovers from other countries and nations.

Every night at the Moot the Rovers were entertained by different themes at the entertainment area, from barn dance and surfing themes to a Toga Night.

Over the remaining days we enjoyed a number of different and interesting activities, bungy bullet, go carting, swimming in a shark pool at Water World, sailing, theme parks and visited Steve Irwin at the Australian Zoo.

Since returning from Queensland over the Australian Day weekend, the crew attended what is known as ‘Surfmoot, go hard or go home’. The Surfmoot was a great chance to see those we met in Queensland who had travelled to the Phillip Island Grand Prix track for a weekend we shall never forget.

We had the opportunity to go swimming on our own private beach, jelly wrestling, and many competitions in almost anything you could think of. During the daytime and at night the organized entertainment included roving bands, comedians, and dj’s.

The ski season is coming, and what better way to go skiing than attending Bogong Ski Chalet. There is something big happening on almost every weekend in Rovers, so get out there!

Anyone aged 18 to 26, who is interested in joining/attending the Old Scotch Rover crew, we meet Monday nights at 8pm, should contact either: Mat: 0401 134 864 or Emilie: 0401 136 822

Originally published in Great Scot magazine.