Through Scouting, we want to give young people the courage, positivity and resilience to keep going, through good times and bad.
For more than a century, Scouting in Australia has delivered skills for life, with outdoors adventures through the Scout Method where young people learn by doing, and learn by leading.
In 2019, Scouts Australia partnered with Resilient Youth Australia to explore the impact of Scouting on young Australians. Youth members from every State and Territory participated in the Resilience Survey, and now, the results are in and they reaffirm what we’ve known for a long time – Scouting changes lives.
The survey gives us the data to prove the positive impact Scouting has had on young people’s wellbeing and resilience.
We have found that young people involved in Scouts have an overall better life satisfaction than their non-Scouting peers, and that the longer our youth members stay in Scouts, the more resilient they are likely to become.
At a time when everyone needs a little extra positivity in their lives, we are proud of the significant contribution Scouting in Australia is making to equip a new generation with the essential skills they need to enable them to bounce back and face the world with confidence.
Listen to Phil Harrison, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia launch the Scouting Effect Report Findings: