The first time at Scouts. The first hike. The first overnight camp away from home.

All of these moments are great for developing young people’s confidence, but we know how daunting it can be to be the one packing their overnight bag and waving them off at the gates. And we know it doesn’t necessarily get easier as they grow.

Young people thrive in secure surroundings, at home and away.

Wherever we go, we’re serious about keeping them safe.

As a parent or carer, you’re bound to have questions about how we ensure safety in Scouting. Read on to find out more.

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Everyone has the right to feel safe

If you have a concern about a child protection issue or the conduct of anyone in scouting please don’t hesitate to contact our child protection team at NSW State Office.

To make a report, use this online child protection form to contact the team directly.

Alternatively you can call 02 9735 9000 or email

  • Parents’ Child Protection Guide
  • Scouts NSW Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Child Protection Procedure
  • Scouts Australia provides excellent materials for combating bullying for all sections and Scout Members via the Breaking the Cycle program

Why should the kids have all the fun?