Scouting is all about the healthy development of young people, preparing them for a constructive and active life ahead. From the time they start school, children as young as six can become Joey Scouts. Older children and teens can join us along the way, even if they haven’t been involved in Scouting before. Scouts are aged from 5 to 25, and adventurous adults of any age are always welcome as new Leaders. Sound like an adventure you’d like to join? Here’s how you can jump into Scouting!
If you are joining Scouts for the first there is a one-time joining fee of $35 plus an annual or quarterly membership fee, which includes personal accident and public liability insurance cover. Each Scout Group is responsible for its own Scouting financial program so it’s best to check with your local group for their membership and subscription costs.
Scouts NSW is proud to be a provider of the NSW Government’s Active Kids rebate. Parents and carers of school-aged children can receive a $100 Active Kids voucher to go towards covering membership fees for the year. Families can apply for their Active Kids rebate voucher and redeem the voucher with Scouts from 1 January. For more information about Active Kids, click here.
A shirt and belt is all that makes up the basic Scout uniform. These items can be purchased online directly through the Scout Shop or through second hand clothing pools run by many local Scout Groups. Scarves and badges are provided by the local Scout Group.
Your local Scout Group will either own or have access to a large range of camping and adventure equipment such as tents, ropes, canoes, and cooking gear. The cost of this equipment is met through local fundraising and your membership subscription.
There’s more than 470 Scout Groups across New South Wales, so there’s bound to be one near you. Find your local Group here.
Get started on your Scouting Adventure and find your local Group by filling out the form below or phoning 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887).