Association, established over 100 years ago, is one of the Australia’s
largest Youth Organisations. Its
fundamental Aim, which is still as relevant today as when first outlined, is
to encourage and promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and
spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible
citizens in their local, national and international
Association achieves this Aim by progressive self-education programs, which
focus on initiative, teamwork, cooperation, community service and
spirit. The development of leadership skills is a significant part of the Scout
program, which ultimately helps today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders.
In Queensland, more than 10,000 young people aged between 6 and
26 years are actively involved in a wide range of Scouting activities - from the
Scouting in Schools program through to Scouts of the Air for young people
living on isolated properties in North-West Queensland.
adults and uniform Leaders voluntarily give up a substantial amount of their
spare time as part of their commitment to developing young people as they
progress through the program to become the community Leaders of the future. All adult members who apply as members of the
Scout Movement undertake an extensive background history check and are required
to hold a blue card issued by the Commission for Children and Young
People and Child Guardian.
Association believes in equal opportunities for all, no matter the social,
economic, ethnic, religious or political background.