Donations of objects

Scouts Heritage NSW collects objects that tell stories about Scouting in New South Wales, its history, people, and events. Objects do not have to be beautiful, old or valuable to merit a place in the collection.

Our Collection focus is on objects that represent key historical developments in Scouting with priority given to objects with provenance to members of Scouts Australia NSW.

This can include significant evolutionary developments in Scouting in NSW, including changes to equipment and paraphernalia, events held in NSW, and objects relating to significant members of Scouts NSW.

Objects may also be collected that relate to National and International Scouting events if they were attended by members of Scouts Australia NSW.

To help us consider your offer of donation please tell us about your object by filling in this form and then our curator will be in contact with you.

Please do not send objects, or original photographs or documents. Please do not leave objects, or original photographs or documents at any Scout Office to be sent onto us unless by prior arrangement.

The Scouts Heritage NSW Collection Policy guides decisions on offers of donation. Sadly not all offers of donation can be accepted. The Heritage team will assess your offer by considering its relevance to the collecting themes, its significance, condition and whether we have the resources to care for the item.