My Beach

Last week, 71 youth members from 27 clubs set sail to Rottnest Island for TOAD (Teamwork, Opportunities and Development) Camp! It was a fantastic four days for the Toadies, the beautiful weather was an absolute treat when it came to beach activities and snorkelling at some of the Island’s most iconic beaches.

Shortly after arriving on the Island, the Toadies very quickly got to know one another as they took part in a number of team building activities, aimed to enhance and encourage development in both surf lifesaving and their local communities.

“It was great to see all the campers interacting and working so well with each other in all activities,” Team Leaders commented.

The bike ride around the Island, stopping off at some of the Island’s best snorkelling locations was a highlight of the camp. With such beautiful weather, a swim in the ocean was the best place to be. As well as fun activities, all 71 Toadies completed and achieved their Radio Operator Certificate!

On Wednesday 15th January, Andrew Bruce and Bronwyn Waugh from the Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of Western Australia (SMCFWA) presented Surf Life Saving WA with a much-appreciated donation, which helps with the running costs of the camp. Thank you to the Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA for their support which makes TOAD Camp and Rise Up Camp possible for our younger members.

These camps provide an invaluable opportunity for our members to develop their teamwork and leadership skills, whilst forging lasting inter-club friendships. We hope all Toadies left the camp inspired and determined, working together and using their new skills to make a positive difference in their communities.

Find out more about our youth camps here.