Leaders (Ages 18+)

Scout Leaders come from all walks of life, from parents of Scouts, to childhood Scouts, to people with no Scouting experience at all!

It’s so rewarding to know that I’m making a positive difference in the kids’ lives and helping them be their best.

Leaders need to be motivated individuals with a commitment to providing varied, exciting and dynamic programs for their Scout Group. Scouts Australia helps Leaders deliver on that commitment by providing training and support in all aspects of Scouting, youth leadership, programming and safety.


Leader training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), which is accredited to award nationally‐recognised VET qualifications in Leadership and Management. Through your training you have the opportunity to obtain Outdoor Recreation certification while training in Adventurous Activities

Volunteering with Scouts Australia gives you opportunities to:

  • Encourage, mentor and empower young people to be their best
  • Contribute to your local community
  • Rediscover adventure yourself
  • Involved the whole family in new adventure together
  • Have fun
  • Challenge yourself
  • Get active
  • Learn new skills
  • Be appreciated
  • Meet people with similar values
  • Gain recognised Leadership and Management qualifications
  • Travel within Australia and overseas

Groups are always looking for new leaders or even just parent helpers to assist with the running of programs. Please contact the Group Leader of your local scout group to arrange an appointment to discuss your new journey into scouting.

Scouting is very worthwhile. You meet so many people and go to so many places. I’ve never had so much fun in my life!