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2015 Annual Week-Long Camp
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Group News

Announcements
21-07-2015
State has made the decision during some re-structuring of head Office, that the NSW Lones Scout Group will commence transferring it’s administration to the North West Region. There are many reasons for this change, the main reason though is that the North West Region’s Office has the capacity to absorb the extra administration. This, coupled with the fact that the North West Region has, for several years now, treated the Lones Group as one of their own and included Lones in all Group News, Information and support led the Chief to the conclusion that this was the best move for the Group as a whole.

The current Group Leader, John Thompson, is to remain on as Group Leader and fulfil dual appointments as Group Leader Lones and North West Region Commissioner for Adult Training and Development.

Meeting of the Leaders
Most of the Lones Leaders attended a meeting at Wyangala Dam (near Cowra) on the first weekend of May. This was a huge commitment from our Leaders as not only do they need to take a full weekend out of their busy lives, but most will need to travel in excess of 6 hours in order to attend this meeting. Some will be camping, some will be caravaning while others will make use of the cabin facilities.

The meeting discussed all avenues of the Lones Group from Fees, Costs, Charges, Training, Direction, what works well, what needs changing, what else should we be doing, annual September camp, etc. It was a “no holes barred” type of meeting where we all had equal input and discussed all matters relating to the Group and the Youth Sections within the Group.

The one drawback of holding these meetings in rural areas has always been the lack of internet access – Wyangala Dam was to be no exception, however we did discover that the Optus network seems to work reasonably well. One of those strange situations where Optus works but Telstra does not. But Wyangala does have other attributes which we all made good use of. Unfortunately we were not able to fully demonstrate the new ScoutLink Software being used by State for the membership system due to the lack of Internet.

Further information and outcomes from this meeting available here