"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 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!

Parents and carers of school-aged children can receive two $100 vouchers to go towards membership fees and participation/program 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.

Two vouchers are now available annually, ensuring families who want their children to enjoy the Scout program can send their children to Scouts. The first voucher received by Scouts NSW will go towards the membership fee and the second voucher will go towards participation/program activities. These funds will be directed to the Group for use locally and will contribute to term fees, activities, events or camps.

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.

USE BOTH OF YOUR ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS WITH SCOUTS

Families can apply for and redeem their first Active Kids voucher from 1 January and their second Active Kids voucher from 1 July.

Using your Active Kids vouchers is as as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Apply for your Active Kids voucher on the Service NSW online portal here.
  2. Download a copy of your voucher.
  3. Select one of the buttons below to redeem your Active Kids voucher with Scouts and complete the Redemption Process.

FAQS ABOUT THE SECOND ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER

To redeem your second Active Kids voucher, follow the exact same process that you have done in the past to redeem your first Active Kids voucher.

The second Active Kids voucher supports participation with Scouts. This covers the term program and can include costs associated with activities and events.

Each voucher has a unique Active Kids number which is allocated to your unique Scouting member number. Our membership system matches the voucher number with your Scouting member number to identify which vouchers have already been redeemed with Scouts NSW or another provider.

The first voucher received by Scouts NSW will go towards the membership fee. The second voucher will go toward participation/program activities and the funds will be directed to the Group by the State Finance team.

The membership fees are State fees that cover operational costs including insurance and personal accident policies. The Group manages program fees. This includes the cost associated with the delivery of the weekly Scout programs.

Yes – if you have used your first Active Kids voucher with another provider, you can still use your second voucher with Scouts NSW.

The first voucher received by Scouts NSW (in this case, your AKR voucher 2) will go towards the membership fee and the one-off joining fee if your child is a new member. It does not cover individual items such as uniforms, activity costs and travel costs, or your Group fees.

The first voucher received by Scouts NSW (either AKR voucher 1 or AKR voucher 2) will go towards the membership fee and the second voucher received by Scouts NSW (either AKR voucher 1 or AKR voucher 2) will go towards participation/program activities. These funds will be directed to the Group and will contribute to term fees, activities, events or camps.

If you have already used your first Active Kids voucher with another provider and decide to use your second voucher with Scouts NSW, this voucher will be still be used towards membership fees.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ACTIVE KIDS

Follow the steps below to use your Active Kids voucher with Scouts.

Step 1 – APPLY: Head to the Service NSW online portal and log into or create your MyServiceNSW account. Fill in the Active Kids form to apply for your Active Kids voucher. If your application is approved, a voucher will be displayed at the end of the transaction and emailed to your nominated email address.

Step 2 – DOWNLOAD: Download a copy of your voucher. Keep note of your voucher number, as this is important for redeeming the voucher with Scouts.

Step 3 – REDEEM: Visit the Scouts NSW website and complete the Active Kids Voucher Redemption Form with your voucher number. If you are a current member of Scouts NSW you will also be asked for your Membership Number.

The $100 Active Kids voucher goes towards covering Scouts NSW membership fees, and the one-off joining fee if your child is a new member. It does not cover individual items such as uniforms, activity costs and travel costs, or your Group fees.

Parents can apply for their Active Kids voucher from Service NSW from 1 January.

Once applied, current members are able to redeem their voucher on the Scouts NSW Website until 27 June.

Joining members may redeem their voucher at the time they decide to join Scouts, even if they haven’t attended a Group or are yet to be registered as members.

No. The voucher can only be redeemed with one provider per calendar year. It cannot be split up between multiple clubs or providers.

When an Active Kids voucher is successfully redeemed by an existing Scouts NSW member, the voucher number and credit is added to 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.

New Youth Members who join Scouts NSW from 31 January to 31 December will have 100% of their Active Kids voucher applied to their first invoice. This covers the one-off joining fee ($35), the membership fee for the current quarter ($42) and part of the membership fee for the next quarter ($42).

Further information about the NSW Government’s Active Kids program can be found here.

Further information for Parents can be found here.

Further information for Group Leaders can be found here.

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