Adult Support

Interested in Scouts, but over the age of 18?

There are many roles for adults in Scouts Australia. In fact, the most successful Scout Groups are those where there is strong adult support. You may become a Leader of a Joey Scout Unit, Cub Scout Unit, Scout Unit or Venturer Scout Unit, an Activity Leader, a Fellowship member or a volunteer just to name a few!

Leaders (Aged 18+)

Scout Leaders come from all walks of life, from parents of Scouts, to childhood Scouts, to people with no Scouting experience at all! Leaders need to be motivated individuals with a commitment to providing varied, exciting and dynamic programs for their Scout Group. Scouts Australia helps Leaders deliver on that commitment by providing training and support in all aspects of Scouting, youth leadership, programming and safety. Leader training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training, which is accredited to award nationally-recognised VET qualifications in Leadership and Management. Learn more about becoming a Leader here.

Fellowship (Aged 18+)

Scout Fellowship is designed to provide opportunities for members aged 18 and over to enjoy mutual fellowship, maintain active membership within the Scout Movement and continue the ideals of service to Scouting and the Community. Learn more about Fellowship here.


What many people don’t realise is that there are plenty of flexible ways adults can get involved with or contribute to their local Scout Group without making the time commitment required for a uniformed leadership role. Volunteering opens up opportunities to:

  • Encourage, mentor and empower young people to be their best
  • Contribute to their local community
  • Rediscover adventure
  • Involve the whole family in a new adventure together
  • Have fun
  • Challenge themselves
  • Get active
  • Learn new skills
  • Be appreciated
  • Meet people with similar values
  • Gain recognised Leadership and Management qualifications
  • Travel within Australia and overseas

Learn more about Volunteering with Scouts here. All of Scouts Australia’s adult volunteers must undergo a standard police check to ensure the safety of our young members.

  • Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Read more about our CHILD SAFETY policies

    Whats Next?


    Whats Next?