January 2016


 Adult Development Plan Process

The Adult Development Plan (ADP) is an opportunity for an Adult Member to self-reflect and set a personal plan of achievement to ‘do their best’ for the future. It allows the member to consider those things they have done well, areas they still need to develop and focus on goals they still want to achieve over the next period. For any enquiries please email Mark Thorpe at bc.adultservices@scoutswa.com.au.

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AJ2016 Incidents

It is with enormous regret that we report that the actions of one WA Leader spoilt the experience for some participants.  The parents of the two youth directly impacted have been contacted and our on-going support has been offered.  Fortunately, at this point, we are advised by the parents that the youth are coping. Read more…


A thank you to the Bunbury Scout Group

Bravo to the Bunbury Scout Group for their assistance to the community in a time of need. Click here to read the appreciation letter from Liz Newcomb.



Australia Day Honours for Scout WA

Board Chairman and former Chief Commissioner, Peter Walton, was recognised for community service spanning five decades on Australia Day 2016 with the awarding of the Order of Australia Medal.  The award is for “Service to youth through Scouting, to student exchange programs and to education” read more…



Billy Cart Festival-Cockburn Central

On the 13 March 2016 Cockburn Central is hosting a Billy Cart Race Festival in Cockburn Central Town Centre to raise money for Princess Margaret Hospital (PMHs) eating disorder facility. For more information please visit Cockburn Central Billy Cart Race Facebook page.
To download the flyer click here.


Child Safe Scouting: Procedure 13

Every adult involved in the delivery of Scouting has a duty of care for youth members.  Scouts WA has in place a clear Policy and detailed procedures to guide adults. These documents are available on MyScout. Procedure13sets out nine fundamental

requirements.  Non-compliance with any of the requirements must be reported to the Branch Chief Commissioner's Executive Assistant.  Adherence to the procedures will help to protect youth and adults in Scouting.Read more…



DECO MOOT 2016-Australian Contingent

Moot is a great opportunity for Rovers to catch up with mates and welcome newcomers to the family, but most importantly it is a reward for all the hard work our Rovers put in each year. To be eligible to attend the Moot you must be either a full Rover, an associate or a squire or a young Leader between the ages of 18 and 26, and have completed 50 hours of community service in the last year. Registration closes on the 31 January 2016. For more information please consult the flyer.



Joey Leap 2016

Come and celebrate 25 years of Joeys in WA with a giant day of party fun! Tackle the giant slide, climbing wall and rope bridge, play new and old party games and get messy at 5 action packed colour stations. Bring a plain white t shirt to get colourful. Four hours of fantastic fun! See flyer here and registration form here.



Ordering Name Badge New Procedure

Before placing your badge orders, make sure that all the badges fit into the Standard Uniform Name Badge template as set by Swan Patrol. Click here to download the Scouts Australia Order Form.You will be sent an invoice for the badges that comply with the Standard Uniform Name Badge format. Once the invoice has been paid; the badges will be printed and posted out to you. No badges will be sent out until the invoice has been paid.


Scouts Australia: 2015 Revised Policy and Rules (P&R)

The Scouts Australia 2015 revised P&R, which includes the approved updates from the June 2015 National AGM, is available from the Scouts Australia website or from the Scout Central Resources pages


Working with Children Check Renewal

All Adult Members are reminded that when renewing their Working with Children Check card (WWCC), they must provide Branch with a copy of the renewal receipt

as well as a copy of the renewed card, once they receive it. The renewal receipt or a photocopy of the renewed card must be provided to Branch before the date the Member’s existing card will expire. This process is mandatory for all Rovers, Leaders, and Adult Helpers. An email from the Member stating that they have applied for a new WWCC is not sufficient. The Working with Children Screening Unit requires Scouts WA to have copies of current WWCCs or renewal receipts dated within 3 months of the WWCCs expiry for all Adult Members who have regular contact with young people as part of their role. Scouts WA must abide by this to protect our youth and adult members. To view a guide for completing your WWCC renewal form so that Branch will be automatically sent a copy of the renewed card. Click herefor a sample application form.


Working with Children Check Online Application

There is now a convenient way to renew your Working With Children Check Card (WWC) online. Click here for the online renewal service. Read more…