Activity Centres Print

Scouts Australia NSW maintains over 700 properties throughout NSW, such as Scout halls, campsites and activity centres.

Major activity centres have been created to train youth members and volunteers in specific activities, such as flying, water sports and snow skiing. These activity centres are operated by the State Office.

  • Air Activity Centre – located at Camden Airport, 65 km south-west of Sydney, this centre provides flying experiences and is a registered flying school for pilot training.
  • Alpine Activity Centre – located at Jindabyne, 457 km south-west of Sydney, this centre is the focus of challenging outdoor pursuits all year round, providing dormitory style accommodation and a self-catered lodge for community groups and families.
  • Baden-Powell Scout Centre – located at Pennant Hills in Sydney, this 36 ha bushland reserve adjoins the Lane Cove National Park and offers flexible training facilities and cabin-style accommodation.
  • Cataract Scout Park – located near Appin, 71 km south-west of Sydney, this 160 ha bushland reserve provides large and small scale Scouting activities such as camping, bunk accommodation, water slides, ropes courses, hiking, orienteering and obstacle course. It will host the 24th Australian Jamboree (AJ2016) on 3-13 January 2016.
  • Water Activity Centre – located at Woolwich in Sydney, this centre caters for Scout Groups wanting to undertake training in water activities such as sailing, power boating and canoeing.
  • Belfield Resource Centre – located at Belfield in Sydney for preservation and interpretive work of Scout heritage by volunteers.
  • Australian Scout Museum - located at Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park

Key activity centres and campsites operated by the Region Offices include: