Adults in Scouting
Leaders are the backbone of our movement. If you are looking for an adventure and the chance to help young people build a solid and positive foundation for their futures than you should become a Leader.
Are you a dedicated, self-motivated adult who cares about future generations? Are you willing to volunteer your time in order to develop self-reliance, initiative and responsibility in today’s young people? Are you up for fun and challenge?
There are many roles for adults in Scouts Australia. You may become a Leader of a Joey Mob, Cub Scout Pack, Scout Troop or Venturer Scout Unit, which involves varying degrees of program planning and weekly meetings.
Leaders need to allocate one night a week for the Group meeting during school term time. You will need to attend group activities (such as hikes or camping trips) on a few weekends a year, and attendance at a monthly meeting of Leaders is required.
Leaders receive training and support from other Leaders from Scouts Australia, and have access to a wide range of resources and program ideas. There is training in all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements.
You may have a certain interest in adventurous activities such as abseiling or water activities and become an Activity Leader. As you progress through Scouting, you can also become involved in training and leading adults.
Scouting is dynamic and fun. As a Leader you will help to provide self development to young people through a variety of challenging, adventurous and achievement-oriented experiences with a focus on teamwork and leadership.
Scouting provides adults with an opportunity to lead and gain satisfaction working with young people and other adults. Through Scouting, you can make a direct positive impact on your local community and on the lives of young people.
You’ll make new friends, stay fit and healthy, gain self confidence, learn new skills and maybe even have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally.
Adult leadership and personal development training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT). The SAIT is a registered training organisation that is accredited to award nationally-recognised qualifications.