Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions (QBSI)

The Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions (QBSI) are provided as a reference guide and information source on most aspects for everyday Scouting as applicable within the Queensland Branch of The Scout Association of Australia.

This edition of QBSI replaces all previous editions. The current Policy and Rules (P & R) (including amendments approved by National Council), detail rules on how to undertake Scouting but makes provision for the organisational and administration variations required in individual Branches.

All persons supporting Scouting should make themselves familiar with the publication Policy and Rules of The Scout Association of Australia. Please note that QBSI incorporates The Charter Manual and the Adventurous Activities Policies and Procedures (i.e. 2.15 Adventurous Activities)

QBSI sets out the organisational interpretation of the Rules adopted by this Branch. It reflects the practices which all Member and Supporters must adopt when undertaking any Scouting activity within the Queensland Branch. The Fundamental Principles (i.e. Duty to God, Duty to Self and Duty to Others) are the basis on which these instructions are formulated.

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Section #NameVersionDateUpdated recently
QBSI Cover, Content & Register of Amendments188/2017StarIconGold
1ORGANISATION
1.1Association Information202/2014
1.2Membership48/2015
1.3Structure of the Queensland Branch310/2016
1.4Region304/2016
1.5District306/2016
1.6Group508/2017StarIconGold
1.7Fellowships210/2016
2YOUTH INVOLVEMENT109/2013
2.1Youth Sections708/2017StarIconGold
2.2Venturer Scout Section109/2013
2.3Rover Scout Section208/2015
2.4Link Badges109/2013
2.5Youth Helpers210/2016
2.6Resourcing Groups109/2013
2.7Community Development210/2016
2.8Gang Shows and Scout Revues206/2016
2.9Camping and Outdoor Activities408/2014
2.10International Scouting206/2016
2.11Scouting for Defence Force Families208/2014
2.12Special Needs Scouting109/2013
2.13Artificial and Mobile Climbing Walls109/2013
2.14Rover Scout Motorsport209/2014
2.15Adventurous Activities606/2016
2.16Major Activities308/2017StarIconGold
2.17Pioneering110/2015
3ADULTS IN SCOUTING
3.1Merged into Section 10
3.2Philosophy109/2013
3.3Adult Resources Committee208/2017StarIconGold
3.4Program212/2015
3.5Chartering109/2013
3.6Appointment of Adult Members704/2017
3.7Training306/2016
3.8Adult Development Plan210/2014
3.9Recognition and Reward204/2017
3.10Complaint Resolution Procedure606/2016
3.11Grief and Trauma Counselling209/2013
4SCOUTING'S PROFILE
4.1Website Policy109/2013
4.2Media109/2013
4.3Social Media Policy108/2015
5RESOURCES
5.1Resources and Assets109/2013
5.2Borrowing by Formations204/2017
5.3Property408/2017StarIconGold
5.4Security of Assets109/2013
5.5Use of Scout premises by other organisations109/2013
5.6Insurance208/2015
5.7Scout Campsite Noise Policy202/2014
5.8Caravan and Public Camping at Scout Campsites508/2017StarIconGold
5.9Branch Activity and Equipment Store109/2013
6FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
6.1Financial Return109/2013
6.2Levies109/2013
6.3Bank Accounts210/2014
6.4Development Fund312/2014
6.5Grants302/2014
6.6Queensland Scout Foundation510/2016
6.7Reimbursement of Leader Expenses208/2017StarIconGold
6.8Fundraising109/2013
6.9Branch Accounting210/2016
6.10Reimbursement for Car Travel for Members attached to Branch104/2016
6.11Financial Assistance110/2016
7SCOUTSAFE
7.1ScoutSafe
208/2014
7.2ScoutSafe Policy109/2013
7.3Fire and Electrical Safety206/2016
7.4Restricted Activities310/2015
7.5Personal Safety Guidelines and Procedures408/2017StarIconGold
7.6Bunk Beds Policy204/2014
7.7Commercially Run Activities210/2015
7.8Risk Assessment Handbook109/2013
7.9Reportable Incident Policy204/2014
7.10Health and Safety Management Framework109/2013
7.11Enterprise Risk Management Framework109/2013
7.12Sun Safe Policy104/2015
7.13Propeller Guards Policy110/2015
8QBSI 8 Uniform1408/2017StarIconGold
9GENERAL MANAGEMENT
9.1World Emblem109/2013
9.2Copyright109/2013
9.3Social Issues109/2013
9.4Protocol109/2013
9.5Privacy Policy308/2014
9.6Functions and Activities109/2013
9.7ANZAC Day109/2013
9.8Flags and Anthems109/2013
9.9Scout and Guide Relationships109/2013
9.10Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals on Scout Property109/2013
9.11Funeral Protocol202/2014
9.12Acknowledging First Australians at Functions109/2013
9.13Conflict of Interest108/2014
10Child Safe Scouting1 (Version reset due to alignment with new National policy)05/2017StarIconGold
GLOSSARY109/2013
The publication and updating of QBSI has been made possible by a bequest received from the late
HAROLD EDWARD GOUEY.