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New Vice President - James Carter

20 May 2020

Following the appointment of former Vice President, Jan Turbill to Chief Commissioner, James Carter has been elected Vice President from now until the AGM in August. Congratulations James!

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Our Chief Commissioner's address re COVID-19 addresses

24 Apr 2020

Listen to our Chief Commissioner, Jan Turbill lead you through our plans to be a stronger organisation on the other side of COVID-19

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Scouting From Home

14 Apr 2020

Find out how you can join Scouting, share in some of our awesome activities or discover what your friends have been raving about.

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Scouts SA appoints it's 19th Chief Commissioner

02 Apr 2020

Welcome Jan, Farewell Harry! Scouts SA is proud to announce Jan Turbill has been appointed as our 19th Chief Commissioner. Jan succeeds Harry Long who has devoted his life to Scouting and education and has served as our Chief for the last 5 years.

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The adventure continues!

10 Dec 2019

Do you have the post AJ2019 Blues? There is plenty of adventure still to be found!

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Glen Osmond Scouts and Cubs about 1926

The beginning at Glen Osmond

1907  Robert Baden-Powell (BP) published "Scouting for Boys"
1909 Nov An article in "The Advertiser" announced a meeting at St Saviour's Anglican Church to form a Glen Osmond Scout Troop.  So Scouting at Glen Osmond started. It was first registered with the British Boy Scouts Association.
1913 Glen Osmond Scout Troop joined what is now Scouts Australia (SA Branch).
1914-1918 During the first World War, the Troop continued meetings even though all the leaders had signed up for military service.
prior 1924 Some meetings were held at the Glen Osmond Baptist Church Hall.
1924 Elizabeth Fraser allowed a Scout Hut to be built on her land "Ridge Park" at the current Scout Hall site.
1927 Nov That land was sold to Unley Council to create the Ridge Park recreation open space. Our hall site reserved by 99 year lease as part of the deal.
1939-1945 Again, as leaders and older scouts signed up for military service, the Scout Group continued to meet with older youths acting in place of leaders.
1955-1965 The Scout Group membership climbed to over 100 in the baby-boomer years, putting considerable pressure on the original Scout Hut.
1968 The curent brick Scout Hall was opened on the sitereplacing the Scout Hut. It was built entirely from fundraising by the parents.
1973 Scouts Australia changed from a male-only organisation to one that was inclusive of girls as members. Although there was slow acceptance of this restructuring, but finally the number of members stabilised.
1978 A meeting room extension to the hall was added in 1978. It was used for a number of years by the City of Unley Rovers. Again, it was built by local fund raising. That meeting room is now known as the Venturer Den.
1978 - Times were achanging. The wider access to television, the demands of school sports training, and the increased demand on seconary student's time proved competitive to being a Scout. To counter this the Scout Group developed adventurous youth programs for activity types that youth could not get elsewhere. The range of activities has continued to expand.