Welcome to Dragon Skin 2024

The 38th annual Dragon Skin will be at Belanglo State Forest to the south of Sydney near Mittagong from the 29th March to the 1st of April 2024.

The theme for 2024 will be "A Day Out", each Venturer Overnight Camp (VOC) will be creating a unique adventure from the high seas to the oceans deep!

Join us for Dragon Skin 2024 "A Day Out” at Belanglo State Forest!

Who Can Join a Team and Compete at Dragon Skin?

•       Registered Venturers aged 14 to 18 Years

•       Registered Guides aged 14 to 18 Years

•       Invited School Teams undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award as a part of a school program.

At least one member of each team must hold a current first aid qualification.

All team members must have their Introduction to ScoutingIntroduction to SectionStage 3 in CampingStage 3 Bushcraft and Stage 4 Bushwalking. or have the equivalent skills (non-Venturers)

Teams should have at least four (4) and may have up to seven (7) members

All team members must check in together at ONE location

Can’t find a full team? Don’t worry! Understrength teams and even individual applications are still very welcome. We will place you with other understrength teams to make up a full team at check-in.

Venturers with a disability are welcome at Dragon Skin. Contact us if you need special assistance.

How Much Does It Cost?

A common fee of $150 per team member applies, or $130 for early bird registrations. This is payable via the Online Registration system.

How To Enter

Every team member must complete an individual online application via the On-Line Registration System. As part of the Team Leader’s application, they will be able to create the team. 

The Team Leader will need to know the names of all team members (correct spellings) and their Scout Membership Numbers

Once all Team Members have paid in full, with complete and accurate applications (ie fully signed by participant and their parents/guardians, and the Venturer Leader has completed the online endorsement), a team confirmation will be emailed back to the Team Leader and will include how to get all the information needed to plan for the event, as well as details on when and where to check-in.

Pre Skin Activity

The Pre-Skin activity is a way for your team to get together and work together before skin. 

In 2024, Dragon Skin is going on a Day Out, think a night at the Museum, going to a festival, a wilderness adventure or some other great day time escapade! We want you to either create a Poster to invite us to OR send us a Post Card from your Teams favourite “Day Out”. 

Poster – Your poster should be a drawing or collage of your Teams favourite “Day Out” it should include your whole team at your Day Out, show us what a great time we will have, and get us all wanting to go too, it should be A3 in size and sell us the great time your Day Out will be. 

Post Card – Your post card should be a drawing, photo or collage of your team at your favourite “Day Out” and should tell us what a great time you had.  It should be A4 in size include all of your team and like all great post cards inspire us to go too, write us a special message to us telling us what a great time you had, (don’t forget to draw in a stamp!). 

Your Poster or Post Card can be computer generated or hand drawn or created and should be your own design, it should include all of your team, your day out can be something real or completely made up!  It may not include any material that could putrefy or rot or cause offence.   

You will get 50 bonus points for submitting a pre-skin activity and there are prizes for the best submissions showing creativity and effort. 

Need Help?

Check out the Information for Participants here.

If for whatever reason you need help you should contact Dragon Skin by email and we will assist you with your application.

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