About Scouts Australia

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"Be Prepared... for new adventure!"

Scouts Australia provides young Aussies aged 6 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. Scouts Australia has almost 70,000 members, making it the largest youth movement in the nation. No other organisation offers such a diverse range of activities for young people across such a wide range of ages!

Today's Scouts can take part in an extraordinary variety of outdoor activities, from ‘traditional Scouting skills’ such as camping and bushcraft, through to more extreme challenges such as abseiling, overnight hiking, rafting, canoeing, canyoning, snow activities, rock climbing, sailing… even flying!

Scouts can get involved in performing arts, leadership development, community service, amateur radio operation, environmental projects, large-scale Australian events such as Cuborees, Jamborees and Ventures, international events, and service projects in developing countries. Scouts also learn valuable practical skills such as first aid and cooking… and fun skills, like how to build a ballista and fire wet sponges at their mates!

The Scouts Australia Youth Program also incorporates contemporary issues such as youth health, 'responsible risk-taking', vocational skills, and issues pertinent to Indigenous Australians, and offers an Award Scheme that encourages participation in the full range of activities available and provides recognition of individual achievement.

Scouts Australia’s ongoing success is due to enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers from all walks of life who love adventure and take great pride in encouraging our young Aussies to reach their full potential.

Scouts Australia is an accredited member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which has over 40 million members in 161 National Scout Organisations around the world.

All Scouts commit to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law

The Australian Scout Law

Be Respectful

  • Be friendly and considerate
  • Care for others and the environment

Do What is Right

  • Be trustworthy, honest and fair
  • Use resources wisely

Believe in Myself

  • Learn from my experiences
  • Face challenges with courage

The Australian Scout Promise

There are two versions of the Scout Promise, either of which may be chosen by the individual.

On my honour, I promise
To do my best
To be true to my spiritual beliefs
To contribute to my community and our world,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

OR

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law