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Scouts SA Annual Report 2016

SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 CHIEF COMMISSIONER’S Report 5 What a wonderful opportunity for personal growth and development presented at AJ2016! One thousand Youth and Adult Leaders from South Australia joined with ten thousand Scouts and leaders from around Australia and thirty different countries in a uniquely international event. While the activities were broad in their appeal, the highlight, as with every scout occasion, proved to be the social interaction with other Scouts. Lifelong friends gained through a life-changing experience over ten days overcame the challenges of weather and unfamiliar surrounds. The shared experiences will forever be remembered. All of us keenly anticipate AJ2019! Our teams are working hard to ensure a successful event. Consider where you might be in 2019 and in what capacity you will be able to support this showcase for Scouting in South Australia. What an exciting opportunity for our State. The National YPR continues its journey toward development and implementation. Our continued effort and goodwill is required to achieve its successful conclusion. I would like to thank all members who have embraced this opportunity for program review and have participated in a potpourri of opportunities for participation and input into this exciting National initiative. Woodhouse 2020 has reaffirmed the importance of this iconic property that is so dear to the heart of all members. Much effort and discussion over the past year will soon provide a platform for ongoing facility improvement that will sustain Woodhouse as the activity centre of choice for a variety of adventurous scout activities. Adult Recognition Awards, Youth Awards and Long Service Awards were presented to over two hundred Youth and Adult Members late last year. We look forward to once again hosting our 2016 Awards Ceremony at the Titanium We are confident that the Branch will prosper in the coming year, and this team has worked many long hours into the night considering and planning Scouting’s strong future in South Australia. Security Arena. Chief’s Council congratulates all Award recipients. I am proud of our Chief’s Council, leading their respective teams, ever mindful to deliver on key elements of the Branch’s strategic plan, conscious of the ever-evolving WHS requirements that impact on activities and the never-ending updates required for training compliance. Over the last twelve months I have been involved in numerous meetings with a common theme — legislation and government regulation that could potentially impact on program delivery. I commend all Leaders for their capacity to assume reasonable responsibility for risk assessment, compliance requirements, WHS audits and compulsory training, all while delivering exceptional service to our Association. Everyone has a voice at these meetings. Everyone is a source of creative input. The ethos of these meetings is to work as one team — listen, plan, implement and review. I am now well-acquainted with all the Branch staff! Each works on our behalf to support both Youth Members and Adult Volunteers. Each can be The evolution of change through the Youth Program Review (YPR), building positive relationships with and between both branch staff and members, ensuring the wellbeing of youth and leaders, placing people into appointments suitable to their skills leading to the provision of the best possible program for our youth. This is my goal as your Chief Commissioner.


Scouts SA Annual Report 2016
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