Science is Fun!

Science is Fun!

"Science is Fun" is an exciting, engaging and interactive overnight camp for Pre-Junior and Junior Guides!

Science is Fun is a State overnight event for Pre-Junior and Junior Guide aged members (5-10 years). At the Junior Science Sleepover/Camp in Canberra 2022 we took the Guides offsite and visited Questacon and the National Zoo and Aquarium, with a sleepover in a pavilion at Canberra's showgrounds.

This year the event will be a camping experience for the Guides, showcasing science-based activities around the elements of Wind, Earth, Water and Air; with patrols and cabins to sleep in, camp duties to take part in, and plenty of fun to be had. We will still have around 80 Guides and 30 adults at the camp.
A wonderful opportunity for Pre-Junior Guides, Junior Guides and Leaders to experience adventure in the ACT Region.

Please note, Youth Members should generally attend with their Leader. However, for older girls aged 8–10 who feel confident camping (and have Guide camp experience), reach out to us about attending without your Leader. Girls attending solo will be allocated a Patrol and a Leader to oversee them. 


Saturday 3 June – Sunday 4 June 2023


Saturday 11am - Sunday 2pm 


Camp Cottermouth, Stromlo, ACT


Pre-Junior Guides
Junior Guides 
Flexible Units aged 5–9 years old
Pre-Junior & Junior Guide Leaders


Pre-Junior and Junior Guides - $125
Adult - $75 

Kit List:

Clothing - come to camp in Guide Uniform - polo shirt (no badge or sash); warm top - fleecy, hoodie or other navy jumper/sweatshirt; long navy track pants/jeans; socks and sneakers

Pack in one bag...

Bedding - single bed fitted Sheet; good Sleeping Bag or Winter Doona; Pillow; extra Blanket 

Pack in a second soft sided bag... 
Mess Kit - plastic or metal large plate; bowl; cup; knife; spoon; fork; several large Chux for drying up (drawstring bag)
Extra Clothing to bring - warm coat; warm hat/beanie; gloves; extra long-sleeve shirt for layering if cold; undies; extra socks; pyjamas (old tracksuit or Winter pyjamas)
Toilet Bag - brush/comb; toothbrush; toothpaste; face cloth; soap
Extras: Water Bottle, ONE only small soft toy; a small game/book if wanted ie. cards

Registrations close on Friday 12 May, unless sold out earlier.


Contact Event Administrator, Rhonda Foley via email ([email protected]) or by mobile on 0409583751. 

Expressions of Interest:

Expressions of interest for this event are now closed. Please register by clicking the button below. 


Alternatively contact the Events Team at [email protected] or call the Office on 02 8396 5200, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
3/06/2023 11:00 AM - 4/06/2023 2:00 PM
Camp Cottermouth (ACT Scouts Site) 1435 Cotter Road STROMLO ACT 2611

Sign In

Unless specified otherwise, you must be a current and active Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT to attend. Membership must be current before registering.
For large in-person events, registrations close 3 weeks prior to event date, unless sold out prior (unless specified in event information).
There are no name changes or refunds after registration close date.
All refund requests must be submitted via email to [email protected].
All refunds must be requested via email. If applicableRefunds are not offered after the registration close date. However, refunds will be considered after the registration close date under extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical emergency or death in the family).

If an event is cancelled, registrants will be refunded. However, in the event of the cancellation of a fundraising event, ticket price will be refunded minus the amount of the donation included. If a course is cancelled attendees will be offered a transfer to another instance of the same course.


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