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Stan Bales Award and NSW Rover Recognition Award Recipients Print E-mail

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We are so proud of our Rovers and their consistent effort to help out at many of our Scouting events (including the Cub Centenary Wide Game and Picnic on the weekend) and in the community.

Some fantastic individuals in particular have been recognised for their great work, earning the 2016 Stan Bales Award and the new NSW Rover Recognition Award.


The 2016 Stan Bales awardees are:
Adam Butler
Luke Pullan
Mitchell Rath
Jamie-Leigh Ride


The NSW Rover Recognition Award 2016 awardees are:
Angus Boxall
Andrew Wallace
Craig Davis
Daniel Brown
Jack Temisgian
Jasmine Rothwell
Keith Critcher
Liam Pullan
Madeline Kayess
Madeleine Picard
Paul Ommundson
Simone Haider
Tristan Haider


To learn more about NSW Rover Awards, visit the NSW Rovers website or Facebook page.

2016 Adult Recognition Awards Print E-mail

Three Hundred and twenty seven Adult Members of Scouts Australia, New South Wales, were 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.

National Tree Day 2016 Print E-mail


(National Tree Day 2013 - Muswellbrook Cubs)


Not going to the Cub Centenary Wide Game and Picnic on July 31? How about getting your Group involved in National Tree Day instead!

Planet Ark is celebrating its 20th year of National Tree Day at the end of this month and it's a great opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community, and reconnect with nature. 

Plenty of our Scout Groups have been involved over the years and have done some great work in their communities. It's always a fun event and can be done anywhere across the State.

To find out more information about National Tree Day, visit the Planet Ark website.

If you sign up, we'd love to see some photos from the day. Send your content to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



NSW Cuboree 2017 Registrations Closing Soon Print E-mail



Register for the NSW Cuboree 2017 while there's still time - applications for the biggest Cub Centenary event in the State close on July 31!

We are so excited for you to join us as we wrap up a year of Centenary celebrations in style. It's not every day you turn 100, so we want to celebrate this the right way.

Don't put it off any longer, check out what you need to know to get involved:

When 3rd to 7th January 2017
Cubs arrive Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Cubs depart Saturday 7th January 2017
Where Cataract Scout Park, NSW (near Appin)
Cost    $300.00 for Cubs
$270.00 for Leaders, Scouts, Venturers and Parent Helpers

Registrations are now open

Closing Date: 31st July 2016


Must be a registered member  of Scouts NSW at the time application and through until 16 January 2016.

Must be 8 Years of age and invested into Cubs at the opening ceremony.

Have approval from the Cub Scout Leader (or Leader in Charge).

Have approval from the Regional Commissioner Cub Scouts. 

Have consent from the parents/guardian.

Not have their 11th birthday before the opening day of Cuboree.


Before 31st July-$25.00 admin fee.
30th September $150.00.

1st October NO refunds.

Transport  Will be by coach with designated pick up points around the state, notification of these points will be given approximately 1 month prior to the event. 

For further details, check out the NSW Cuboree 2017 website.

Board Announces Appointment of New Scouts Australia NSW Chief Commissioner Print E-mail

The Chief Scout of Australia has appointed Mr. Neville Tomkins OAM Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia NSW. His appointment commences on 1 August 2016.

Neville brings considerable depth of Scouting experience to the role.

He held the role of Chief Commissioner of the ACT Branch for nine years and for the last six years has been the International Commissioner for Scouts Australia.

In 2010, Neville received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the community, particularly his youth leadership roles in the Scouting movement and in 2015 was awarded the Silver Koala.

Until recently, Neville was a First Assistant Secretary with the Department of Defence and served in the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service for 25 years.

Congratulations Neville!  Stayed tuned for more information about Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner.

ScoutLink Update July 2016 Print E-mail

Automated e-mails

For Group Leaders: When a Youth Member is transferred into your Group, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of the pending transfer. When you next log in to ScoutLink, you’ll be able to Accept or Reject the transfer.

For Parents: When your child is transferred to a new Group, an email will be sent to the email address on your child’s records. You will receive the following e-mails:

  • If the “Transfer To” Group is known, you will be notified once the transfer has been accepted by the destination Group
  • If the “Transfer To” Group has not been indicated, you will receive an e-mail requesting you to indicate your intended Group, or whether you would like to resign. The email provides you with a contact email address to provide those details to.
  • After 6 months, the Youth appointment will be resigned and you will receive a ‘Termination of Appointment” email.

Email My Invoice

As a Group Leader / Formation Administration Officer, you can now have your quarterly invoice emailed to you when it is generated.

Go to your Formation Summary, and scroll down to ‘Account Details’. Select the ‘Edit’ button  and once the pop-up opens up, go to the ‘Other’ tab and select ‘Email Invoice’ as indicated below.



Please note that the Invoice will only be sent to you once at the time it is generated – on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October respectively. 

Last Chance to See Gang Show this Season! Print E-mail


Gang Show 2016 has been spectacular so far and we are so proud of the Scouts and Guides who bravely showcased their talents before large crowds in their local areas. 

We've seen wonderful drama, musical and dance acts from Albury, Hornsby, Cumberland and Central Coast Gang Shows, which were an absolute hit. The cast and crew of each event had so much fun delivering their performances after months of rehearsing, and it was well worth the wait! 

Unfortunately, Gang Show Season has nearly come to an end, but there's still a chance to see Korimul Gang Show at the end of August!

Here are the details - don't miss out!

Korimul Gang Show



Illawarra Performing Arts Centre


Friday August 26th

Saturday August 27th


Adult: $30 
Child U13: $23 
Student: $25 
Conc Pen/Sen: $24 
Group 10+: $22.50 


Merrigong Theatre Company Website

Korimul Gang Show Website

Korimul Gang Show Facebook Page





Master Campfire Chef 2016 Print E-mail



From June 3-5 Scouts from NSW and the ACT tested out their ingredient gathering, cooking and eating skills at Master Campfire Chef 2016!

Like last year the Scouts were all split up into different Patrols, with Groups from Wells Station, Amaroo, 1st Cobargo and Weston Creek, as well as Yass, Cootamundra, Gundaroo, Birralee, NSW Warren Lones and NSW Coast Lones.


The first camp activity was 'Get the Dough', which was a fun food-based obstacle course. During this, Patrols got to cook Egyptian damper on the campfire, and although it was a bit burnt, it tasted fine!


After that, Groups were off to the 'On the Nose' base, where they sampled lots of different ingredients wearing a blindfold, and had to guess what they were.

There was quite a bit of rain during the camp, but that didn't deter the eager Scouts. Groups would navigate through the 'Hunter and Gather' base to collect ingredients for their next cooking mission and although sometimes it was difficult to start trench fires, they found other ways to cook their food. 



The best part, of course, was all the eating! Throughout the camp, Scouts dug into homemade chicken nuggets, lamb chops, beef, fried rice, veggies, roast pork, bacon and eggs, plenty of dessert and cake to celebrate 4 birthdays! The dishes were cooked using a range of equipment, including gas burners, haybox cooking and on the BBQ.



The final activity base was the 'Mystery Box' challenge where Patrols had fun making a two course meal using the ingredients in their mystery boxes. 


It was a great experience for all involved!




Position Vacant: State Finance Committee Member Print E-mail

Scouts Australia NSW Seeks Volunteer State Finance Committee Member


The Scouts Australia NSW State Finance Committee (SFC) is seeking to fill a vacancy.

The Committee recommends financial strategy to the Board of Directors and safeguards all cash and investments assets by overseeing budget preparation, expenditure approval, policy setting and financial reporting.   

The Committee consists of the Honorary State Treasurer, a representative of six country  regions, a representative of four metropolitan regions, a representative of all State Cost Centres, the Chair of the State Investment Committee (or his/her delegate), an accountant or financial expert from outside the movement, and one person under 30 years of age with appropriate financial knowledge.

The Committee may call upon persons who have special expertise to attend meetings for advice and counsel, but these persons do not have a right to vote. 

The position to be filled is a representative for all State Cost Centres, who will communicate the interests of that Cost Centre to the Committee.

The person will be a CPA or CA qualified and will also have experience in or be comfortable performing the following tasks:

  • preparing annual budgets and annual accounts;
  • liaising with auditors;
  • using the Investment Strategy to discuss Liquid and Investment Funds;
  • contributing to discussions about expenditure authority limits and procedures to ensure limits aren’t exceeded;
  • contributing to the development of a procedure to facilitate communication between the Finance Committee, the Asset Purchasing Committee and the Property Committee;
  • monitoring the financial performance of all Cost Centres.

The State Finance Committee meets monthly commencing in January of each year or at other additional times as deemed necessary by the Committee. Members are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of all meetings. Meetings are held at State Office in Sydney Olympic Park or in Sydney CBD. Members may attend by teleconference.

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit

Interested parties should send the following to Bob Mulcahy, Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the SFC be email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Current resume
  • Brief statement (300 – 400 words) outlining the reasons for your interest in the role.

The closing date is 31 July 2016.

Apply Now for Agoonoree 2016 Print E-mail



Get ready for four days of pure fun this September - applications for Agoonoree 2016 are OPEN now! 

This year's camp focuses on 'Time Travellers' and will run at Glenrock Scout Centre from 23-26 September. We highly encourage Scouts with special needs to come along! 

Whether you're interested in attending the whole event, the off-site day, or simply want to visit, please download and fill out the E1 forms attached by Friday 9 September. 

Time Travellers Agoonoree E1 Form

Time Travellers Agoonoree Off-Site Day E1 Form

Time Travellers Agoonoree Visitors' Day E1 Form

Additional Support Needs Information Request


There will also be an Agoonoree preparation day (mainly cooking) on Sunday September 18 from 10am-3pm at the 1st Lindfield Scout Hall. All helpers welcome!

Please bring your own lunch. If you wish to attend or need further information, contact Mark Burfield on:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





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