Awarded to

Honouring our Responsibility to Survivors

19 Feb 2019


SA Scouts honoured in Australia Day Honours List

26 Jan 2019

Congratulations Graham Coates AM, Immediate Past President and Norma Keily OAM, Scout Social and Service Group for being recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. Congratulations to all Scouting Adults and Young People recognised this Australia Day


Recent News

February 18 2019

Honouring our Responsibility to our Survivors. read more

January 26 2019

Australia Day Honours Announced. Congratulations Graham Coates AM, immediate past president, Scouts SA 2011 - 2018 and Norma Keily OAM, Scout Social and Service Group on your  well deserved awards. more

November 1 2018

National Redress Scheme. 

The Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP has formally declared that The Scout Associations of Australia (SA Branch) inc is a  participant for the National Redress Scheme. 

Persons wishing to make an application to the Redress Scheme will find Scouts SA and our Scout Groups as participating institutions on the link to the  National Redress site on our Scouts Australia site.

The Minister’s Declaration has been turned into an amendment to the Notifiable Instrument which is published at:

August 1 2018

South Australian Scout Leaders Honoured on World Scout Day

Today, 165 South Australian Leaders, Adult members and supporters of Scouting have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to the youth of South Australia. more

July 13 2018 

Scouts SA has enjoyed another successful AGM with excellent results both program and financial. We congratulate Graham Coates on his seven years as President and before that on the Branch Executive Committee as Vice President and Supporting Member for a total of 14 years. 

Thank you to outgoing members Simon Frederick and Cheryl Brady for their service on the BEC. 

Congratulations  to the following who were elected to the 2018 /19 BEC.

Paul Dickson APM  - President

Jan Turbill - Vice President

Harry Long  - Chief Commissioner

Andrew McCauley - Supporting Member

Gemma Wood - Supporting Member

Janis Bates - Adult Leader

These members will join sitting members;

Greg Warnes - Adult Leader

James Carter - Young Person

Josh Smart - Young Person 

Read more on the 2018 AGM here.

June 28 2018 

Scouts SA  opted in to the Federal Government's National Redress Scheme on June the 18th after the announcement by the South Australian that it would participate in the scheme with all other Australian States. more

May 13 2018 

The winners of the Channel9 Young Achievers Award have been announced, including the Scouts SA Leadership Award. more 

April 28 2018

Hey Scout members! Tell us what you think and go in the draw to win a Scout Outdoor Centre Voucher! more

January 5 2018

The CFS has issued a Catastrophic Fire Danger rating for Saturday 6 January for the Mt Lofty, Upper South East and Lower South East districts.

Extreme and Severe danger ratings have been issued for a number of forecast Districts in SA.

Scouting members are asked to remind themselves of the contents of the Scouts SA Policy on Catastrophic fire danger available from MyScout or the Scouts SA website.
The general advice from this statement is that on an advisory of ‘Catastrophic’ being issued for an area after 4pm, no individual or collective Scouting activity is to be undertaken from that time in the area concerned, until the rating has eased. Obviously, there will be preceding conditions leading to an announcement of a ‘Catastrophic’ warning.

Woodhouse Activity Centre and our Scout Recycling Centre in the Adelaide Hills have advised of their closures on Saturday due to these conditions as per advice below.

Due to the forecast for high temperatures and the fire danger rating on Saturday 6 January please be advised of the following:

  • Woodhouse Activity Centre will be closed on Saturday 6 January. Woodhouse Facebook page
  • Scout Recycling Centre Adelaide Hills will be closed on Saturday 6 January. Find another depot close by on the SRC Website



December 7 2017

Time to take a look at Woodhouse. Have you been to Woodhouse recently. There are new faces, new places and improved spaces...more


December 6 2017

Joey Scout Hoporee Photo Competition winner announced. more



November 2017 

Scouts SA Leadership Award Nominations now open in the Chanel 9 Young Achiever Awards - more



July 28th  - Scouts SA AGM

Welcome to the Branch Executive Committee Andrew McCauley and Josh Smart. Read more here


July 28th - David Bryant and Harry Long appointed as Life Members of Scouts SA

Read their citations here


May 4th 2017 - Harry Long reappointed as Chief Commissioner

Harry Long has agreed to continue as Chief Commissioner till 2021! Read more here


1 December 2016 - AJ2019 Site Announcement

AJ2019 site announced today by the Hon Leon Bignell MP, SA Minister for Tourism - Click here for our press release