Liz Savva dresses up as QEIIOn Australia Day this year, sadly one of our East Ryde Joey Leaders, Liz Savva, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer. Her children Zac, James and Aimee, along with her husband Tony, have been members of our Scout group for many years. Aimee is in Scouts and will be moving into the Venturer Unit this year and Zac and James are involved in Rovers. Tony has an active role on our committee and has been involved with all sections of our group over the years.

Liz’s 16 years of service to Scouts began in 2003 when she began her training as a Joey Scout Leader at 1st East Ryde Scout Group, and on completion of her training in 2005 Liz was appointed Assistant Joey Scout Leader at 1st East Ryde.

From 2009 to 2016, Liz performed the role of Joey Scout Leader at 1st East Ryde before taking a step back to her current role of Assistant Joey Scout Leader. In 2018 Liz was awarded her 15 years Long Service Award. Liz’s dedication to the Joey section saw her attend the 5th, 6th & 7th State Konara’s in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Our thoughts are with Liz’s family and friends, she will be sadly missed.

A fund has been set-up in Liz’s honour for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Liz had a passion for literacy and our youth. If you wish to make a donation please go to

Emma made the award-winning badge design for the Sydney North Region Joey Scout Fun Day at Newington Armory in June 2018.

Joey Fun Day Badge Designer 2018

Joey Scout Fun Day Badge


The Joey Mob visited Hunters Hill Lodge where they performed skits and songs, entertaining the residents, made Christmas decorations and had some supper. See the pics on the album page.

Philip Ward profile3 On August 1st we observed World Scout Day, commemorating the founding of Scouting exactly 111 years ago. On this day, just 335 Adult Members & Supporters of Scouts Australia (NSW Branch) were honoured by the Chief Scout of Australia, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in the 2018 Adult Recognition Awards. 

The recipients of the Adult Recognition Awards were acknowledged for their “good service & commitment to Scouting”, both within and beyond their roles and responsibilities as active Leaders, Members or Supporters.

We would like to congratulate one of our own, Trevor Phillip Ward OAM “One Tonner” who was presented with the Silver Kangaroo, for eminent achievement & exceptional service over a long period for a highly valued contribution to the wellbeing of Scouting.  This is the highest award for adult leaders in Scouts Australia.

Silver Kangaroo

One Tonner has been with 1st East Ryde Scouts for just over 40 years and is passionate about our group and helping to shape the character and values of our young people.  He has been a leader in every section, except Rovers and more recently as Group Leader.

From all of the families & leaders at 1st East Ryde Scouts, a big congratulations One Tonner, on this wonderful acknowledgement & achievement.