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Kepnock Scouts Treated To Visit From Chief Commissioner

Chief Commissioner of Scout in Queensland, Mr Daryl Scott, meeting some of the locals over a camp fire.  Image Supplied 

Kepnock Scouts have welcomed Chief Commissioner of Scout in Queensland, Mr Daryl Scott to Bundaberg, overnight.  

Mr Scott was among a number of special guests who attended the Annual Report Presentation as Kepnock looked back over the year and shared with parents and friends what they’ve achieved. Some of the highlights were camps, hikes and participating in the pageant of lights.

Group Leader, Brad Mylrea, said his personal highlights were the way the local community rallied to help rebuild the scout den after a tree half destroyed it, and, the opportunity to invite Scouts from drought affected parts of the state to Bundaberg for a week of activities that provided a much needed mental health boost.

When asked to say a few words, the Chief Commissioner shared a little about what is happening at a state level of scouting, including that Scouts QLD is undergoing its first
program overhaul since 1972. “40 plus years since our last major program overhaul, we are putting an emphasis on streamlining skills and empowering our youth members to achieve
more” Mr Scott told the gathering.

“One of the elements of the new program is the Outdoor Adventure Skills. This is exciting because it allows our Scouts - no matter their age - to pursue outdoor adventures that they are passionate about and challenge themselves in new and exciting ways.”

The main message “The Chief” left was that no matter what programs Scouting delivers or how they do it; the fundamental aim of Scouting remains: to encourage the physical,
intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national
and international communities.

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Kepnock Scouts are celebrating their last 12 months of activities with a special night of highlights, VIPs and cooking.

Thursday evening's Annual Report Presentation will be attended by the Chief Commissioner of Scouts in Queensland, Mr Daryl Scott.

Mr Scott will travel from Brisbane to celebrate with the local Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and Parents what the 2018/19 Scouting year has been all about.

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Mr Scott has been involved in Scouting for over 30 years, having been a member of each of the youth sections of the Worldwide movement and been in leadership roles at a local level in Brisbane as well as regional and now state levels.

“Scouting is important to me because of the incredible positive impact we have on the lives of young people through their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development. What other organisation can provide such holistic development?” Mr Scott said.  

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At the presentation night, each of the different sections will share what scouting looked like for them over the last year, with the young people themselves sharing some of the great
experiences, adventures and events they have been part of.