"Participation in Scouting leads to a lifelong association with the outdoors and an active lifestyle."
- Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM JP
FAQs for Parents
The $100 Active Kids voucher goes towards covering Scouts NSW membership fees. It does not cover individual items such as uniforms, activity costs and travel costs, or your Group fees.
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
Parents can redeem their Active Kids voucher and claim it with Scouts any time throughout the year. Each Active Kids voucher is valid for one calendar year. This means that a voucher claimed with Scouts in November, for example, can be used to cover $100 worth of membership fees until November of the following year.
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.
The claimed Active Kids voucher will stay with your son’s membership record, no matter which Scout Group he moves to. Any remaining Active Kids rebate credit will appear on your son’s new Scout Group’s invoice.
No. The voucher cannot be split between multiple clubs or registrations.
Claiming Your Voucher
Please contact your Group Leader – they should be able to provide you with your child’s Scouts NSW membership number.
Yes – that is perfectly fine.
If you have identified an error in your Active Kids voucher claim, please DO NOT resubmit a new application. Please reply to the submission email sent to your inbox, noting the correction required. Our Members Services Team will then amend your original submission with these details, and prepare it for processing.
Processing Your Voucher
Our Members Services Team processes Active Kids voucher claims on “first come, first serve” basis. If your child’s name has not been listed, this may be because:
- The claim is still being processed, or
- There is an error in the details you have provided in your submission.
In both cases, please DO NOT resubmit a new claim. Our Members Services Team aims to process all submissions promptly, and will be in contact with you directly via phone or email if there are any issues with your submission. If you would like to speak to the Members Services team, please call 9735 9000.
The Active Kids voucher goes towards covering your Scouts NSW membership fees, which equal $41 per quarter. Any additional amounts on your invoice will reflect your Group fees. Please speak to your Group Leader if you have any questions regarding your invoice.
|Term/Quarter||Amount Invoiced||Amount Covered by Active Kids voucher||Amount Due|
|1||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee||Group fees|
|2||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee||Group fees|
|3||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$18 – Scouts NSW membership fee||$23 – remaining amount of membership fee + Group fees|
|4||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees||$0||$41 – Scouts NSW membership fee + Group fees|
FAQs for Leaders
Each Active Kids voucher is validated by our Members Services team through the Service NSW online platform.
The youth member’s parents can claim their voucher with Service NSW now, but Scouts NSW cannot validate it until the member is on the ScoutLink database.
We suggest that you encourage the parents to claim the voucher with Scouts NSW as soon as possible. The parents can attach their voucher from Service NSW to the Y1 form, and the Region Office can fill in the online form for them, or the parents can wait until they have a membership number to fill in the online form.
If a child joins Scouts this term and their voucher is validated before the next invoice on 1 April 2018, the voucher will be deducted from any Scouts NSW membership fees.
That is not the case. Scouts NSW will apply the monies to the membership fees that follow the redemption of the Active Kids voucher. If a youth member redeems their voucher towards the end of the year and then again early in the next year, the voucher will be applied to the subsequent registration fees.
A digital copy of the Group Leader Information Pack is available on the Active Kids webpage. If you did not receive a hardcopy Active Kids Information Pack, please contact State Office on 9735 9000 and we will re-send a pack to you.
The weekly report of Active Kids Voucher Redemptions sent to Groups each Friday capture the names of youth members who have successfully claimed their Active Kids vouchers, as at close of business Wednesday of that week. Any vouchers claimed after will be listed in the following week’s report.
Submissions that have come back with errors on redemption are not included in the list, as they require further action by the Members Services team. These errors include:
- First Name or Surname entered is not consistent with the First Name or Surname listed on ScoutLink,
- The wrong Date of Birth entered in the form,
- Incorrect Scouts NSW membership number, and/or
- Incorrect Active Kids voucher number.
In the case of an error on redemption, a member of the Members Services Department will contact the youth member’s parent or carer directly via phone or email to obtain the correct details and process the claim.