Guide Qualification

  • Adventurous Activity Guide is a Scouts NSW Appointment available to Rover Scouts and Leaders.
  • The Adventurous Activity Guide can run activities with higher risk. The position description is here.
  • The first step in becoming a Guide is to find a Mentor Guide who can help you work through the process and help find suitable activities to allow you to build your skills. You might need to get onto a session of Guiding Adventure, which you can find on the Find an Activity page.
  • You may need to gain technical skills, including Wilderness First Aid. You will need to find the appropriate course on the Find an Activity page.
  • Once you have completed Guiding Adventure and obtained enough experience detailed in this External Qualifications Evidence Guide for Adventurous Activities, submit the required evidence and your Log Book, which must show recent using this Guide Appointment Form. The evidence for Guide includes multiple examples of planning, doing, and reviewing Adventurous Activities.  You may already have enough evidence to become a Guide. If so, don’t hesitate and submit your evidence now! Use this Evidence Checklist for Guides to ensure you have everything.
  • Once received, your evidence will be reviewed for completeness (you may be asked for more evidence or detail). Following review, your evidence will be passed to an Assessor who may contact you to discuss your evidence.
  • Once assessed, you will receive an external qualification certificate in the mail, and your qualification will be recorded in Scoutlink.
  • You will also receive a certificate stating you are a Scouts NSW Adventurous Activities Guide. You will also receive Guide Tapes to wear on your uniform, and your new appointment will be recorded in Scoutlink.