Canberra Gang Show Presents

PAWS 2020

Applications close Saturday 10th October 2020


What Is PAWS

PAWS is a performing arts activity for Cubs and Junior Guides. Throughout the weekend participants will learn and rehearse a short performance, including singing, dancing, acting and stage craft skills, as well as learn about other aspects of performing arts such as how a theatre works, costumes, and theatre equipment. The weekend will finish with a once-off free performance to an audience of family. 


Who Can Join PAWS

Registered Cub Scouts – Cub scouts older than 9 years of age and not yet linked to scouts

Registered Guides – Guide Members between the ages of 9 and 11.5

Other Registered Scout and Guide members who are invited, this is reserved for support and leadership only.


It is expected that all PAWS Cast members can commit to 100% of the activity. By applying for PAWS you accept this requirement.


When Is PAWS

Saturday 24th October - Start: 9am, Finish and Pick up: 4:30pm

Sunday 25th October - Start: 9am, Show Commencing @ 2:30pm, Finish and Pick Up: 4pm  

Location - Camp Cottermouth, 1435 Cotter Rd, Stromlo ACT 2611


How much does PAWS Cost and What Does that cover

PAWS cost will be $50 per participant – this cost will need to be paid at time of submitting your application or you may risk missing out even if you have started to apply. If payment presents issues, please contact the Gang Show Business manager on the email below at time of application to explore options. 


The application fee covers:

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea for both Saturday and Sunday

T-shirt Transfer


Camp Cottermouth fees



Application Informaiton

Applications are complete thought the ACT scouts event registration system. Each applicant needs to register before applying. If there are any problems please contact Elizabeth Hickey - Support Leader for Canberra Gang Show via support.gangshow@scoutsact.com.au for assistance. 

You can find the applications here: https://eventregistration.scoutsact.com.au/Login.asp

Most issues when applying relate to original registration. If you are a guide please make sure you select the right items - if in doubt look at the very bottom of the list.

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Due to Covid-19 Canberra Gang Show will review the PAWS event in relation to current restrictions one (1) week before the event. If PAWS is cancelled a full refund will be available to participants. If the event is cancelled due to weather etc. within the week before, all fees paid less amounts that have already been expended will be refunded.


If a participant needs to withdraw for any reason up to one (1) week before the event they will receive a full refund. If they cancel less than a week before the event they will receive a refund of the activity cost less $20.


What do participants need to bring to PAWS?

In a bag with the participants name on - Mess Kit, Sunscreen, Drink Bottle, Enclosed Shoes, Sun Safe Hat, Scout Scarf

White Cotton T-Shirt (Part of your costume and will have a T-Shirt transfer applied for you to keep)


Participants need to wear clothing they can dance in that is sun safe – collared shirts are requested.


COVID-19 Information

As PAWS is a ACT Scout Branch Activity all Scout Safe COVID-19 restrictions will apply. As the restrictions are likely to change before the event further information closer to the event will be provided directly to successful applicants in the week leading up to the PAWs activity.


Depending on the COVID-19 situation and restrictions audience for the performance may be restricted to 1-2 family members. We will provide further information in the email closer to the event.


If there are any questions or problems with applying please email support.gangshow@scoutsact.com.au or phone 0405329602


Hi All.
It is with deep regret that I must announce that Canberra Gang Show 2020 has been cancelled.
This has been a very painful decision, but in light of the unknown future of the CoronaVirus spread and impact we are unable to plan around the possibility of performing this year.
Canberra Gang Show takes the health and safety of its participants, supporters and patrons extremely seriously and this is why we have taken this decision.
Naturally, there will be questions around refunding of fees paid - I respectfully ask that you give the management team some time to sort out the logistics to facilitate this process. It should not take very long, but we do have a few 't's to dot and eyes to cross' first.
I would like to extend my thanks to the management and production teams who have worked tirelessly since August 2019 to prepare for this show and I can assure all of you that we will be back as soon as it is safe to do so.
Hopefully we will be in a position to run a PAWS (Performing Arts WorkShop) activity for Cubs and Cub-aged Guides as well as put on a small Floriade Gang Show.
We will be in touch in the next little while to advise the refund process.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please direct them to either Mark Slattery or David Cossart via the below e-mail addresses.
David Cossart : accgp@scoutsact.com.au
Yours in Scouting,
Les Hickey
Director - CGS

If you would like to join the mailing list to be kept upto date on changes and the 2021 season please follow this link https://sites.google.com/a/scoutsact.com.au/gangshow/home/contact-us

Canberra Gang Show is a great night out at the theater. It's also an amazing training opportunity for around 150

young people of the Canberra Region!

Canberra Gang Show is produced annually by a team of volunteers from the Scouting and Guiding communities.

In 2017 we celebrated 50 years since the first Canberra Gang Show!! After first stepping into the spotlight in 1966

with the assistance of Melbourne Gang Show, in 1968 we went it alone and haven't slowed down since.

Over our colourful history, we have only performed in 4 different venues; The Canberra Theatre between 1966 and 1974,

the Playhouse until 1982, Erindale Theatre up to 2012, and from 2013 at the Tim Murray Theatre.

Our 2020 performance season has been cancelled due to the Corvid 19 Pandemic.

Canberra Gang Show will be back for 2021 - Stay tuned for more to come.