"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!

From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children in Scouts 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.


Frequently Asked Questions 

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
  • Travel to and from Scouting events
  • Group-specific fees
When can I claim my Active Kids voucher?

Parents can redeem their Active Kids voucher and claim it with Scouts any time throughout the year.

For example, if a voucher is claimed with Scouts in November, it can be used to cover $100 worth of membership fees up until November of the following year.

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 on this page.
  • Step 3: Save $100 on membership 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 included in their membership record. The member’s Active Kids rebate credit will appear 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.

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.
Answers to our most frequently asked questions for Parents and Group Leaders can be found here.

Where can I submit an enquiry?

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

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