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Surprising things about Scouting
1.Scouting is for girls as well as boys.
Scouts Australia introduced girls into the Movement in 1972.
2.Scouting is a global Movement.
Scouting is active in more than 216 countries and territories with more than 40 million Members worldwide.
3. Young people can join at any age.
If you are aged between 5 and 25, then you can start Scouting immediately. No prior Scouting experience is necessary. We have many people join at all ages and they are all warmly welcomed.
4. Scouting is great value!
Scouting membership represents outstanding value. With weekly meetings and activities including camping, abseiling, canoeing, there are few other organisations who can offer so much for so little.
5. Scouting is the largest youth organisation in Australia.
Scouting helps build resilient children by assisting them to take responsibility for themselves and contributing to the community in which they live.
6. Famous former Scouts include Dick Smith, Jamie Durie, Steven Speilberg, Paul McCartney & Neil Armstrong
Scouts go on to excel in the areas of business, sport, entertainment and the media. Our fun, flexible program helps young people develop team skills, leadership qualities and lasting friendships. We believe in supporting and developing tomorrow’s leaders today.
Scouts provides all required training for children and parents. It's important that we are all working together for the best benefit of the children.