New Members

New Members

For more information on joining, please also see the FAQ page.


New chums attend for up to 6 meetings on a trial basis and learn about the Scout Movement before being invited to make the Scout Promise and be invested.  


Membership Application Form:

When you are invited to attend your first meeting, please register using our website.  Then click on the Register button.  Please complete this before attending the meeting.

Child Protection Guide:

The Scout Association (NSW) has published a Child Protection Policy and Procedure which explains the Association's commitment to child protection.  Please take the time to read this.  It can be found at:   Child Health Safety.



Prior to their investiture, you need to purchase a section shirt.  These can be ordered online from The Scout Shop.  Make sure that you select the one for your section ie. Brown for Joeys, Yellow for Cubs etc.  You are welcome to choose either the Polo or button up style as they are both acceptable.  Trousers are to be a stone colour.  This is optional but recommended as it allows better identification as a member of the Worldwide Scouting Movement.  The full uniform is essential when attending special occasions.  The scarf, woggle (the thing that holds the scarf together) and the badges are provided by the group at the investiture ceremony.  Refer to the file listed below for the badge placements information about where each badge should be placed.  


The Scout membership periods (referred to as Treks) run from January to June and July to December each year.  For renewing members, fees are payable at the beginning of these periods and before attending Scouting activities.  The yearly cost for 2023 is $526 plus there is a one-off Joining Fee of $80 for new members.  A pro rata reduction applies for new members joining after the start of a Trek.  

There are 2 components to each half yearly fee.  

If you are eligible to claim your Active Kids Rebates against Scout fees, this can be applied when paying at the commencement of a Trek or when joining.


The investiture is a special occasion for both the youth member and also their family who are welcome to attend the investiture and take photos of the event.  With the help of the leader, the youth member will repeat the section Promise in front of the other members of their section.  They will then be presented with the investiture badges as the significance of each is explained.  Finally, they will be presented with their Group scarf.  At this point, the newly invested member will salute the other youth members before returning to the unit. 

More Information for New Members

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