*The Commencement for advancement in Sections may vary upto 6 months.
Adult Recognition Awards 2017
Scouts Australia congratulates the recipients of the 2017 Adult Recognition Awards. For further details and a list of awardees click here.
A Letter From the Chief Commissioner of Australia
A Scout Promise and Law for All Young Australians
Dear Scouts of Australia, Members and Supporters,
After three years of planning, research and consultation, on Saturday the 22nd July 2017 the National Council of Scouts Australia endorsed the new wording for the Australian Scout Promise and the Australian Scout Law.
This is wonderful news for Scouting. Scouts Australia now has one Promise, with two versions. Following the World Organisation of the Scout Movement philosophy of one developmental program from ages 6 to 26 years, the Promise will be used across all five of our Sections. As Australia’s young people become more diverse, from a multitude of backgrounds and beliefs, we now offer a Promise they can make with conviction, and a Law they can easily understand and follow.
Both versions of our Promise express Scouting’s core values and have been endorsed by World Scouting. Scouts will now have the choice of either option depending on personal preferences.
The National Council also endorsed new wording for the Australian Scout Law to be used across all age Sections.
Each Group will also be sent a poster of the new wording.
We invite every Group across Australia to use these resources to assist all members to understand and live by our Promise & Law.
The Promise and Law review is one important step in preparing Scouting for the next generation of young Australians. In 2018, we implement our newly developed Scout Method, Areas of Personal Growth and other revised fundamentals of the Scouting program.
We congratulate all our volunteers who spent countless hours on this project, and all our members who provided valuable feedback.
By living by the values of our Promise & Law, Scouts in Australia will ‘Create a Better World’.
Yours in Scouting
Scouts Australia’s National Child Protection Policy
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