Scout Fellowship is designed to provide opportunities for members to enjoy mutual fellowship, maintain active membership within the Scout Movement and continue the ideals of service to Scouting and the Community.
Fellowships can be either locally-based or comprised of members from across Australia. They play a vital role in caring for Scouting's heritage and supporting regional and state-based Scouting activities.
The principle aims of the Scout Fellowship are:
To retain existing Members
- People, who are over the age of 26, unless they take out or continue to hold a Certificate of Adult Leadership, are lost to the Movement.
- Retention of a wealth of contacts, interest, knowledge and experience gained through many years of involvement within the Movement. (Joeys through to Rovers or service as a Leader)
- By keeping interest and involvement in the Movement there is a greater potential for Fellowship members to possibly take out adult leadership appointments in the future.
To attract new Members
- Potential for members who have not previously been members of the Movement.
- Those who wish to rejoin the Movement after a period of absence.
- Those current members considering leaving the Movement with time constraints due to other commitments ie career, family, travel, continuing education.
- To provide a social peer network
- Maintain contact and support with other Scout formations.
- Hold social activities to promote Scouting as a family activity.
Current appointed Leaders may join the Scout Fellowship for the social aspects and to help maintain their level of enthusiasm in the Movement and to offer their expert skills to specific activity roles.