2008 - Year of the Scout

2008 marks a Century of Scouting in Australia and has been designated by the Federal Government as the Year of the Scout. A diverse range of activities are occurring throughout the year at National, State and Local levels.

Scouting is the largest youth development organisation in Australia and the world and is a leader in this country’s non-formal education sector.

The Scouting Program delivered by Scouts Australia, prepares young people aged 6-26 for business and community leadership. In its Centenary Year, Australian Scouting is strong with around 60,000 male and female members. Scouts Australia operates through the voluntary efforts of 13,000 Leaders and countless other supporters.

We regularly review and expand our programs for young people, continually changing the activities on offer, to keep up with contemporary interests.

An estimated two million Australians have been Scouts since the Movement was established in Australia in 1908.

Many of these have used the skills and confidence gained in Scouts, to achieve success in their careers, or made other community contributions. Scouts Australia has taught millions of young people resourcefulness, self-reliance, leadership, decision making, and concern for their community and the environment.

We continually provide our community with young Australians who have a greater range of skills, understanding, knowledge and leadership than normally gained through regular formal education systems.

Scouts Australia - educating young people to play a constructive role in society and to become the community leaders of tomorrow. To enquire about becoming a leader or to enrol a son and daughter in Scouts, call 1800 SCOUTS or visit www.scouts.com.au

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