Youth protection is everyone's responsibility.
Scouts is proud to be one of the world’s largest and most successful youth organisations. We put young people first with our youth led, adult supported approach.
Our youth members are at the forefront of the Scouting movement, and their safety is an essential component of our program.
Scouts NSW is committed to being a youth safe environment. This is demonstrated via our Safeguarding Commitment Statement:
Safeguarding Commitment Statement
"Scouts NSW is committed to safeguarding youth in our care.
Scouts NSW is committed to creating an environment
where all our members feel safe, supported and protected."
Know It. Live It. Log It.
To ensure we deliver our Safeguarding Commitment Statement, we require each person in Scouts NSW to:
KNOW our Promise and Law,
LIVE by our Promise and Law, and
LOG anything that breaches our Promise and Law.
For Leaders and adult members (including Rover Scouts and any parents or guardians who wish to be actively involved in Scouting activities), this requirement extends to our Code of Conduct, a personal commitment to protect all members of Scouting.
Each Leader and adult member in Scouting must:
KNOW our Code of Conduct,
LIVE by our Code of Conduct, and
LOG anything that breaches our Code of Conduct.
We have designed an easy way of remembering this.
This education program is being rolled out because Scouts NSW has a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse and to proactively address the recommendations of the Royal Commission.
Each and every person in Scouts NSW is expected to live by our Promise and Law (and our Code of Conduct for adults in Scouting) as this is a key part of who we are.
Please take the time to absorb the Know It. Live It. Log It. Information Sheet, our Promise and Law and our Code of Conduct today to familiarise yourself with the expectations of Scouts NSW.