Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find an answer to the question that you require then please ‘Contact Us’ via the link at the top of this webpage.

FAQ

The Scout Hut is located within the Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania. You can view a map of our location under the ‘About’ menu option

The Scout Hut is approx. 45 minutes walk from the Ronny Creek Car Park for someone with average fitness.

Yes.  For weekend bookings during the period June to October then we preference Scout Groups if weekends become available for that period then we will advertise it on our Facebook page.  For weekends during the period November to May, then these can be freely booked by the General Public and Scout Families.  Weekday bookings (including school holidays) are available for booking by the General Public and Scout Families at any time of the year.

Information about our nightly fees are listed on our Booking Info & Fees page (under the Bookings menu).

No. All bookings are for sole occupancy of the Hut. There may be a Hut Warden present to ensure that the facilities are in working order, however, they have their own, self contained room.

Unfortunately no. Due to the exponential increase in popularity of The Scout Hut (and the fact that it is run by volunteers), we had to minimise the administration burden by breaking the week into only 3 bookings (3 nights Sun-Tues, 2 nights Wed-Thurs, 2 Nights Fri-Sat).

We don’t email people directly, however, we do advertise any cancelled weekends on our Facebook page (there is a link at the top of this webpage to our Facebook page).  Simply ‘Follow’ us and you will be notified when a vacancy come’s up.  If you aren’t on Facebook and want to be notified of a vacancy then the only suggestion we have is to ask someone you know that is on Facebook to ‘Follow’ us and they can then contact you.

We only accept bookings from Scout Groups for dates that are more than 50 weeks in advance. We also allow the group who have booked a weekend in the current year with 1st preference to re-book those dates again for the following year. (e.g. if the 12th/13th May 2018 is booked by a group, then upon returning from their stay, they will have 1st preference to re-book the same weekend in 2019).

A ‘Scout Group’ is defined as being a bona-fide scout camp where a ‘Permission to Camp’ form will be submitted to the District Commissioner. For these groups, you will need to ‘Contact Us’ directly via the link at the top of this webpage.

If you are associated with a Scout Group but not submitting a ‘Permission to Camp’ form then this is a ‘Scout Family’ Booking and we only accept bookings up to 50 weeks in advance for these groups.

Please refer to our the section Your Stay which is located under the ‘About’ menu. 

For further information about our policy for cancellation and deposit refunds, please refer to the booking information on our Online Booking page (under the Bookings menu).

We accept an Electronic Transfer into our account, Credit Card and PayPal.  We don’t accept cash or cheques directly, however, if you do want to pay by those methods then you can take our account details into any Westpac branch, fill in a deposit slip and pay with cash or cheque over the counter.

We appreciate that your group size can change so final payment isn’t required until after your return from your stay.  To complete the final payment process, you will be asked to advise us of your final accommodated numbers for each night and we will send you an invoice with the calculated amount less the deposit.

The Scout Hut utilises an electronic lock for access and you will be emailed an access code approx. 3 weeks before your booking date (i.e. you don’t require a key for access).  The access code is only valid for the duration of your stay.

The Hut is available to you from 2pm on the day of your arrival and you are asked to vacate by 1:30pm on the day of departure.
[Note: Your access code is valid from 7am from the day of arrival and until 7pm on the day of departure.]

‘The Scout Hut’ is now our trading name to the wider community and we made the change as there was some confusion as to what ‘BP’ stood for.  It does, of course, stand for Baden Powell, the founder of Scouting.  The official title of the hut is the ‘Baden Powell Memorial Lodge’ but it has also been known as ‘The Scout Hut’ for sometime.