Become a Scout Leader!

There are many jobs for Leaders in Scouts. You may become a leader of a Mob, Pack, Troop or Unit which involves varying degrees of program planning and weekly meetings.

You may have a certain interest in adventurous activities such as abseiling or water activities and become a leader at an activity centre.

As you progress through Scouting you can also become involved in training and leading adults.

Leaders of Joey Mobs, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and New Leaders Venturer Units need to allocate one night a week for the group meeting during school term time. You may also need to attend group hikes or camping trips on one or two weekends a year, or during school holidays. Training courses are also conducted on weekends.

As a leader you will be given training and support by other leaders from Scouts Australia, and be given resources of program ideas. You will be trained in all aspects of Youth Leadership, Program Planning, Safety and other requirements.

Before you are permitted to work with young people you will have to undergo interviews and reference checks and have a police check.

Leader Resources click here