"Participation in Scouting leads to a lifelong association with the outdoors and an active lifestyle."
- Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM JP
UPDATE 16 SEPTEMBER 2021: Please note that Scouts NSW cannot redeem Active Kids Vouchers from 15 September – 1 October 2021. We are undergoing a systems change and Vouchers will no longer be redeemed through this page.
From October 2021, parents should open their Scouts NSW Invoice (which is sent by email to the primary member contact email address), go to pay and choose Active Kids Voucher as a payment method in order to redeem any outstanding 2021 vouchers they have. Please note though these can only be used if there is a balance due of more than $100 (the value of each voucher) – this is a NSW State Government requirement.
Scouts NSW is an approved 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. Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible for Active Kids. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.
Parents and carers of school-aged children can claim two $100 Active Kids vouchers per child each calendar year. Voucher 1 is valid from 1 January through to December and Voucher 2 is valid from 1 July to December.
Families can apply for and redeem BOTH of their Active Kids vouchers with Scouts! Voucher 1 can be redeemed with Scouts from 1 January to 17 December, and Voucher 2 can be redeemed from 1 July to 17 December.
All Active Kids vouchers redeemed with Scouts NSW will go towards the cost of the State Membership Fee (and the one-off joining fee for new members), ensuring families who want their children to enjoy the Scout program can send their children to Scouts.
How to claim your Active Kids vouchers and use them with Scouts
Redeeming your Active Kids vouchers with Scouts is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Apply for your Active Kids voucher on the Service NSW online portal here. You will need your current Medicare card.
2. Download a copy of your voucher.
3. When you receive your Scouts State Membership Fee invoice (sent to the primary contact email), proceed to the payment section, and select Active Kids Voucher as the payment method. You will need to enter your voucher number (with no spaces or dashes) and the system will then validate it, and take that amount off your balance due.
General Information and FAQs for Current Members
FAQs for Prospective Members
1 January 2021: Active Kids voucher 1 available to redeem
1 July 2021: Active Kids voucher 2 available to redeem
December 2021: Cut-off date for all 2021 Active Kids voucher redemptions
Group Leaders and Treasurers