The Lea Scout Centre is a multi-use Camping/Accommodation/Events facility near Kingston. We require a full time live in Caretaker although the position would suit a couple who job share.
Duties include basic ongoing maintenance and coordination with suppliers to undertake major maintenance, receiving accommodation bookings and assisting guests staying at The Lea, Hobart Bush Cabins and Bush Camping.
Salary is based on the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 Clerical Grade 2/Handyperson/Gardener Grade 2.
A 3 bedroom house is supplied at a moderate rent which includes all services.
For more information see the position description below or email Jeannette at
We are now approaching the pointy end of the Youth Program Review where decisions will be made about some things close to our hearts. The first of these will be to look at the Law and Promise followed by the Scouting Principles and Spirituality. Tied in with this are issues like whether we continue having separate versions of the Law and Promise for Joeys, Cubs and Scouts or whether we go with the ‘One Promise’ proposal. Below is an excerpt from Scouts Australia's Consultation.
Looking at the Scout Promise & Law and Principle statements: the next step in our evolution
As Australian society is rapidly moving forward, we need to continuously consider how Scouting should also evolve, and ensure as many young Australians as possible can feel included in our Movement.
Scouts Australia has been talking to our members, and has found a disconnect between the current wording of our Promise and Law, and the experiences of many of our members.
There is a strong feeling amongst many members of Scouts Australia that some of the wording they are required to say is not consistent with their beliefs or their current use of language. The end result is we are either losing members, or, some of our members are using words they don’t actually believe in.
For these reasons, we have been looking at the wording and language of the Australian Scout Promise and Law, and how we can put it in a more contemporary Australian context, while still maintaining its key principles. After much research and discussion, we have provided some new wording for a revitalised Promise and Law that we believe young Australians will find easier to commit to, and to follow.
To provide clarity in the Fundamentals of Scouting, we are also proposing updated wording for the Scouting Principles of Duty to God, Duty to Others and Duty to Self, as well as a definition of “Spirituality”.
As a valued member of Scouting who has made our existing Promise, live by the existing Scout Law, and strive to achieve the Principles of Scouting, we want to hear from you.
Please go to ypr.scouts.com.au/promiselaw to find out more about the rationale behind this proposal, and to provide your considered and constructive feedback. Your response will assist in preparing a final proposal.
We believe that it is very important that we know how Tasmanians feel about these changes rather than relying on word of mouth or national results. We have prepared a questionnaire, very similar to the national one, but including a third option of retaining the current versions (currently the Queen of Australia is optional). We still want people to have their say at a National level and complete the National form, but we would urge everyone to also complete the Tasmanian form below as soon as possible.
We need everyone to have their say, whether it is positive support for the changes, or an indication that you prefer the status quo. Remember, failure to provide feedback allows other to speak for you and is usually interpreted as indicating either, indifference to, or tacit approval of, the changes. Our future is in your hands.
Letter from the Chief Commissioner – Royal Commission Releases First Case Study Report
Dear Members of Scouts Australia,
I am taking this opportunity to speak with all members of the Scouting Community about the incredibly important matter of child safety and welfare. Just a few days ago the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse submitted its first case study report – looking into systems and circumstances that were in place when Steven Larkins, who was a Scout leader during the 1990s, abused children. Even after Scouts had lodged a report with police, Larkins went on to work as the CEO of the Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Service and in 2012 he was found guilty of a number of charges in court. In review of the Larkins case and in particular the child protection system that Scouting had in place during the 1990s, the Royal Commission’s Report found that we did not have an adequate system in place. Scouts agrees with the Report’s findings in this regard. As noted in the Report, Scouts changed its procedures and by 2000 the Scouts’ Behaviour Management Procedure had altered to require the immediate suspension of an adult member who was the subject of serious allegations without investigating the matter beforehand. Today, a specific step-by‐step process is used to respond to child abuse allegations. In cases of criminal abuse it includes a complete suspension of the accused adult member and immediate reporting to police and/or other relevant external child protection authorities. Scouts encourages an environment which fosters the immediate reporting of any abuse, and recognises that any delay in reporting can have an impact on everyone involved, especially the victims. Scouts has zero tolerance for any form of child abuse. It does not conduct any type of investigation for allegations of criminal child abuse and hands any concerns directly to the police for full, professional investigation. To read the complete letter, click here.
Scouts Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to establish a national Royal Commission into institutional responses to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia. Scouts will assist The Commission in whatever way possible.
Scouts Australia, Tasmania, proudly supports the 'Save the Tasmanian Devil Program appeal'.
The core activity of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and is overseen by a Steering Committee. The Program is co-ordinated by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). It focuses on on-ground management activity as well as applied research. The department also facilitates and supports research and contributions by other organisations, including the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the University of Tasmania, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Murdoch University, Landcare Research (New Zealand), and wildlife parks and zoos.