Scouting in New South Wales


Scouting in New South Wales

infobox WorldScouting



caption = Scouts Australia Logo
name = Scouts Australia
headquarters =
country = Australia
f-date = 1908
founder = Lord Baden Powell
members = 84 000 [ [http://www.apr.scout.or.jp/countries/australia.htm WOSM Asia-Pacific Region] Accessed 14 December, 2006 ]
chiefscout = Michael Jeffery [http://www.scouts.com.au/main.asp?iStoryID=734 Chief Scout] Accessed, 14 December 2006 ]

Scouting in New South Wales is predominantly represented by the branch of Scouts Australia in the State of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Scouting started in New South Wales in 1908, shortly after its founding in the United Kingdom. The 2007 Scout Census indicated that there were 16,888 uniformed members of Scouts Australia in NSW, 13,160 of whom were youth members. [ [http://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/Annual-Review-2006-2007/default.aspx Scouts NSW Annual Review 2006-07] Accessed 29 January, 2008] There is also representation by the Baden-Powell Scouts' Association. There are ethnic Scouting organisations including the Polish Scouting Association. [ [http://www.netpages.free-online.co.uk/scoutaus/NSW_Links.html Independent Australian Scouts] ]

There are 10 main Scouts Australia regions in New South Wales. These are North West, Golden West, Greater Western Sydney, Hume, Riverina, South Coast and Tablelands, North Coast, Sydney North, South Metropolitan and Hunter and Coastal. The "country" regions have a larger area in general. New South Wales has all Australian youth Scouting sections, from Joeys to Rovers.

The Sydney Scout Park (formerly Cataract Scout Park) in Appin has hosted three Jamborees, including the 16th World Scout Jamboree in 1987. There is an Air Activities Centre at Camden, an Alpine Activities Centre in Jindabyne, a Water Activities Centre in Woolwich, the Camp Ku-Ring-Gai Activity Centre at Wilberforce and many other campsites and activity centres. The Scout Memorabilia Centre is in Belfield.

The Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia in NSW in 2004, Graeme Fordham, discussed the future for Australian Scouting on radio. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/rn/perspective/stories/2004/1241981.htm ABC radio, 12 November 2004] ]

ee also

*Guides Australia
*Gang Show

References

External links

* [http://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/ Branch web pages]
* [http://www.scoutreach.com.au Hunter & Coastal District Scouts]
* [http://www.sydneynorthscouts.com Sydney North Region]


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