Trip Details

NavShield 2016

Date:02/07/2016 - 03/07/2016
Leader:Konstantin Seiler
Email:committee [replace this stuff with the at symbol] subw [this one is meant to be a dot] org [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] NavShield 2016
NavShield is an annual navigation competition which is organised by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad (BWRS). SUBW has a good tradition of sending teams to NavShield with several victories over the past years.

The competition has different categories, so you can compete in either a one-day event or for the entire two days. NavShield is a good way to train your off-track navigation using map and compass.

I'm not going to organise a NavShield team myself, so this trip announcement serves more as an encouragement for you to form your own team. It is possible for several SUBW teams to enter the event. If you are interested in forming a team, or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the committee at

See below for the official announcement of the event or go to

28th Annual NavShield Event
2 & 3 July 2016

Great Navigation Training Opportunity - Please add to your winter activities program

The NSW Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield (NavShield), is a rogain event where teams attempt to gain as many points as possible by finding their way on foot, through unfamiliar wilderness terrain to pre-marked checkpoints. The course covers an area of 80 to 100 square kilometres and only traditional map and compass techniques are permitted. There are both day and overnight event options. The course is set by a team of skilled navigators from the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad (the oldest land search and rescue unit in Australia) - the official Search & Rescue arm of Bushwalking NSW.

The course will be set in a secret location (approximately 3 hrs from Sydney) and will take place on the first weekend of July 2016.

Encompassing the finest traditions and character of bushwalking, NavShield is an opportunity to get back to basics and work on important navigation skills, without the use of GPS.

It’s an ideal training opportunity for your club members to learn and practice in a fun and enjoyable weekend. You can choose to make it as competitive or as amateur/fun as you like!

We ask all bushwalking clubs to please add this great event to their calendars and encourage teams to take part.

NavShield is the primary fundraising activity forBWRS, so come and support your Search and Rescue Squad, whilst promoting a great, fun event to your Clubs.

Past events have seen entries from a variety of Bushwalking Clubs and Rogainers, Police, Ambulance, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Rescue Association and the Armed Forces.

Now is the time to organise and motivate your club to take part in this great event! For all details and registration, visit Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad [].
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