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Scouts SA have again taken up naming rights for the 2011 Rally of South Australia, the 3rd round of the Australian Rally Championship.

Scouts Rally SA is 3 days of exciting motorsport including categories for the Australian Rally Championship, the SA Rally championship and the SA Off Road Motorcycle State Championship. Included are Quads, Classic Rally cars, Rovers and more, all within a short drive of Adelaide.

The Mt Crawford forest area especially will be a Motor sport spectacular with driving, riding, racing and all based around the Rally spectator area.

This will be the third year Scouts SA have been involved in the Rally, having been a platform sponsor in 2009, and the naming rights sponsor in 2010.

Scouts have had a long association with Rallying in Australia. Many past and current competitors, including the current 4 time Australian Rally Champion Driver, Simon Evans, gained their passion for motorsport while in Scouts. Interestingly, Gerry Jongebloed (the off road Sports Manager from Motorcycling SA) grew up in scouting and is a proud Queens Scout . There are many more competitors, officials and motor sport enthusiasts with the Scouts in their backgrounds

The partnership is more than injecting funds; it will involve direct participation by local Scouts in the running of the Rally and will provide Scouts Rally SA with additional credibility and continuity, and add stronger communities focus to the event.

"The aim of scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual and social development of young people so that they may take a constructive place as members of their local communities," said Dan Ryan, Scouts SA CEO. "Getting our Scouts involved in many levels of a national motor sport event will serve that aim very well, and provide many relevant opportunities and experiences"

Event Director and Clerk of Course Ivar Stanelis said that he is delighted to enter into another year of association with Scouts SA. "It is exciting to have such close ties to the largest youth development organisation in South Australia, and I am confident it will again be beneficial to both organisations. There are interesting parallels between the Scouts movement and Rallying – both involve high levels of teamwork, leadership, adventure and challenge and both are extremely detailed environments" he said.

The Scouts will showcase their own motorsport activities at the Mt Crawford Forest Stages, other venues and the Service Park. The Scouting recycling business will also come into play at all venues, whilst there will be many opportunities to fill volunteer roles at all levels during the event.

Scouts SA prepares young people for business and community leadership and aims to help them achieve their full potential. Goals, principles and values, and further information are at www.sa.scouts.com.au

Scouts Rally SA will be held in the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker regions between July 29th and 31st 2011 

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