Join Scouts

Scouting is all about the healthy development of young people, preparing them for a constructive and active life ahead.

From the time they start school, children as young as five can become Joey Scouts. Older children and teens can join us along the way, even if they haven’t been involved in Scouting before. Scouts are aged from 5 to 25, and adventurous adults of any age are always welcome as new Leaders. Sound like an adventure you'd like to join? Here's how you can jump into Scouting!

New to Scouts?

Find out all there is to know about Scouting in NSW, find your local Group and enquire about starting your Scouting adventure by filling out an expression of interest form.

Click the button below to begin.

Visited a Group already?

If you've visited your local Scout Group, met the Leaders and can't wait to join officially, fill in your online form by clicking the button below to make it official!

We're happy to have you on board!

Membership Fees

If you are joining Scouts for the first there is a one-time joining fee of $55 plus an annual Scouts NSW membership fee of $250, which includes personal accident and public liability insurance cover. Each Scout Group is responsible for its own Scouting financial program so it’s best to check with your local group for any of their local group fees.

Scouts NSW is proud to be a provider of the NSW Government's Active Kids rebate. Parents and carers of school-aged children can receive two $100 Active Kids vouchers to go towards covering their Scouts NSW membership fees for the year. Families can apply for their first Active Kids rebate voucher and redeem the voucher with Scouts from 1 January. Families can apply for their second Active Kids voucher from 1 July. For more information about Active Kids, click here.


A shirt and scarf is all that makes up the basic Scout uniform. These items can be purchased online directly through the Scout Shop or through second hand clothing pools run by many local Scout Groups. Scarves and badges are provided by the local Scout Group.


Your local Scout Group will either own or have access to a large range of camping and adventure equipment such as tents, ropes, canoes and cooking gear. The cost of this equipment is met through local fundraising and local group fees.