Be prepared: 900 Scouts set up camp at Newnes State Forest this Easter

Up to 900 Scouts will be bushwalking and camping among the pines in Newnes State Forest near Lithgow over the Easter weekend.

Forestry Corporation of NSW's Fire & Stewardship Supervisor Melanie Klootwijk encouraged other forest users to plan ahead to ensure an enjoyable visit.

"Newnes will be transformed into a forest of smiling Scouts this Easter long weekend, with 900 Scouts, 600 staff and 250 vehicles setting up among the pines from 18-21 April," Ms Klootwijk said.

"This is a major event involving Scouts from throughout NSW who will be setting up camp in four designated campsites around Glowworm Tunnel Road and a headquarters on Camp Road.

"Other campers, picnickers and visitors will still be able to use the forest and access the Glowworm Tunnel, but there will be some areas where access is restricted and there will be large numbers of people in some areas of the forest.

"If you're planning to come down to Newnes this Easter, as the Scouts would say, be prepared.

"Please pay attention to all signage and information in the forest and for more information to help you plan your trip, contact Forestry Corporation of NSW's regional office on 6331 2044."

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