"Participation in Scouting leads to a lifelong association with the outdoors and an active lifestyle."
- Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM JP
FAQs for Parents
No. The voucher cannot be split up between multiple clubs or providers.
Unfortunately, no. Active Kids vouchers are applied only to Scouts NSW’s annual membership fee and joining fees.
Scouts NSW wants families to receive the full benefits of the Active Kids rebate. If you have already paid your child’s Scouts NSW membership fees for the year, we encourage you to claim your Active Kids voucher with another eligible provider.
As of 1 July 2018, Scouts NSW has ceased its collection and processing of 2018 Active Kids vouchers from current members.
This is because any Active Kids vouchers redeemed after the 1 July 2018 invoice date will only cover a maximum of $82 worth of membership fees (Quarters 3 and 4), leaving $12 of the voucher void. Scouts NSW cannot claim less than the total value of the voucher from the NSW Government.
Current members who wish to claim their Active Kids voucher for the 2019 Scout year can do so from 1 January 2019.
Please contact your Group Leader – they should be able to provide you with your child’s Scouts NSW membership number.
Yes – that is perfectly fine.
If you have identified an error in your Active Kids voucher claim, please DO NOT resubmit a new application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your claim and the correction required. Our Members Services Team will then amend your original submission with these details, and prepare it for processing.
Please speak to your Group Leader and ask if your child’s name is listed in their Active Kids Voucher Redemption weekly report. If it is not listed, please email email@example.com and our Member Services team will contact you to discuss why this may be the case.
The Active Kids voucher goes towards covering your Scouts NSW membership fees, which equal $41 per quarter. Any additional amounts on your invoice will reflect your Group fees. Please speak to your Group Leader if you have any questions regarding your invoice.
|Term/Quarter||Amount Invoiced||Amount Covered by Active Kids voucher||Amount Due|
|1||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee||Group fees|
|2||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee||Group fees|
|3||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$18 – Scouts NSW membership fee||$23 – remaining amount of membership fee + Group fees|
|4||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$0||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees|
The NSW Department of Sports has strict guidelines regarding the Active Kids Rebate. Each voucher can be redeemed once. This means that once a voucher has been successfully claimed with Scouts NSW, it cannot be refunded and used for a different provider.