May 2016


*Advanced Training Course – MAC*

Why don't you take up Scouting's ultimate challenge and attend the next Advanced course on 19 - 21 August and 16 - 18 September 2016. "Awesome!", "Want more", and "the value of fellowship" are just a few comments from the recent Advanced Training delivered at Manjedal over two weekends. Have a conversation with someone who has recently completed their Advanced training to grasp the value of these weekends. Click here for some photos of the March/May Advanced Training participants having a blast! 


 *Branch Commissioner Youth Empowerment*

Youth Empowerment is the attitudinal, structural and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of others, including youth and adults.

In order to live up to the adoption of the World Organisation of the Scout Movements Youth Involvement Policy, Scouts WA has created the new position of Branch Commissioner Youth Empowerment to enable more young people to be a part of the decision-making and influencing of decisions made that affect Scouts Australia’s members Nationally.

Details on the new position and how to apply for this new and exciting position can be found here


Changes to the Lair and Chris's Corner

The Lair and Chris’s Corner have been split into separate accommodations with different pricing as shown here Please be aware if you have booked either The Lair or Chris’s Corner prior to the new prices going into effect then the old pricing terms under which they made the booking will still apply.


*Cub Scouts Have A Go 2016*

The 2016 Have A Go Challenge is here and it’s all about food, glorious food. Download the info sheet and order form here


Directive Safety Alert - Outdoor Gas Heaters

Please find the Executive Manager’s Directive Safety Alert for Outdoor Heaters attached, click here


Eagle Scout Award

Following a request from a Member and in line with National Policy and Rules, the Chief Commissioner has authorised the wearing of the Boy Scout’s of America’s Eagle Scout Award. Youth and Adult Members who have been awarded the Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America may now wear the medal, patch or knot in line with the Chief Commissioner’s Directive. The directive can be found on MyScout and attached here


 *Enduro FAQs*

We have prepared some Frequently Asked Questions for Enduro 2016 to help with your questions as well as any of your parent/guardian questions and have attached them in this link here


*Flight Deck at Gilcreek Renovation*

Congratulations to Greg Henderson for securing funds through The State Government’s Gaming Community Trust to put towards renovating the Flight Deck at Gilcreek Scout Camp in Albany.

The Flight Deck was originally constructed at Busselton Airstrip for use during WWII and was once the departure lounge for the Albany Airport until the early 1980’s. With recent improvements, it is definitely ‘a must visit at least once in your Scouting life’ destination! 

Greg’s perseverance has certainly paid off creating a safer environment for Scouts WA and other community Groups to use. Colin Holt, the Minister for Racing and Gaming, opened the newly renovated kitchen and dining facilities recently with Greg, click here to see a copy of the article published in The Weekender.


KidSport Procedures

Click here to see the procedure for applying for KidSport funding. If you require any further information please contact Lisa on or call (08) 62407702


Manjedal Archery Range Operator Course

There is an Archery Range Operator course being held at Manjedal Activities Centre on 19th June 2016. Pre-requisites for this course are a current Provide First Aid qualification and WWC Card. Course closes three weeks prior so if you would like to become a trained MAC Archery Range Operator, get your TR1 in before 29th May. For more information click here


MAC Volunteer Caretaker Arrives!

The house was finished on the weekend of 21st May when Simon Sterner and Catherine Fairhurst moved in. They are a lovely couple who are retired and a perfect fit for MAC. They are well spoken, well presented people who have great vision for MAC. Simon and Catherine will be undertaking ‘catch up’ maintenance for the next twelve months so you should see a different in the site very shortly. In the meantime, click here to see the photos of the house since it has been painted.


Regional Senior First Aid Course

The second of five Senior First Aid Courses programmed for 2016 is happening at Hampton Park Scout Hall in Morley, Sunday 24 July 2016. Places are $60 per person and can be booked by emailing the attached booking form here to Rose Wild on For more information about this course and future 2016 Senior First Aid Courses, please see the attached flyer here


*The Castles are Coming to MAC!*


As part of a Westpac/WA Government funded Project, six new bunkhouses will be erected at MAC. They are being produced in Launceston from eco friendly wood by Hope Community Group for homeless unemployed youth and will be constructed by youth from the WA Youth Justice System.

The first flat pack ‘Castle’ will be arriving on site next month. Thanks to Mark Thorpe who organised the transport. Peter Walton OAM CF, Board Chairman and Architect will oversee the construction. We hope you will enjoy using the new bunkhouses for years to come. Click here to see photos and here to see the plans


WA Young Achiever of the Year Awards

Ayden Mackenzie, Daniel Smith, Elodie Prinsloo, Tanika Callister, Delshard Mozhdehinia, Alyce Hay, Lisa Ruff, Pauline Farrell and Vanja Tandaric accompanied Sherry Donaldson to the WA Young Achiever of the Year Awards. Sherry was an Executive Judge for the Awards and commented “The contribution that some of the nominees have already made to WA, national and international society is breathtaking. I hope to see some of our own members as nominees next year.” Click here to see some photos from the night


Young Leader Development Program

Applications for the 2016 Intake of Young Leader Development Program are now open! If you are a registered Venturer and at least 16 ½ years of age then you are eligible to apply for this amazing program. Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday 4th July!

Please find the Invite Letter attached here, application form here and brochure regarding what it's all about as well as how to apply here. If you need any more information, please contact Jane Tijou or feel free to visit our facebook page.