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Leadership starts with YOU!

Do you want to be a leader in Scouting and your community?
Do you want to develop your understanding of yourself?
Do you want to make new friends and have a fun-filled weekend with Scouts, Venturers and Rovers just like you?

Well, the YOU course is for you!

At the NSW YOU Course, you will spend the weekend beginning to understand yourself and the way you work within a team. Once the weekend is over, you will feel more comfortable as a team member and leader within any team (in Scouts and in your community).
Unlike most leadership courses, the YOU+Lead Course is run by youth members like you that aim to take the boring paperwork out of a leadership course while giving you the same amazing experience, including the chance to make lifelong friends and laugh all weekend long.

We aim to encourage youth members to better understand themselves in order for them to be a successful leader within Scouting and their community.


The YOU program has been rolled out across NSW. View the map below to see how far the program has reached!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Head to our Events Calendar and search ‘YOU’ to find a YOU Course close to you. Due to budget and facilitator restrictions, we can only offer two courses per year. If you are rural or have a long way to travel to both courses, send us a message. We will see what we can do.

After enjoying a weekend at YOU+LEAD, if you want to further develop your leadership skills, why not apply for the National LEAD program! Once you have participated in the YOU Course, you can apply to spend a week with Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from around Australia, learning and developing your leadership skills in your own or another state! After the LEAD course, you will get the chance to become an alumni member and gain even more opportunities for leadership in your community, state and nationally. You could even choose to help us facilitators run the next YOU+LEAD course.

If you aren’t keen on further leadership training or experience, no worries! The skills you learn in a YOU course are for both scouts AND life, helping you work with any team, whether you are a leader or a team member. You have also now gained friends and fellow scouts around NSW who would love to hear about what you do in your hometown.

  • Laughter – How it makes a difference and creates a positive climate for you and others around you.
  • Self talk – Developing a growth mindset and breaking fixed habits
  • Gratitude – How gratitude builds happiness and success in Scouts and Life
  • Listening – The skills to be an active and attentive listener
  • Courage – How to challenge your fears and the negative impact fear has on our life choice
  • An exciting, hands-on leadership program (with no PowerPoint presentations!)
  • New and exciting friends from around NSW
  • Lots of opportunities to push your comfort zone
  • Fun games, great food and pleasant company
  • Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
  • Further opportunities for leadership opportunities after the YOU course (with more friends from around Australia)
  • FUN, FUN and MORE FUN (Did we mention FUN?)
  • Incorporated COVID-19 rules that keep you safe and entertained at the same time!

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