Scout Leaders

A Leader can be anybody who has an interest in developing leadership skills and would like to assist the community with applying these learnt skills to the development of our youth. There is no such thing as a professional Scout Leader. Most Leaders are just a mum or dad like you. With the help of the Scout Association's excellent adult training program you will be transformed into a Youth Leader. 

All of our Leaders have given their time to complete their basic training and some have gone on and have completed their Advanced Leadership Training as well as first aid and several other significant qualifications.

Leaders of Joey Mobs, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Venturer Units need to allocate one night a week for the Group meeting during school term time. You will also need to attend group activities (e.g. hikes or camping trips) on a few weekends each year. Attendance at a monthly meeting of Leaders is required.

Leaders are given training and support by other Leaders from Scouts Australia, and are given resources of program ideas. There is training in all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements. 


Becoming a Leader

As a Leader, you must undertake Basic and Advanced training in working with young people, including learning the basics of Scouting, leadership, safety and program planning. You are also required to make a commitment to complete the Advanced Training within a three-year period. This training is a Scouting standard all over the world, known as the Wood Badge.

There is no cost involved for volunteer leaders to meet their weekly commitment to Scouting . Our Group covers training expenses. You will have to purchase your own uniform, and depending on the activities of your section, you may need to purchase (or borrow) some of your own equipment from time to time.

Scouts NSW ensures that all of its volunteers comply with current legislation including the Prohibitive Employment Declaration (PED) and Working with Children Check. All leaders must undergo Police checks before they are allowed to attend and help out at meetings including Leaders-in-training.

To join the world of Scouting submit a ✉ Contact Me request.

Section Leaders

Joey Leaders

Our Joey Leaders are committed to developing age appropriate programs that invite Joey's to participate in a friendly cooperative environment, while learning a range of new skills in the Scouting tradition.
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Cub Leaders

Cubs are encouraged to build a strong foundation for their journey through Scouting. Our Cubs Leaders develop age appropriate programs to encourage teamwork, sharing and leadership skills in the Cub Pack in a fun, friendly learning environment.
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Scout Leaders

Our Scout Leaders are committed to developing age appropriate programs for the Scouts to develop their Scouting and Leadership skills. Scout Leaders train and assist the Patrol Leaders to allow them to lead the Patrol to complete programs and badge work. Scout Leaders also 'sit in' as an advisor on Patrol Council meetings.
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Venturer Leaders

Our Venturer Leaders are committed to mentoring and encouraging Venturers and provide advise for the development of their programs and activities. The Venturer Leaders also provide guidance to the Unit Council to make sure the meetings function effectively and adhere to the principles of Scouting.
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Group Leader

Our Group Leader coordinates the groups activities across the sections in the group. The Group Leader encourages development in the adult leaders and provides leadership to the Section Leaders.
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The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.

Robert Baden-Powell



Scout Promise

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To Australia
To help other people, and
To live by the Scout Law


Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment

Leader Uniform

The Leaders Uniform consists of a dark blue shirt.
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Leader Badge Placement