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New Vice President - James Carter

20 May 2020

Following the appointment of former Vice President, Jan Turbill to Chief Commissioner, James Carter has been elected Vice President from now until the AGM in August. Congratulations James!

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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

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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.

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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.

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The adventure continues!

10 Dec 2019

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

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Youth Program Review

 

This is a challenging and exciting adventure that must engage the opinions of both Scouting and the wider community. We will need to take risks, look wide, determine our key markets and be bold in the decisions that we make. We promote to the community an image of adventure and fun but is that how we are perceived by the wider community today?

 

Did you know?

  • Today Scouts Australia has 52,000 youth members
  • In 1990 our youth membership was 93,000
  • In 1979 our youth membership was 114,500 (this was before the introduction of girls in the younger sections and Joey Scouts)
  • In 1979 our total membership was 166,000
  • Today, the population of Australia is 23 million, in 1979 it was 14 million
  • Currently UK Scouting has a waiting list of 37,000 young people hoping to join Scouting
  • Scouting in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada are reviewing or have recently reviewed their youth program
  • In 2012 we recruited 19,105 youth members but we lost 18,858 youth members

Reports

 

Report: The Scout Method

The Scout Method is the key to Scouting’s distinctive role in the community, though there are very few youth and adult members who can actually name and describe all aspects of the Method. This results in a need for better communication of the Method to members so that it can be better understood and become more evident in the Scouting program.