Kingsford-Smith Scout Group

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What is Scouting?

Scouting is a worldwide educational movement for youth. Scouts is the largest youth organisation in Australia and the world.


The Purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Scout Method

Learning by Doing - Scouts learn practical real world skills and use them in a variety of activities.

Patrol System - The Patrol is a team of young people led by young people. Older and more experienced Scouts train and support the younger and less experienced members. In this way Scouts get experience in teaching and leadership as well as how to learn from and support others.

Youth Leading, Adults Supporting - The Patrol System allows youth to lead youth. Scouts are a part of the meeting planning process as well as outdoor activity planning and execution. Scouts make suggestions, develop their ideas and run activities. Adults offer age-appropriate support and guidance.

Nature and the Outdoors - Scouts will get dirty, wet, cold and tired at times. These are opportunities for growth and Scouts will learn that they can prevail against such conditions. The outdoors are the perfect place to allow young people to overcome these challenges.

Promise and Law - The Promise and Law outline a value framework for youth. Adding to this framework, many values are naturally developed in Scout members through the activities they participate in and the challenges they overcome.

Personal Progression - Through the award scheme, Scouts are recognised for their individual achievements and encouraged to participate in a range of activities.

Community Involvement - Through service to the community Scouts learn to be useful members of society.