2nd Adelaide Scout Group's 110th birthday

25 Nov 2019 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (16:38): This year, the 2nd Adelaide Scout Group celebrates its 110th birthday. Based in Mitcham, the group is the oldest continuously operating scouting group in South Australia. The group has four sections: Joey Mob, for 5 to 8-year-olds; Cub Pack, for 8 to 11-year-olds; Scout Troop, for 11 to 15-year-olds; and the Venturer Unit, for 15 to 18-year-olds. Each section undertakes a range of activities focused on equipping participants with confidence and skills for life.

On Sunday, 10 November my state colleague Sam Duluk MP and I joined the chief commissioner of Scouts SA, Harry Long, City of Mitcham mayor, Heather Holmes-Ross, current and former scouts and special guests to celebrate this wonderful milestone. The occasion was marked with the presentation of artefacts for storage in a brand-new time capsule, as well as singing, led by the joey scouts. The event also provided the opportunity for the annual presentation of the Tom Gilchrist awards for members, leaders and parent helpers who have made an outstanding contribution to the Scouts over the past 12 months. I congratulate all of this year's very deserving recipients. I'd also like to congratulate Scout group leader Natalie Steward, who celebrates 10 years in the role this year; committee chairman, Andrew Hill; Scout leader, David Lawlor; and the MC for the day, and Scout legend, Alex Brown, who spoke beautifully about the confidence and skills scouting provides. Happy 110th birthday to the 2nd Adelaide Scout Group.