Scouting is all about education for life. Our dynamic, challenging and adventurous program equips young people with life skills such as team work and leadership, and gives them the tools to develop into strong, resilient adults and valuable members of the community.
Life-long self development and learning
Over the past century, more than a billion young people have been “learning by doing” through the global Scouting movement.
Instead of learning in a formal way, our members have been getting their hands dirty, independently solving problems and learning from their mistakes. We emphasise active learning for young people through adventure and challenge.
At Scouts, children learn life skills such as independent thinking, leadership and problem solving skills, social interaction and responsibility. They experience weekly physically and intellectually challenging activities in the Scout hall, outdoor activities such as bushwalking and water sports, and large-scale events such as Jamborees, where Scouts from around Australia and the World come together.
If you have been involved with Scouts in the past, you will find that some activities have changed and are more modern. However, the essence of Scouting remains on having fun, outdoor adventure and a strong sense of community.
A family affair
Scouting is an ideal activity for the whole family. Sons and daughters can be involved and parents are encouraged to join in with activities and become helpers, supporters or Leaders. Scouting can be an amazing experience for parents. Join your child’s Scout Group on outdoor activities, family camps and outings – and learn new skills like abseiling and canoeing.
A sense of belonging
Scouting can help you gain a strong sense of belonging to your local community, and through your active involvement, you make a direct and worthwhile contribution. Also, you will enjoy a wider social life and an established peer network with other parents, carers and adults involved with Scouting in your area. It creates an extended family.
Scouting has its own Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which offers a range of qualifications. Venturers, Rovers and adult Leaders can ask for their existing training to be acknowledged, and they can receive a qualification that’s recognised by employers around Australia. Many parents participate in leadership training that widens their personal and professional opportunities.
Experience the benefits yourself. Join Scouts today by contacting our membership hotline on 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887) or [email protected].