Scouting in New South Wales

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Scouting in New South Wales is a branch of Scouts Australia in the State of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Scouting started in New South Wales in 1908, shortly after its founding in the United Kingdom. The 2003 Scout Census indicated that there were 16,151 youth members in NSW, of whom 22% were girls.

There are 10 main regions in New South Wales. These are North West, Golden West, Greater Western Sydney, Hume, Riverina, South Coast and Tablelands, North Coast, Sydney North, South Metropolitan and Hunter and Coastal. The "country" regions have a larger area in general. New South Wales has all Australian youth scouting sections, from Joeys to Rovers.

The Sydney Scout Park (formerly Cataract Scout Park) in Appin has hosted three Jamborees, including the 16th World Scout Jamboree in 1987. There is an Air Activities Centre at Camden, an Alpine Activities Centre in Jindabyne, a Water Activities Centre in Woolwich, the Camp Ku-Ring-Gai Activity Centre at Ku-ring-gai and many other campsites and activity centres. The Scout Memorabilia Centre is in Belfield.

See also


  1. WOSM Asia-Pacific Region Accessed 14 December, 2006
  2. Chief Scout Accessed, 14 December 2006

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