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About Scouts WA

Scouting is a rewarding and welcoming experience, regardless of age, gender or any previous experience in the global Scouting movement.

Scouting is open to all young people aged 5 to 26, supported by adult leaders to have fun, learn and grow.

The Scouts Youth Program forms the ‘why, what, and how’ of Scouting.


WHY – The Purpose
The program exists to encourage young people’s personal growth and support them in their development as active citizens involved in their local, national and global communities.


WHAT – The Activities
A diverse program of activities that are adventurous, fun, challenging, and inclusive.


HOW – The Scout Method
The learning process is achieved through a unique method of delivery.


Throughout the Scouting journey, Scouts experience working as a member of a small-team or Patrol, as a member of a larger Unit made up of a number of Scouts in the same section, and as an individual.

For more information and to find a local group visit

About STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Exploring nature on a hike, the annual Jamboree of the Air/Internet (JOTA/JOTI), building camp gadgets and jamboree gateways, and using a map and compass to find your way are all examples of STEM in everyday Scouting!

In the Scouts Australia program STEM & Innovation is a Special Interest Area youth members can challenge themselves, learn new skills and grow as individuals or within a Project Patrol.

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