Sydney North Region is one of ten regions that form Scouts Australia, NSW.
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 2021, Sydney North Region has just over 4,000 youth members and around 1,000 adult leaders and helpers.
The Purpose of Scouting
The purpose of Scouts Australia is to contribute to the education of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Method of Scouting
Scouts Australia achieves its purpose through a system of progressive self-education, known as the Scout Method, the principal elements of which are:
- Community Involvement
- Learning by Doing
- Nature and the Outdoors
- Patrol System
- Personal Progression
- Promise and Law
- Symbolic Framework
- Youth Leading, Adults Supporting