Meet our Youth Safe Advocates – Allan


Name: Allan Staples

Role in Scouts: Scout Leader and Leader in Charge

Day Job: Now retired - formerly Insurance Claims Manager

Hobbies and Interests: Scouts, travel, gardening and outdoors

Favourite moment in Scouting: Going to Sri Lanka as a member of an Australian Peace Corp - Also seeing my Group Celebrate 100 years

What inspired you to work with youth members? My son joined Cubs and the rest is history.

What key thing has a youth member said to you that has stayed with you? Thanking me for looking after him and teaching him all sorts of things.

Why did you become a Youth Safe Advocate? I believe all youth members have a right to feel safe.

Why is the Youth Safe Advocate scheme important for Scouts NSW?  It is very important. Simply it is fundamental to Scouting.

What is the key message you would everyone to remember about the Youth Safe Advocate scheme? The safety of all our young people rests with us all and it is up to us to ensure that happens.