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Issue 22: 13 June 2019
In this issue: 
From the Chief Commissioner 


The new Scout brand was released with some fanfare at AJ2019 and has generally been well received. There are separate logos for Scouts Australia and for each of the eight Branches. The only difference is the name of the Branch or “Australia” under the logo itself. I see that a number of Groups have organised new name plates, stickers etc which I applaud, but we should be using the Scouts Queensland version of the logo. By saying this, I am not expecting those that have used the Scouts Australia logo to immediately replace those items, but to not organise any more items that use Scouts Australia rather than Scouts Queensland.

Taylor Unold

I met Scout Taylor Unold in Warwick on the weekend. He is currently in a wheelchair having had both hip joints pinned to correct a growth issue within the joints. He is in Queensland Children’s Hospital this week for more surgery. What a stoic young man!

Muslim Crescent

I had the pleasure of signing the paperwork this week for the creation of the proposed Muslim Crescent Scout Group within Logan District. They will be meeting in Woodridge. A Group Leader, Chair, Secretary and Treasurer have been recruited. This signing is good news for the diversity within Scouts Queensland. Well done to our hard working Regional Development and Support Officers for bringing this to fruition.

Bryan Brown AM

Branch Commissioner Adult Training and Development, Bryan Brown was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia by the Governor-General in the Queen’s birthday honours list this week. Bryan started his Scouting at St Lucia Scout Group 59 years ago.


The maroon scarf is a proud symbol of Scouting in Queensland. Members of existing Sea Scout Groups in Queensland are permitted to wear a blue scarf and Scoutreach Lones wear their royal blue/maroon scarf. All other scarves available for wear in Queensland are event scarves and should only be worn for that event or for functions relating to that event. Thus a Gang Show red scarf can be worn whilst in the show, by previous Gang Show members at Gang Show performances and functions. Similarly, a SISEP scarf is worn whilst on exchange or on functions relating to SISEP.

Saluting Scout

The loan of the Human Factor “Saluting Scout” from Scouts Queensland to the Brisbane City Council has resulted in a successful casting of the statue in bronze and the installation of the bronze statue at Scout Place on Kangaroo Point

Strategic Plan 2017-2022

A fourth strategy with the Strategic Plan is to increase understanding of the Scout brand within government, corporate and target memberships sectors. We have a very active approach to the use of social media with the Branch and the Chief Commissioner Facebook pages being updated regularly as events unfold. Our 2018 scarfing-up campaign which sees a “Supporter of Scouting” scarf, woggle, annual report and explanatory card presented to state political representatives,

mayors, councillors and other influential people. That campaign will be expanded to include our federal political representatives this year. We are developing plans too for an Alumni and a formal Queensland Scout Foundation. Any suggestions on the latter two issues, welcome!

Daryl G. Scott 
Chief Commissioner 
The Hon Jane Prentice - President of Scouts Queensland 
Scouts Queensland is proud to announce that The Hon Jane Prentice, a long-time friend of Scouting, has kindly accepted the role of President of Scouts Queensland. 

Building on her long association with Scouting as a Scout mum, working within Tyakunda District, then with Brisbane North Region, Jane has always been a strong advocate for the development of young people particularly through Scouting. Her talents will now assist Scouts Queensland to move forward building connections with the broader community. A big welcome!
Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

This week extraordinary Australians have been honoured in the annual Queen’s Birthday List and Scouts Queensland is delighted to congratulate Bryan Eric Brown AM – For significant service to youth through Scouts, and to the community.

We also congratulate Scouting members from across Australia, notably AO Neil Westaway, Vice President of Scouts Victoria (and former Chair of the World Scout Committee, Chief Commissioner of Australia, and Chief Commissioner of Victoria), OAM Alwyn Backwell (Vice Chairman, Geelong Region), OAM Lynette Hipwell, Scout Leader, Sorrento Sea Scouts, OAM Ada Wilkinson Honorary Commissioner and member of the Camp Warringal committee, OAM David Ernest, OAM Dianne Edna, and OAM Christopher John Denny.

Upcoming Dates - June/July
27 June - Annual General Meeting, Queensland Scout Centre
29 June - Camp LUII, Venturer Scouts Rocky Creek Campsite
5 - 8 July - SSS Scout Camp
5 - 13 July - Brisbane Gang Show
Saluting Statue installed at Scout Place 
Our beloved Saluting Scout has now been installed at  Kangaroo Point. After being cast in bronze earlier this month, he has finally taken his rightful position at Scout Place as part of the World Expo 88 Historical Art Trail. Why not share a photo of yourselves when you next visit Brisbane and the Historic Art Trail could form part of your program. 

Exciting news! We’re invited to be part of a global campaign named #ScoutsMakeItHappen.

With the 24th World Scout Jamboree less than 50 days away, the 50 million Scouts around the world are being challenged every day to serve their community and take action to protect our planet. We are invited to be part of this by:

1) sharing your service project,
2) starting a crowdfunding project, or
3) getting involved in social media.

Think about what you can do to #makeithappen. 
Chief Ambassador of World Scouting Bear Grylls launched the campaign.  This will be the largest sustained digital campaign World Scouting has ever run. Check it out here

SSS Applications

The applications for SSS close at 11:59 pm on Monday June 17.  Please be aware that if you haven't got your application started by then you will not be able to attend.  The system will not be reopened.  Please do not leave it to the last minute to apply as you may miss out if you have issues applying.

There are still opportunities for you to undertake a role at SSS if you wish.  These are as follows:

  • Camping Team – 4 positions left (1 coordinator and 3 camping team inspectors);
  • 8 Sub camp inspectors – will link with one of the camping team inspectors for judging camp standards. (2 will be based in each sub camp);
  • Traffic Management (within the park);
  • Welfare Officer;
  • Child Safety Officer;

If you would like to undertake any of these positions please email the Branch Commissioner Scouts as soon as possible.

Packs in the Paddock 

Packs in the Paddock was a concept created by Bunya District to accommodate the Suncoast Region Cub Scout Camp.  As Kingaroy is well known for producing pigs, peanuts and popcorn, a “P” theme seemed to suit the event. The camp was held less than two weeks after Kiwi Woggle, and in the same location (a farmer’s paddock). This was a big task for the same few Scouters who worked tirelessly to provide these opportunities for our Youth Members. Many thanks to everyone who assisted.

112 Cubs attended the camp which makes it the biggest Region Cub Scout Camp hosted by Bunya District for quite some time. The Cub Scouts enjoyed the climbing wall, mud course, orienteering, screen printing, campfire, disco, making pig woggles, games, badge swap and eating pork and pancakes.  There were some interesting conversations around the experience of using pit toilets and bush showers. The temperature on the last night was as cold as the Antarctic (2.7 degrees)! We breed our Cubs tough in Suncoast Region! One Cub commented at breakfast on the final day that he didn’t want to go home! I guess that’s what inspires us as Leaders to run this camp every year!

Jenny Grant (Koala)
Assistant Region Commissioner - Cub Scouts
Suncoast Region

QLD Day Awards - Len Barty
Len Barty from Noosa Sea Scouts received a Queensland Day Award for 32 years service to Noosa Group.  Len is a tireless worker for the Group both as a Leader and Fellowship Member.
From the Ashes: Cleveland - Project Update

On the 11th of March 2018, the historical Cleveland Scout Den was lost in a senseless act of arson, only leaving the toilet block and Q-store. Today the new building is starting to take shape, with reconstruction well underway. Slabs have been poured and the majority of framing is now complete. Within the next few weeks the roof will be installed and our contractor will start laying bricks.

This project would not be possible without the contributions of volunteers within the group, as well as the generous contributions from within the Scouts community and a number of commercial partners.

To coincide with the commitment from the Cleveland Scout Group and Scouts Queensland, the Redland City Council approved a new 30-year lease on the site, this sends a clear message to the Redlands community that Scouting is strong and here to stay.

Construction of the new den is expected to be completed in early August 2019.

You can find out more here and here

65th Annual Yeppoon Show - Scouts display

The Yeppoon Joey Scouts entered their art work into the 2019 65th Annual Yeppoon Show and received 3rd place in the education display with a ribbon and $20 prize money. Artwork was the new Scout logo 3D effect made out of milk bottle caps, colouring in and space camp activities display. 

Trish Allardice
Yeppoon Joey Scout Leader

Appointment of District Commissioners

We have recently started announcing the appointment of District Commissioners in the weekly newsletter and as such it is appropriate to also announce the District Commissioners that have been appointed since the beginning of the year. Congratulations to:

  • Kerry Tully, Fort Lytton District, South Eastern Region
  • Adam Rigby, Archer District, Brisbane South Region
Appointment of new Branch Commissioner - (Adult Membership Process Custodian)  

The Chief Commissioner is pleased to advise that Melita Goff has accepted the appointment of Branch Commissioner (Adult Membership Process Custodian). This appointment reports directly to the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Adults in Scouting).

Melita joined the Scouting Movement as a Cub Scout Leader with Greenbank Scout Group in 1978 and has over 40 years of service to the Scouting Movement. Melita has held several different appointments including Branch Commissioner (Youth Activities), and Branch Adviser.

Melita was awarded the Silver Kangaroo in 2015.

We wish Melita all the best in her new role.

EOI: Eprapah Campsite Job Openings 

Expressions of interest are being called for all positions for the Eprapah Campsite Management Committee, duty statements are available by clicking on each title: 

The Campsite Management Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the campsite within an overall framework provided by the Campsite Strategy Committee and in accordance with Q.B.S.I Section 12.3, which is available by clicking here. Written expressions of interest giving a brief outline of your experience and attributes relevant to the role, and experience both in and out of Scouting, plus the name of a supporting referee, can be forwarded to no later than close of business on the 5th July 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview. 

Positive Behaviour - Tips for Units

Scouting is an ideal place to expect positive behaviour, with the Scouting Purpose and Method being based on personal development, learning by doing and fun. Initially, you will have to teach and practise some of these techniques with the young people. In time, they will become embedded into the culture of the section.

Praise and reward are really important in promoting positive behaviour. Evidence shows that rewarding appropriate behaviour is more effective in the long term than focusing on inappropriate behaviour. Think about a young person in your section who displays more challenging behaviour than others in the section. Do they receive praise or reward when they show positive behaviour?

Positive behaviour can often pass unnoticed and unacknowledged, particularly for young people who display challenging behaviour. Rewarding positive behaviour can be as simple as acknowledging it. Try to get into the practise of providing encouragement by saying ‘well done’ and ‘good’ as activities are progressing or completed.

Praise should be appropriate, not overused and without showing favouritism. It is most effective when it’s specific and genuine. Remember that what may be easy for some young people, may be a huge achievement for others.

Caremonkey Project update

Planning for the CareMonkey implementation is proceeding well. Thank you to the 30 Scout Groups who have expressed interest in taking up CareMonkey in the first wave. The team is working towards the SMS and CareMonkey integration so that the transfer of information is automatic. The implementation of this integration is based on the NSW implementation of same. Development of the initial Member profile template and basic eforms are also being developed.

We are looking for interested Members to fill roles on the project team. Positions available include communications, training and documentation writers.

For more information and project progress check out the CareMonkey FAQs on our website at

Wood Badges and Certs Issued

Wood Badge Issued

Lindsay Cunningham Activity Leader Queensland Performing Arts

Sally Dodds Cub Scout Leader Pamphlett Tennyson Sea Scout Group

Certificate II in Business

Rebecca Orchard

Training Calendar

Courses Closing 14th June 2019
6111903 Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Child Safe Scouting Officer QSC

Courses Closing 21st June 2019
5301906 Friday 12th July 2019 Basic – Venturer Scouts BP Park
5201907 Friday 12th July 2019 Basic - Scouts BP Park
5001907 Friday 12th July 2019 Basic - Joey Scouts BP Park
5101907 Friday 12th July 2019 Basic – Cub Scouts BP Park
5501907 Friday 12th July 2019 Basic - LOA BP Park
5011904 Friday 12th July 2019 Advanced – Joey Scouts Wyper Park – Bundaberg
5111904 Friday 12th July 2019 Advanced – Cub Scouts Wyper Park – Bundaberg
5211904 Friday 12th July 2019 Advanced – Scouts Wyper Park – Bundaberg
5311909 Friday 12th July 2019 Advanced – Venturer Scouts Wyper Park – Bundaberg
5511904 Friday 12th July 2019 Advanced - LOA Wyper Park – Bundaberg

Courses Closing 28th June 2019

31431901 Level 3 – Bushwalking Cunninghams Gap
5001908 Basic – Joey Scout Tarmaroo - Townsville
5101908 Basic – Cub Scout Tarmaroo - Townsville
5201908 Basic – Scout Tarmaroo - Townsville
5301907 Basic – Venturer Scout Tarmaroo - Townsville
5401902 Basic – Rover Tarmaroo - Townsville
5501908 Basic – LOA Tarmaroo – Townsville
31611901 Vertical Rescue Course Baden Powell Park
30411905 Level1 – Canoe Brownsea
31911902 Level1 – SUP Boarding Brownsea
30911903 Level 1 – Kayaking Brownsea

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