About Scouts in Action
Scouts in Action Month started in 2010 when it was
originally called 'Scouts in Action Week.
Scouts in Action was created by Queensland Group Leader, John Parr. John won a
Vodafone Foundation, World of Difference Award' and committed twelve months livng his dream to teach 50,000 young
people first aid skills.
To achieve this aim John approached Scouts Australia with an idea to develop programs
for Leaders so that they could have all the resources needed to run first aid programs across all Sections of
Scouts Australia came on board and help pormote Scouts in Action and in the first year
(2010) Scouts in Action Week started. The theme for the first year was Scouts in Action - First Aid and it
was held on the last week of April 2010 and over 33,000 youth members and Leader participated in on of the programs
including the ADAPT (A Drug and Alcohol Program for Teenagers) program which was specifically designed for Venturer
Scouts, Rovers and Leaders and presented by them.
Scouts in Action is designed to provide Leaders with themed program resources that are
held on one web site and accessible 24/7, 365 days of the year. Busy Leaders sometimes need to be able to
grab a program that will be based around their sections award scheme and Scouts in Action does just
In 2011 Scouts in Action was moved to the last full week of August and then in 2014 it
was changed from Scouts in Action Week to Scouts in Action Month and takes place in August each year with the 1st
August (World Scout Day) being the official launch day although anyone can register anytime before, during and
Following the original First Aid theme Scouts in Action
2010 the following themes have been used:
2010 - First Aid (32977)
2011 - Disability Awareness (26144)
2012 - International Scouting (31060)
2013 - Scouting in the Community (23599)
2014 - Breaking the Cycle - Bullying is not a part of Scouting (27639)
2015 - Scouts in the Environment (20688)
2016 - 100 Years of Cub Scouts (18,098)
2017 - Time to be Creative
Since Scouts in Action started over 195,534 Leaders and Youth from Australia and overseas
Scouting countries have participated in the programs.
Themes are generally based on the wishes of Leaders after consultation so that Scouts
in Action stays relevent to their needs and to the needs of the youth members under thier
Scouts in Action is put together annually by just one
person, just think what could be acheived if everyone came
on board and contributed to its success!
I turst you will once again enjoy the offerings of programs
forScouts in Action Month 2017, Time to be
Gumdale Scout Group