Scout Fellowship

Scout Fellowship is designed to provide opportunities for members to enjoy mutual fellowship, maintain active membership within the Scout Movement and continue the ideals of service to Scouting and the Community.

Aims and Principles

Retention of Members

  • People, who are over the age of 26, unless they take out or continue to hold a Certificate of Adult Leadership, are lost to the Movement.
  • Retention of a wealth of contacts, interest, knowledge and experience gained through many years of involvement within the Movement.  (Joeys through to Rovers or service as a Leader)
  • By keeping interest and involvement in the Movement there is a greater potential for Fellowship members to possibly take out adult leadership appointments in the future.

New Members

  • Potential for members who have not previously been members of the Movement.
  • Those who wish to rejoin the Movement after a period of absence.
  • Those current members considering leaving the Movement with time constraints due to other commitments ie career, family, travel, continuing education.

Social Aspect

  • Maintain contact and support with other Scout formations.
  • Hold social activities to promote Scouting as a family activity.
  • Current appointed Leaders may join the Scout Fellowship for the social aspects and to help maintain their level of enthusiasm in the Movement and to offer their expert skills to specific activity roles.

Fellowship Structure (as per NSW O&I Handbook)

  • The Scout Fellowships are formations of the Scout Association of Australia, NSW Branch.
  • Scout Fellowships may be formed at Group, Region or Branch levels.
  • Scout Fellowships will be coordinated by a Branch Fellowship Council, which has the following functions:-
    • To promote Scout Fellowships and Fellowship activities
    • To encourage the development of Scout Fellowships within the Branch.
    • To make decisions about the Rules and Methods by which it governs, administers and implements its operations.
    • To set the standards for Scout Fellowships within the Branch.
    • The Branch Fellowship Council will consist of Delegates elected from the Fellowships in the Branch.
    • The Branch Fellowship Council will have a Chairman/President, Secretary, Treasurer and other such officers as deemed appropriate.
    • Each Scout Fellowship will have a Chairman/President, Secretary, Treasurer and other such officers as deemed appropriate.

NSW Branch Scout Fellowship Council (BSFC)

The Branch Scout Fellowship Council is made up with delegates from each Fellowship formation.  It currently has the positions of Chair/President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations Officer.

The operation of the BSFC is overseen by the State commissioner Scout Fellowships.

The role of the BSFC is to be the focal communications point between the Branch (and other Branch Fellowship Councils) and each formation.  The BSFC must approve the formation of each Fellowship and approve Applications for Membership.
Any guidance or information regarding Scout Fellowship can be gained from the BSFC.

More information

 

Scout Fellowships in Greater Western Sydney Region

In Greater Western Sydney Region, we have 5 active Scout Fellowship groups.

Cumberland Gang Show Scout Fellowship

Meet the 3rd Friday of every month, with even months being formal meetings, and odd months a variety of social activities. Contact Dr Jeannie Wood (Secretary)  or Adrian Wilson (Activity co-ordinator)

Pinnaroo Scout Fellowship

At Pinnaroo Scout Fellowship we get involved with a variety of activities, helping out within Scouting and our Community and having fun. Our members are as varied as our activities, some with a Scouting bacground, some still active in the Movement, while others have never been part of Scouting before.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Westmead Scout Hall and welcome any visitors.

Black Horse Scout Fellowship

Information to go here - please contact the webmaster!

Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship

At Blue Mountains Scout Fellowship we currently have around 18 members and 3 interested rovers "coming-up".

Some are full-time leaders of a youth section or in region executive and others are casual members that float in and out as they can. Some have special skills like abseil and canyon instructors, amateur radio operators or first aiders and others just like to be part of the fun.

Some enjoy challenges of the outdoors, some prefer the 'lighter' social approach and others like a mix of both.

But what we all have in common is a passion for Scouting - a desire to help today's youth enjoy the outdoors, make long-life friendships and grow into trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly..... wait a minute this list is sounding oddly familiar.... members of our greater community. Oh and we all (well most of us) live in and around Sydney's Blue Mountains.

If we can can help your mob, pack, troop, unit, crew, group, or someone else in the wider community, contact us- we'd love to help. And if we can help you join, stay in or get more involved in Scouting and the community then contact us - we'd love for you to join us.

For more information contact 

Waratah Activity Scout Fellowship

Our newest Scout Fellowship in the Region is dedicated to supporting the Venturer Scout section and their Annual Region Camp - Waratah.

For more information and to download an application form, visit the Waratah Activity Scout Fellowship website.

 

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