SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2017
Observation Navigation Tour) and Scout
Section Branch Hike. Our equipment was
also utilised at many other events including
Australian Venture, Performing Arts,
Sandblast, Cohen Cup and Float Fest.
Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the
Internet (JOTA / JOTI) is still our biggest
event of the year. Every year approximately
1.4 million Scouts and Guides participate
in this event, making it the largest scouting
event in the world. Locally we had in excess
of 1200 participants.
John Richardson has now stepped down
as Branch Commissioner Scout Radio
Activities Group and I would like to take
this opportunity to thank him for all his
great work over the many years of his term.
LEADER IN CHARGE
A great year working in conjunction
with the Air Activity section, Land
Yachting remains a very popular
activity at Armstrong.
We have fleet of 10 Land Yachts which
consist of 5 Blokarts, and 5 full sized
This year we have had close to 160
Cubs, Scouts and Venturer as well as
Adult members take part in the Land
Yacht activity at Armstrong. All had a
Land Yachts section supported
Supersplash, seeing roughly 50 Venturers
and Leaders Land Yachting over the
Pete Smith has now stepped down as
Branch Commissioner Land Yachts and I
would like to take this opportunity to thank
him for all his terrific work over the many
years of his term.
ROCK CLIMBING SECTION
• Two Instructors and one Guide qualified.
• Four people learnt to top rope/abseil
• 26 Venturers , 34 Scouts, 5 Rovers on
The Climbing Wall has been very busy
over the last year having been utilised
by Scouting and Non Scouting events.
Our committed core Team of Phil Burke,
Michael Woodward and Matt Warne
have clocked up 1000+ (combined) hours
running this activity over the last year.
Phil Burke, after many years of managing
the climbing wall, has stepped down from
the role. I would like to thank Phil for all his
great work over his time and wish him well
for the future.
Glenn Hordacre will be completing
his term as Branch Commissioner
Rock climbing. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank him for all his great
work and commitment over the many
years of his term.