Scouts Australia (New South Wales): Adventures Ahead
The chief commissioner of the New South Wales branch of the Scout Association of Australia (Scouts NSW) was appointed in mid-2016, and the last couple of years had presented many challenges. The strategic plan inherited from the last chief commissioner had effected some positive changes across the organization, but the membership numbers were still in a declining trend. While the organization was not in dire financial straits, current operations were not only unsustainable but also affecting the organization's ability to deliver the quality values-based programs that Scouts had once been well known for. For the next three years (2019-2021), Scouts NSW would need an innovative strategic plan that addressed marketing, revenue generation, and capital repositioning while respecting the organization's not-for-profit, youth-focused, and values-based structure. Wallace Fan is affiliated with University of New South Wales.