https://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Swansea-Scout-Group/202926053052568 – our Swansea Scout Group Facebook page, please like and join in the conversation.
http://scouts.com.au/ – Scouts Australia site
http://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/ – NSW Scouts site
http://aj2016.com.au/ – In 2016 Sydney will host the 24th Australian Scout Jamboree, an event Scouts, Venturers & Rovers will not want to miss!
Here’s video from the 2013 Jamboree held in Qld.
Did you know that some of the world’s most successful people were Scouts? Over the past 100 years, Scouting has shaped the lives of many individuals worldwide, and these individuals have found ways to make their mark in society. Many of them credit their past involvement in the Scouting Movement as an important part in their success.
Read about some prominent Australians who have been or are involved in Scouts.
- Sally Browne – Fashion Designer/Inspirational Speaker
- Andrew Condon CSC – CEO Sydney Legacy
- Trevor Fearnley AM – CEO AdPartners Group
- John Leece OAM – Director, Boroughs Chartered Accountants
- Shane Mattiske – Director of NRL Strategy & Special Projects
- Catriona Noble – Managing Director of McDonald’s Australia
- Dick Smith AO – Businessman/Aviator/Film-maker/Explorer
- Warwick White – Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil (Australasia)
- Peter Beattie – Former Premier of Queensland
- Peter Garrett – Federal Minister for School, Education, Early Childhood and Youth
- Dr Brendan Nelson – Member for Bradfield
- Nigel Scullion – Senator for the Northern Territory
- Helen Sham-Ho – Former NSW MP
- Kieran Ault-Connell – Paralympian
- Sir Jack Brabham – Racing driver
- Regan Harrison – Olympic Swimmer
- David Parkin – AFL Coach and Former Player
- Keith Conlon – Radio Presenter
- Ian Cooper – Violinist
- Jamie Durie – TV Presenter/Landscape Designer
- Jon Faine – 774 ABC Melbourne Radio Host
- Shane Jacobson – Actor/Comedian
- Dave Lawson – TV presenter/Comedian
- Bert Newton – Entertainer
- Dave O’Neil – Comedian
- Adam Spencer – Radio/TV Presenter
- Jack Yabsley – TV Presenter
Other walks of life
- Geoffrey Blainey – Historian/Author
- Jack Heath – Author
- Tim Jarvis – Environmental Scientist/Adventurer/Author/Public Speaker
- Georgina Sutton – Qantas Pilot
Do you know of a prominent Australian who is a former Scout? Whether they are famous, or have had significant influence or high achievement in their field, we would love to know. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.