NavShield Registration

The link to the Navshield registration is at the bottom of this page. Please read this page before proceeding to register to make sure you have all the required information to complete your registration.

Before proceeding to registration you will need to answer the following questions:

 

  • Are you entering your team into the 1 day event or the 2 day event?
  • What is your team’s registration division?
  • What is your team’s name?
  • How many members are in your team?
  • Would you like to order any meals or commemorative merchandise?

Entry criteria for Navshield 2017.

Please read this section carefully.

All Navshield participants must be over 18 years old, and must be willing to sign an acceptance of risk statement and risk waiver at the event.

Registration Divisions:Two Day Event

The two day event starts at 08:45 on Saturday and finishes at 14:00 Sunday.

Emergency Services Division (Navigation Shield)

The Emergency Services Division is for recognised rescue services which are involved in land search and rescue. This division shall include teams from the Police, Ambulance, Rural Fire Services, State Emergency Services, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Volunteer Rescue Association. Interstate teams from recognised emergency services, and teams representing the Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Defence Forces, may also enter this division.

Teams in the Emergency Services Division (two day event) must have a minimum of 4 participants, to a maximum of 6 participants, per team.

All members of your team must represent the same emergency service, but team members may be from different units. For example, a Rural Fire Service team may consist of team members from two different brigades. Your nominated team name, and team number, will identify your team.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division.

Teams in the Emergency Services Division (two day event) shall compete for the annual Navigation Shield. Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Bushwalking Division (Bushwalkers Trophy)

The Bushwalking Division is for teams from Clubs which are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW, and for teams from other outdoor groups. Teams from university outdoor clubs, adventure clubs, scouts, church groups, and education groups, may enter this division.

Teams in the Bushwalking Division (two day event) must have a minimum of 4 participants, to a maximum of 6 participants, per team.

It is not necessary for all of the members of your team to be members of the same club. Your nominated team name, and team number, will identify your team.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division.

Teams in the Bushwalking Division (two day event) shall compete for the Bushwalkers Trophy. Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Rogaine Division (Two Day Event)

The Rogaine Division is for teams comprised of members of the Rogaine Association of Australia, and its sub-branches. These teams will participate using the standard rules of rogaining.

Teams in the Rogaine Division (two day event) will be comprised of a minimum of 2 participants, up to a maximum of 5 participants.

Participants in the Rogaine Division are exempt from the minimum equipment rules, but must instead carry the minimum equipment specified by the Australian Rogaining Association.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Division Four (Two Day Event)

Division 4 (two day event) is for all teams from the recognised rescue services, bushwalking clubs, or other outdoors groups, which do not have the required minimum number of participants to enter into one of the above divisions. However, teams in Division Four must have a minimum of two participants.

Teams that wish to enter NavShield to practice their map and compass skills, without competing directly against the highly trained emergency services teams, or the skilled, fit, and experienced bushwalking teams, are encouraged to enter Division Four (two day event). Division four provides safe opportunities for less experienced teams to participate in NavShield, without enduring the rigorous competition of the main event.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in Division Four (two day event).

Registration Divisions: One Day Event

The one day event starts at 08:45 and finishes at 19:30 on Saturday.                                     

Emergency Services Division (One Day Event)

The Emergency Services Division is for recognised rescue services which are involved in land search and rescue. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event. However, teams in the Emergency Services Division (one day event) must have between 2 to 4 participants per team.

Minimum equipment rules also apply in the one day event.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division. Teams in the 1 day event are not eligible to win the Navigation Shield.

Bushwalking Division (One Day Event)

The Bushwalking Division is for teams from Clubs which are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW, and for teams from Other Outdoor Groups. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event. However, teams in the Bushwalking Division (one day event) must have between 2 to 4 participants per team.

Minimum equipment rules also apply in the one day event.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division. Teams in the 1 day event are not eligible to win the Bushwalkers Trophy.

Rogaine Division (One Day Event)

The Rogaine Division is for teams comprised of members of the Rogaine Association of Australia, and its sub-branches. These teams will participate using the standard rules of rogaining.

Teams in the Rogaine Division (one day event) will be comprised of a minimum of 2 participants, up to a maximum of 4 participants.

Participants in the Rogaine Division are exempt from the minimum equipment rules, but must instead carry the minimum equipment specified by the Australian Rogaining Association.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Division Four (One Day Event)

This division is for all teams from the recognised rescue services, bushwalking clubs, or other outdoors groups, which do not have the required minimum number of participants to enter into one of the above divisions. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event.

Minimum equipment rules still apply.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in Division Four (one day event).

Additional Trophies and Awards

Best in Service Awards

In the Emergency Services Division a separate perpetual trophy will be awarded to the best team from each emergency service. A minimum of three teams representing a single emergency service are required for the best-in-service trophy to be awarded. For example, if three or more teams representing Police enter NavShield (including NSW, Interstate, and Federal Police Forces), then the Police team with the best overall score in the Emergency Service Division will be awarded the Perpetual Best in Service Trophy for Police.

Best in Service Awards will be presented at the completion of both the one day event and the two day event.

Attendance Awards

Attendance awards recognising those who have competed in past NavShields will be awarded to individuals competing in the Emergency Services Division, Bushwalking Division, and Division Four. These will be awarded at the completion of both the one day event and the two day event.

Awards will recognise 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 NavShields, regardless of whether individuals have previously competed in the one day event or the two day event.

Attendance awards are not awarded in the Rogaine Division.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is the same for the 1 or 2 day event:

$65 per person

 

Payment Options

We are using the service provider RegisterNow to handle our registrations this year.

RegisterNow accepts paypal and credit card payments (all major cards accepted, except American Express).

If you require an invoice or EFT please contact us on navshield@bsar.org.au..

 

Additional Information

Entries Close

Entries close at 14:00 on Sunday 18 June 2017.

Refunds

If your team wishes to withdraw from the event:

  • If you inform us by 11:59pm on the 2 June 2017 we will refund 100% of your team’s entry fees.
  • If you inform us after the 2 June 2017, but before 11:59pm on the 16 June 2017, we will refund 50% of your team’s entry fees.
  • If you inform us after the 16 June 2017 we will not refund your team’s entry fees, meals or merchandise cost.

If you wish to withdraw from the event please contact the NavShield Event Coordinator Steven Rutten via email: navshield@bsar.org.au.

Late Entries and Changes

In some cases late team entries and changes of team members, merchandise orders, or meal orders may be possible by contacting Steven via email: navshield@bsar.org.au. Additional late fees may be payable for some late changes. Late team entries made after the closing date will incur an additional team fee of $55.

Questions?

Please try to answer your registration questions by reading through the above sections carefully. However, if you have any questions which are not answered in the registration information then please contact the NavShield Event Coordinator, Steven Rutten, via email; navshield@bsar.org.au, or call 0401 066 105 and leave a message.

Merchandise

Commemorative event t-shirts, fleece jackets, beanies, caps, and additional maps can be ordered on the web registration form. Each year our embroidered t-shirts prove very popular. Please pre-order merchandise during your team registration. Limited stock will also be available for sale at NavShield.

 T-shirt Mens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Ladies sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

 $30
 Polo Shirt Mens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL  $35
 Fleece Vest Mens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL  $45
 Fleece Jacket Mens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Ladies sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

 $55
 Beanie  $20
 Cap  $20
 Additional Maps  $5

Catering

Iron Cove District Scouts will be catering at NavShield 2017.

Saturday and Sunday meals may be pre-ordered during your online registration, and we encourage you to do this to avoid any unnecessary delays at the catering tent. A limited number of additional meal vouchers will be available for sale at the event.

Vegetarian options are available, but should be pre-ordered online. Please also let us know if you have any other special dietary needs.

Since Navshield will be held in a remote location we ask that you bring your own mess kit, including your own plates, forks, knives, spoons, mugs, and serviettes, etc.

Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate will be provided during the event, and we just ask that you drop a gold coin into the donation box to cover the costs. A cake stall will also be open during the event.

Meal times and prices are as follows:

 Friday  Sausage Sizzle  19:00 to 22:00  $5
 Saturday  Breakfast  06:45 to 08:15  $10
 Saturday  Dinner  18:00 to 20:00  $20
 Sunday  Breakfast  07:00 to 09:00  $10
 Sunday (option 1)  Lunch  12:00 to 13:30  $15
 Sunday (option 2)  Packed Lunch  pick up after 13:30  $15

Those participating in the two day event, who do not expect to return to base in time for lunch on Sunday, may order a packed lunch which can be picked up from the catering tent after 13:30. The packed lunch will include wraps or sandwiches, fruit, and something sweet. If you register for this option you will need to complete a lunch order form and drop it into the catering tent by Saturday night.

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