I would like to give a special thanks and Christmas wishes to all our Lord Baden-Powell Society Members and Supporters who have generously donated, and who continue to financially support the Society.
In the last 34 years, the Lord Baden-Powell Society has been helping disadvantaged youth members to participate in major Scouting activities such as the Australian Jamboree, Australian Venture and World Jamboree just to name a few.
During the 2018-2019 period, the Society approved over $100,000 of funding to support 23 Venturer Scouts to attend the Australian Venture in January 2018, 186 Scouts to attend the Australian Jamboree in January 2019, and 4 Venturer Scouts attend the World Jamboree in August 2019 which took place in the USA.
The Youth Members’ Reports of their personal experiences have been published regularly in our monthly eNews distributed by Scouts Australia at the end of every month under the Lord Baden-Powell Society heading.
We feel assured that our Members and Supporters are delighted in knowing that they have helped many Scouts across Australia with their financial contributions, and the Lord Baden-Powell Society gratefully recognises the contribution made to Scouting by the Society’s long established and loyal members whom after many years, continue to support us.
The Society’s Honours Recognition Program is currently being updated with Members being added onto our Honours Circle in recognition of their financial contribution made over the years. This update, once available, can be viewed on the Scouts Australia national website under Lord Baden-Powell Society pages.
The Lord Baden-Powell Society’s Honour Board is proudly displayed at our National Office of the Scout Association of Australia in Chatswood, Sydney.
We would also like to extend our thanks to all the generous Donors who have contributed to our Jamboree Fund Appeal where we are now concentrating in fundraising for the next 26th Australian Jamboree to be held in Victoria in 2022. Of course, donations can be made at any time online here, or by calling directly our Member Services line on 02 8440 5908 where we can process your Credit Card donation over the phone.
On behalf of myself and the Management Committee of the Lord Baden-Powell Society, we would like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas celebrations and all the very best for a prosperous New Year.
Mr David W Jones AM FCA AFAIM
Chairman of the Lord Baden-Powell Society