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Positions Vacant Print E-mail


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Support Officer - Care Monkey

- Help transform Scouts NSW -

- Support the roll out of a new software application -

- Fixed Term/Part Time (21 hours) 6-month contract -

An exciting opportunity has become available in the Business Transformation Team at Scouts NSW State Office. This 6-month CareMonkey Project Support position is a great opportunity to enter the IT market.

Applications close 26 September 2017.

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State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development

With a New Youth Programme coming, expanded Activities training, and a bunch of other things happening in Scouts NSW in the next couple of years, the SC AT&D role would suit someone who thrives on change and challenge.

The successful applicant will be working with an awesome team of Trainers, RCs AT&D, Activities, and Youth Programme people, providing leadership, mentoring, motivation and direction across the state of NSW.

Interested? Apply by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications should address the criteria in the position description.

Applications close Sunday 1 October, 2017.

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Executive Assistant to the Chief Commissioner

Are you hyper-organised, extremely detail oriented and a confident communicator? Do you enjoy building relationships and going above and beyond?

Scouts Australia NSW is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support our Chief Commissioner. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for managing phone enquiries and arranging meetings and appointments on behalf of the Chief Commissioner, and communicating and generating correspondence with members of the Association as required. 

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Marketing Assistant - State Office

Are you a Marketing wizard keen to get involved in spreading Scouting across the State? Do you enjoy, and have experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating targeted marketing strategies?

Scouts Australia NSW is looking for an Marketing Assistant to join the fabulous Communications and Development Team at State Office. The successful applicant will responsible for supporting the growth and development of Scouts Australia NSW's membership and the implementation of various marketing activities.

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Strategic Plan 2016-2018 Print E-mail

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors ratified the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 in November 2016, noting it is a living document with ongoing adjustment required to reflect changes in the organisation's operating environment.

The nine Key Goals support the Association's mission to be and to be seen as the pre-eminent youth organisation in Australia.

Our Goals

  • A child safe environment.
  • 16,000 Youth Members through the delivery of vibrant, effective and consistent youth programs.
  • 800 additional Leaders through recruitment and retention.
  • A younger Leader demographic.
  • Financial break even across all operations.
  • Lower administrative workloads/processes through smart use of technology.
  • Complete business plans (including maintenance plans) for all Scout properties.
  • A positive and enabling culture, with a united team.
  • Active Youth engagement - "Youth Led, Adult Supported"

Download the Strategic Plan and see how you can play your part in helping Scouts achieve its vision.

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Meet the Board Print E-mail
Kerry McGoldrick KerryMcGoldrick

Non-executive director

Kerry was elected to the Board (previously the SEC) in 2013 and was elected as Chair in August 2015. He is a Director in the Advisory practice of Ernst & Young (EY) and is a recognised leader in governance, risk and resilience. Kerry is a lawyer by trade and holds an MBA and Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. He is also on the NSW Council of Governance Institute of Australia. Kerry had a great time as a kid in the Sea Scouts, which fostered a lifelong interest in the outdoors.
Neville Tomkins OAM JP Neville Tomkins Ex officio director Chief Commissioner Neville reaffirmed his promise as Chief Commissioner in August 2016, after completing 35 years in the Commonwealth Public Service, including 25 years in the Senior Executive Service. He comes to NSW having served as Chief Commissioner for the ACT for 9 years and the International Commissioner for Scouts Australia for 6 years. He continues to serve in multiple Scouts Australia appointments, including that of National Coordinator for Redress. He has served on the National Executive of Scouts Australia, and as a National Councillor, for the past 15 years. Neville is inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’.
Robert Mulcahy Bob Mulcahy bw 2 Non-executive director Treasurer Bob joined the board in 2013. He is an experienced executive director and board member with a background of achievement in business and not for profit sectors in Oceania and Asia. He has expertise in building and mentoring boards, and board reporting requirements. Bob’s first appointment in Scouts NSW was Assistant Scout Leader (1977-1987). He cites working as a Water Activities Leader at the Perth Jamboree as one of his best times in Scouts.
Phil Crutchley Phil Crutchley bw 2 Ex officio director  In addition to being a director of the board, Phil serves as Region Commissioner for South Coast and Tablelands. He has a long history of numerous appointments with Scouts NSW, starting in 1989 as a Trainee Leader with 2nd Figtree Cub Pack. Phil has many years of managerial experience in heavy industry and local government, specialising in procurement, supply and logistics, and risk management.
Steve Fernie    Ex officio director
Claire Geary Claire Geary1 bw Non-executive director Claire was appointed to the board in 2015, after over 20 years of appointments in Scouts NSW. She is Head of Corporate Services in a heritage consultancy and has over 20 years of general management experience in corporate services, operations management, community development and education – gained in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, and is a director of two companies. Claire savours the memories of late night laughs around the camp fire with other Leaders.
Robert Rodgers Robert Rodgers bw sml Ex officio director Robert was appointed to the board in 2017, after more than 25 years in the Scout Movement. Beyond Scouting, Robert has over 35 years experience as a solicitor specialising in Personal Injury Law. He also has extensive knowledge of Administrative Law and, in particular, Privacy, Discrimination and Disciplinary law and processes. Robert also holds postgraduate qualifications in Governance.
Janet Hale janet hale bw Ex officio director Before becoming a member of the Scouts NSW board, Janet served for 22 years with NSW Police, reaching the rank of Detective Senior Constable, serving on specialist task forces, including homicide and drugs. Janet is North Coast Region Chair and Group Manager of 1st Ballina Scout Group. She also volunteers at her children’s local school in Ballina. Her family is actively involved in scouting, with children in the Rovers and Scouts sections, and her two sons having achieved the Queen Scout Award.
David Hassan david hassan bw Non-executive director  David joined the Scouts NSW board in 2015, and has since taken up other administrative and Leader appointments. David is a ScoutLink champion. He holds an MBA from UTS, and has a background as CIO and head of technology in several organisations, where he focussed on harnessing technology and digital assets to enable business outcomes.
Spencer Jarratt Spencer Jarratt Ex officio director Spencer joined the board in February 2015. He graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2008 with a BA in Business and Communication Studies, and has since pursued a career in social media technologies and customer data research. At present he is a management consultant with Propel Group. Spencer has many great memories of being a Scout, including some memorable green cord hikes. He has been a member of Scouts NSW since 1995.
Stephen Wallace Steve Wallace Non-executive director Steve has worked in the IT field since 2003 and holds a BSc in Computer Science from UTS. He takes a close interest in how IT can be used to ease the administrative processes of Scouts NSW and helped deliver ScoutLink in 2014. Steve joined Scouts NSW as a Cub in 1990 and continued through to Rovers. He has occupied several Leader and supporter appointments, including being appointed to the Board in 2008, and is currently District Commissioner for Penrith City. He is passionate about young people having a voice in Scouting governance, and believes in Carpe Diem and ‘do unto others as you want done unto you.’


Gone Home Print E-mail

8 July 2017 - David Newbold
3 July 2017 - Anthony (Tony) Handley
15 May 2017 - Graham Ernest Petty JP
4 April 2017 - Sue Bullock
31 March 2017 - Matthew Roser
17 March 2017 - Bill Sullivan
8 March 2017 - Peter Sich
4 March 2017 - John McRae White
25 February 2017 - Reginald Arthur (Reg) Becker
12  February 2017 - Colin Blackall

13 October 2016 - Ian (Richard) Hellstrom
8 October 2016 - Kim Palmer
15 September 2016 - Wal Pilz
14 September 2016 - David Abnett
12 September 2016 - Peter Doyle
24 August 2016 - Albert (Bert) Gardner
8 August 2016 - Helen Hogan
21 July 2016 - Mary Robinson
21 July 2016 - David Lockman
19 July 2016 - Denis Sonneman
14 July 2016 - Noel "Chips" Tarbotton OAM
13 July 2016 - Frances Blundell 
1 July 2016 - Brett Farquharson OAM
1 July 2016 - Guy Cowley
21 June 2016 - Peter Smith
15 June 2016 - Graham 'Skip' Crawford
30 May 2016 - Craig Ferguson 
24 May 2016 - Stephen "Archer" Shaw
19 April 2016 - Greg Strutt
18 April 2016 - Victor (Vic) Mack Sparkes
5 April 2016 - Leone Dyson
4 April 2016 - Alan Johnstone
1 April 2016 - Narelle Walker 
29 March 2016 - Melinda "Barbie" Adams
18 March 2016 - Bruce "Dusty" Arnsby
15 March 2016 - Lindsay Ross Munro
15 March 2016 - Keith David
8 March 2016 - Garry Barton
29 February 2016 - Alfred Humphreys 
23 January 2016 - George Gillespie Kierle
24 December 2015 - Sandra Lawson
10 December 2015 - Robert Leece
26 November 2015 - Shelagh Lamb
26 November 2015 - Daphne Hawkins
23 November 2015 - Bruce McNeice
29 October 2015 - Allan Richardson
6 October 2015 - Russell Marshall
28 September 2015 - David Milson
17 September 2015 - Harry Dudley Smith
31 August 2015 - Angela Fairbairn
25 August 2015 - Gail Inglis
24 August 2015 - Ken Powell
13 August 2015 - Mervyn Robert Stanley (Stan) Tuck
31 July 2015 - Morris Clague
26 July 2015 - Judy Seal
24 July 2015 - Graham James Painton
16 July 2015 - Air Commodore G G Michael AO OBE AFC (Ret'd)
16 July 2015 - Josh Kirchner

Called to a Higher Service - Annual Review 2015

Called to a Higher Service - Annual Review 2014

Promoting your Group Print E-mail

There are many ways to promote your Group in the community. Community festivals, school fetes and fundraising initiatives are just some of the events that you could be involved in that give your Group public exposure!

To help you promote your Group and increase membership Scouts NSW offers a variety of promotional materials for purchase and hire.


Promo Pack - Every Group in NSW is entitled to one FREE Promo Pack each calendar year so make sure you order yours today!

KYM the NSW Mascot - Available for hire by Regions, Districts and Groups.

Promotional Material Hire - Fin flags, pull-up banners and tie-up banners are available for hire from the State Office. Please download, fill out and send the completed form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Open Day Kit - free to download by Groups, Districts and Regions to help promote Scouting

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