New England scouts have held their first major camp of 2022.
Region commissioner Brett Grimmond region said the organisation had drawn about 73 young people from across the region to Tamworth's Lynchwood scout camp.
"Speaking from experience as a parent, my boys came to these sort of camps and they formed friendships over a decade ago and they're still in contact with people from other towns," he said.
"They'd see people from Inverell or from Armidale or from Moree and they'd all form patrols.
"And to have that sort of sense of belonging to something bigger than a townships.
"And good mates, not just hi how are you. That's pretty special."
About 73 kids attended the camp on Saturday.
They cycled through multiple activities including climbing, archery and a science experiment. On Sunday they did bushwalking.
"This is the first major camp of the year," Mr Grimmond said.
"It's a region camp, so we've got kids from Moree, we've got kids from Tenterfield, we've even got a loan Scout - which is the group for kids who don't have a group in their town - from Quirindi."
The organisation held its annual report meeting during its spirit of the north west camp, which was attended by Chief Commissioner for NSW, Neville Tomkins, and Deputy Chief Commissioner, Greg Barnier. The recently appointed CEO of Scouts NSW, Carolyn Campbell will made her first trip to the North West.
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