Moving On

In line with the Adults in Scouting policy a Commissioner is appointed for a 3 year term after which there is an option for a further 3 year continued appointment. Having held the position of Branch Commissioner Scouts for 6 ½ years it is time for me to move on and I welcome Chris Foreman to the role. Chris has a rich history in Scouting and his most recent position has been ARC Scouts for Brisbane North Region. I trust that we shall all lend our support as the Scout Movement goes forward through a period of change brought about by the Youth Program Revue.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who have supported me and the Scout Section over my time as BC Scouts. There are far too many to name but I would specifically like to mention those on the Scout Section Council, the Contingent teams and JTLs from AJ2013 and AJ2016, the organising teams for SSS and the Leaders supporting the Scouter Skills Days. The time and effort that so many people dedicate to the Scout Movement is truly inspiring.

It has been a rare pleasure to have been exposed to and involved with Scouting at the level associated with this role and it has been a time for which I am truly grateful. Taking advice and making decisions or recommendations that affect thousands of Scouts and Leaders can be very daunting, stimulating and the positive outcomes rewarding. I’m moving into a role with a broader involvement with the youth program but I’m sure we shall still cross paths at future Scout Section events.

Scouter Skills Day

Do you need a little help with some of the technical skills required to run a great Troop program? Do you have difficulty instructing skills to Scouts? Are you looking for different activities in which to practice a skill? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to make to make your way to the next Scouter Skills Day. The next one will be on Sunday the 16th of October at Gordon Park Scout Group. Registration will be from 8:30am with activities kicking off at 9:00am. While aimed at the Scout Section, Leaders from any Section are welcome. Come prepared for a day in the outdoors. This will be your last chance for this year. To register your intention to attend email Peter Pulbrook ( )

“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.”

Sir Robert Baden-Powell