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New Members and How to Join

Before you can apply to become a member you need to complete three walks with the club as an intending new member. For each of these walks you need to complete and return a visitor walk record which is your responsibility to take with you on the walk. You may pick up a copy of the form at a club meeting or download and print from the link above.

The best way find out which walks will suit you, if you are not already an experienced bush-walker, is to attend a monthly club meeting and make yourself known to the new members officer and the walks secretary. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30 pm at the Buderim Craft Cottage, behind the Buderim Memorial Hall, Main Street, Buderim. During the meeting you will hear about the up-coming walks and you can talk to the individual walk leaders to see how easy (or hard) their walks will be. Do not start your walks with us with walks that are likely to be challenging to yourself, we want you to enjoy your walks with us and not to put yourself or others at risk.

At the meeting walk sheets are available for you to register for a walk. When you sign the walk sheet you are signing the indemnity on the reverse side. When you register for a walk make sure you take the contact details of the walk leader as it is important to let them know if you can’t make it so that the group is not kept waiting at the start. There is a charge of $5.00 per walk on the day for visitors to cover insurance, please take the correct change.

Please ensure that you know where the meeting place for the walk is and how long it will take you to get there. If you are not sure of where the meet is contact the walk leader several days before the walk. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before the walk commences as the walks leave promptly at the designated time and we do not wait. If you have put your name down for a walk and you are unable to make it, you must notify the walk leader as soon as possible.

After you have completed three walks (in 12 months), application for membership can be done by attaching the visitor walk records together with the completed membership application form, including the indemnity acknowledgement and attending the monthly club meeting, where the $30 membership fee and $20 one off insurance charge can be paid to the club treasurer. After this there is no further charge for walks.

You can contact the new members officers, Rod and Karen by emailing enquiry@scbwc.com