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The Scouting Effect

It’s Official! Scouting Builds Resilience for Life.

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 across the country participated in the Resilience Survey, and after months of analysis, the results are in, and they show what we Scouts, parents and Leaders see every day as our youth members grow towards their potential.

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.