Scouts Australia is delighted to announce that our new Chief Scout, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, was invested as Chief Scout of Australia at a ceremony at Government House on the 2nd October 2019.
The entire Investiture ceremony was conducted by our youth members, in line with our youth leading, adult supporting philosophy, with representatives of all Sections coming from groups within the Australian Capital Territory and from New South Wales (1st Murrumbateman).
The Chief Scout is the pre-eminent Scout position in Australia. It provides leadership to our Movement and is a source of inspiration to our volunteer Leaders, Supporters and Youth Members alike.
The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley both have a long involvement with Scouts – having served as Cub Scout, Scout and Venturer Scout leaders, as well as His Excellency previously fulfilling the duties of Chief Scout of NSW with enthusiasm and passion. Given this demonstrated personal commitment, we believe this appointment will truly inspire and engage our youth members.