Contingent Management Team

Shane Troyhan

Contingent Leader

Shane hails from Brisbane and is the Assistant Group Leader at Marsden Scout Group. He joined scouting as a cub scout at the age of 7 and have been a part of it ever since now for over 20 years. The World Jamboree in America will be his 4th World Jamboree, and Shane has previously been the Australian Deputy Contingent Leader for the World Jamboree in Japan in 2015, a Subcamp Leader at the World Jamboree in Sweden in 2011 and an IST member at the World Jamboree in England in 2007. Shane has also attended 3 Australian Jamboree and one other international jamboree.  Away from scouting he is married with 4 kids and works for Jimboomba Turf as the Assistant Farm Manager and Grower. My other interests include Cricket, AFL and exploring the great outdoors.


Lloyd Nurthen

Deputy Contingent Leader

Lloyd is the Youth Commissioner for Scouts NSW. He joined Scouts back in 2006 as a Cub Scout and has been right through all Sections and still currently a Rover at 1st Caringbah. Lloyd has had plenty of National and International Travel experiences with the latest being KISC 2016. In between Scouting, he works as a Program Manager in the Customer Experience Team at Woolworths.


Ruby Mavor

Assistant Contingent Leader

Ruby started her scouting experience at the age of 6 in the joey section.  She then went onto cubs, scouts and venturers. As a Scout, she achieved her Australian Scout Medallion and has now joined her local rover crew and looks forward to the adventures it brings.  In 2013, Ruby attended the 23rd Australian Jamboree as a Patrol Leader. In 2015, through fund-raising and a part-time job, Ruby attended the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. This event was truly a highlight of her life as she learnt many skills, met lots of new friends from all over Australia and the world, and it was a truly life-changing experience.  Her aim is for all members involved in this trip, no matter what level, to have the most ‘mind-boggling’ and amazing experience possible and look forward to meeting contingent members closer to our departure date.


David McKay

Assistant Contingent Leader

David is currently a Rover and has also completed the Cubs, Scouts and Venturer sections. Some highlights during his Scouting life so far include been presented with the Australian Scout Medallion and Queen’s Scout Award. David has also been privileged to attend two Australian Jamboree’s, the 2015 World Scout Jamboree and a Venturer service project in Fiji. David believes that these once in a lifetime opportunities and experiences from international Scouting are priceless and leave long-lasting memories. He encourages everyone to attend an international event and experience this for themselves! He is looking look forward to meeting all contingent members closer to our departure date, and in the meantime working with the rest of the contingent management team to help our trip run smoothly and ensure everyone has the best experience possible!

Stephen Smart

Admin & Finance Director


Harry Long

International Service Team Manager


Rod Byrnes

Health and Welfare Director

Rod is currently the State Commissioner for Venturers in Victoria and has attended many international events as part of the Contingent Management Team in a Welfare capacity.  Rod’s caring nature and ability to get the job done makes him the ideal candidate for Health and Welfare Manager.  He has also attended many Australian and New Zealand Ventures as a line leader and was the Health and Welfare manager for the Australian Contingent to Kandersteg in 2016.


Phil Nickl

Marketing, Communications & IT Manager

Phil has been a scout since the ripe age of 6 when he joined Joeys! Since then he has gained the Grey Wolf, Australian Scout Medallion and Queen Scout Award, and attended many National and International Events. Phil is currently a Rover in the NSW Lone Rover Crew. He is looking forward to ensuring as many Australian Scouts have the chance to attend this once in a lifetime trip!