About Sydney North RegionSydney North Region is one of ten regions that form Scouts Australia, NSW Branch. Sydney North encompasses the Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney, Mosman and Northern Beaches Councils, the Willoughby and Ryde City Councils, and a small portion of Parramatta City Council.
Scouting is a worldwide youth movement with over 28 million members. It is a voluntary, non-political educational movement for young people, open to all.
The Scout program offers a flexible range of activities adapted to the needs of the community. Activities are based on the interests of the young people involved, with an emphasis on useful skills and service to others. Many Scout activities take place in the outdoors with a spirit of adventure and challenge.
In 2020, Sydney North Region has almost 4,000 youth members and around 1,000 adult leaders and helpers.
The Aim of ScoutingThe aim of Scouts Australia is to encourage the physical, mental, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Methods of ScoutingThe methods Scouts Australia utilises to achieve its aims are: