Awarded to

New Vice President - James Carter

20 May 2020

Following the appointment of former Vice President, Jan Turbill to Chief Commissioner, James Carter has been elected Vice President from now until the AGM in August. Congratulations James!


Our Chief Commissioner's address re COVID-19 addresses

24 Apr 2020

Listen to our Chief Commissioner, Jan Turbill lead you through our plans to be a stronger organisation on the other side of COVID-19


Scouting From Home

14 Apr 2020

Find out how you can join Scouting, share in some of our awesome activities or discover what your friends have been raving about.


Scouts SA appoints it's 19th Chief Commissioner

02 Apr 2020

Welcome Jan, Farewell Harry! Scouts SA is proud to announce Jan Turbill has been appointed as our 19th Chief Commissioner. Jan succeeds Harry Long who has devoted his life to Scouting and education and has served as our Chief for the last 5 years.


The adventure continues!

10 Dec 2019

Do you have the post AJ2019 Blues? There is plenty of adventure still to be found!



Bushwalking is so much more than throwing a pack on your back and putting one foot in front of the other. Through providing opportunities to explore a diverse range of environments by foot, we can offer an adventurous activity that creates opportunities to develop character, relationships, resilience and confidence.

Bushwalking should never be seen as a given ability, but rather a sought-after skill. One that can be constantly developed, challenged and rewarded. Bushwalking has always been and will continue to remain a core component of Scouting right across the world which enables life long memories of adventure.

The Scouts SA Bushwalking Team exists to provide these adventurous and diverse bushwalking opportunities to Scouts and Leaders of all backgrounds. We achieve this through a commitment to providing extensive training to recognised standards. We’re committed to creating opportunities for all people to explore the landscapes locally, nationally and internationally.


Why Bushwalking?

  • We’re passionate about bushwalking because of its many benefits, including:
  •   Fun and Enjoyment
  •  Wonderful Nature Experiences
  • Sense of Achievement/Completion
  • The Thrill of Exploration
  •  Challenging Yourself
  •  Fitness and Exercise
  •  Physical and Mental Stimulation
  • Social Gathering or Solitude or Both
  •  Escape from Everyday Routine
  •  Develop Teamwork and Leadership Skills
  •  Exercise Problem Solving Abilities


What Can Our Team Offer?

 We’re available to help with any idea, request or requirement relevant to bushwalking.

 Our interest is equally shared with both metropolitan and rural Scout Groups.

 Some of the opportunities we can provide, but are not limited to, include:

  1. Bushwalking Leader Training – Both Scout and VET Qualifications 
  2. Support for Scout Medallion, Queen Scout and Baden Powell badge work.
  3. Advice/Support to groups on organising Day and Multi-Day Walks
  4.  Organisation of Branch Day and Multi-Day Walks
  5.   Logistical, Technical, Planning and Equipment Advice
  6.  Equipment Hire (through Scout Outdoor Centre)


Our Standards of Excellence

The bushwalking team is proud of the standards of excellence that we set ourselves and constantly seek to achieve.

When working with us, you can expect us to be:

  1. Inclusive
  2.    Fun
  3.  Experienced
  4.   Learners
  5.   Passionate
  6.   Professional
  7.   Safe


Training Opportunities

We provide Bushwalking and Common Core training through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT) in alignment with VET (SIS10) Qualifications. This training is available to Venturers, Rovers and Adult Leaders.

The training we provide is a much more comprehensive and recognised extension of your Basic Leader Training – Outdoor Skills.

Depending on the level which you strive for, our training enables you to lead Bushwalking expeditions in local and remote locations, non-extreme and extreme environments, on tracked and un-marked terrain, for a range of distances and over a culmination of nights.


Interested in Joining Our Team?

We’re always looking for interested and competent people to join our growing team.

There are a range of opportunities to be involved including leading and assisting with training programs, bushwalking expeditions, day walks, resource and standard development and much more.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat with you about opportunities for you to get involved.



Contact Bushwalking

        Branch Commissioner (Bush Walking)       
       Bob Ellis


                                                                                                                                                        Modified:10th July 2019