Adults in Scouting

Scouting offers adults a host of rewarding opportunities to help make a difference in young people’s lives.

You’re never too old to join the adventurous life of Scouting, even if you haven’t been involved before.

Young adults, of 18 to 25, can also join Rovers for some amazing challenges and adventures.

If a leadership role isn’t for you, there are many other ways to get involved in the world’s largest youth movement, such as the Victorian Scout Foundation and Friends of Scouting.

There are also endless opportunities for all adults over 18 who step up into roles as Scout Leaders. Many of our 3,500 adult Leaders are parents of members, but many are just energetic people who thrive in a positive, supportive atmosphere and enjoy helping young people be the best they can.

The personal satisfaction of helping young people to achieve their goals is immense, and your sense of personal achievement when you help them through a hurdle is nearly as strong as theirs!

Where else can you take part in abseiling, rock climbing, scuba diving, and countless other adventurous activities with wonderful company and low costs?

Scouting Leaders have incredible travel opportunities, interstate and overseas, to share discoveries with youth members.

And you’re never alone, with thousands of fellow Leaders to turn to in a giant, supportive network of friends.  

Want to know more? Check out these links for Training, Safety and Resources.

Other options for Adults in Scouting

Our adult support network is boosted by two great groups of friends who are passionate about Scouting (even if some supporters have never donned a Scout scarf. The Australian Scout Fellowship and the Friends of Scouting organisation are two great ways to be involved in Scouting.

For those who have enjoyed the Scouting adventure, it’s an unforgettable experience. No matter what direction your career and family have taken you, the Scouting network can always be part of your life.

Stuff Scout Leaders Say...

These videos are part of a series of videos titled 'Stuff Scout Leaders Say...'.

They introduce you to some of our fantastic Scout Leaders who explain why they love being a part of Scouting and how the skills they developed through being a Scout Leader have benefited them.