Every year Bush Search and Rescue NSW (BSAR) organises and runs the Australian Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield or NavShield.
Navshield is proudly supported by the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
This premier navigation event attracts entries from local, interstate and overseas organisations; including:
All NavShield participants must be over 18 years of age.
All participants will be required to sign an acknowledgement of risk and risk waiver.
The event is acknowledged to be an important training event for the NSW emergency services. Entry is open to all groups that participate in search and rescue activities. Bushwalking Clubs, outdoor groups and Members of Rogaining Associations are also welcome.
Participants test their bush and compass navigation abilities in an overnight event through 100 square kms of wilderness terrain a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia. The location of the event is different each year.
This year BSAR will be hosting the 29th NavShield!
When? NavShield 2017 will be held 24-25 June 2017.
BSAR Safety Teams or “Bushrangers”
“Bushrangers” will rove throughout the course to marshal the event and to provide quick assistance should the need arise. They are in radio contact with base to summon additional assistance if required.
At the Base Site:
18:00 – Team registration opens at base
22:00 – Team registration closes
06:30 – Team registration re-opens
08:20 – Final briefing for all participants
08:45 – Event commences
19:30 – One day event concludes
20:00 – Presentation of one day event awards
14:00 – Two day event concludes
15:00 – Presentation of two day event awards
Steven Rutten, NavShield Event Coordinator
Phone: 0401 066 105
Bush Search & Rescue NSW (BSAR) is an affiliate squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.