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ScoutLink Update June 2016 Print E-mail

If you are a Group Leader or parent and use ScoutLink, please be aware there's been some changes in regards to Youth Member transfers and quarterly invoices. 

 

Youth Member Transfers

Group Leaders

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

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 every week 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, your appointment will be resigned and you will receive a ‘Termination of Appointment' email.

 

Invoices 

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.

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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. 

 

 
Update Your Scout Hall Contact Details Print E-mail

To ensure our ScoutLink system is up to date, we are calling for all Group Leaders to check if the contact details for their Scout Hall/venue is correct. 

 

You can do this, by following these steps:

1. Go to ScoutLink -> Venue

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2. Search for your Scout Hall

3. Click on the "Location" edit button

4. Make sure that the contact details in the summary screen is correct

5. Select "Update”

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If the contact details for your Scout Hall are not up to date on our website, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
Cub Scout Presented Medal of Meritorious Conduct Print E-mail

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A huge congratulations to Cub Scout Zachary Redwood, who was presented a Medal for Meritorious Conduct at a GWS Region event on Sunday, June 19.

You may remember Zach from 2nd Baulkham Hills Cub Pack who not long ago used his CPR skills (learned at Cubs) to save his younger brother Ben from an allergy attack (article here).

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(Ben and Zach, photo from Daily Telegraph)

 

Due to this, Zach has been applauded by many for his courageous efforts, including Chief Scout of Australia and Govenor General of Australia, His Excellency General The Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), who granted him this prestigious award.

The Cub was presented his medal and certificate by Chief Commissioner, Doug Menzies at the GWS Region ARP at Bundilla Scout Camp. 

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A high honour, very well deserved. Well done, Zach!

 
The Golden West Regional Joey Sleepover Print E-mail

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On Friday May 27, the Golden West Region held a Regional Joey Sleepover at 3rd Bathurst Scout Hall. 

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10 Joeys from 3rd Bathurst, 3rd Orange and Portland Mobs attended the 'Finding Nemo' themed event, along with their parents and various helpers from 3rd Bathurst Venturers and the local Rover Crew.

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During the evening the Joeys watched Finding Nemo in preparation for the new Finding Dory movie, and made sea-themed arts and craft, including oceans in a jar and paper plate sea pictures.

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Looks like it was a fantastic night!

 

 

 
Spend your winter at Alpine Activity Centre Print E-mail

 

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Don't forget the Winter 2016 Snow Season is now here!

The Alpine Activity Centre in Jindabyne is offering affordable accommodation for Scout Groups and families throughout the season.

Places are still available in the July School holidays with great discounts on Ski Hire and Lift/lesson packages at Perisher.

Weekends are still available during August & September for Scouting groups or families – special discounts on Ski Hire and Lift/Lesson packages at Perisher. 

The September School Holidays Special is filling quickly but we are still accepting bookings for families and Scout Groups.

There are also a few dates available to stay at the Fred Read self contained cottages throughout the Ski season (June to late September). 

Contact Kirrily at the Alpine Activity Centre office on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for all the details.

 
Get Ready to 'Power Up' With Cumberland Gang Show Print E-mail

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Scouts and Guides from Cumberland Gang Show are well into their rehearsals for this year's theme 'Power Up'. 

This year's Gang Show promises onesies, 90s medleys and eye-catching costumes, all woven into singing, dancing and drama routines that will get the audience tapping their feet and singing along.

Opening night begins next week on Friday July 8, and shows will run until Saturday July 16

Don't miss out! Head over to the Cumberland Gang Show website or Facebook page for ticketing and venue information.

 

 
See what the Air Activity Centre has to offer! Print E-mail

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Did you know the Air Activity Centre based at Camden Airport has been operating since 1972? Since then thousands of Scouts and Guides have enjoyed an aviation program that Scouts in other states, and in fact other countries, can only dream of!

So, if you haven’t yet booked in your Mob, Pack, Troop or Unit, what are you waiting for?

Our volunteers all agree that whether it is their involvement in providing the various badge courses, aerodrome walks or seeing the never ending smiling faces of the youth (and more mature) members after they have been for a flight in a Scouts Australia NSW aircraft, the experience is very rewarding.

What the AAC Offers

Badge Courses

Members are introduced to the exciting world of aviation. Courses are tailored to each age group and include aspects such as aeroplane components, the phonetic alphabet, the 24‐hour clock and aircraft identification.

Aerodrome Walk

Step onto the active side of Camden airport where all the action happens. Our ground crew will guide you past the control tower, taxi‐ways, aeroplane hangars, and the refuelling station. You have a good chance of getting up close to a fire fighting helicopter!

Activity Flight

Collect your boarding pass and take‐off in one of Scouts Australia’s own aeroplanes. With your own headset, each passenger can listen to the pilot as they communicate with the control tower. The flight will take you on a scenic journey above the surrounding landscape.

Trial Instructional Flight (TIF)

Have you ever considered what it would be like to ‘fly’ an aircraft?  Why not book a TIF and with the guidance of a qualified instructor, you will fly the aircraft.

Meals

Bring your own picnic lunch for the day or make use of our great BBQ facilities.

 

All bookings can be made through the Air Activity Centre website.

 

Volunteers are always welcome – you don’t need to be a pilot - Just bring enthusiasm … and enjoy!

 
Time Travellers Agoonoree Print E-mail

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Save the dates - 23-26 September, 2016 - because you won't want to miss out on this year's Agoonoree!

All Scouts and Guides, especially those with special needs, are invited to join the camp for a weekend of fun at Glenrock Scout Centre, the theme for 2016 being 'Time Travellers'.

The cost will be $120 for Youth Members and $100 for Adult Helpers. A Visitors' Day will be held on 24 September.

E1 forms coming soon!

 

 
State Environment Activity Camp 2016 Print E-mail

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Cubs, Scouts and Venturers from ALL regions are invited to join us at the State Environment Activity Camp 2016 (SEAC 2016) this September!

Are you ready to learn more about nature and the environment? This exciting event will include a variety of environmentally friendly activities, including helping building a bush tucker trail, exploration wide games and meeting native wildlife up close.

By the end of the camp, Cubs and Scouts will come away one step closer to earning their World Scout Environment Badge, while Venturers can earn their Venturer Level Environment Tape.

 

Event details:

When: 23-25 September, 2016

Where: Camp Coutts, near Waterfall 

Cost: $55 per person (includes camp fees, meals, activities and SEAC 2016 badge)

 

To find out more, download the information and forms below.

SEAC 2016 Poster

SEAC 2016 Information 

SEAC 2016 E1 Form

 

All forms/payment is due by Monday, 15 August, 2016. Late applications will NOT be accepted. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 
Cub Centenary Badge Available Now Print E-mail

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Great news for badge collectors - a new Cub Centenary blanket badge is now available to order at the Scout Shop in Port Kembla!

Badges are $3 each (plus postage) and are for anyone who loves Cubs Scouts or wants a souvineer to remember this special anniversary. 

Please note this is NOT the official Cub Centenary uniform badge being distributed through our Regions. This is simply a little something extra!

If you'd like to buy one, visit the Scout Shop website, call them on: (02) 4274 1193 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

 

 
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