August 2016



Adult Recognition Awards 2016 Presentation Breakfast

Following the release of the Scouts WA Adult Recognition Awardee list on 1 August 2016 we would like to invite supporters of the awardees to attend the Award Presentation breakfast on Sunday 11 September 2016at the Astral Ballroom at the Crown Entertainment Complex. The cost is $55 per head. This will be offered on a first come, first served basis, until we reach venue capacity. Bookings cannot be taken after Friday 26 August 2016. Please book ASAP to avoid the disappointment of not being able to attend this event.



The event will commence at 9:00am, with awardees and guests to be seated by 8:45am. Dress code is full uniform (with decorations), or smart dress (with decorations where applicable). The Chief Scout will be in attendance to present some of the awards.

Bookings can be made by emailing the attached form here to the Events Administration Officer Proof of payment will need to be included with the booking form at the time of responding. Payment may only be made by direct deposit into the Scouts WA Bank Account (details on attached form).

To see the list of Awardees click here  



All Sections Mission Australia/Ticket to Life Sleepover 

To raise awareness for youth homelessness, in conjunction with Mission Australia, there will be an ‘All Sections Sleepout’ on October 22-23 at Langley Park, Perth CBD.

Come along and try something new with your section! Meet other Scouts and experience what it’s like to sleep on the streets, under the stars for a night and support youth homelessness in the process. The cost is $10 which covers the badge, some supper and some funds raised for Mission Australia and the Ticket to Life Scout Group. Click here for the flyer.



Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation would like to raise awareness amongst Scout groups about the Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail which links the Bibbulmun Track with the Wellington Dam near Collie.

The Trail is quite new and was built specifically with schools and Scout Groups in mind. As with the Bibbulmun Track, the facility is free to use and provides a few options to suit various age groups, however, the campsite facilities are designed to take groups of up to 30. 

Details are outlined in the flyer attached here. Additional information including contact details and a range of expedition planning resources are located on the website here.




Branch Commissioner Youth Empowerment 

Read all about Caitlin Arcus, Scouts WA’s first Branch Commissioner Youth Empowerment. Click here to read the article.


Chief Commissioner's Directives


Please click here to download the Chief Commissioner’s Directive - National Police Clearance.  Please click here for the Chief Commissioner’s Directive BCore and WHS. You can also find these documents in MyScout under: Resources-Documents-Scouts WA Directives & Guidelines. 



Central Park Plunge - Emily Lowry

One of our Youth Members, Emily Lowry has decided to make the PLUNGE!! Through being a Scout for the last 8 years Emily has developed a passion for helping other people. She will be abseiling 220 meters down one of Perth's buildings to create awareness for Ronald McDonald House. Emily is hoping to raise $1000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Click here for more details. Pay it forward and help Emily raise money for this wonderful charity.



Cubilee 2016

Cubilee 2016 is coming up on the 5 November 2016 at Carey Park Football Club, Bunbury WA. The event will be Circus themed this year and the Cub Scouts are also celebrating 100 years of Cubs internationally so expect lots of fun activities related to this such as bungee jumping, a climbing wall, push carts and so much more!

Click here the download the flyer, and here to download the application form. For more information please contact Daniel at BHQ on



Cubilee 2016 Badge Design Competition

Cubilee 2016 is coming up on the 5 November 2016, there will be more information regarding registration and prices coming soon. In the meantime we have a competition running for Cub Scouts to design the badge for the event and win a prize if their design is chosen.

The event will be Circus themed this year and the Cub Scouts are celebrating 100 years of Cubs internationally, so get creative and start drawing your designs and sending them in!

Click here to download the form and to see examples of previous year’s designs. 



Gilwell Reunion 2016

For all members current and past who hold the Wood Badge, you are invited to the 2016 French themed Gilwell Reunion. This year the Gilwell Reunion will be held on Saturday 8 October and the cost is $40 (with additional charge if overnight accommodation and help yourself breakfast is required).

Please find the flyer and RSVP slip attached here and make sure you spread the word within your formation, including any retired ‘Gilwellians’ you may be in touch with.



ILO Presentations to Regional Teams

This month, the Incident Liaison Officer (ILO) commenced making presentations to Regional and District Council Meetings. Those who attend these meetings are being reminded of the importance of completing and submitting Incident Report (I2) forms.

The ILO presented a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers which provides a summary of the Child Protection Procedures; however, Leaders were advised to refer to the full document in order to access detailed information. Click here to see the full FAQ document or find it on the Scouts WA website.



Leave No Trace Trainer Course 

Become a badged ‘Leave No Trace Trainer’ and help educate and inspire our youth to take on board these principles and become leaders of our environment. There is a two day course running on 15-16 October 2016, this is the last scheduled trainer course for 2016 and the Everything is Possible Jamboree.

All youth members over the age of 14 and Adult Leaders are eligible to attend. This course qualifies as a project towards Venturers Environment tape, so hurry to register and secure a spot to avoid disappointment. Click here for more details.



Lone Scout Investitures

WA Lone Scouts Invested two new Scout Leaders, Kristine Burnes and Ben Burnes with help from Teddy the morning of 23 August 2016. They have also welcomed a new Joey Scout, Colin Burnes and a new Cub Scout, Sam Burnes, into WA Lone Scouts recently. Click here to see the photos.

They now have three Joeys, four Cubs, two Scouts and four Scout Leaders. For more information about Lone Scouts in WA click here for the flyer or email Gail (Aquaila) on



MAC Adventure Days - Make Sure You Have a Booking!

There will be adventure days running at Manjedal Activities Centre for the rest of the year. Four activities will run each day, two between 9:30am-12:30pm and two between 1:30pm-4:30pm. For more information on dates and prices please click here



MAC Improvements Continue

Work continues at a cracking pace at MAC. Not hugely exciting but absolutely essential if we are to keep MAC operating effectively. The three key areas for improvement over the next twelve months are water collection/quality/access, electrical upgrades and fire prevention.

As well as this, a general clean up is taking place and, building on the work of Ashley Lindorff and his team, Brad Johnson is using his logistics skills in the Q Store to warehouse and catalogue Scouts WA’s large range of valuable equipment. There will be more information on how this equipment can be accessed in future editions of Scouts@Info, once a full inventory is completed. Click here to see photos of the progress so far.

In the meantime, thank you so much to all the Groups which have booked into MAC over the past months. We really appreciate your support. A heartfelt thank you, as always to our stalwart band of volunteers who give so unstintingly of their time to keep MAC functioning, we could not do it without you all.


If anyone else would like to volunteer their skills at MAC they will always be welcome. Please contact David Turner, the MAC Manager, on or call 9525 1210 if you can help in any way. 



 McHappy Day 2016

Last year McHappy Day raised $3.6 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities which support seriously ill children and their families. This year, your Group can help fundraise for the charity on 12 November 2016.

The charity provides housing for families so they can stay close to children in hospital, hospital family rooms, tutoring to help sick children keep up with school, and mobile health for rural children. Find out more about RMDH Charities at Ronald McDonald House Charities website here.

If you’d like to participate in McHappy Day 2016, check out the list for your closest participating restaurant here, then fill in this form, or contact BHQ on (08) 6240 7700 or email



Police Presentations at BHQ


There will be two upcoming presentations that Scouts WA, in collaboration with the WA Police and the One Tree Community Services, will soon be running. One is specifically designed for Youth members held on 7 September 2016 and one designed for Leaders and Parents held on 19 September 2016. Click here for more information on these sessions or email to register your interest.



Scouts Canoe Hike - Canning Descent

The Scouts WA Canoe group are running an overnight canoe hike for all Scouts held the weekend of 15-16 October 2016. The Scouts will be canoeing down the Canning River from Royal St, Thornlie to Waylen Bay Scout Hall, Applecross. The Scouts will be required to carry all their equipment including tents, food, cooking gear, clothes etc. with them. This hike could be used for the ‘Explorer’ journey.

For more information click here or email Bruce Pilgrim (Roa) on or Andrew Hyde (Couta) on



Senior First Aid Course

The fourth of five Senior First Aid Courses programmed for 2016 is happening at Hampton Park Scout Hall in Morley, Sunday 18 September 2016.

Places are $60 per person, and can be booked by emailing the booking form attached here to Rose Wild on 

For more information on this course and the final 2016 Senior First Aid Course, please see the flyer attached here



Staff Volunteering Hours

The BHQ staff and MAC team have set themselves a challenge for 2016, not counting the time they spend in uniform, they want to reach a target of 3000 volunteer hours for Scouts WA!

See their progress so far in the table attached here.



 Vacancy - Branch Commissioner Cub Scouts

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to join the Youth Program Team to manage the Cub Scout Section.

The Branch Commissioner Cub Scouts is the leading adult volunteer for Cub Scouts in Western Australia. Working closely with a team of volunteers, the Branch Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing Cub Scouting in Western Australia as well as being a vital member of the Youth Program Team. Appointed by and accountable to the Deputy Chief Commissioner Youth Program, this position will play a vital role in the Youth Program Review in the coming years.

The role has a variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organisational environment is a critical key to success.

The application can be found here and entries close on 4:00pm Monday 19th September 2016



Walkabout Award and Camper Award Badges

These badges promote the notion of our continuing Scout program and getting outdoors. The Camper Award Badge depicts the total number of nights spent camping while on Scouting activities. The Walkabout Award Badge is earned for the total kilometres travelled under human power through a youth’s time in Scouting.

See the attachment for the full details here. You can purchase the badges from the Scout Store here.