Members urged to complete survey showing benefits of Scouting on young Australians

Scouts demonstrate higher levels of resilience, a greater sense of belonging and more emotional intelligence than their peers, according to a 2018 World Scouting Study.

From 28 June until 30 September 2019, Scouts Australia is partnering with Resilient Youth Australia to conduct further research about the impact of Scouting on young Australians.

Youth members aged between 8-25 years old (Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers) from across New South Wales are invited to take part in the National Youth Resilience Survey. The Resilience Survey is an online survey which collects, analyses and reports the resilience of young people in terms of their strengths, life satisfaction, hopefulness, anxiety and depression, coping style, and risk and protective behaviours.

The findings from this year’s survey will allow us to better understand how Scouting shapes the lives and behaviours of young Australians, and provide us with information and evidence that demonstrates how Scouting can be a significant source of resilience training for young people.

To get the most benefit from the survey, each state has set targets for responses.  Scouts NSW is seeking a total response rate of approximately 650 youth members from the Cubs through to Rovers.

Newly appointed Youth Commissioner, Meg Cummins, will creating opportunities for and encourage youth members to participate.

The online survey is expected to take 30 minutes for Cubs (with some help from mum or dad) to complete and less time for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.

To complete the survey, youth members will need to click on this special survey link and enter the NSW Branch code: 412136, before they commence.

Youth members who complete the survey have the opportunity to enter in a draw to win one of three JB Hi-Fi vouchers. The first prize is a $250 voucher, the second prize is a $150 voucher and the third prize is a $100 voucher.

The survey and entries to the draw will close on 30 September 2019.

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