Unfortunately due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, we have had to severely overhaul how this event will be run and how it will comply with COVID safe measures. Please be aware of some new Terms and Conditions. These are available on the button below and the signup page.
Since its inception in 1982, Operation Nighthawk has grown to be the largest Scouting Youth activity, other than Jamborees, in Queensland. It is supported by Scouts and Venturer Scouts from Queensland and Nothern NSW. It is an overnight hike packed with activity bases in the bush for both Scouts and Venturer Scouts.
At each of the bases Leadership and Technical Skills are scored on a variety of different tasks, these may include Mapping, First Aid and Scouting Skills.
In 2019 Operation Nighthawk was entered in the Outdoors Queensland Awards and won! This wouldn’t have been possible without your long term support of our event. Thank you for your support and hope to continue holding our award winning event for years to come.
It’s a fun night with friends you have met at other camps and new ones you make on the course. Doing activities that challenge you in your scouting skills and knowledge while having a laugh and wondering if you are going the right way to get to the next base. – JAMES WOOD, 2007
Nighthawk to me is one of the more challenging activities but also more rewarding. It’s an easy way to make life long friends across the region and further while testing our basic knowledge along the way. – BRAD NICHOLLS, 2012
Nighthawk was, without a doubt, one of the most stand-out highlights of my time with the Scouts. It is so much more than just a hike. It’s an exercise in team-building, a great way to forge new connections, and a fantastic way to test yourself in the skills you learn as a Scout. – HARRY PAROZ, 2011
14th and 15th of August 2021
$40 Per ScoutVenturer
Teams of 8 only for Scouts & Venturers
Exemptions for larger teams will not be made in 2021 due to COVID-19 Restrictions.