We have to be on alert for any risks in our activities. While our youth members are busy pushing their boundaries, our Leaders are the extra eyes and ears that help keep them safe. This includes everything from menu supervision at camps to checking life jackets at water-based activities.
Risk and safety
Scouts Victoria takes its obligation to keep all of our members and leaders safe seriously and has many processes in place around risk and safety. Scouts Victoria has appointed a State Commissioner – Risk & Safety who is charged with ensuring Scouts Victoria delivers best practice in meeting our health and safety obligations. The State Commissioner is supported by the Scouts Victoria Operational Safety Leadership Committee, a diverse committee covering the breadth of Scouting with a focus on the areas of greatest risk. This committee works to support the State Commissioner and to drive safety initiatives in their areas of responsibility, including Adventurous Activities, Campsites, Major Activities and HR.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All members of the Scout Association of Australia - Victorian Branch ('Scouts Victoria') are required, as a condition of Membership, to abide by the Principles, Policies, Rules, Regulations and Procedures of Scouts Australia and Scouts Victoria.
Policies (mandatory requirements)
- All forms are available here
State Commissioner - Risk & Safety
State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities
State Commissioner - Campsites
State Commissioner - Quartermaster