What is Scouting
Scouting has been integral in developing the skills of youth and adults for over 100 years. It is a worldwide Movement with more than 40 million Scouts participating in the most successful youth organisation. In Queensland more than 15,000 boys, girls and adults in Queensland participate in the fun of Scouts. Scouting encourages diversity and inclusion – it’s truly education for life!
What is the Purpose of Scouting?
Scouts provides young Aussies aged 5 to 25* with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. Scouts is the largest youth movement in the nation and the world. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Scouts become inspiring and resilient leaders.
* Must have had their fifth birthday and be eligible to start Year 1 prior to commencing in this Section
- life skills
- the importance of community involvement
- to accept challenges
- environmental issues
- initiative and problem solving
- to achieve badges and awards
- planning and to be prepared
- to keep it fun
- to be risk takers
Scouting is fun!
No matter the age of the participant, Scouts provides fun and exciting programs that promote active learning. Whether the young boys and girls are canoeing, camping, visiting museums or helping their local community, the activity is sure to teach them about themselves and the world around them.
Scouting is Adventurous!
Scouting is Challenging!
Scouting is Commitment!
Scouting is Inclusive!
Scouting is Global!
“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”
Founder of Scouts