"Participation in Scouting leads to a lifelong association with the outdoors and an active lifestyle."

- Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM JP

Scouts NSW is an eligible provider of the Active Kids rebate.

Active Kids is a NSW Government program which helps families across the State meet the cost of getting their children into sport and active fitness and recreation activities, such as Scouts!

Parents and carers of school-aged children can receive a $100 voucher to go towards covering membership fees for the calendar year. Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible for an Active Kids voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

One voucher will be available annually over the next four years, ensuring families who want their children to enjoy the Scout program can send their children to Scouts.

Scouts NSW has worked closely with the NSW Office of Sport to ensure the program is implemented effectively, and is integrated as seamlessly as possible so that Scouting families can redeem their vouchers easily.


If you would like to use your Active Kids voucher to join Scouts, please click the button below.

The redemption period for 2018 Active Kids vouchers for existing Scouts NSW members has now closed. If you are a current member, you can claim your 2019 Active Kids voucher from 1 January 2019.


How do I redeem my child’s voucher, and claim it with Scouts?
  • Step 1: Visit the Service NSW online portal to register for and download your child’s Active Kids voucher.
  • Step 2: Once downloaded, send Scouts NSW a copy of the voucher online through the Active Kids Rebate Voucher Redemption Form
  • Step 3: Save $100 on membership fees!

 Please note, current members are able to claim 2018 Active Kids voucher with Scouts NSW from 1 January to 30 June. New members can claim the 2018 Active Kids voucher with Scouts NSW until 31 December. Members can claim their 2019 Active Kids vouchers from 1 January 2019.

Active Kids vouchers for new members looking to join Scouts are being accepted and processed, with 100% of the Active Kids voucher applied to the new youth member’s first invoice.

When can I claim my Active Kids voucher with Scouts?

Parents can redeem their Active Kids voucher from Service NSW at any time of the year. The voucher is valid to claim with Scouts NSW for new members for the year of application until 31 December and for current members only until 30 June.

What can the Active Kids voucher go towards?

The Active Kids voucher can be used for Scouts NSW membership fees, as well as joining fees (in the case of new members joining Scouts). The following costs are excluded from the rebate – individual items such as uniforms, camping gear and supplies, Scouting event registration fees, travel to and from Scouting events and Group-specific fees.

How does the Active Kids rebate work for existing members?

When an Active Kids voucher is claimed by an existing Scouts NSW member, the voucher number is logged in their membership record. The member’s Active Kids rebate credit will appear against their member number on their Scout Group’s quarterly invoice from Scouts NSW.

What about existing youth members looking to transfer from one Scout Group to another?

When an Active Kids voucher is claimed by a Scout member, the voucher number is included in their membership record. If the Scout member decides to transfer to another Group, any remaining Active Kids rebate credit will appear on the transferred Scout Group’s invoice.

How does the Active Kids rebate work for people who want to join Scouts?

New Youth Members who join Scouts NSW from 31 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 will have 100% of their Active Kids voucher applied to their first invoice.
Below is a detailed breakdown of billing for new members.

Where can I find more information?

More information about Active Kids can be found at: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by calling the Active Kids info line on 13 77 88.

Where can I submit an enquiry?

If you have an enquiry about Scouts NSW’s Active Kids Rebate Program, please submit your question using the online enquiry form below.

If you have a specific enquiry regarding an Active Kids voucher you have claimed for Scouts, please email activekids@nsw.scouts.com.au.