Awarded to

Our Chief Commissioner's address re COVID-19 addresses

24 Apr 2020

Listen to our Chief Commissioner, Jan Turbill lead you through our plans to be a stronger organisation on the other side of COVID-19


Scouting From Home

14 Apr 2020

Find out how you can join Scouting, share in some of our awesome activities or discover what your friends have been raving about.


Scouts SA appoints it's 19th Chief Commissioner

02 Apr 2020

Welcome Jan, Farewell Harry! Scouts SA is proud to announce Jan Turbill has been appointed as our 19th Chief Commissioner. Jan succeeds Harry Long who has devoted his life to Scouting and education and has served as our Chief for the last 5 years.


18 June 2020

21 Feb 2020

Chief Commissioner Jan Turbill was invested by our Chief Scout, His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia


The adventure continues!

10 Dec 2019

Do you have the post AJ2019 Blues? There is plenty of adventure still to be found!


Our People

Scouts SA has a dynamic leadership team of Volunteers, Board members, Patrons and Staff. Their combined function is to support the more than 7000 youth and adults who enjoy the daily fun, learning and adventure that is Scouting.

Please meet the team.


Chief Scout - His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia (more)







Scouts SA is honoured by the special patronage of the following prominent South Australians

  • Mr Robert Champion de Crespigny AC
  • Major General Neil Wilson AM, RFD
  • Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd)


Branch Executive Committtee


Paul Dickson APM  - President

James Carter - Vice President 


Jan Turbill - Chief Commissioner

And in Alphabetical Order




Janis Bates


Wendy Kirk

Andrew McCauley

Josh Smart


Jacqui Wall



Dan Ryan CEO 


Chief Commissioner - Jan Turbill



Deputy Chief Commissioner

  • Chris Wise

Assistant Chief Commissioners

  • Adventurous Scout Activities - John Lowrie

  • AJ2019 - Reg Williams

  • Group Support - Greg Warnes

  • Resources - Marlene Haese

  • Training & Program Support - Simon Frederick

  • Youth Advocacy - Hannah Bourne and Rebekah Hobbs 



Chief Executive Officer - Dan Ryan





  • Administration - Angela Marino

  • Finance - Tania Hayward

  • Marketing - Kathrine Hastwell

  • IT & Membership - Chris Wise

  • Operations - Steve Hastwell

  • Property - Grant Fergusson

  • Retail - James McLaren

  • Scout Recycling Centre - Warren Stone

  • Volunteer Support - Adam Williss

  • Risk and Compliance - Mark Jentsch

  • Woodhouse Activity Centre - James Sellers