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Scouts SA Annual Report 2016

SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 PRESIDENT’S 1 Our Chief Commissioner Harry Long is no longer “new” and is stamping his personality and servant leadership style on the role. While ensuring that great Scouting is happening in our State in both the city and the country, Harry has worked closely with the BEC and CEO in a number of essential governance and risk management programs. One such program has been the adoption of a WHS culture in our organisation. Policies without cultural change achieve nothing. We are not fully there yet but our Branch is well on the road to understanding and living our WHS policy. At the time of writing, 99% of Scout halls and properties have had an independent WHS inspection funded by the Branch and we are getting used to the incident reporting requirements of the legislation. Thank you Harry and Dan for your leadership! Building on the extensive research conducted into Woodhouse last year, the BEC developed a strategic plan for Woodhouse and formed the Woodhouse 2020 Committee to achieve that plan. The strategy is not a quick fix but rather systemic change to help Woodhouse better meet the needs of many different stakeholders. I particularly commend CEO, Dan Ryan and Woodhouse Manager, Mark Percy for their strong engagement with Woodhouse 2020, and embracing the extra work and challenges it is creating for them. The Woodhouse 2020 Committee is being led by Vice President, Paul Dickson APM. The structure for the next 5 years is now in place and by the time this report is released, key appointments will have been made and some exciting projects will be underway. Thank you for your energy Paul! Meanwhile, Woodhouse continues to be a very successful facility. In fact, so successful that it won another Silver Award for “standard accommodation” in the SA Tourism Awards. Woodhouse has achieved either Bronze, Silver or Gold awards every year for the last 10 years, which tells us that even though we want to make Woodhouse better, it is already well regarded in the market. Congratulations and thank you to Mark and his team. The Scout Outdoor Centre built on its previous years success to achieve results that we haven’t seen for some years. The improvement doesn’t stem from general gains in the retail space but rather from strategic business development at the hands of Retail Manager, James McLaren. Well done to James and the SOC team. Your contribution to Scouting is very much appreciated by the Board and by all members. The Titanium Security Arena has been another success this year on several fronts. Now in it’s third year, General Manager, Mr Guy Hedderwick has exceeded our expectations. As well as returning a nice profit to Scouts, there have been substantial upgrades to the facility that make it more attractive for more events and functions. The lighting has been completely replaced with a spectacularly programmable LED rig. The sound system has been upgraded and the scoreboard has been replaced with four, world-class LED screens that do so much more than display the score. Basketball fans are incredibly excited that Scouts has delivered what others have been promising for years. Congratulations Guy and the Arena Stadium Management team! The Scout Recycling Centres have had a challenging year. The SRC returned some $1.4 million to Scouting. Fantastic! Thank you! Unfortunately, historical results have led us to anticipate something north of $2M. At the start of the year scrap metal was selling for $250 per tonne. The BEC conservatively budgeted The year 2015/16 I would class as a “solid” year. Let me reflect on some of the activity and achievements… Report


Scouts SA Annual Report 2016
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