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Scouts SA release new Child Protection and Privacy Policies

11 Dec 2018

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AJ2019 less than a month away

11 Dec 2018

4th - 14th January. 10,400 Scouts and Leaders from over 30 countries will meet at The Bend Motorsport Park, Murraylands SA for the 25th Australian Jamboree

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2019 Adult Award Nominations

06 Dec 2018

Awards nominations for recognition of Good Service to Scouts Australia are now open and close 15 Feb

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National Redress Scheme

01 Nov 2018

Scouts SA have been formally declared a participant in the National Redress Scheme

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YPR Groups 2019

30 Oct 2018

Applications are open for 15-20 Groups to start rolling our the new Youth Program in 2019

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Environment

“The man who is blind to the beauties of Nature has missed half the pleasure of life.”
- Lord Robert Baden-Powell

Since Scouting began, young people have been connecting with the outdoors, learning from nature and taking positive action for their local and global environments. Today the world is facing many more environmental challenges than when Scouting started; therefore it is crucial to keep the environment central to Scouting and to ensure that Scouts are a positive force for change.

Scouting plays an important role in connecting people with the natural world, especially given the increasing separation of young people from the natural environment. With nearly 50% of the world’s population living in urban settings, it is important for Scouts to learn about plants, animals, conservation and the ‘bigger environmental picture’.

 

Every year, Scouts across Australia organise and participate in a huge number of environmental activities including erosion prevention works, energy and water saving projects, wildlife monitoring projects, tree plantings and environmental training courses. Many Scout Groups are also involved with national events such as Clean Up Australia Day.

"As a Scout, you are the guardian of the woods. A Scout never damages a tree by hacking it with his knife or axe. It does not take long to fell a tree, but it takes many years to grow one, so a Scout cuts down a tree for a good reason only – not just for the sake of using his axe. For every tree felled, two should be planted."

- Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 'Scouting For Boys: Campfire Yarn No. 16. Plants'

 For more information on Scout Environment programs please visit the National Scout Website

http://www.scouts.com.au/environment