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Welcome to SCAT Rovers online 2017

You may have noticed that there hasn’t been many updates recently on the website, it’s been kinda lonely really.

But now, the website is getting a revival. There’s new pages coming in and some pages getting some updates. Over time we’ll post about our newest editions to the website and we’ll be posting updates on what we’re up to and some fantastic opportunities with us.

So stay tuned, we’re still alive and kicking!

Revolutionary Changes to the RRC!

The RRC Exec have been busy improving the RRC so we can better support the needs of the Rovers in the Region. Here is a quick outline of the changes:

  • Functions of the RRC: The RRC executive met in April to discuss the role of the RRC, and how we should be supporting Crews in providing a quality experience for their Rovers. We decided on the following primary functions of the RRC, which guided the way we restructured the Council.
    • To support the development of Crews in the Region and their delivery of the Areas of Personal Growth;
    • To facilitate connections between Crews in the Region;
    • To oversee key Rover-run events in the Region;
    • To oversee the finances of the Rover section of the Region; and
    • To represent the Region at the Branch Rover Council, and report back to the Region about BRC matters.
  • Structure of the RRC: Once we agreed upon the primary functions of the RRC we changed the structure of the RRC so we could perform the functions better than we have done in the past. While most of the positions haven’t changed much, there are a few new roles and one which has been removed.
    • An Event Liaison Officer (ELO) position has been created to help support our key Rover-run events in the Region, like Moot, WWG and RVR.
    • A Crew Liaison Officer (CLO) position has been created to improve communication between the RRC and our Crews, and to help Crews fulfil the different Areas of Personal Growth (AoPG).
    • A Training Officer position has been confirmed to help Rovers access training opportunities and ensure compliance with new training requirements, such as online modules, etc.
    • The Public Relations Officer is no longer a position as it didn’t contribute to the primary functions of the RRC.
  • Constitution of the RRC: In conjunction with the above changes we also updated the RRC Constitution to make it more flexible, but also stronger to serve and protect the Rovers in the Region. The new constitution will be presented to the RRC at an extraordinary AGM of the Council to be held on Tuesday, 11 August 2015. At this meeting we will vote to approve the new Constitution for a trial period of 6 months, as well as electing a new set of Office Bearers for the RRC.
  • RRC Meetings: After listening to your feedback the RRC Exec have decided to change the way RRC Meetings are held. Effective from the August meeting the RRC will no longer meet every month. Instead, the SC&T Rovers will meet once every two months for a short RRC meeting followed by a social activity. Every Rover in the Region will be encouraged to attend these activities in order to get a brief update from the RRC while also getting to know other Rovers and having fun!

You can view the proposed RRC Constitution by clicking here.

For more info on any of the above changes please email Kusi at kusi88@me.com

World Scout Day Awards 2014

Congratulations and Bravoo to all those who received awards this year from all of us at the Region Office.

SILVER KANGAROO – For Eminent Achievement And Meritorious Service

  • Zuiderwyk, Anthony Peter: Scout Leader, 1st Bulli Scout Troop

SILVER EMU- For Sustained And Exceptional Service

  • Napper, Maxwell James: Regional Leader (Asst Camp Warden), South Coast And Tablelands Region

SILVER KOALA – For Distinguished Service

  • Bullivant, Stewart Andrew: Regional Comm (Adult Tmg & Dev), South Coast And Tablelands Region

SILVER WATTLE – For Outstanding Service

  • Gear, Peter Leslie: Regional Comm (Scouts), South Coast And Tablelands Region
  • Pavey, Jennifer Joy: Regional Comm (Activities), South Coast And Tablelands Region
  • Sawyer, Peter Charles: District Cub Scout Leader, Illawarra South District

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD- For Excellent Service

  • Byrnes, Warren Norman Victor: Scout Leader, 1st Mt St Thomas Scout Troop
  • Haider, Erwin: Group Leader, 1st Shellharbour Scout Group
  • Hatton, Robert Gregory: Assistant Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Austinmer Venturer Unit
  • Low, Benjamin David: Cub Scout Leader, 1st Balgownie Cub Pack
  • Riddiford, Amanda Gail: Scout Leader, 1st Albion Park Scout Troop “Warrigal”
  • Turner, Stephen Rodney: Group Leader, 1st Austinmer Scout Group

SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD- For Good Service

  • Allan, Gregory: Scout Leader, Dapto Scout Troop
  • Allan, Kati: Assistant Scout Leader, Dapto Scout Troop
  • Bannon, Gregory James: Cub Scout Leader, Unanderra Cub Pack
  • Beaver, Linda Maree: Assistant Scout Leader, 2nd Queanbeyan Scout Troop
  • Brennan, Kevin Christopher: Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Dapto Cub Pack
  • Bullock, Susan Maree: Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Dapto Cub Pack
  • Dunmal, Shirley: Fellowship Member, Korimul Gang Show Scout Fellowship
  • Harvey, Steven Brian: District Commissioner, Keirawarra District
  • Hogarth, Jarratt James: Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Albion Park Venturer Unit
  • Kovacs, Gregory Joseph: Venturer Scout Leader, 1st Gundaroo Venturer Unit
  • Krause, Geoffrey Donald: Assistant Scout Leader, 1st Batemans Bay Scout Troop
  • Kulibab, Robert Jan: Group Chairman, 1st Eden Scout Group
  • Martin, Stuart Carey: Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Jamberoo Cub Pack
  • Mayberry, Aiden John: Scout Leader, Unanderra Scout Troop
  • Micallef, Christopher Julian: Cub Scout Leader, 1st Dapto Cub Pack
  • Roberts, Mark Christopher: Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Thirroul Cub Pack
  • Seager, Michael Jeffrey: Joey Scout Leader, 1st Bulli Joey Mob
  • Senn, Leanne Kay: Joey Scout Leader, Dapto Joey Mob
  • Shepherd, Kelley: Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Russell Vale Cub Pack
  • Shepherd, Paul John: Scout Leader, 1st Russell Vale Scout Troop
  • Southall, Bradley Geoff: Regional Leader (Asst Camp Warden), South Coast And Tablelands Region
  • Thomas, Karen Frances: Regional Leader (Asst Camp Warden), South Coast And Tablelands Region
  • Thomas, Mervyn John: Regional Leader (Asst Camp Warden), South Coast And Tablelands Region

National Squire Training

All crews are required to follow the Rovers Australia Squire Training requirements as of 2014. To view these requirements, click here.

Hike for Hunger: Introduction

Service is a crucial aspect of the Rover Scout program. Annually, every Rover in NSW takes part in the annual Branch Rover Project, Hike for Hunger.

The aim of Hike for Hunger is to collect as many cans as possible to help the Wesley Mission feed as many of Sydney’s needy people as possible. The cans collected by the Rovers each year currently cover Wesley Mission’s food requirements for anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Further updates to come soon!