Scouts have been active throughout NSW since 1908 and is one of the largest youth organisations in the state. Youths in Scouts take part in a wide variety of activities such as camping, hiking, abseiling, canoeing and sailing gaining skills in leadership development, community services, self-esteem and self-resilience along the way. Scouts NSW has a youth led, adult supported approach to ensure our youth members are given the best platform to become constructive and responsible citizens in their community.
Scouts Australia NSW has well developed governance systems in place. Our Branch Council appoints the Board of Directors comprised of 6 adult Scout members, the Treasurer and 5 others with appropriate skills to support the strategic objectives of Scouts NSW. Our Association has a Constitution. At the Region level, volunteer Region Property Managers oversee properties in their regions. They report through the Asset Committee (a sub-committee that reports to the Board) which includes property professionals providing expertise and insight to projects.
Scouts NSW funding comes primarily from membership fees which are set as low as possible to ensure inclusivity from all members of society regardless of their socio-economic background. As a result grant programs are vital to the continued success of Scouts NSW as an organisation.