URGENT meeting re: Future of our Scout Section

Chairperson - Parents - about 1 month ago (03 Nov 16)

Emergency meeting to discuss the future of the Magill Scout Section.

As you are aware the current Scout leaders would like to retire and we are seeking new leaders for 2017 for them to mentor to take on the role for next year and beyond. This is a serious situation. If we have no leaders in the Scout section, it will go into recess and possibly signal the ultimate demise of the whole Group. All the local groups around our district are full and it would be difficult to take on more Scouts.

This Group has a great parent committee, a great hall and wonderful camaraderie so why would you want to leave with your children? Fortunately a new Group Leader has come our way and she will be starting soon once her paperwork has been completed.

Magill Scout Group does have a future.

I understand everyone is much busier than we were 20 years ago and you may think, “Oh I can’t do that I don’t have the skills”. That is what Martin said and he has had a wonderful ten years in Scouts and the Scouting youth have learnt so much from him and Graham.

We would like to recruit new leaders with a long term commitment to the group such as Joey or Cub parents; however this does not preclude current Scout parents from applying. Of course there may be someone out there who has always had desire to become a leader, perhaps since they were involved as a Scout/Guide in their youth. Maybe you know someone who would enjoy taking on a leader role. Please invite them to the meeting.

So what is the process?
1. Talk to Martin and Graham about a leaders role
2. Attend the meeting on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm where I will talk to parents about training (which incidentally you don’t pay for) plus other useful information. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
3. At least two potential leaders would be wonderful even more would be fantastic. Some Scout groups have 4 leaders and two helpers.

Looking forward to meeting you all again on the 15th.

Kind Regards,

Kay Ealing
District Commissioner Adelaide Foothills
Acting Group Leader, Magill Scout Group

Photos from Scouts Ambulance Centre visit

Eagle - Scouts - 3 months ago (01 Sep 16)

Hi All,

Some photos from last term’s Ambulance Centre visit are here:


I also found some old photos from Roonka 2013:




An overview of the past year and a bit...

Group Leader - Parents - 6 months ago (07 Jun 16)

An open letter to Magill Scout Group

Chairperson - Parents - 6 months ago (03 Jun 16)

Dear Parents and Guardians of Magill Scout Group,

Further to the recent loss of our long serving Group Leader (GL), Marco Hess, we are not only searching for a replacement GL but we also need volunteers to become adult helpers and assistant leaders in all sections of the Group – Joeys, Cubs and Scouts.

The Group also needs some new faces with fresh ideas to help run the Parents Committee in various roles, including fund-raising to help with running costs, facilities upgrades and external activities associated with the Group.

Many of the current leaders and committee members have been in their roles for a long time. Some have been doing these jobs for years after their own children have finished with Scouts altogether. These leaders and committee members would relish the chance to take a step back while coaching and encouraging someone new to take over in the mid to long term.

If you are reading this and are at all concerned about the on-going viability of the Group to continue providing great activities and opportunities for your children then please consider coming onboard in some capacity to help out. Scout Groups such as Magill simply cannot exist without the help of dedicated volunteers.

The AGM on Tuesday 7th Junewould be a great time to offer your help, or simply contact our acting GL, Kay Ealing at home on 8251 3250, mobile 0411 111 91, or by email at dc.foothills@sa.scouts.com.au


Magill Scout Group

Cuboree Parent Information Sheet

Chairperson - Cubs - 6 months ago (29 May 16)

Hi Cubs and Parents,
Please find below some information regarding the upcoming Cuboree.
If you have any questions please ask your Cub Leader.

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