Youth Helper Course – 10 Nov


Sunday 10th November 2019

9.30am – 3.30pm

3rd Mortdale Scout Hall – Glen Road, Oatley

Cost – $25

If you have or know of a Youth Helper or Venturer about to become a Youth Helper who would like to attend, let them know about this course.

Any venturers helping in a younger section should attend a Youth Helper Course as part of their training for service.

This will also be helpful for those venturers attending Cuboree.

Minimum age – 15 years old at date of course.

Please encourage them to complete the E1 form and return to Region Office along with payment – signed, scanned and emailed is fine.

See Youth Helper E1 form Nov 19 for details of the day, and payment details.

Enquiries – Jan Mulheron, “Starfish”

  • Region Commissioner Cub Scouts
  • Ph 0407 247 560
  • Email

Palaver – 21-22 Sept


21st and 22nd September 2019

Heathcote Scout Camp

Theme – “H₂OH!” – it is all about Water

Calling all Cub Leaders – whether you are new to Cubs or have been around for a while, we welcome all leaders – new leaders, trainee leaders, parent helpers thinking about becoming leaders, scout and joey leaders and all others!

  • There is something for everyone, and always something new to learn
  • Come along to Palaver and discover amazing things – programs, activities, meet other leaders
  • If you haven’t been before – come and find out what it is all about

Fee – $70

  • If you can only come on the Saturday – no problem!
  • $40 to attend 9am til 5pm
  • $50 to attend 9am til later – including dinner, campfire, after dinner activities

If you are unsure what it’s all about – Palaver is a Training Camp for cub leaders and will help you in your time with your cubs. Click here to find out What is Palaver.

There is a Region Working Bee at the camp on the Sunday to help get Heathcote back to it’s glamorous old self.
So as users of the camp we will take part in that for a while, then finish up with more Palaver activities.

How to register -

  • Read and fill in this E1 Palaver 2019
  • Scan and email it to Region Office, or mail or drop it in
  • Send payment to Region Office – if by EFT, ask your Group to pay it in the normal way
  • Let us know if you are coming for the full 2 days, or just on Saturday with or without dinner
  • We will email an acceptance letter with further details, right after closing date.

Enquiries – Jan Mulheron,  ‘Starfish’,  ph 0407 247 560


Venturer Leadership Course – 28-29 Sept

Venturers  –  Leadership  Course  –  September  2019

Where : Engadine Guide Camp

When : 28th – 29th  September, 2019

Cost : $80.00

Closing Date – 16th September 2019 – No Late Applications Accepted

Submit E1 form and payment to South Metropolitan Region Office by the closing date

Team building, problem solving, decision making and understanding of different Leadership styles are some of the benefits of attending this course.  Whether to help you in your role in your Unit Council, assist with your part time job or to provide a solid foundation for your future career, this course is an excellent investment of your time in Scouting.  A fair degree of maturity is required of those applying for this course and it is not unreasonable to expect applicants to have some experience in the Venturer Unit and should have at least have completed their Venturer Skills Award.

Note -

  • A minimum age of 16 is preferred for this course, though applicants from 15½ may be enrolled with their Leader’s recommendation – after consultation with the course leader.
  • Applications are open from 12th August 2019.
  • Application will close 16th September.  No late applications will be accepted. Course will close early once all places are filled.
  • This course has a maximum of 25 participants and a limit of 4 per Venturer Unit will be set to enable the maximum opportunity for all Units to attend.  Applications above that will be placed in a waiting list till closing date.  If there are still vacancies at that stage additional invitations will be issued.
  • Full Uniform is essential, Bring your Venturer Record Book, pen and notebooks.
  • Full course information will be provided within the acceptance e-mail.

Application form -

Note -

  • As part of the Leadership experience, the venturer should apply for this course themselves and make their own enquiries – not parents or leaders.

Enquiries : Keith Gallard,  Region Commissioner Venturers,  ph 9584 2374, 0407 950 012

Camp Coutts – closed 5th August to 23rd August

Camp Coutts

Proposed closure Monday 5th August to Friday 23rd August

This is for a planned Hazard Reduction burn to keep our camp safe over bushfire season.

The almost 3-week timeframe is to allow for disruptions to the schedule due to adverse weather and other conditions.

The burn may well happen early in the timeframe and the camp can re-open earlier than planned.

We will not take bookings for the planned duration until we know the camp is re-opened.

It is suggested that any hikes be planned away from this area for the timeframe.

Enquiries – Region Office

Billycart Challenge – 25 August

Cub Billycart Challenge

Sunday 25th August

Miranda Park

Open to Cubs for racing, families welcome to come along

See Billycart Challenge Flyer 2019 for details

Click here for E1 form - E1 Billycart Derby 2019


  • This event has grown so popular, we need to account for attendance in advance
  • Leaders – fill out 2019 Billycart Registration Form, then  email or send to Region Office
  • If you can indicate if the cubs are 8, 9 or 10 years old – that would be great to let us know numbers
  • Payment to be made to Region Office
  • Any extras turn up on the day – pay organisers or report numbers and we can invoice the Group.

As at any good Scouting event, there will be a BBQ available selling sausage sandwiches, drinks and a cake stall.

Enquiries – Sam Shelley, 1st Heathcote Cub Scout Leader – see flier for contact details

Kirrawee Gang Show Tickets now on sale

South Metropolitan Region Scouts and

Southern Sydney River Guides

Kirrawee Gang Show 2019 – Celebrating 60 Years


Breaking News!!! Kirrawee Gang Show is so excited about bringing you their new production showcasing the talents of South Metropolitan Scouts and Southern Sydney River Guides and tickets have just gone on sale.

Kirrawee Gang Show is an amazing live theatrical performance of song, dance and comedy. The cast of over 80 members will be performing a brand new show and one you won’t want to miss. So, book your tickets now for your group or yourself now!!! Please support the Scouts and Guides in our region.

Show Venue

Rockdale Town Hall (448 Princes Highway, Rockdale)

Show dates

9 July 2019, 7.30pm – Opening Night

10 July 2019, 7.30pm

12 July 2019, 7.30pm – Red Scarf Night

13 July 2019, 1.30pm – Matinee

13 July 2019 , 7.30pm – Final Performance


Book your tickets NOW at:

Presented By:

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South Metropolitan Scouts and Southern Sydney River Guides


Region Camp – 2019

Region Camp – 7-10 June 2019 – Camp Coutts

Region Camp is a camp for Scouts, with Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Adult Helpers as required helping the Scouts have a great time.

Cubs and Joeys will visit on the Sunday “Visitors Day”.

It is not a Group or family camp.

  • Please refer to the information below for all relevant details regarding Region Camp
  • Please refer to the application form to register for Region Camp – separate booklets for those camping and coming to Visitors Day.
  • Please refer to the skeleton E1 form – troops must fill in details before distributing, such as travel arrangements, cost, closing date for forms to get back to troop etc.
  • Use your skeleton E1 to create your Caremonkey notification.
  • Separate E1 skeletons provided for camping and visiting.

o    REGISTRATION and Info – Region Camp 2019

o   Joey-Cub-Region-Camp-2019-Information-and-Registration

Note closing date – 4pm THURSDAY 23rd May 2019

  • Troops not booked into camp by that date will not be coming to camp.
  • Cubs and Joeys not booked in for Visitors Day by the closing date will not be admitted to Visitors Day.
  • Registration form and payment by Group Cheque or Group EFT to be received at Region Office by the closing date.

Camp Coutts staff will once again be providing catering across the weekend -

  • Steak and sausage sandwiches Friday night, Sunday and Monday lunch – pre-order required for steak, appreciated for sausages
  • Tea, coffee, cakes, drinks etc on Sunday
  • Weekend catering for Region Team and Rovers – Indicate on Registration Form or email Region Office
  • Coutts Staff Catering Pricelist - see here for details


Enquiries –

  • Firstly – ask your leader, or District Scout Leader
  • Peter Jamieson, Region Commissioner Scouts
  • Ph 0418 696 561
  • Email

Cub Day Out – Directions


  • Cataract Scout Park, Baden Powell Drive, Appin – turn off Appin Road.
  • One or two kms on the right you will see Boomerang Gates of Cataract Scout Park – turn in here
  • There is a gate – boom-gate code is 4394#
  • There are speed signs along the road – please stick to the limit, to protect all children and others inside Cataract
  • Drive along this road to the very end – this is Site 5
  • The road curves to the right – there is a turning circle ahead – watch for cars coming back out after dropping people off
    • Turn left to park your car for the day
    • Go around the turning circle to drop off any cubs and others in the drop-off zone
      • Drive carefully out – look out for cars coming in to park
      • Same place for pickup
  • Walk through from Site 5 back to Site 4 along the track – not the road – you will see where to go once you get there

Sue Morris Retirement Function – 7 April


South Metropolitan Region Scouts

Are holding an Afternoon Tea function to mark the retirement of

Sue Morris

From 21 years service in Region Office.


Sunday 7th April 2019

2pm til 5pm

Heathcote Scout Camp

Freeman Road, Heathcote


Everybody is welcome to come and help celebrate this milestone in the life of our Region


Dress – Casual, Smart Casual,  or whatever you are wearing home from camp

Since Sue will continue in her volunteer uniform role – no uniform required


RSVP appreciated for catering purposes by 2nd April

Region Office, Phone 9570 4525



Region Mob Holiday – 6-7 April



When – 6th – 7th April 2019

Where – Bundilla Scout Camp – 6 Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills

Who – Joeys and one parent per joey

Cost -

  • $55 for the joey, $45 for the parent – $100 total
  • $45 for leaders, youth helpers, rovers

See 2019 E1 Region Mob Holiday for details

  • Fill out one E1 form for each person attending the camp – joey and parent, leaders etc

See Camp Gear List for what to bring – joeys to pack their own bags

Note – all parents must have their WWCC and fill out the A2 online form by 8th March, or you cannot attend – this is a NSW State Law that protects all of our children. Email the A2 form to your Joey Leader or Group Leader.

Closing date for joeys and parents – Friday 8th March.

2019 Region Mob Holiday Group Registration - must be at Region Office by 4pm Tuesday 12th March extended until 4pm Thursday 14th March latest – with payment by Group Cheque or Group Direct Deposit – please use Group-and-Event-Reference-Codes when making deposits and sending emails to Region Office.

Enquiries – Anne Auld and Cath Beitelis, Region Commissioners Joey Scouts

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  • Cath Beitelis -