ECHUCA BRANCH – CAMPOUT AT TREETOPS

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The Echuca Branch of Ulysses recently held a campout at Treetops near Cohuna.

Treetops is situated on the banks of the Gunbower Creek. There are fish in the creek, although they are notoriously hard to catch.

Treetops is a very basic scout camp. It has showers and toilets with nice hot water and a huge kitchen stocked with plenty of cutlery and crockery. Fridges and stoves are there, along with stainless steel benches and sinks. The only thing required by campers is accommodation, i.e. a caravan, tent, or people can throw a swag down in the building itself. There are 2 fireplaces outside in the grounds, and a large open fireplace in the main building which has a separate room for sleepers.

The town of Cohuna is 10 k’s away and has an IGA that can supply everything required.

On the Saturday night we had a ‘potluck’ tea. Everybody supplied a dish to share. This made a wonderful dinner for all that attended.

I have attached some pics of the site, buildings and the happy campers.

The word was put out to other branches, and a few different branches either came along and camped, or called in for a visit through the weekend. We had Echuca, Central Vic (Bendigo), Geelong, Central Murray (Swan Hill) branches there at various times.

The weather was just right for the weekend which was themed Christmas in July. (Just dress ups, no presents). Everybody seemed to have a good time, the only complaint was that they had to go home.  We had about 40 people overall at lunch on Saturday.  We may do it again next year, watch this space.

Paul Butler #17758 Sec.

Echuca Branch Ulysses Inc.

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