CAN/AUS: Group support structure
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 25 Nov 1994 10:25:19 EST
>In Australia we have a district structure to support the leaders. This is
>made up of a District Commissioner, District Cub Leader, District Scout
>Leader, And if there are enough venturers in a district there is a District
>Venturer Leader. Most groups don't have joeys yet so the joey leader
>support is run at the area or region level (area/region = about 10 to 20
>districts - the next level in the hirarchy)
We usually call the district support staff Service Team, including
a DC, and Assistant DC's for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
(in our district, we have one ADC for Venturers/Rovers, and one for
each of the other sections). In this province, there are no regions.
We have a Provincial Rover Advisor, and probably someone for other
sections, but I haven't met them.
>Rovers are the same as joeys due to lack of numbers so they have an area
>rover council run by the rovers.
Rover support seems to be mostly run at Quebec Rover RoundTable level
though, because there aren't usually many Rover Crews in one district.
>each of these district and area staff are suppose to co-ordinate larger
>activities (many groups together), and pass messages and new information
>down the hirarchies. They are suppose to also assist with new
It's similar to that here.. although it's usually leaders, not
district staff, that actually run large activities.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City