Scouts WA News and Updates

Update from Chief Commissioner, Ayden Mackenzie and CEO, Jess Karlsson

August, the first month of Noongar season, Djilba, has been a busy month for Scouts in WA, including planning events, and growing our team.  

In July, the Members Services Team, including staff and volunteers, held workshops focused upon our members’ journey and experience during their time within Scouts WA. Throughout these workshops, there were six top priority areas identified: 

  • Developing a clear marketing and communication plan  
  • Streamlining the enquiry process for new members  
  • Review of forms, to make simpler and more accessible via online forms  
  • Membership fee process simplification
  • Developing more on the job training support for new Leaders
  • Developing and implementing service delivery standards  

Each priority area now has a working group of volunteers and staff, which we are contributing to, as Chief Commissioner and CEO. These have been prioritised as some of the key ‘pain points’ for our members, and therefore are our priorities to address. We’ll continue to provide updates and are interested in hearing more of your ideas and feedback.

If you have any, please share via our feedback form on the Scouts WA website: 

September News

There are several large events upcoming, including Enduro in September, and OneCamp in April 2023. These are well into the planning stage, with event teams focused on making sure all activities are adventurous, fun, challenging, inclusive, and delivered safely.  

In August, Nighthawk (held in Collie) and Mission Impossible (help near York) were a great success with hundreds of our youth members attending each. Our Members had many learnings, but importantly, teamwork, outdoor survival, resilience, through these experiences without letting the wet or cold weather dampen their spirit.  

Thanks to the numerous volunteers and Leaders involved in both the planning and delivery of these events, we’ve received lots of positive feedback from families.  

The support team in Head Office has increased its capability, by recruiting some new team members.

The support team in Head Office has increased its capability, by recruiting some new team members. New team members include Craig, Recruitment Coordinator, Justine, Communications Coordinator and Claire, Esther and Nicole in Finance and Members Admin support.

We’re very pleased to share our new look Annual Report, with you all. This report celebrates Scouts WA’s achievements the past year. Our goal in this report was to highlight more of our social and community impact and has been launched at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Thanks to all who contributed to the report, and those who attended our AGM.

Please see and share the report available here: Scouts WA Annual Report 2022.

Yours in Scouting,
Ayden and Jess