June 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! 



Board Nominations 2016

As The Scouts Wa 2016 Board Nominations are now open. If you are interested in applying, please click here All completed applications must be submitted to returningofficer@scoutswa.com.au by 24 June 2016. 


 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


Congratulations Larry – Queens Birthday Honours

Following on from the Queen’s recent Birthday celebrations the Governor-General is please to announce the following awards and appointments.  Our Chief Commissioner, Larry Lucas has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to Scouting in Western Australia. 

Click here to see the Article in the Wanneroo Times and here the full list of awardees.


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

  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.


IGA Perth Royal Show 2016

The Royal Show is not far away and we need your help! We need volunteers like you to help run the activities and/or cattle stewarding.

There are 3 forms:

·         The Bump Team – if you want to help set up or pack down

·         A Cattle Stewarding form – if you want to help hold signs for each breed of cows in the main arena and get free lunch!

·         The Scout Challenge Zone form – we have new activities this year that will be run all day for the public to come see. 

So get your forms in early! Click here to download.



Internship Opportunity - World Scouting Asia-Pacific Support Centre


Applicants are invited to apply for an internship with the Asia-Pacific Support Centre (Manilla, Philippines), starting 1st August 2016 for a six-month period (with a possible 6 month extension). The selected candidate will report to the Development Support and Finance Directorate, and work closely with a range of National Scout Organisations in the South Pacific, Messengers of Peace, and more. Accommodation and living allowance will be provided, click here for the job description and here for guidelines.

Scouts WA encourages all individuals who are interested to apply for this position. Applications close 15th July, 2016 and need to be submitted to asia-pacific@scout.org. Click here for the application form. 


National Cub 100 Year Centenary Campfire 

On Sat 31st July, Cub Scouts will be participating in the National Campfire throughout Australia. Join other Groups/Districts and have a great night to celebrate this milestone.  

Badges are available for $2.50 click here for the order form. Closing date for badge orders is Friday 8th July and they will be sent out before the end of July.


Nighthawk 2016

Nighthawk is an orienteering event for the Scout Section that involves Scouts navigating to activity bases over unfamiliar grounds at night. Teams of 5-8 Scouts hike over approximately 11 kilometres using classic navigation skills and maps & compasses to Bases where they complete activities to accumulate points.

For more information download the flyer and application form here.


 Senior First Aid Course

The second of five Senior First Aid Courses programmed for 2016 is happening at Hampton Park Scout Hall in Morley on Sunday 24 July 2016 with ten places are still available. The third Senior First Aid Course is happening at Whaleback Scout Hall in Parkwood on Sunday 21 August 2016.

Places are $60 per person and can be booked by emailing the booking form here Rose Wild on parcc@scoutswa.com.au  

For more information on either course or future Senior First Aid Courses in 2016, please click here for flyer.


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 Volunteer Service Award Presentation

Congratulations to Cheryl Lindorff, Annette Howard, Jacqueline Sutherland and John Robertson for being nominated for the WA Volunteer Service Award 2016. The presentation and morning tea was held on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.

Click here to see photos from the presentation


WINNER – Cub Colouring Competition 

Congratulations to Georgina Gray from the Wembley Downs Scout Group! Georgina has designed a poster to support the Scout Store at 133 Scarborough Beach Road and the online store here

Georgina has won an IPad Mini! Click here to see her poster. Thank you to all the other members who entered the competition, there were so many great entries and it was a very tough decision.