Mudbash is an annual motor sport event run by the Rover Section of Scouts Australia. Held on the Queens Birthday Weekend, Mudbash combines CAMS supported motor sport, general activities and camping. Mafeking Rover Park becomes a tent city on Mudbash weekend, with over 1500 participants and visitors annually.
Vehicles competing in Mudbash are built, repaired, raced in and owed by Rover Crews state and nation wide. Each crew fundraises annually in order to upkeep their ‘buggies’. Vehicles range from modified sedans and hatchbacks, to rear engine frame buggies. Every car is different; has its own name, number, and some would say its own personality.
Night time entertainment is a big draw at Mudbash. After night time car events have finished, attendees head to the stage area and continue partying to bands and DJ’s till the early hours of the morning.
The Mudbash Open Day remains an extremely prominent feature on the Victorian Scout Calendar. Activities and events improve year to year, and the event as a whole is a valuable recruiting tool for the section.
Mudbash is organised and managed by a committee of around 25 Rovers, elected into their position at the annual AGM. Any 18-25 year old member of the Rover Section can be nominated for a position on the committee. Although there is a lot of work involved in getting an event like Mudbash up and running, it is one of the most rewarding experiences a Rovering career can offer.