To align with the Scouting Program, the billing year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year. In 2023 the State Membership fee is $270 and covers from 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023. This will be divided into two equal six-month periods – each known as a ‘Trek’ – with a fee

Scouts is organised across five age ranges from 5 to 25 years old. Young people can join the relevant section at any time. They don’t have to progress from one stage to the next but can start their Scouting Journey when they choose.

The State Membership fee is billed in two instalments, in January and July. If you join after the beginning of the year, applicable fees will be payable after you complete your free trial period and are continuing with Scouts. Please ask your Group Leader when you will need to pay any local Group fees.

Scouts are always recognisable by their uniform (especially the badges!). But it is inexpensive and easy to source. Your Group may have a second-hand uniform pool, otherwise you can buy your uniform from the Scout Shop here.

At Scouts NSW, we are committed to ensuring that Scouting is truly open and accessible to all children and young people. Our members come from all walks of life – all ethnicities, abilities, genders, religions and backgrounds. We’re diverse and inclusive, and proud of it. Scouts is available to: All Ages Scouting is all about