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McHappy Day 2017 Print E-mail

Saturday 14 October 2017 - Sign up by 11th September!

Scouts in Australia are once again invited to participate in McHappy Day 2017 on Saturday 14 of October. This will be the 11th year of Scouts Australia’s official participation, helping raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities which support seriously ill children around Australia. All Scouts who participate will be given a commemorative blanket badge.  

The McHappy Day collections will take place from 10.30am to 3pm on the day, in shifts of around 1 hour. A maximum of 10 people per shift is recommended. You will be allocated a McDonalds event manager to look after you for the day. They will be able to discuss logistics and other issues with you prior to the day, including making sure where you are positioned is safe and comfortable for all your team.

Register your Group’s participation for McHappy Day on the online form by 11 September: https://form.jotform.co/ScoutsAust/mchappy-day-2017

Did you know?

The Ronald McDonald House Program: These Houses provide a home away from home for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. In particular, Ronald McDonald Houses provide accommodation to families from rural and regional areas that would otherwise need to pay for hotels during their child’s hospital treatment.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room Program: The Family Rooms provide a relaxing haven for families within hospitals to have a break from the stress of many hours spent by their child’s bedside.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program: Children being treated from serious illness often miss out on school, so to help them catch up, the Learning Program matches kids up with tutors to ensure they don’t miss out.

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Program: The Family Retreats provide families with seriously ill children a week’s free accommodation, enabling them to reconnect and enjoy a break when they most need it and can least afford it.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile: This takes specialised health care professionals to children in regional and remote areas.

 
2017 Adult Recognition Awards Print E-mail

343 Adult Members of Scouts Australia, New South Wales, have been honoured by the Chief Scout of Australia, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in the annual Adult Recognition Awards for good service, part of The Scout Association's observance of the founding of Scouting at the first Scout Camp held at Brownsea Island in the UK on 1 August 1907.

Congratulations to all the recipients for 2017, and thank you for your continued commitment to Scouting!

 

Silver Kangaroo

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Presented to adult members for eminent achievement and exceptional service over a long period or for a unique and highly valued contribution to the wellbeing of Scouting

Lang, Robert David Regional Leader (Activities), Greater Western Sydney Region

McCann, Stephen William Regional Commissioner (Special Duties), Sydney North Region

Wood, Jeanette Kathryn Group Leader, 1st/2nd Merrylands (St Anne’s) Scout Group

 

National President’s Award

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Presented to Associates for at least 20 years of eminent achievement and meritorious service to the Scout Association

Ramsden, Dorothy Supporter, Hume Region

 

 Silver Emu

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Presented to adult Members for at least 20 years of sustained and exceptional service to the Association

Attard, Joseph Assistant Branch Commissioner (Heritage and Archive), NSW State Headquarters

Becker, Reginald Arthur Rover Adviser (Not Responsible), Coogee Rover Crew (Posthumous)

Cornell, Suzanne Jai Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Toongabbie Cub Pack

Dickson, Deborah Ann District Leader (Training), Central Coast Lakes District

Dwyer, Helen Rosiland Cub Scout Leader, 1st Hurstville Cub Pack

Langshaw JP, Sean Matthew William Scout Leader, 1st Cobbitty Scout Troop

Malanos, David Emmanuel Assistant Scout Leader, 3rd/4th Kensington Scout Troop

Morgan, Robert John District Leader (Training), Gosford District

North, David Regional Commissioner (Development), South Coast and Tablelands Region

Notley, Norma Joan Group Adviser, 1st North Ryde Scout Group

Pickering OAM JP, William Francis Branch Commissioner (Environment), NSW State Headquarters

Plummer, Leonie Briar Joey Scout Leader, 1st Carlingford Joey Mob

Rae, Christine Kay Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Gymea (St Catherine’s) Cub Pack

Shires, Ricki Steven Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Elanora Heights Venturer Unit

Soltau, Paul Anthony Scout Leader, Cromer-Dee Why Scout Troop

Webb, Vivian Peter Branch Commissioner (Special Projects), NSW State Headquarters

Weir, Bettye May Honorary Leader (Group), 1st Werris Creek Scout Group

 

Silver Koala

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Presented to adult Members for at least 14 years of distinguished service to the Scout Association

Anderson, Geoffrey Douglas Venturer Scout Leader, Belrose Venturer Unit

Barnes, Kenneth Glenn Group Leader, 1st St Marys Scout Group

Bartlett, Susan Joan Regional Commissioner, Hume Region

Bellette, Diane Judith Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Warners Bay Cub Pack 'Dingo'

Butler, Anthony David Regional Commissioner (Activities), Hunter and Coastal Region

Colless, Jacqueline Valerie Millicent Cub Scout Leader, 1st Ingleburn Cub Pack 'Raksha'

Dell, Tracy Lyn Group Leader, 1st Burrill-Ulladulla Scout Group

Edmundson, Lauraene Dawne Cub Scout Leader, 1st Yaralla Cub Pack

Francey, Ethel Cub Scout Leader, 1st Little Bay Cub Pack

Geary, Claire Janet Branch Adviser, NSW State Headquarters

Griffiths, Peter William Christopher Regional Commissioner (Special Duties), Hunter and Coastal Region

Jenkins, Lennard Erle Group Leader, 2nd Canterbury (St Paul's) Scout Group

Jonassen, Gary Edgard Regional Commissioner (Venturer Scouts), The Golden West Region

Kelly, Laura Carla District Cub Scout Leader, Southern Highlands District

Kelly, Mark Patrick Group Leader, 1st Bargo Scout Group

Laws, Paul Anthony Scout Leader, 3rd Engadine (Don Bosco) Scout Troop

Leverton, Bruce William Regional Commissioner (Scouts), Hunter and Coastal Region

Murphy, Phillip Joseph District Commissioner, Lake Macquarie City District

Nightingale, Robert John Regional Commissioner (Special Duties), South Coast and Tablelands Region

Rigg, James Bryan Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Carlingford Venturer Unit

Rimmer, Kerrilyn Gai Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Budgewoi Cub Pack

Smith, Phillip Charles Regional Commissioner (Rovers), Riverina Region

Steinfurth, Janice Fellowship Member, Scout Heritage Scout Fellowship

Wardell, Jennifer Ruth Rover Adviser (Responsible), Kings Langley Rover Crew (Group)

Watt, John Richard Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Clovelly Cub Pack

Wolffers, Gerardus Antonius Hubertus Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

 

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to Supporters for at least 18 years of distinguished service to the Scout Association.

Allan, Mary-Jane Fellowship Member, Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

Davies, Denise Branch Adviser, NSW Advisers & Supporters

Mulcahy, Robert Bruce Branch Treasurer, NSW State Headquarters

Plumb, Suzanne Region Office Assistant, South Coast and Tablelands Region

Wilson, Evelyn Joyce Fellowship Member, Cumberland Gang Show Scout Fellowship

 

 Silver Wattle

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Presented to adult Members for at least 10 years of outstanding service to the Scout Association

Allen, Linda Sue Joey Scout Leader, Lones Joey Mob

Attard, Jennifer Anne Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Oatley Bay Scout Troop

Bassett, Dean District Commissioner, Benowie District

Beckett, Sue Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Kyle Bay Cub Pack

Buckle Richard Group Leader, 2nd Turramurra Scout Group

Buckley, Helen Jessica Regional Adviser, Hunter and Coastal Region

Chalmers, Mary Helen Cub Scout Leader, 1st Batemans Bay Cub Pack

Cockroft, Gary William Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Narellan Scout Troop

Constance, Christopher Charles Group Leader, 1st Murrumbateman Scout Group

Foggin, Monica Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Eastwood/Marsfield Cub Pack

Garrett, Mary Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st St Marys Cub Pack

Green JP, Gai Lorraine Regional Commissioner (Adult Training & Development), Hunter and Coastal Region

Grimmond, Brett Regional Commissioner, North West Region

Jamieson, Peter Leslie Regional Commissioner (Scouts), South Metropolitan Region

Knudson, Melissa Gaye Group Leader, 1st Berowra Scout Group

Langshaw, Stephen Robert Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Lilli Pilli Venturer Unit

Leggo, Kevin George Cub Scout Leader, 1st Brush Park Cub Pack 'Wirra'

McBurney, Peter Douglas Group Leader, 1st Roselea Scout Group

McCarthy, Alexandra Anne Regional Commissioner (Environment), South Coast and Tablelands Region

McGregor, Carolyn Rae Cub Scout Leader, 1st Lane Cove Cub Pack

Miles, Thomas Brian Group Leader, 1st Balgowlah Scout Group

Morris, Jennifer Louise Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Hurstville Cub Pack

Pascoe, Lionel Kenneth Group Leader, 2nd Panania Scout Group

Petty, Lynda Jane Group Leader, 1st Gundagai Scout Group

Pratt, Stephen Raymond Scout Leader, Maryland-Shortland Scout Troop

Shepherd, Lynne Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Caringbah Scout Troop

Small, Alison June Cub Scout Leader, 1st Putney Cub Pack

Tufts, Stephen John District Commissioner, Lower North Shore District

Warner, Lando Wayne Venturer Scout Leader, 2nd Armidale Venturer Unit

Wolf, Nicholas Peter Cub Scout Leader, 3rd Rose Bay (Judean) Cub Pack

Woolard, Jennifer Gai Group Leader, 1st Mittagong Scout Group

 

Outstanding Service Award

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Presented to Associates for at least 12 years of outstanding service to the Scout Association

Balk, Christine Group Treasurer, 1st Lane Cove Scout Group

Durrant OAM, Harold George Group Adviser, 1st Werris Creek Scout Group

Malligan, Christine Group Treasurer, 1st Frenchs Forest Scout Group

Munro, James Cooper Fellowship Member, Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

Tamsett, Lesley Anne Fellowship Member, Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

Tamsett, Peter Lawrence Fellowship Member, Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

 

Meritorious Service Award

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Presented to adult Members and Associates for at least six years of meritorious or praiseworthy service to the Scout Association 

Adamson, Craig Brian Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Tuggerah Lakes Cub Pack

Allan, Rick Fellowship Member, Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

Anderson, Helen Lorraine Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Oakville Venturer Unit

Astley, Jodie Venturer Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Blacktown Venturer Unit

Balk, Cassandra Lee Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Lane Cove Venturer Unit

Barnaby-Brown, Elizabeth Anne District Leader, Central Coast Lakes District

Bartlett, Glyndwr David Cub Scout Leader, 1st East Ryde Cub Pack 'Pioneer'

Bath, Andrew Roderick Scout Leader, 1st Kellyville Scout Troop

Birss, Craig Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Engadine Cub Pack

Bond, Jeanine Lesley District Leader (Special Projects), Central Coast Lakes District

Bowden, Dharma Asima Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Carlingford Venturer Unit

Broekman, Joanne Elizabeth Venturer Scout Leader, Lones Venturer Unit

Brownlie, Matthew Spencer Scout Leader, 1st Balmoral Scout Troop

Budge, Sean William Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Wattle Grove Cub Pack

Burrows, Noriko Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Carlingford Scout Troop 'Bartoo'

Chin, Richard Kenneth Scout Leader, 1st Blaxland Scout Troop 'Erskine'

Connor, Elena Group Leader, 1st/2nd Blacktown Scout Group

Cowen, Stuart William Assistant Branch Commissioner (Activities), NSW State Headquarters

Crichton, Stephen John Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Blackheath Cub Pack

Cummins, Rodney John Scout Leader, 1st Keiraville Scout Troop

Davie, Gregory Thomas Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Donald, Cassandra Jane Cub Scout Leader, Eastwood/Marsfield Cub Pack

Donald, Ross John Hector Assistant Scout Leader, Eastwood/Marsfield Scout Troop

Duncan, Glenn Robert Adult Helper, 1st St Marys Scout Group

Easton, Susan Ann Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Kanwal Scout Troop

Edwards, Janice Petrina Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Erskine Park Venturer Unit

Edwards, Jason Ross Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Erskine Park Venturer Unit

Fenwick, Barbara Gaye Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st East Ryde Cub Pack 'Explorer'

Ferguson, Robert John Group Leader, 1st Clovelly Scout Group

Foskey, Kenneth Murray Scout Leader, 1st Heathcote Scout Troop

Frigo, Timothy Robert Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Balgownie Scout Troop

Fry, Michael John Venturer Scout Leader, 2nd Baulkham Hills Venturer Unit

Fuller, Karen Lee Scout Leader, 1st Swansea Scout Troop

Garton, Deborah Kay Joey Scout Leader, 1st Alcheringa Joey Mob

Gerrard, Keith Gordon Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Beacon Hill Scout Troop

Goodwin, Michael James Scout Leader, 1st Woollahra/Paddington Scout Troop

Gormley, David Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Grays Point Cub Pack

Gower, William Geoffrey Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Harvey, Steven Brian Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Hawthorne, John Scout Leader, 1st Woronora River Scout Troop

Hillyard, Jo-Ann Cub Scout Leader, 1st Blaxland Cub Pack 'Keego'

Holle, Stuart John Scout Leader, 1st Paterson/Bolwarra Scout Troop

Hornstra, Tristan Andrew Venturer Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Merrylands (St Anne's) Venturer Unit

Huthnance, Jennifer Lynne Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Springwood Venturer Unit

Ingram, Jill Mandie Group Secretary, 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group

Jenkins, David William Scout Leader, 1st Noraville Scout Troop

Kabir, Moyeenul Cub Scout Leader, West Pymble Cub Pack 'Nairana'

Kennedy, Craig Michael Adult Helper, Greater Western Sydney Region

Lattimore, Heather Mae Group Leader, 2nd Wauchope Scout Group

Leggo, Mitchell Kenneth Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Brush Park Scout Troop

Leivesley, David District Commissioner, Port Hacking District

Lim, Mathew Bock Mun Scout Leader, Epping Scout Troop

Lockman, Valerie District Joey Scout Leader, Blacktown District

Lockwood, Ian Stanley Regional Leader (Activities), Hunter and Coastal Region

Maccormick, Jane Mary Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Glossodia Venturer Unit

Mcentee, Maxine Tracy Rover Adviser (Responsible), 1st Albion Park Rover Crew (Group)

Mcgoldrick, Kerry Michael Committee Chairman, Scouts Australia NSW Board of Directors

Meggs, Robert John Scout Leader, Peats Ridge Scout Troop

Moggs, Ian Paul Scout Leader, 1st Picnic Point Scout Troop

Moggs, Robyn Anne Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Picnic Point Scout Troop

Morrison, Cheryl Anne Fellowship Member, Kirrawee Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Murray, Michele Bernadette Supporter, Kingsford-Smith Scout Group

Nelson, Brian James Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Venturer Unit

Page, Taylor Mackenzie Kaitlan Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Baulkham Hills Cub Pack 'Rumbriah'

Phelps, Raeshel Bernadette Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, Lones Venturer Unit

Priest, Tracey Marie Group Leader, 1st Cambridge Park Scout Group

Quan, Dianne Mary Joey Scout Leader, 2nd Castle Hill Joey Mob

Rankine, Lesley-Ann Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Tuggerah Lakes Scout Troop

Roche, David Allan Regional Adviser Greater Western Sydney Region

Rotenstein, Mark Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 3rd Rose Bay (Judean) Cub Pack

Roynon, Margaret Group Secretary, 1st Kellyville Scout Group

Sayers, Justine Group Chairman, 1st Little Bay Scout Group

Soars, Linda May Group Leader, 1st Lilli Pilli Scout Group

Stack, Jeffrey Assistant Scout Leader 1st Caringbah Scout Troop

Todd, Stuart William Adult Helper, Kotara Scout Group

Tuckwell, Peter Robert Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Turramurra Scout Troop

Turner, Valli Mai Group Leader, 1st Camden Scout Group

Van Bergen, Paul District Scout Leader, Ku-ring-gai District

Van Looy-McCann, Rosita Assistant Scout Leader, Eastwood/Marsfield Scout Troop

Wade, William Stephen Assistant Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Blacktown Scout Troop

Wallace, Kelly Ann Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Blacktown Venturer Unit

Waller, Anthony Scout Leader, 1st Clovelly Scout Troop

Ward, David Arthur Venturer Scout Leader, West Pennant Hills Venturer Unit

Watson, Bronwyn Kay Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Bangor Cub Pack

Weiss, Ruth Elizabeth Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Warners Bay Venturer Unit

Williams, Boyd Clayton Group Leader - Centre Manager, Air Activity Centre

Zarth, Brian Regional Commissioner (Joey Scouts), Greater Western Sydney Region  

 

Special Service Award

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Presented to adult Members and Associates for the successful support, development or management of a section or formation, or for an intense contributuion over a period of at least 12 months to the success of a major event or major activity.

Abbott, James Morgan Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Grose Vale Cub Pack

Abbotts, Simon David Adult Helper, Nepean Rover Crew (Group)

Arneaud, Stephanie Monique Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Beacon Hill Scout Troop

Ballard, Darren John Cub Scout Leader, 1st Mt St Thomas Cub Pack

Bennett, Emily Jane Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Kings Langley Cub Pack 'Impeesa'

Bennett, Kim Maureen Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Austinmer Venturer Unit

Bird, Michael Thomas Group Treasurer, 1st Alcheringa Scout Group

Boulton, David Mitchell Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Erskine Park Cub Pack

Boxall, Angus Gregory Thomas Assistant Joey Scout Leader, 1st Winston Hills Joey Mob

Brien, Christopher Terence Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Kotara Cub Pack

Brooke, Richard George Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Fairlight/Manly Cub Pack

Brown, Maureen Ann Assistant Joey Scout Leader, 4th Kingsgrove Joey Mob

Bruton, Andrew George Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Illaroo Scout Troop

Buckley, Adam Patrick Group Manager, 1st Leumeah Scout Group

Budge, Kim Maree Joey Scout Leader, 1st Wattle Grove Joey Mob

Buerckner, Scott Lindsay Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Whalan Cub Pack

Butler, Jennifer Group Chairman, 1st/2nd Blacktown Scout Group

Caesar, Laura Jane Fellowship Member, Kirrawee Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Calafate, Anthony Cosme Cub Scout Leader, 1st Kellyville Cub Pack 'Darzee'

Cashman Tara Group Chairman, 1st Batemans Bay Scout Group

Cetinski, Rolf Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Chalkley, Peter Daniel Scout Leader, 1st Pymble Scout Troop

Cobcroft, Grant Leslie Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st St Marys Cub Pack

Colbran, Jacqueline Mavis Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Mortdale Cub Pack

Comyns, Darren John Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Oyster Bay Cub Pack

Corbett, Rita Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Kings Langley Scout Troop

Costin, Rhonda Assistant Scout Leader, Fairlight/Manly Scout Troop

Cottam, Andrew John Scout Leader, Seaham Scout Troop

Crawley, Bruce Anthony Scout Leader, 1st Helensburgh Scout Troop 'Wallabies'

Crawley, Victoria Maree Assistant Joey Scout Leader, 1st Helensburgh Joey Mob

Critchley, Jillian Lee Fellowship Member, Kirrawee Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Davis, Sharon Lee Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Blackheath Scout Troop

Der Tateossian, Seta Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Willoughby (Antranig) Cub Pack

Dilworth, Erica Katherine Venturer Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Venturer Unit

Doughty, Glenys Kaye Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Cherrybrook Cub Pack 'Billabong'

Douthwaite, Justine Anne Assistant Scout Leader, Killarney Heights Scout Troop

Drake, Peta Cub Scout Leader, 1st Hazelbrook Cub Pack 'Cumbora'

Ellicott, Brian James Trainee Leader (Cub Scout), 1st Hazelbrook Cub Pack 'Cumbora'

Ellicott, Sharon Joey Scout Leader, 1st Hazelbrook Joey Mob

Ellis, Alan James Group Treasurer, 1st Kellyville Scout Group

Fisher, Leah Clarke Appointed Trainee Leader (Scouts), 1st Pymble Scout Troop

Fitch, Ray Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Keiraville Cub Pack

Flood, Jason Andrew Cub Scout Leader, 1st Merewether Cub Pack 'Yadsendew'

Ford, Ann Maree Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Brookvale/Curl Curl Cub Pack

Foye, Matthew William Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Unanderra Cub Pack

Fraser, Bruce Alan Group Leader, 1st Bungendore Scout Group

Freed, Rodney Michael Scout Leader, 3rd Rose Bay (Judean) Scout Troop

Freeman, Julie Gai Group Secretary, 1st Little Bay Scout Group

Furst, Stephen George Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Cub Pack 'Barloo'

Gabriel, Emma Lucy Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Grose Vale Cub Pack

Gavin, Jason Group Chairman, 1st St Andrews Scout Group

Geoghegan, Nicholas Francis Assistant Cub Scout Leader 1st Oatley Bay Cub Pack

Gillard, Julie Group Chairman, Maryland-Shortland Scout Group

Gilmore, Andrew Ian Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Bayview Cub Pack 'Starboard'

Glanville, Stevan Brian Albert Scout Leader, 1st North Ryde Scout Troop

Glatz, Chantal Marie Josee Adult Helper, North Coast Region

Godwin, Graham Ross Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Goode, Jonathon Patrick George Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Kellyville Scout Troop

Gray, David John Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Abbotsford Cub Pack

Harper, Rex Andrew Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Armidale Scout Troop 'Rockys'

Harris, Leon Leslie Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Hartmann, Kurt Geoffrey Scout Leader, 1st Blackheath Scout Troop

Hassan, David Warwick Trainee Leader (Group), 1st Berowra Scout Group

Heal, Evelyn Mae Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Bayview Venturer Unit

Heggie, Valda May Group Leader, 1st Huskisson Scout Group

Helton, Anne Scout Leader, 1st New Lambton Scout Troop

Henderson, Brett Kevin Group Leader, 1st Blaxland Scout Group

Henriksson, Nils Erik Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Murray Farm Cub Pack 'Possum'

Herring, Emma Kate Group Treasurer, 1st Noraville Scout Group

Heys, Philip Andrew Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Pymble Cub Pack

Hock, Adam Stanleigh Group Deputy Chairman, 3rd Bathurst (All Saints Cathedral) Scout Group

Hock, Rory Elizabeth Group Chairman, 3rd Bathurst (All Saints Cathedral) Scout Group

Hopkins, Peter Scott Cub Scout Leader, 1st Haberfield Cub Pack

Howell, Belinda Lee Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Wattle Grove Cub Pack

Hughes, Bernard Joseph Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Cub Pack 'Barloo'

Hunt, Stephen Andrew Cub Scout Leader, 1st Cherrybrook Cub Pack 'Callicoma'

Hurst, Charles Robert Assistant Scout Leader, Dapto Scout Troop

Hutton, Tony William Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Caringbah Scout Troop

Jefferies, Paul John Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Troop

Johnson, Patricia Dawn Group Leader, 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group

Jones, Annette Group Leader, 1st Gwandalan Scout Group

Jones, Jullie Group Leader, 1st Balcombe Heights Scout Group

Jones, Matthew John Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Hurstville Venturer Unit

Jones, Philip Donald Cub Scout Leader, 1st Cobbitty Cub Pack

King, Michael Thomas Appointed Trainee Leader (Cubs), 1st Russell Vale Cub Pack

Kirkby, Aline Louise Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Grose Vale Scout Troop

La Galle, Marc Renshaw Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Jerrabomberra Cub Pack 'Kharniwarra'

Larke, Jon Assistant Scout Leader, Kotara Scout Troop

Leandro De Sa, Levs Venturer Scout Leader, 1st West Wollongong Venturer Unit

Leguier, Jason Robert Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Castle Hill Scout Troop

Lehrer, Jeffrey Robert Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Dural Venturer Unit

Lenane, Joseph Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Cherrybrook Cub Pack 'Callicoma'

Lisser, Ian Cub Scout Leader, 1st Woollahra/Paddington Cub Pack

Liu, Brenton Jay Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Lilli Pilli Scout Troop

Lockman, Adele Joy Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Merrylands (St Anne's) Venturer Unit

Lucas, Melanie Kate Group Treasurer, 1st Wattle Grove Scout Group

Luxton, Dianne Group Secretary, Grafton Scout Group

Luxton, Reece Edward Scout Leader, Grafton Scout Troop

Mack, Joseph John Scout Leader, 1st Wagga Wagga Scout Troop

Maher, Simon John Group Secretary, Unanderra Scout Group

Massie, Lauren Patricia Joey Scout Leader, 1st Balcombe Heights Joey Mob

Matthews, Glynis Elizabeth Cub Scout Leader, Cromer-Dee Why Cub Pack

McAulay, Melissa Stafford Cub Scout Leader, 1st Rydalmere Cub Pack

McCredden, Ann Margaret Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Ermington Venturer Unit

McGibbon, Rodney Keith Assistant Cub Scout Leader, North St Ives Cub Pack 'Platypus'

McKenna, Barbara Jean Group Leader, 1st Bomaderry Scout Group

Meekin, Meegan Group Treasurer, 3rd Bathurst (All Saints Cathedral) Scout Group

Mitchell, Paula Margaret Assistant Joey Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Joey Mob

Montesin, Tracey Lee Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Bangor Scout Troop

Morden, Cathryn Jane Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Castle Hill Scout Troop

Morison, Luke John Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Mittagong Scout Troop

Morris, Timothy Ivan Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Cherrybrook Cub Pack 'Billabong'

Morrison, Craig Maxwell Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Burragorang Venturer Unit

Morrison, Paul Gerard Fellowship Member, Kirrawee Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Moshovelis, Jim Scout Leader, Killarney Heights Scout Troop

Moxey, Paul Richard Assistant Scout Leader, 1st South Penrith Scout Troop 'Yee Na Pah'

Murray, Sarah Jane Group Chairman, 2nd Armidale Scout Group

Noone, Christopher Group Chairman, Fairlight/Manly Scout Group

Osborne, Vanessa Ingrid Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Bayview Scout Troop

Pavey, David Arthur Group Leader, 1st Hoxton Park Scout Group

Peacock, Darryl Bruce Adult Helper, Kotara Scout Group

Phoon, Olivia Yun Sze Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Ryde Cub Pack

Pickering, Andrew James Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Harbord Cub Pack

Priest, Matthew Scout Leader, 1st Cambridge Park Scout Troop

Ptolemy, Kerrie Louise Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Paterson/Bolwarra Scout Troop

Radford, Sandra Cub Scout Leader, 1st Nelson Bay Cub Pack

Reynolds, Adrian Group Treasurer, 1st Concord Scout Group

Rigby, Robert John Assistant Scout Leader, 1st South Penrith Scout Troop 'Yee Na Pah'

Ring, Gavin Michael Group Manager, 1st Concord Scout Group

Ryan, Michael Anthony Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Keiraville Scout Troop

Saad, Dalal Joey Scout Leader, Liverpool Joey Mob

Savage, Yvonne Margaret Cub Scout Leader, 1st Keiraville Cub Pack

Scarpellino, Michael Danilo James Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Abbotsford Cub Pack

Scott, Craig Andrew Scout Leader, 2nd Mortdale Scout Troop

Sharoff, Jonathan Peter Fellowship Member, Cumberland Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Sharoff, Katherine Amy Supporter, Greater Western Sydney Region

Sheedy, Lisa Karen Group Secretary, 1st Balgownie Scout Group

Sherlock, Melissa Anne Group Treasurer, 1st Winston Hills Scout Group

Slade, Jesse Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Dulwich Hill/Marrickville Scout Troop

Snepp, Anthony Vere Group Leader, 1st Lindfield Scout Group

Soars, John Stanley Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Lilli Pilli Scout Troop

Stafford, Stuart James Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Gymea (St Catherines) Scout Troop

Staples, Kasey Lee Joey Scout Leader, 1st/2nd Blacktown Joey Mob

Stevenson, Karen Jane Joey Scout Leader, Kincumber/Bensville Joey Mob

Stoupe, Rebecca Joey Scout Leader, 1st New Lambton Joey Mob

Stratford, Jacqueline Diane Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Balmain Cub Pack

Taylor, Patricia Elaine Mawson Assistant Joey Scout Leader, Cromer-Dee Why Joey Mob

Thorvaldson, Kristoffer Thomas Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Paterson/Bolwarra Scout Troop

Tickell, Joshua Edmund Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Cabarita Mortlake Scout Troop

Todd, Louis William Regional Commissioner (Joey Scouts), Hunter and Coastal Region

Tuck, Kevin Robert John Activity Leader Air, Air Activity Centre

Turner, Kristi Lee Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Camden Scout Troop

Tweedie, Katherine Rose Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Northbridge Cub Pack 'Wallaby'

Von Pralitz, Triscia Deidre Cub Scout Leader, 1st Kanwal Cub Pack

Walkerden, Deborah Louise Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Gymea (St Catherines) Scout Troop

Webb, Sandra Joy Scout Leader, 1st Boronia Scout Troop

Wellard, Christopher John Cub Scout Leader, 1st New Lambton Cub Pack

Wenban, Katherine Anne Assistant Joey Scout Leader, 1st Gosford Joey Mob

Weyland, Susan Mary Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Wiley Park Cub Pack

Wilson, Laurence John Assistant Scout Leader, 1st North Rocks Scout Troop

Wong, Wendy Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 4th Kingsgrove Cub Pack

Worth, Kenneth James Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Ourimbah Cub Pack

Zhu, Holly Dongqing Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Keiraville Cub Pack

 

Stan Bales Rover Service Award

The Stan Bales Rover Service Award is an award that is made by the Rover Section to recognise a person who has given exceptional and sustained service to the Rover Section.

Mooney, Hugh David Regional Commissioner (Rovers), Hunter and Coastal Region

Udy, Clair Lesley Deputy Chief Commissioner (Program Transformation) NSW State Headquarters

Waerner, Walter Deputy Chief Commissioner (Activities, Training &Fellowships), NSW State Headquarters

Zamora, Robert Oswald Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Haberfield Scout Troop

 

 
Assistant Manager - Baden-Powell Scout Centre Print E-mail

Position Description

Title: Assistant Manager (Baden-Powell Scout Centre)
Reporting to: Centre Manager (Baden-Powell Scout Centre)
Relationships: Centre Manager, Baden-Powell Scout Centre staff, Scouting community, service suppliers (catering and program requirements, consumables and repairs contractors, medical centre), Commercial Manager, other Activity Centre Managers, casual Activity and Centre staff, surrounding community
Location: Baden-Powell Scout Centre (BPSC), Pomona Street, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

Purpose of the position

The Assistant Manager is a supervisory and hands-on role which is primarily responsible to effectively coordinate and supervise the day-to-day programmes of the BPSC (and other Activity Centres where required). The Assistant Manager is also responsible for the quality of service delivery to all customers of the BPSC and shall embody and facilitate the provision of high quality customer service to achieve planned outcomes.

The Assistant Manager supervises and guides staff, volunteers and contractors to ensure that all operational outcomes are met. The position also provides key advice and information to the Centre Manager for the overall planning, development and delivery of programmes, and budget allocation to ensure the ongoing sustainability and viability of the programmes. The Assistant Manager will act as Duty Manager on occasions and may also be called on to provide services at other Centres as requested by the Commercial Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist the BPSC Centre Manager in the following Key Responsibility Areas.

Key Responsibility Area 1: Programme Development and Management

  • Facilitate effective planning, provision and evaluation of high quality focused programmes to meet the needs of Scouts Australia NSW and the external community
  • Research the current market requirements for the development of educational, productive and challenging Scout, School and Community Camps
  • Design and implement a variety of activities programmes for the BPSC to market as per the Strategic Plan
  • Manage and monitor all programs to ensure a high standard and a consistent level of quality are maintained
  • Manage and direct all WHS issues, ensure programmes and the Centre comply with the relevant legislation
  • Lead and manage these programmes “on the ground”

Key Responsibility Area 2: Centre Utilisation and Marketing

  • Work with the Centre Manager to promote the use of the Centre as a venue for all appropriate activities including to non-Members
  • In conjunction with other staff design appropriate promotional material for the activities and work with the Centre Manager on general promotional material
  • In conjunction with the Centre Manager draw up appropriate budgets, rate sheets and quotes for prospective clients

Key Responsibility Area 3: Quality of Service

  • Undertake research and analysis into the needs of the Scouting Community so as to continually improve service delivery, standards and quality
  • Consolidate opportunities for further improvement and facilitate the implementation of initiatives to enhance service delivery
  • Implement best practice in all activities at the Centre

Key Responsibility Area 4: Facilitation of BPSC Staff

  • Identify staffing needs and develop teams of casual employees to facilitate programs
  • Leading and coordinating the BPSC programme staff including:
    • establishing a strong team culture;
    • overseeing and advising on the methods and processes used to deliver services and prioritising requests for assistance from the site staff;
    • overseeing and advising the programme staff on their key work areas;
    • resolving complex or escalated customer issues or difficulties;
    • ensuring quality and timely provision of administration services and effective communication to internal and external customers to agreed performance standards and service level
  • Supervise and coordinate site staff (including contractors, casuals) and advise and assist them with customer service problems

Key Responsibility Area 5: Administration

  • Design appropriate Standard Operating Procedures for all activities conducted at the Centre
  • Maintain the Centre’s computerized booking system to ensure all relevant information is entered into the system and available to all staff
  • Manage responsibility for all camping and activities equipment owned by the Centre
  • Advise and inform staff and hirers of Centre rules and regulations i.e. WHS, Centre procedures and regulations of Site

Selection Criteria

Interested candidates are invited to establish their claim to the position against nine essential criteria, as well as three desirable criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Certificate III or higher in Outdoor Recreation or related discipline, or appropriate industry experience
  • Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in the Outdoor Recreation Industry
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in a supervisory role
  • Experience in outdoor adventure activities facilitation
  • Previous leadership experience and ability to effectively lead and supervise staff and volunteers to meet expected outcomes
  •  Computer literacy and ability to navigate and use the Microsoft Office suite including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software and applications

Desirable Criteria

  • Marketing and/or PR experience
  • Event Management experience
  • Experience in evaluation of services
  • Scouting leadership experience

Core Competencies required

  • High level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders; ability to relate to staff and Members at all levels within the Association
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • A team player with strong team-building, motivational and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact and maturity
  • Ability to make accurate and detailed analysis of the business environment and plan accordingly
  • Highly organised with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead
  • Thorough, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and with limited supervision
  • Commitment to upholding confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to obtain and clarify information
  • Ability to implement EEO and WHS principles in this context

To apply:

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to Baden-Powell Scout Centre Manager, Lisa Marmora on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications close 15 August 2017.

 
Seeking Expressions of Interest - Sub Camp Chief AJ2019 Print E-mail

Scouts NSW is helping out the Scouts SA with AJ2019 by running a Sub Camp. Thus, we’re now looking for a Sub Camp Manager. The key goals for this role is to build a Sub Camp Team, and then provide leadership and guidance to that group to help make AJ2019 a successful event. This includes tasks such as recruitment, working with AJ2019 organising committee, operating all aspects of a Jamboree Sub Camp, HS&E, and ensuring everyone has a fun, safe, and memorable time.

To be successful in this role you need financial acumen, leadership and motivational skills, Flexibility, resourcefulness, a collaborative spirit, extreme levels of dedication and commitment, a supportive attitude towards the goals of the Jamboree Executive Committee and the Director Camping, and live by the Scout Law and Promise.

If you’re interested in this role, or being part of the team please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include your background, any experience applicable to the role, and a brief outline of why you are interested  in this role. This is a great opportunity to help deliver an amazing Jamboree experience to Scouts from all over Australia and the world. EOI CLOSES – 23rd July 2017.

 
Sunrise comes to Bundilla Scout Camp! Print E-mail

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Sam Mac from Sunrise will be doing live weather crosses and exploring all things Scouting at Bundilla Scout Camp in Winston Hills this MONDAY! Everyone is welcome to attend and be part of all the action, but will need to register their attendance beforehand and bring a signed E1 form with them on the day.

Be there at 5:00am, dressed in full Scout uniform and your Group scarf. You may even want to make a colourful poster to wave in front of the cameras! P.S. - breakfast is on us! See you there!

Click here to register your attendance.

Click here to download the E1 Form.

Help set up the site for Sunrise at Bundilla! Meet at Bundilla Scout Camp (6 Baden-Powell Place, Winston Hills) at 10:00am this Sunday, 9 July 2017.

 
You’re invited to SUMMIT ’17 ... a learning and teaming experience for GLs and LICs Print E-mail

Summit 17

 

REGISTER FOR SUMMIT '17

 

Colleagues,

Over the past few weeks we've been working with your Scouting colleagues from across the state to make sure our SUMMIT '17 agenda provides you with the most value we can offer in a professional development weekend. We've also worked hard to make SUMMIT '17 affordable for everybody.

Now we're ready for you to formally register and choose the sessions you want to attend and which meet your learning and development needs.

Below is the link you'll need to use to register but please read the information in this email before you proceed with your registration.

Who can attend SUMMIT '17?

This professional development weekend has been developed for Group Leaders and, Leaders-In-Charge, and for District Commissioners with a responsibility for the GL and LIC cohort in their District.

Agenda

You will see from the agenda – click here for Wagga Wagga and click here for Pennant Hills – that SUMMIT '17 is not a 'talk fest' and it's not two days of updates. At SUMMIT '17 you will:

  • Hear from subject matter experts
  • Create a network with your peers from across your Region and across the state
  • Learn new skills or refresh your skills as a GL or LIC
  • Identify ways to promote your Group
  • Start developing your plan for growing your Group and addressing retention

While some sessions are for everybody, you get to choose from other sessions so that your SUMMIT '17 experience suits you and your particular requirements.

SUMMIT '17 begins on the Friday evening so please make arrangements to arrive on the Friday. You are invited to bring wine or your preferred 'networking drink' for the welcome/networking event on the Friday night.

Cost

The cost to attend SUMMIT '17 is only $30 per person. We’ve managed to keep the cost to a minimum by leveraging the Benjamin Perry Thompson Bequest and other funding. We’ve done this because GL and LIC training and development is often overlooked but is as important as training for other adult leaders.

If your home Group is in a country area, your transport costs to attend SUMMIT '17 will be funded by the Benjamin Perry Thompson Bequest. Speak with your Region Office if you are not sure whether your Group is considered a country or a city Group.

Transport

On your registration page, you'll be asked how you anticipate travelling to SUMMIT '17.

If your travel distance is lengthy, you may wish to fly to your preferred SUMMIT '17 location to ensure you arrive on the Friday night. Country GLs and LICs will be entitled to have airfares covered by the Benjamin Perry Thompson Bequest. Please do not book flights; these will be booked through the State Office.

If you are travelling by car, consider car-pooling with colleagues from your District or Region, or with Leaders who are keen to share transport. Country leaders will be entitled to claim fuel expenses from the Benjamin Perry Thompson Bequest.

If you anticipate any difficulties with transport, please speak with your District Commissioner or contact Dean Bassett, State Commissioner (Group Support Strategies) on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Accommodation

At SUMMIT '17 at Camp Kurrajong just outside Wagga Wagga, you may want to use the bunk bed accommodation or you may prefer to use the camping / caravan space. Please indicate your preference when you register.

If you are planning to camp or caravan at Camp Kurrajong, you are welcome to extend your stay and enjoy additional nights in Wagga Wagga.

At SUMMIT '17 at the Baden-Powell Centre in Pennant Hills, attendees not based in the greater Sydney basin have priority access to bunk bed accommodation. Attendees who live in Sydney will be offered accommodation at the Centre if it is available after we have assigned bunks to GLs and LICs from out of town. Please indicate when you register if you are a Sydney-based leader and would prefer to stay at the Centre and use the bunk accommodation.

Registration

The link below will allow you to:

  • Select whether you are attending SUMMIT ’17 in Wagga Wagga on 6-8 October or in Pennant Hills on 3-5 November
  • Register your personal details, home Group and any special requirements
  • Select your choice of simultaneous sessions you wish to attend on the Saturday
  • Indicate your travel preference
  • Indicate your accommodation preference
  • Pay the $30 registration fee using a credit card
  • Indicate whether you are willing to be part of a car pooling arrangement
  • Indicate if you have any other special requirements

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMIT '17

Note: If you have used this registration portal before – for Jamboree or Cuboree – you can use your current login details; if you have never used this system, you’ll need to create a username and password.

 

FAQs:

What is SUMMIT '17?

SUMMIT '17 is a professional development event for Leaders who hold the responsibility of managing a Group. It is a weekend dedicated to informing, enabling and empowering Group Leaders and Leaders-In-Charge so they are more confident and better able to address growth targets through retention and recruitment.

SUMMIT '17 will provide you the opportunity to:

  • hear from subject matter experts in the 'best practice' showcase
  • learn new skills in social media, managing change and securing media space
  • workshop complex issues that frustrate Group Leaders
  • discuss the most challenging situations with your peers and create the solutions we should roll out in NSW
  • make decisions and recommendations that will be taken to the State level for consideration and adoption
  • meet your peers from across the state
  • have fun and try something new in a safe environment

SUMMIT '17 will allow you to 'create your own adventure' so that you can benefit most from this development, training and personal growth environment.

There will be special guest speakers at the event to share their own leadership stories with you. The Hon Michael Baden Powell, grandson of our Founder, Lord Baden Powell, will be our Friday night guest speaker, and is happy to autograph any Scout books you bring along. On Saturday night, we will be joined by another high profile national identity.

When and where is SUMMIT '17?

Scouting does not stop at the Great Dividing Range. Our 415 Groups operate at all points of the compass in our state. Accordingly, we have decided that two separate events – both with the same agenda – will be held so that as many of our Group Leaders and Leaders-In-Charge are able to attend.

The first SUMMIT '17 will be held at Camp Kurrajong in Wagga Wagga on the weekend of 7-8 October, with attendees arriving from Friday 6 October. Accommodation will be provided for the first 100 registrants. Those not ‘bunking’ will be able to use the camping space on the site.

Our second SUMMIT '17 will be held on the weekend of 4-5 November at the Baden-Powell Scout Centre in Pennant Hills, again with attendees arriving from Friday afternoon. This location can fit 120 visitors to Sydney. Group Leaders and Leaders-=In-Charge who live locally may prefer to sleep in their own beds but will be included in the events starting from breakfast on Saturday and through until lunch on Sunday.

Which SUMMIT '17 will you attend?

You get to choose which weekend will best suit you. You might live in Cherrybrook or Armidale and want to go to the Wagga Wagga weekend. Or you might come from Dubbo or Murwillumbah and the Pennant Hills date better fits in with your calendar. The choice is yours. And the sooner you register your attendance, the more likely you are to get your preference.

What about transport?

I acknowledge that a weekend at a location possibly many hundreds of kilometres away is neither an easy or inexpensive thing. We are lucky that we can request financial assistance through the Benjamin Perry Thomson Bequest which provides funds "to assist with the training of leaders in or for rural areas in New South Wales". We are also working to secure a grant to keep participant costs to an absolute minimum.

This being the case, our organising team is investigating a couple of transport options for those Leaders who would have a lengthy and tiring journey if they were driving to the weekend location.

How will I know what sessions I want to attend at SUMMIT '17?

The proposed agenda is currently being developed and guest presenters and speakers confirmed. Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning will each kick off with a plenary session on three different topics and will be followed by breakout sessions. And we will close on Sunday with a panel session.

In July, you will receive a copy of the proposed agenda so you can select the sessions you wish to attend.

So, what do you need to do?

  1. Check your calendar to see which weekend – 7-8 October or 4-5 November – best suits you, then add a ‘placeholder’ to secure that date
  2. Look out for the formal invitations which will be emailed to you and accept the one for your preferred location
  3. Keep an eye on your email inbox for the agenda so you can register for the sessions you wish to attend
  4. Start thinking about your transport options for travelling to your preferred location – more information will be shared with you about this

I acknowledge that this is a lot of information. We will be sharing more with you as we confirm details.

Your Regional Commissioners are aware of and support this professional development and training weekend and will be invited to attend, along with the District Commissioners from each Region, and some of our key people across the state.

Will it be all work?

The good news is that there will be time to relax and enjoy the weekend. There might even be some unexpected fun. But more about that closer to SUMMIT ’17.

Have a suggestion or want to ask a question?

If you have any suggestions you’d like to make for sessions, please send an email to Bel Francis, DCC (Growth Strategies and Group Support), and Dean Bassett, State Commissioner (Group Support Strategies), at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Yours in Scouting,

Neville Tomkins

 

Neville Tomkins OAM JP
Chief Commissioner
Scouts Australia (NSW Branch) 

 
Special Needs Conference 2017 Print E-mail

The annual Special Needs Conference is coming up in August, with the Special Needs Awareness Elective and Positive Behaviour Supports Elective open to all adults in Scouting and Guiding. Either or both Electives can be completed without attending the full Conference. There will be an alternative program for those who have already completed the Electives and do not wish to repeat them.

Date: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017
Location: Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills
Cost: $160, which includes the electives (below), all meals, overnight accommodation and handouts.

Day 1: Special Needs Awareness Elective

  • Saturday 5 August 2017, 9am-12.30pm
  • Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills
  • Cost $25 includes morning tea and handouts.
  • L1 Application form available here.


Day 2: Positive Behaviour Supports Elective

  • Sunday 6 August 2017, 9am-12.30pm
  • Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills
  • Cost $25 includes morning tea and handouts.
  • L1 Application form available here.

Lunch at 12.30pm is optional, and is available for an additional $18 each day.

Click here to complete your Activity Nomination (E1) form.

Applications close Friday 7 July.

 

 
State Adviser - Rovers Print E-mail

Position Description

Title: State Adviser Rovers
Short form: SAR
Reporting to: State Rover Council Chairman (State Commissioner Rover Scouts)
Reports: Region Adviser Rovers (one per Region)
Liaison: State Rover Council, State Rover Council Executive
Tenure: 3 years, reviewed annually.

Purpose of the position

The State Adviser Rovers is the volunteer member who reports to the State Rover Council Chairman and plays a key role in supporting the successful operation of the Rover Section at a State level. The role primarily provides advice to the State Rover Council Chairman in their role as the State Commissioner Rover Scouts and the main Rover contact and representative on the NSW State Team. In addition, the role provides advice to the State Rover Council and the State Rover Council Executive as and when requested.

WOSM and Scouts Australia recognises the importance of youth leadership. In the Rover Section, young adults are empowered to organise and operate their own Section from the local Crew level and all the way up to the National level. In supporting the successful operation of the Rover Section at a State level, the role will provide frank and fearless advice and support to the State Rover Council Chairman and with a focus on Youth empowerment should not directly operate or organise the Rover Section.

The position may be called upon from time to time by the State Rover Council Chairman to take on delegated work where a direct or perceived conflict of interest exists between the State Rover Council Chairman and the delegated work. In addition, the role will act as the main Adviser to the Chair of all State Rover Activities including Branch Moot, Snow Moot, Branch Ball and Bush Dance.

Responsibilities and Duties

While carrying out the responsibilities and duties of the role, the State Adviser Rovers will at all times uphold the purpose, principles and values of Scouts Australia, will adhere to the Adult Code of Conduct, will abide by WOSM, National and State policies and will behave in accordance with the Scout Law and Promise.

Rovers is a young adult section of the Scouting movement, open to males and females aged 18 – 25 and the final section in the Scouting educational programme. Rovers are people who meet regularly and participate in a wide range of challenging and interesting activities, whilst learning skills and making many friends. The State Adviser Rovers will play a key role in facilitating the development and growth of these future young leaders of Scouting as they progress through these formative years.

The State Adviser Rovers will have a strong knowledge of Rovering and ideally has prior experience in the leadership of Rovers as a member of the section. They will be a passionate advocate with boundless enthusiasm for the section and an ability to interact effectively with Rovers. In addition, they will be willing to travel across NSW and will already have, or commit to obtaining, a Rover Wood Badge.

The State Adviser Rovers will assist the State Rover Council Chairman (State Commissioner Rover Scouts) in performing their role in five key areas:

  1. succession planning – facilitating stability and continuity during the annual executive changeover
  2. mediation and conflict resolution – assisting in the resolution of issues management in the Section
  3. youth leadership – promoting and facilitating Rovers leading Rovers across NSW
  4. collaborative teamwork – keeping in step with the strategic priorities for the Rover Section
  5. training facilitation – encouraging the completion of appropriate training to grow and develop Rovers

Selection Criteria

Interested candidates are invited to establish their claim to the position against nine essential criteria, as well as three desirable criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Proven track record of, or demonstrable capacity for, the facilitation of youth leadership and development
  • Ability to facilitate the development of creative and innovative ideas for improving activity participation and trainingStrong organisation and communication skills through the use of modern
    technologies, social media and traditional methods
  • Demonstrated evidence-based judgement and accountable decision making
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of effective teamwork among young adults 
  • Positive commitment towards the implementation of the NSW Rovers Strategic Plan 2016-2020
  • Wood Badge holder
  • Not a member of the Rover section in the twelve months preceding your application

Desirable Criteria

  • Extensive prior experience as a participant in the Scouting educational programme as a youth member and/or young adult
  • Commitment to obtaining a Rover Wood Badge within 18 months of appointment
  • Experience in leading or facilitating young adults at major events

Accountability

This position is strategically important for the Rover Section providing continuity and stability during the annual Executive handover. The position will be subject to a formal annual performance review with feedback provided for personal development.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuously build members' interest in Scouts.
  • Identify and assist co-ordinate influential champions of Scouts, particularly in the Regions, and form them into a team with a plan.
  • Ensure Scouts NSW website information that relates to Scouts is correct and reviewed regularly.
  • Attend and assess the effectiveness of Region and State events in fulfilling the goals of Scouts.
  • Maintain ongoing training.
  • Attend to other necessary functions and duties as requested.

To apply:

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to State Commissioner Rover Scouts, Luke Saunders at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close 19 July 2017.

 
Assistant State Commissioner - Scouts (Strategic Development) Print E-mail

Position Description

Title: Assistant State Commissioner, Scouts (Strategic Development)
Short form: ASCS – SD
Reporting to: State Commissioner Scouts
Tenure: 2 years, reviewed annually.


Purpose of the position

The Assistant State Commissioner, Scouts (Strategic Development) is the volunteer member responsible to the State Commissioner Scouts (SCS) for:

  • Assisting in the delivery of the Scout Section Award Scheme, including quality of content and delivery, resourcing and support for the Section’s Line Leaders, monitoring of engagement levels, and compliance with 'Youth Leading, Adult Supporting'.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the transformation program in the Scout Section. Applying focus, support and compassion to bring this about, and ensuring delivery of a high-quality, engaging program.
  • Assisting to ensure cohesive delivery of the Youth Program. Maintaining, with the Youth Commissioner, an active Scout Section Youth Council to promote the voice of the Section and to develop leadership and meeting skills. Co-operating with the SC Group Support Strategies, to maximise opportunities to increase membership through retention strategies.

The role is required to take an active, strategic, relevant approach in the development and delivery of resources and programs to the Scout Section Program within NSW, and to continue the development of a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary Section.

The primarily focus is aimed at strategies to engage Leaders, specifically members of the State and Regional Mindaris, in the active delivery of the Scout Section Award Scheme focusing on engagement, technique and relevance to the age group of the Section Youth.

The secondary focus is aimed at developing and transferring to Regions the skills and techniques required to run the deliverables so that Regions can then deliver within their own Region.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

The ASCS-SD will assist the SCS in six areas:

1. Leadership

  • Be responsible for the Australian Scout Medallion Award (ASM) program, specifically the Scheme promotional collateral and administration of the Awards Ceremony.

2. Develop

  • Develop (with the State Commissioner – Scouts) and coordinate a proactive active roll-out plan and collateral for any Scout Section Award Scheme changes and updates.

  • Develop (with the State Commissioner – Scouts) a relevant format for State Rally.

3. Inspire

  • Promote the Australian Scout Medallion program within the Regions to achieve 45 plus Awardees at each Awards Ceremony.

  • Assist maintain the Patrol Tent website as a strategic tool to inform Scout Section Leaders and Scouts with relevant information about the Section and its activities.

4. Engage

  • Take an active role in the implementation of the Scout Award Scheme and the Youth Program Review.

  • Take an active role in the Australian Scout Medallion program, specifically promotion and the Awards Ceremony.

5. Resilience

  • Accept the challenge to make every action a step further towards the goal of being in a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary section.

6. Confidence

  • Attend meetings, Mindaris and Councils (as required) to maximize the success of the assigned areas of responsibility and the Scout Section as a body.

 

Selection Criteria

Applicants are invited to establish a claim to the position on the basis of nine essential criteria:

  • Ability to contribute productively to a framework set by others.
  • Sound, evidence-based judgment and accountable decision making.
  • Proven, successful track record of effective teamwork among adults and youth.
  • Proven track record of proactive and results orientation.
  • Enthusiasm for the new strategic direction of Scouts NSW, including the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 and the Chief Commissioner's seven Strategic Priorities.
  • An appropriate fit with the new, positive and enabling culture of Scouts NSW.
  • Wood badge holder (or willing to complete during the early part of the tenure).
  • Completed Leader of Adults Training (or willing to complete early in the tenure).
  • Have at least five (5) years’ experience in the Scout Section.

 

Accountability

This position is important to Scouts NSW and it is essential that the ASCS-SD creates the change we want to see. Therefore, a strong achievement orientation is required. The ASCS-SD will be assessed on the results they achieve. Assessment will include formal annual performance reviews.


Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuously build members' interest in Scouts.
  • Identify, assist and co-ordinate influential champions of Scouts, particularly in the Regions, and form them into a team with a plan.
  • Ensure Scouts NSW website information that relates to Scouts is correct and reviewed regularly.
  • Attend and assess the effectiveness of Region and State events in fulfilling the goals of Scouts.
  • Maintain ongoing training.
  • Attend to other necessary functions and duties as requested. 

 

To apply:

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close 21 June 2017.

 
Assistant State Commissioner - Scouts (Youth Program Development) Print E-mail

Position Description

Title: Assistant State Commissioner, Scouts (Youth Program Development)
Short form: ASC S – YPD
Reporting to: State Commissioner Scouts
Tenure: 2 years, reviewed annually.


Purpose of the position

The Assistant State Commissioner, Scouts (Youth Program Development) is the volunteer member responsible to the State Commissioner Scouts (SCS) for:

  • Assisting in the delivery of the Scout Section Award Scheme, including quality of content and delivery, resourcing and support for the Section’s Line Leaders, monitoring of engagement levels, and compliance with 'Youth Leading, Adult Supporting'.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the transformation program in the Scout Section. Applying focus, support and compassion to bring this about, and ensuring delivery of a high-quality, engaging program.
  • Assisting to ensure cohesive delivery of the Youth Program. Maintaining, with the Youth Commissioner, an active Scout Section Youth Council to promote the voice of the Section and to develop leadership and meeting skills. Co-operating with the SC Group Support Strategies, to maximise opportunities to increase membership through retention strategies.

The role is required to take an active, hands on, relevant approach in the development and delivery of resources and programs to the Scout Section Program within NSW, and to continue the development of a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary Section.

The primarily focus is aimed at engaging Scouts in Scout Section specific deliverables i.e. State Scout Youth Council (SSYC), Advanced Scout Leadership Course (ASLC), Australian Scout Medallion (ASM), and the Award Scheme in general, etc., at State and Regional events/forums/levels.

The secondary focus is aimed at developing and transferring to Region Section Leaders, the skills and techniques required to facilitate the deliverables so Regions can manage the resources and programs themselves.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

The ASCS-YPD will assist the SCS in six areas:

1. Leadership

  • Be responsible for the continued development, success and running of the State Scout Youth Council in conjunction with the Youth Commissioner and State Commissioner Scouts.
  • Be responsible for the continued development and success of the BSLC and ASLC programs.

2. Develop

  • Coordinate the development and successful implementation of the Regional Scout Youth Council and associated tools to enable the Region to operate effectively.
  • Coordinate the development and successful embedding of the BSLC and ASLC programs and associated tools into the Regions.

3. Inspire

  • Promote the Australian Scout Medallion program within the Regions to achieve 45 plus Awardees at each Awards Ceremony.

4. Engage

  • Take an active role in the implementation of the Scout Award Scheme and the Youth Program Review.
  • Take an active role in the Australian Scout Medallion program, specifically promotion and the Awards Ceremony.

5. Resilience

  • Accept the challenge to make every action a step further towards the goal of being in a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary section.

6. Confidence

  • Attend meetings, Mindaris and Councils (as required) to maximize the success of the assigned areas of responsibility and the Scout Section as a body.

 

Selection Criteria

Applicants are invited to establish a claim to the position on the basis of nine essential criteria:

  • Ability to contribute productively to a framework set by others.
  • Sound, evidence-based judgment and accountable decision making.
  • Proven, successful track record of effective teamwork among adults and youth.
  • Proven track record of proactive and results orientation.
  • Enthusiasm for the new strategic direction of Scouts NSW, including the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 and the Chief Commissioner's seven Strategic Priorities.
  • An appropriate fit with the new, positive and enabling culture of Scouts NSW.
  • Wood badge holder (or willing to complete during the early part of the tenure).
  • Be within 15 years of the Youth Section’s upper age
  • Have at least five (5) years’ experience in the Scout Section

 

Accountability

This position is important to Scouts NSW and it is essential that the ASCS-YPD creates the change we want to see. Therefore, a strong achievement orientation is required. The ASCS-YPD will be assessed on the results they achieve. Assessment will include formal annual performance reviews.


Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuously build members' interest in Scouts.
  • Identify and assist co-ordinate influential champions of Scouts, particularly in the Regions, and form them into a team with a plan.
  • Ensure Scouts NSW website information that relates to Scouts is correct and reviewed regularly.
  • Attend and assess the effectiveness of Region and State events in fulfilling the goals of Scouts.
  • Maintain ongoing training.
  • Attend to other necessary functions and duties as requested.

 

To apply:

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close 21 June 2017.

 
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