Each Scout Fellowship is an autonomous formation within Scouting – similar to a Scout Group.
Larger Fellowships have executive committees to manage their day-to-day affairs and the most successful Fellowships strive for a balance between business meetings and social activities.
Individual Scout Fellowships send delegates to the State Scout Fellowship Council which meets three times annually. Through its executive committee the peak body’s roles are:
- To promote Scout Fellowship and develop the network of Scout Fellowships across NSW
- To set consistent standards for Scout Fellowships and assist in resolving issues
- To approve the formation of new Fellowships and their members
- To ensure Scout Fellowship continues to meet the ideals of Scouting
- To maintain links with Scout Fellowships in other states
- To provide a forum for new ideas and activities
The State Scout Fellowship Council develops and maintains the overriding State Policy for Scout Fellowships and also the Model Rules for individual Fellowships to adopt and adapt. The policy and rules can be found in the Guide to Scout Fellowship in NSW and Organisation and Information Handbook, and a printable version of the rules is included below as a template for Fellowships to download and use.