Have park closures or extreme weather conditions cancelled your plans?
Here are oodles of awesome alternate activity ideas.
No need to do them alone! Meet the group you were planning to head outdoors with at a cafe or library instead. Have fun and feel good about these ‘indoor adventures’ together!
- Find and schedule the walks and activities you want to lead in the new year
- Not a leader yet? Call a current club leader and ask if you can buddy up to learn to lead – they are friendly folk!
- Read the Bushwalking Manual – a great read for everyone doing all kinds of outdoor adventure 🙂
- Get started on a first aid course – you can do the pre-reading online for free! https://pfa.stjohn.org.au/
- Meet up with a club buddy to plan a club activity together in the new year
- Read our Risk Management Guidelines – it is truly worthwhile
- Learn all about our insurance – consider becoming an insurance officer – ask us how
- Start planning and coordinating a risk management training session for your club. You don’t have to know it all – ask club members with each special expertise to talk on their bit.
- Run a navigation theory session for your club and friends
- Learn how you can help our suffering wildlife: WIRES & NWC
- Write to members of parliament to ask for a climate action leadership:
- Brainstorm how to engage more youth in your club
- Organise your photos and send in some great ones to us so we can share them through our newsletter and website – email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contribute your photos and descriptions of the great walks of NSW & the ACT to email@example.com
- Check out all the resources available for you on the Bushwalking NSW website
- Ask your club management committee if they need any help
- Sign up for a Bushwalking NSW working group
- Help Bushwalking NSW develop a Hot/Extreme Weather Policy that can help all our clubs – contact us now!
- Schedule club social events for the new year
- Look for great speakers for next year’s club meetings
- Call friends affected by extreme weather and learn how they are doing
- Prepare you home for fire as a group – going to each member’s home to clip and clear.
- Learn how to plan and prepare for fire
- Help out others affected by natural disasters
- If you haven’t done it yet – put your Bush fire survival plan at the top of your list!
And once you’re done. Pat yourself on the back and thank your team 🙂