February 2017



Castles Building Project - Urgent Help Needed

Can you donate a weekend to help Glen Stenton, our Castles Project Coordinator with this building project? We need to have all the Castles erected by the end of June this year. Please let Glen know if you can assist by emailing castlesupervisor@scoutswa.com.au and he will arrange a suitable weekend.

If ANZAC House could be built in one day we are sure that Scouts WA Members can manage a few ‘huts’ over a weekend. We really need YOUR help.



F1 and F2 Reminder

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted the F1 (Scout Groups) and F2 (District) to BHQ. However, we are still missing a few. Please ensure these are sent to Rose on ea3@scoutswa.com.au no later than 3 March 2017.

Click here for the F1 and here for the F2 form. These documents can also be found on MyScout under ‘Resources – Documents’. 



KidSport 2017


We have received quite a few calls from Groups who are unable to access their KidSport account. If you are having any issues, please contact Lisa at empa@scoutswa.com.au so she can re-set your password with the Department of Sport and Recreation.



Launching the Scouts Australia Child Protection Policy

The National Executive Committee recently adopted the ‘The Scouts Australia Child Protection Policy and Prescribed Procedures’ (The Policy). The Chief Commissioner of Australia has directed all Branches to launch the document to Members. The Policy can be accessed by clicking here. 

Please note that much of what is contained in the new Policy is already contained in the now superseded Scouts WA Policy and Procedure documents. However, where there is a requirement for any additional Scouts WA Branch information (WA Framework) to be included, ‘footnotes’ have been inserted in blue text where relevant. The new Policy can also be found on the Scouts WA website or on MyScout under ‘Resources – Documents’. Should you require any further explanation please phone the Incident Liaison Officer, Faye Lund on 0400 525 629.


Lotterywest Block Grant 2017 - Applications Open

The Lotterywest Block Grant Applications for 2017 are now open. If you are interested in securing funding for your Group, please review the following information here, complete the application form here and return it to the Executive Assistant empa@scoutswa.com.au at BHQ before 25 March 2016. These forms are also available on MyScout under ‘Resources – Documents’. Please ensure you meet this deadline as late submissions will not be accepted!

Please ensure that your Property and Assets Review and F1 have been completed before you apply for the grant.



New Transgender Policy and Procedure

Respect for the dignity of other people is a fundamental value of the Scouting movement, and includes ensuring that others feel safe, secure and free from personal and verbal harassment/abuse. The purpose of this Policy is to protect the interests of Adult and Youth Members who are transgender/gender diverse.

Please click here to view the Policy and click here to view the Procedure. These documents can also be found in MyScout under ‘Resources – Documents’.  



Scouts WA Branch Buses - Booking Form Available (B4)

Scouts WA has a Bus and a Coach available for hire. There is a 45 seat coach that can be used for metro or country use and a 40 seat bus available for metro use only. For more information please click here to download the flyer and here to download the booking form (B4).

For weekend hire please contact BL Transport for a quote or if you have any queries contact bl.transport@scoutswa.com.au