Scouts is for young people aged 11–14 years. Scouts develop more complex outdoor skills in a fun and active environment.

The Scouts section offers an amazing variety of activities designed to teach important life skills to get Scouts social and active! Scouts can:

  • Experience big changes
  • Explore their changing sense of self
  • Focus more on peer networks
  • Help the transition from primary to secondary school
  • Find new ways to express themselves
  • Explore and form their personal identity.

Scouts, as a section, focuses on allowing young people to develop their confidence and teaches them how to work as part of a team. Scouts learn essential outdoor safety skills as well as participate in a variety of physical and intellectual challenges.

Click here to read about becoming a member of Scouts NSW.

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Badges and Awards

Like all other age sections, Scouts participate in the Achievement Pathways and are presented with badges to recognise their achievements. The Achievement Pathways are a continuous series of personal achievements across the whole program. A Scout can decide if they would like to achieve their peak award in this Section – the Australian Scout Award. Click here to view the Australian Scout Award Pathway. 



The Scout uniform consists of a navy blue shirt, with the green section colour highlighted across the sleeve, yoke and collar. Click here to read more about the uniform.

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