Scouts Australia

Strange and Different Times



Fellow Scouters and friends of Scouting

The ACT Government has announced the closure of all schools in the ACT from Tuesday 24 March. In my previous correspondence with you I flagged that the trigger for the ACT Branch to suspend face-to-face Scouting would be the announcement by the ACT Government of school closures.

Subsequently, I am advising you that face-to-face Scouting in the ACT is suspended, at this stage until 31 May 2020. We will review the need to either extend this or re-open Scouting in the fortnight leading up to this.

Scouting, both nationally and locally, is working cooperatively to facilitate continuation of the Scouting program through various program delivery processes. I will advise you of these processes as they become available. We are all aware of the likely impact of this on the progression of individual in the Award scheme and these are also being discussed with appropriate Commissioners.

I thank you all for your patience during this very difficult time for Scouting and the wider community and ask you to show the true Scouting spirit in how you respond to this community-wide emergency.

Yours in Scouting,

Rick Goode 
Chief Commissioner
Scouts Australia - ACT Branch

89 Kitchener St, Garran ACT 2605 
T 02 6282 5211 M 0401 085 381 F 02 6260 5089



Events cancelled for 2020 are:

  • Cotter Shield
  • Dragon Skin
  • Canberra Gang Show


Postponed until later in the year:

  • Kub Kar Rally


Suspended until further notice:

  • All Face to Face Branch Meetings
  • All Face to Face Training
  • All Adventurous Activities

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