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Scouts SA Annual Report 2016

SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 22 MOTOR SPORT Paul Hutchins Branch Commissioner • Held 6 Tarmac days and 4 Dirt course days giving 210 Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Leaders the opportunity to take control of our “Race Ready” cars under the Instruction of one of our competent Activity Leaders • Active involvement and support of State Motor Sport events. Successful State Championship rankings from some of our Instructor Team: • Jordan Johnston & Adrian Czyzewski Equal State Champions – Under 1600cc Race/Rally/Drift Class Tarmac Khanacross 
 • Kristen Bailey – Second Place Female – State Modern Regularity Championships at Mallala • Matt Holt – Class Champion – Collingrove Hillclimb SUB AQUA GROUP Phillip Eastall Branch Commissioner SSAG continued to grow at a rapid pace, having increased our active membership by 75%!! The training of our team members in various specialty subjects as well as the core SCUBA skills remains paramount. Through our regular training and participation we are increasing our effectiveness as a very professional service provider. We continue to grow as a vibrant and viable section. Our Snorkelling program has seen 172 Youth and 23 Adult Members take part. In some instances, this is the first time a participant has had the chance to enter the Underwater World in a safe and structured manner. Our SCUBA “Come and Try” program has seen another successful year with 104 Youth and 23 Adult Members taking up the opportunity to experience the Underwater Environment with the aid of SCUBA. Our SCUBA Camps have proven to be very popular with many Youth and Adult Members heading off to dive sites around Aldinga, Whyalla and Mount Gambier. It is our intention to further develop this camp initiative in the coming year. Sub Aqua now have two full time SCUBA Instructors on the Team, increasing the amount of young people that can experience the challenge of SCUBA and snorkelling, and are currently including first aid as part of our training program. I believe many of the young people undertaking their Queen’s Scout Award and the Australian Scout Medallion will realise that we are able to offer many activities’ that can be used to satisfy the Award Scheme requirements. SURViVAL GROUP Barry Clark Leader In Charge Survival sessions remain a very popular complement to any Term Program. Barry has been very active in travelling to many country Groups and has recently been to Roxby Downs following an invite from the Group. Since commencing these Survival sessions, Bazza estimates that he has visited 68 Scout Troops in South Australia over the past four years, and has instructed approximately 1320 scouts. He has also held survival courses in USA, Oman, Dubai, and UK with a further 160 Scouts being instructed, in those countries. Survival courses give Scouts the opportunity to put into place techniques and tips on how to look after themselves, should they become stranded in our vast outback regions.


Scouts SA Annual Report 2016
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