Hello from New Zealand
David Farrar (dpf@IHUG.CO.NZ)
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 13:48:57 +1300
Well I've been lurking in this mailing list fow a couple of weeks now so
it's seems to be time to do my introductory piece.
I'm 29 yo and from Wellington, New Zealand (not part of Australia - we're to
the South East of it).
I joined Scouting NZ (back then the Scout Assn of NZ) in 1975 as a Cub and
went on to Scouts and briefly Venturers before I became a leader at 16 in
1983. Since then I've been mainly involved with my local group in Island
Bay and at various times have been a leader in Keas (6-7), Cubs (8-11),
Scouts (11-14) and Venturers (14- 19). I also was a Rover (18 - 26) for a
couple of years.
My last warrant was in the Venturer section where my present interest tends
to lie more. Having enjoyed Scouting as a youth I believe serving as a
leader is one of the best ways you can repay that.
I have also been involved in the Administration side of the Movement having
run district training courses, served as the Wellington Area Treasurer and
on numerous committees, sub-committees and working groups. At most times
I'm also involved in some National matters and was Deputy Director of
Publicity as the 14th NZ/16th Asia-Pacific Jamboree. At the last Jamboree
my Venturer Unit ran the Horse Trekking Base which was great fun and I've
also knotched up two Ventures and a Regatta.
Outside New Zealand I've attended the 1st Asia Pacific Ventuure in
Queensland, Australia and also attended the 33rd World Scout Conference in
Thailand, 1993. As an official young adult participant I had some
involvement with the adoption of the world policy on involving young people
in decision making and have been active in helping implement this back in NZ.
At present I am taking a wee break from active Scouting with my only
involvement being as the NZ Correspondent for the Asia-Pacific Region. I
still retain a keen interest in scouting within NZ and worldwide and stay
involved in a number of unofficial ways.
When not involved with Scouting I work in New Zealand's Parliament for
Ministerial Services which involved keeping the Prime Minister, 24 other
Ministers and their staff happy. My job is in the media and communications
section. Prior to this I worked for an advertising agency and before that
for the NZ Red Cross.
Look forward to correspondence with you all in the future.
David Farrar <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
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All comments in this message are the opinion of David Farrar only,
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