The aim of these courses is to provide suitable leadership skills for Scouts. The courses are organised and run on the Patrol System.

Courses are run throughout the year and details of the courses planned for the rest of the year are listed at the end of this page.

Applications must be made on the correct form (a copy can be downloaded from this page), supported by your Scout Leader and received by the Region Office with a cheque payable to Scouts Australia by the closing date.

Only in special circumstances will a Scout younger than 12 years old be accepted on the Course. Special circumstances should be discussed by your Scout Leader with the Course Leader.

The cost of the basic course is generally $30 per Scout. This covers all course materials, accommodation (if applicable) and meals. For residential courses, the cost will generally be $40 as it includes overnight accommodation and additional meals. 

Advanced leadership courses cost $75 and include overnight accommodation and special activities.

Sessions on the Course include:

  • Understanding the Patrol System and the Scout Award Scheme
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving and Task Management
  • Citizenship
  • Planning/Programming

Course numbers are limited to an absolute maximum of 24 Scouts and places will be allocated in order of receipt of application forms AND payment.

Note: We cannot usually accept any more than four Scouts from the same Troop on any course.

It is expected that at least one Leader from your Scout Troop will be available to assist at the course you are attending, either as an instructor or assisting in an administrative role.

There are no upcoming events.

Contact your Scout Leader and then complete an Application Form for Basic course, then together with the Course Fee, send it to Region Office.

Closing Dates
Applications close 2 weeks before the course.

Course Fees:

Basic Scout Leadership
Daytime only courses: $30 per Scout
Courses with overnight accommodation: $40 per Scout

Advanced Scout Leadership
This course has overnight accommodation and special activities: $75 per Scout Registration and more info here

Cheques made payable to Scouts Australia