Out and About Ideas for April

Outdoors ideas and suggestions for Guides - April and beyond

Shape our community’s young bike riders

Pedal Power are developing a program is targeted at teaching youth riders (aged 11-15 years) who lack skills on a bike, the necessary knowledge and practical experience to become confident enough to use their bicycle for active travel

If you are interested in finding out more or becoming involved see their website.

Celebrate Earth Day 2015

The UN International Mother Earth Day is on the 22 April.

"But the big decisions that lie ahead are not just for world leaders and policy-makers. Today, on Mother Earth Day, I ask each one of us to be mindful of the impacts our choices have on this planet, and what those impacts will mean for future generations. "

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Find out more

Walk or run for breast cancer research

The Mother's Day Classic is on Sunday 8 May 2016

The Canberra MDC for 2016 will be at Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park and involves a 5km run or walk and a 10km run around the Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin starting to the east and heading towards Kings Bridge.

Maybe you could get a patrol or whole unit together to do this!


Event details


Sunday 8 May 2016, from 7.00am


Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park.


5km walk, 5km run, 10km run

To save time, please register online however on the day entries are available.

Online entries close:

8.00am Saturday 7 May 2016 (EST)

See more at: http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/event-info/event-locations-map/canberra/#sthash.c083R0md.dpuf

If you can't walk on the 7th May, maybe the 1st works better?

Ks for Kids

ACTerritorians, this is for you. Ks for Kids is a fun fitness challenge, where you can take part in a 30, 15 or 5km lap around Lake Burley Griffin. Best of all, it’s to support the Children’s Research Institute for childhood diseases prevention. Lace up on Sunday 1 May!

Hey I'm walkin' here!

Tracking a feathery tale - feather mapping

The humble feather has a story to tell and staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to tell it.

A new research project aims to build a ‘feather map’ to track waterbird movement around Australia. Volunteers have heeded the call and are now collecting feathers to be analysed by a team of scientists.

Citizen scientists are asked to collect moulted (or fallen) feathers from wetland sites. Birds are not to be caught or harassed.

For further information about contributing to the ‘feather map’, go to http://feathermap.ansto.gov.au or email kate.brandis@unsw.edu.au.

The Adventure is Real - Have a go at QuestGame!

QuestaGame is a mobile game that gets players outdoors to discover and help preserve life on this planet.

Download the App - It's Free!

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