Because I’m always trying to relocate the manuals when planning – here’s the links to the AJ2016 Leaders manuals hosted on http://www.vicscouts.com.au

AJ2016 Victorian Contingent – Resource Books
* AJ2016 Leader Resource Book. v.2 [PDF]
* AJ2016 Service Leader – Resource Book v.1.3 [PDF]
* AJ2016 Parent Resource Book v.1.2 [PDF]

SiAW2015 Scouts in Action Month 2015 – Scouts in the Environment
The aim is to take action for the environment, learn a little more about it but most importantly get out there – in the environment.
The World Scout Environment Program has 3 principles. One of these encourages us to provide opportunities to experience and connect with the natural world.

This year’s Scouts in Action Month worked into a minimal impact bushwalking principles night.

vi) Understanding minimal impact bushwalking principles, where appropriate.

🌿 Welcome to the Overland Track Tasmania [PWS Tasmania]

🌿 Before You Walk (PDF) [PWS Tasmania]

🌿 Leave No Trace – A Backpackers Oath [CleverHiker.com]

Leave No Trace
The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace and why they’re so important:

1) Plan Ahead and Prepare – This is probably the most crucial step in the process. Knowing what to expect on your backcountry trips is absolutely critical to limiting your impact on your environment. Are there fire regulations? Where can you camp? Are dogs allowed? Do you need permits? What will the weather be like? What equipment should you bring? How difficult will the terrain be? Is their snow on the trail? All this knowledge and more is absolutely critical.

2) Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces – Even your footsteps will leave an impact on the environment. Trampling fragile ecosystems can damage them for many years.

3) Dispose of Waste Properly – If you pack it in, pack it out! There’s no reason to leave any waste in the wilderness, except for human waste, and even that should be disposed of properly.

4) Leave What You Find – The entire point of Leave No Trace backpacking is making it seem as though you were never there. So resist the urge to take home a souvenir or leave your mark.

5) Minimize Campfire Impacts – Fires can leave a huge impact on the environment that will take many years to recover. Always practice proper Leave No Trace fire standards.

6) Respect Wildlife – Don’t feed wild animals and don’t stress them out either. Respect wildlife and keep your distance.

7) Be Considerate Of Other Visitors – Treat other visitors the same way you’d like to be treated. Give them space and treat them with respect and everyone will be better off.

This video is a mash-up of some of Archery’s best cinematic moments. There is something ancient in connecting with traditional methods which is pure and reflects the quality and the character of the archer, not the equipment.

Archery Tag® is played similar to dodgeball with our bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. This exciting, action-packed game offers the ultimate family-friendly experience that engages everyone. Don’t miss out on Tag … The game you never outgrow!

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Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
Boy’s Life
* Inside the September 2015 issue


Scouting Magazine [BSA]
Scouting MagazineSep/Oct 2015


Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting MagazineAutumn 2015 issue
* Make.Do.Share Autumn 2015


2015 NewslettersNewsletter September 2015 [PDF]


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Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
Boy’s Life
* Inside the August 2015 issue


Scouting Magazine [BSA]
Scouting MagazineJul/Aug 2015

Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting MagazineAug/Sep 2015 issue
* Get Active! Aug/Sep 2015

2015 NewslettersNewsletter August 2015 [PDF]



  • Chief Scout of Victoria Shane Jacobson, July Message

  • The best exercise you can do if you’re feeling stressed (2015-Jul-11) [news.com.au]
    A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has proven that being in nature — not just outside — does wonders for your brain. The study sampled 38 people who lived in urban areas who had “no history of mental disorder”, split them into two groups and asked them to take a 90-minute stroll. One group walked through town. Another in nature. Afterwards, both groups were tested in addition to having a brain scan.
    The group who walked in nature had an overwhelmingly positive result compared to those who walked among people, cars and ordinary life in the city.

Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
Boy’s Life
* Inside the July 2015 issue


Scouting Magazine [BSA]
Scouting MagazineJul/Aug 2015

Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting MagazineJun/Jul 2015 issue
* Get Active! Jun/Jul 2015


2015 NewslettersNewsletter July 2015 [PDF]

Via the Scouts Australia Facebook Page;

Our version of a Camping Chuckbox
My wife and I built this chuckbox and uploaded a video to Facebook to show our friends and family the fruits of our labor. To our surprise, the video has been shared all over on Facebook, leading to lots of questions. We made this video in an attempt to answer some of these questions. The original concept of this box is not our own, we saw a video of a similar box on Youtube which we tried to replicate. The inspiration was built by Lance’s Woodshop.

Camping Chuck Box – Part 1
Made from 1/2″ & 1/8″ Baltic Birch Ply, Daddo’s, Brad Nails & Glue hold it together. I made this to be more organized and keep from smashing food and supplies while camping. When primitive camping there are no tables so this gives another space to prepare food. (Lance’s Woodshop & Adventures)

Camping Chuck Box – Part 2


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