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.
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!
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.
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