SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2017
ADVENTUROUS SCOUT ACTIVITIES
ASSISTANT CHIEF COMMISSIONER
The Adventurous Scout Activities
Team has had another great year
providing amazing experiences and
opportunities to our members.
We all remain a very passionate, competent
and committed activity team delivering
amazing adventurous activity experiences
all over the state. We pride ourselves in
having well trained Scout Activity Leaders
who see that these activities are delivered
in a fun and enjoyable manner.
Adventurous Activities are intended to
challenge skills, interest and passion for
adventure and responsible risk taking
that are often pursued by youth into
their adult lives.
Archery, Boating, Bush walking, Canoeing/
Kayaking, Caving, Cycling, Rock Climbing
and Sub Aqua are still the “go to” teams for
Nationally recognised qualifications.
I would like to express my appreciation
to all the Activity Leaders of the
Adventurous Scout Activity Teams whose
commitment to their training and program
enhancement is outstanding and is a
critical part of the Scout program.
Here are some highlights for the 2016/17
Scout year from each of our teams:
AIR ACTIVITIES CENTRE:
SCOUT GLIDING CLUB
Once again the Scout Air Activities Section
was fairly consistent with the number of
groups and flights that were conducted;
25 groups and approx. 500 flights. This was
even more of an achievement when we
consider that key personnel were absent
for a number of weeks during the year,
and two aircraft were unavailable, due to
The engine was replaced in LBP, and GVZ
was in need of a 50 year inspection – a
major undertaking. Since GVZ was also
in need of re-skinning, it was decided to
combine the two maintenance events.
This has meant that GVZ has been at
Gawler since 2016 where access was
simpler. It is expected that the work will be
completed in July 2017.
A highlight of the year was a trip to
Wudinna in October, where Eyre Peninsula
Venturers, Scouts and Cubs gathered for
a camp. While the Air Activities Team only
took one glider - LBP, we were joined
by other team members, who flew to
Wudinna in a Cessna, to assist with the
The Air Activities site has also come in for
some attention, with a bouldering wall now
available for Scout groups to use, thanks to
the Hallett Cove Venturer Unit.
We are currently in the process of
developing a bike activity for use as well.
Thanks to Grant Fergusson for his great
work in sourcing these bikes for us to use.
New hangar doors were built, and put into
place, making the job of opening up on
a flying day much easier. They have also
been painted, allowing the new metalwork
to blend into the environment. Work is
progressing on providing a fresher training
/ briefing area.
A new runway has been developed. This
has allowed us to fly Scouts with weather
conditions that would previously have
prevented that activity, and it has already
been in use.
• 1310 Youth and 78 Adults
• Target and Tag Archery programs working
well and very popular with both young
• Continue to offer individual sports
badge through Archery. This meets
Queen Scout requirements.
• Our Archery Instructors training courses
provide a Nationally recognised standard
• Developing new outdoor range