SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2017
ASSISTANT CHIEF COMMISSIONER
The training and development of
Adult Leaders ensures that our youth
members receive the best possible
Scouting experience and greatest
opportunities for personal growth.
The Branch Training Team provides training
that is generally focused on the acquisition
of new skills, as well as development that
is concerned with the improvement of
The past year has again seen a raft of
changes to the way we both present
and assess training. The introduction of
new Practical Supplements resulted in
programs being redesigned for face-to-face
delivery. A new Basic Outdoor Skills
package now provides Scout and Venturer
Scout Leaders with the minimum level of
skills and knowledge required to provide
training to youth members.
Recent changes have seen the Training
Team concentrate on the delivery of
training with the primary aim of developing
capable and efficient Leaders.
The Scouts Australia Institute of Training
(SAIT) is now a separate entity that, as
a Registered Training Organisation, is
able to award members with Nationally
recognized qualifications. Members are
able to use their Scout Training and - with a
little bit of extra work – gain a qualification
ranging from Certificate II to Diploma.
To the many Leaders who completed
training during the past year,
congratulations. I hope you each found
the process rewarding and fulfilling.
I express heartfelt thanks to all members
of the Training Team for performing a
difficult task with such enthusiasm and
dedication. Your individual contributions
to training help make Scouting in South
Australia the success it is.