David Brown (dbrown@PCUG.ORG.AU)
Mon, 13 Mar 1995 18:57:39 +1000
Welcome Michael. There are quite a few aussies on this list. I am sure you
will find some stuff to be of interest. They also tend to be a friendly
lot. I have not been flamed once!
> I am a Rover in the Lord Casey Rover Crew,
I have a special fondness for Rovers. They always seem to be there when I
need help and they are just good fun to be with.
>Interests are in Caving, Bush walking, Rock Climbing
If you find your way up to Canberra, i can point you in the direction of
lots of good systems and walks.
>At present our Area is megering with the Area next door and becoming a "Super
>Region", (taking effect as of 1st May), which I am against but we have no say
>in it. The Area Commissioners have decided that this is the way to go and we
>have to move along with the times.
I find this hysterical. We dont have areas, just one Branch with five
Districts. Would you believe that we have just changed to 3 regions each
with small districts of 2 to 4 groups. It means we have more purple people
than youth members! [I have been jknown to say that the commissioners know
there are young people in scouting ..... but they are working on it. ;-) ]
I can sling off because I have just finished 3 years as branch Commissioner
for Rock Related Activities. I am now running a troop and having great fun.
>It is easier for the other sections for they don't run themselves, but Rovers
Our Rovers are all branch. They operate as one 'area' which covers the
whole of the ACT.
There are lots of other sources of scouting info and even an unofficial www
page run by Alistair Honeybu which you might like to check.
Good to hear from you.
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