Your Voice is Important to our Culture
Dear Scouts, Leaders and Supporters,
Twelve months ago, Scouts Australia (NSW) welcomed a new Chief Commissioner. In this last 12 months, we have dedicated a substantial amount of time listening to youth and adult members, family and community supporters, and Scout State and Regional Office staff.
Almost without exception, you have openly told us what you enjoy about Scouting and what energises you, along with what frustrates you about the movement and how we should together seek to make changes to how we work together and support each other in our shared goal of developing today’s young people to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Our State is large and, try as we may, the senior leadership team are not able to speak with every youth and adult member and supporter of Scouts in NSW. Your voice is important. To make sure our culture is positive and enabling to all our members, and so your voice is not missed, we invite you to complete our Culture and Diversity Survey.
The survey contains only four sections and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until 5:00pm on 1 September 2017.
Your feedback will be used by our Culture Taskforce to undertake what we need to change – or keep – to make sure Scouts is the movement you want it to be in NSW.
If you have any questions about our Culture and Diversity Survey, please email our Deputy Chief Commissioner (Growth, Strategies and Group Support) firstname.lastname@example.org – who is leading our cultural change initiative.
Yours in Scouting,
|Neville Tomkins OAM JP
|Andrew Smith AM
Chief Executive Officer
All suspicions, concerns or allegations about criminal matters or child protection matters should be reported directly to the Chief Commissioner, the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Youth Safety, Compliance and Support), the CEO or the Child Protection Officer at the NSW State Office on:
Tel: 02 9735 9000 or via email@example.com
If a young person is in imminent danger, the matter should be reported directly and immediately to NSW Police on 131444.
Where a report is made to the police, you should also subsequently notify the NSW State Office.