Prepare to become
A Venturer Scout
Venturer Scouts is a do-it-yourself mix of fun, adventure and personal challenge that brings together like-minded young people (male and female) aged 14 to 17 from all walks of life. When you’re dealing with your toughest years in school and making decisions about your future, Venturer Scouts offers vital breathing space. You can focus on friendship and personal growth, while picking up valuable life skills along the way.
As a Venturer Scout, you may find yourself exploring wilderness Australia, camping above the snowline or diving on coral reefs. You could be abseiling into a limestone cave or climbing a sheer rock face. Perhaps you’ll learn white water kayaking or ride your mountain bike on an expedition across real mountains.
Whatever your challenge, there will be trained and highly experienced adults to guide you through the experience, to teach you the necessary skills and safety techniques. Venturer Scouts get the opportunity to travel overseas and to organised activities, to live with a different community and to provide service to others.
You don’t need to have any previous Scouting experience. We’ll help you catch up.
At Venturer Scouts you’ll get to know a great bunch of people your age, without the pressure of school. Venturer Scouts are very social, but challenging too – you’ll learn a lot about yourself and others.
You might even get the chance to travel to another part of Australia or even another part of the world. The Venturer Scout section holds Australian Ventures every three years, but in between are huge state events. These are amazing events where hundreds of Venturer Scouts come together to camp, do challenging and fun activities like diving, abseiling, exploring and often lots of water activities. Venturer Scouts can even travel to Jamborees and Ventures all over the world.
You’ll be surprised at how many great friendships you’ll make.
Families are welcome to get involved too! There’s lots of opportunities for the whole family to make new friends and feel part of the community.
Action is at the core of all Venturer Scout activities. And it’s your choice what you do – whether it’s kayaking, canyoning, hiking, camping in the snow or even planning an international expedition.
There are heaps of international travel experiences to be had by Venturer Scouts, with contingents leaving every year to Scouting events in all parts of the globe.
Venturer Scouts is all about taking the lead. Your Venturer Scout Leaders are there to ensure things run safely and provide advice, but once your planning is completed and checked, the Leaders stay very much in the background.
As well as numerous group activities, the Venturer Scout Award Scheme is based on personal achievement and recognition. You have the opportunity to earn nationally recognised vocational qualifications in leadership and outdoor recreation skills. These may even appear on your final school certificates.
The Queen’s Scout Award, the highest award for Venturer Scouts, is so highly respected that several universities will recognise it for entry purposes.
Venturer Scouts wear a blue button up shirt with maroon sleeves. They will also be given a scarf and badges to sew on the uniform when they join. Most adventurous activities won’t require you to wear a uniform, just appropriate clothing.
When you first talk to the Venturer Scout Leader about joining, they will give you information about what to wear and bring to your first meeting. You can buy your Venturer Scout uniform at Scout Shop.
Child Safe Scouting
The number one priority for Scouts Australia is Child Safe Scouting.
- All Leaders are thoroughly screened, undergo the relevant State checks, and must hold a valid, verified Working with Children check.
- Adult Leaders receive comprehensive, ongoing training across a range of subjects including leadership, WHS, and child protection.
- At least one person trained in first aid attends all major events.
- At least two adults are present at all meetings and events.
- We will liaise with you to ensure we have the information necessary to cater for your child’s individual medical, physical and dietary requirements.
- All Scouts Australia Branches have teams of people responsible for child safety who action any concerns that parents or children may have regarding safety.
Join Venturer Scouts
To join Venturer Scouts contact your State Branch by calling 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887) or
Explore Our Sections
Scouts Australia provides fun youth development activities, building resilient and confident boys and girls aged 5 to 25 in the Joey Scout, Cub Scout, Scout, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Sections. We also welcome adult volunteer Scout Leaders. Scouts has opportunities for the whole family to be involved. Everyone is welcome, and we value the diversity of our members. Find out more about the Section of Scouting that is best for you here.