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  Ingleside Scout Environment Centre
- 2009 NSW Landcare Finalist
- Won The 2009 State Environment award.

The Environment Award is presented to the formation that has achieved the most for Environmental awareness in NSW. The team:

Scout Environment Centre - Ingleside

Streamwatch, Waterbugs, Tree Planting
Weedbusters, Conservation, Recycling, Composting
Bush Tucker, Nature Trail
Birdwatching/Identification Using Microscopes

World Conservation Badge, Waterwise Badge, Patrol Activities, Landcare Badge

Programmed Environment Events (program below) - Book your Mob, Pack, Patrol, Troop Unit or Crew, or

Create your own - Groups can arrange to visit Ingleside to undertake Environmental Educational Activities on any weekend or on you normal meeting night. Come for a few hours or a complete weekend. Camping at the site could involve a range of Environmental Activities interspersed with ropes course, compass trail, bush walking, orienteering, blind maze etc. The Environment Team can help you run an environment themed evening at Ingleside on your normal meeting night.

Service activities based on environmental themes can be used across all levels of badge work eg Grey Wolf, Green Citizenship, Green Cord, Queen Scout, Baden Powell Award.

Cub Scout World Conservation Badge Camps -
A weekend Pack Camp run by the Environment team with the aim of every Cub Scout obtaining their World Conservation Badge, Plus Red Level Animals and Birds & outdoor cooking part of Test 4 Boomerang (all levels)
(A choice of two camps this year - see program below)
Info & Bookings: cubscoutenvironment@inglesidescoutcamp.com.au
Or call Sue Ranger 9984 1960 Barbara Harrison 9982 5845

Who Can do it ?
All Sections of the Movement.
When can I do this?
All year round, Meeting nights, Days and Weekends
Who Can Help?
Rick Shires Mobile 0416 186 144

Programmed Environment Events in 2019:

Date  Theme Time
17 February Bird & Tree Awareness -
Learn how to Identify Birds and trees then go bird watching or searching for trees
15 - 17
Cub Scout World Environment Badge -
A weekend pack camp, run by the environment team. Most Cubs attain two badges, the World Conservation and the Red level Animals and Birds.

Sue 9984-1960  Barbara 9982-5845
17 March Water Bugs -
Be a waterbug detective and take part in the Autumn waterbug survey 
19 May Bushcare Day -
Find out and participate about the Environment Program being run at Ingleside Scout Camp
5-7 July Venturer Environment Badge Camp
This completes the requirements for either all of the Venturer Award Environment (with a report to be written after the camp), or part of the Queen's Scout level Environment
Jill Murray 9999-3362
28 July National Tree Day -
Ingleside Scout Camp is a site for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. Find out more at www.planetark.org/treeday

Click to check out what was achieved in 2014

13-15 Sep Scout Section Environment Badge Camp
Ralph 9984-1960
20-22 Sep Cub Scout World Environment Badge -
A weekend pack camp, run by the environment team. Most Cubs attain two badges, the World Conservation and the Red level Animals and Birds.

Sue 9984-1960  Barbara 9982-5845
15 Sep Environment Open Day - Water Bugs
As part of Scout Environment Week Ingleside Scout Camp is holding an Environment Open Day.
  • Find out how you can help the Environment while earning a badge.
  • Be part of the Water Bug Survey
  • Find out about Bush Tucker
  • Join in other Activities eg Flying Fox
9.30am- 3.00pm
17 Nov Bush Tucker Day -
Learn what native plants and animals are edible, how to find them and how to prepare them

This program is supported by
The Kimbriki Eco Gardens, Coastal Environment Centre, Northern Beaches Council & The Greater Sydney Local Land Services

Grants and Partnerships:

From time to time industry and government provide grants and support. Has your company considered the long term benefits of sponsoring the education of youth in environmental issues? supporter@inglesidescoutcamp.com.au

Past and current supporters include:

Federal Governments EnviroFund Grants program. The funding enabled the camp to purchase resources and tools required to run Educational programmes. The cost of employing professional facilitators was also covered by the funding. Funding also allowed a boardwalk to be built to protect the endangered plant community, A Sydney Freshwater Wetland. This project involved youth and leaders as well as contractors.

Pittwater Council. We are recognised as a council Bushcare site and Pittwater Council provides a facilitator on our programmed days.

The Coastal Environment Centre provides a lot of support and encouragement also in planning and running. It provides a supervisor as part of their Bushcare program

The Campsite is a Registered Landcare Site and receives advice and support from Landcare.

We are a demonstration site for the Hawkesbury Nepean River Catchment Authority

We are an official Stream Watch site sponsored by Sydney Water

Mitre 10 run a grants program though Landcare and the camp has been successful in obtaining grants to purchase tools and resources to run our programmes.

Kennards Hire also run a grants program though Landcare and the Camp has benefited from this source of funding.

Mission Australia together with Pricewaterhouse Coopers run a youth mentor scheme that involves projects that benefit the community. Ingleside Campsite has been chosen as one of the sites to benefit from this program. A set of stairs on a derogated bush track were designed and built by this partnership.

Ingleside Scout Camp works with Camp Kedron a nearby Christian Camp and are working together to improve the shared catchment.

As part of Sydney Water’s Streamwatch Program Ingleside Scout Camp monitors the water quality in Little Wirreandra and Wirreandra Creeks. We also carry out macro-invertebrate surveys in autumn and spring. Results are recorded at www.streamwatch.org.au

Below are some of the unusual insect catching plants that can be found on the escarpment at the rear of the camp site:

Forked Sundew Drosera binata

Common Sundew Drosera Spathulata

Drosera peltata subspecies auriculata