- 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:
Environment Centre - Ingleside
Streamwatch, Waterbugs, Tree
Bush Tucker, Nature Trail, Composting,
Birdwatching/Identification, Using Microscopes,
Weedbusters, Conservation, Recycling,
World Environment Badge, Waterwise Badge,
Patrol Activities, Landcare Badge.
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
Service activities based on environmental themes can be used
across all levels of the youth personal development programmes
working towards peak awards eg Grey Wolf, Green Citizenship,
Green Cord, Queen Scout, Baden Powell Award.
Cub Scout World Environment 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. Or
Special Interest Area – Environment
(A choice of three camps this year - see program below)
Info & Bookings:
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 2020:
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
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
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
We are an official Stream Watch site sponsored by Sydney
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
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
Below are some of the unusual insect catching plants that can be
on the escarpment at the rear of the camp site:
Forked Sundew Drosera binata
Common Sundew Drosera Spathulata
Drosera peltata subspecies