We have joined the 2024 Canberra Day Appeal to raise much needed funds for our charity!

This year, the Canberra Day Appeal’s 48-hour Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day begins on Wednesday, March 6. So please, give where you live and donate here during the 48h Giving Day donation drive.

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Every $1 you donate will become $2 with matched funding available for the first $2,500 we fundraise ($5,000 total)

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** Tally above includes matched funding and donations. Matched funds have been provided by Hands Across Canberra and the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund.

About Us

Scouts ACT is a volunteer-driven recreation organisation that provides fun, age-appropriate, affordable outdoor education programs for young people. 

Modern Scouting is a youth movement, guided by adults, where youth are increasingly self-managing.  Young people participate in a progression of adventures, with peers, that challenge them and help them grow. Scouting is a fun, safe space that achieves youth empowerment, it creates active citizens, and it cultivates lifelong values and skills. Scouting is education for life. 

Scouts ACT delivers 5,000 weeknight meetings and more than 1,00 outdoor excursions (20,000 hours!) per year.  The diversity of the Scout Program is unmatched by any other youth organisation, and includes bushwalking, camping, skiing, sailing/canoeing/kayaking, cycling, rock activities, and environmental and community service.

How your donation will help

Scouting in the ACT is in demand and growing strongly after COVID, BUT some families experience barriers to participation due to cost.

We want to raise $10,000 for the Scout Fund.  The Scout Fund provides money to cover costs of Scouting for youth members who really need a hand.  It helps with the cost of fees, uniforms and activities like going on camps.

Currently we help about 35 young members every year through the Scout Fund, giving on average $300 per applicant.  This enables them to participate every week in their local Scout Group’s activities, and to experience the once-in-a-lifetime signature activities like Cuboree or Jamboree.

The need is great, and if we had more, we could do more. 

We hope you can help us help more kids who would otherwise miss out on the benefits of Scouting.

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A big thank you to our Supporters





Stuart Wheeler




Kate Lawson




Fay Padarin


Hilde Kleiven

Thank you for your great work.


Adam, Jennie & Tom


Kelli Jones

Hoping this donation helps a child enjoy Scouts that little bit more.


Daniel Bartlett

Let’s do this!


David Huggett




Suranjith Piyadigamage


Eric Zurcher


Ryan Prince


Tony Melv


Robina Sanderson


Mallikharjuna Naru


Stephanie Black


Marie McKarzel


Paul Murphy


Karen Williams


Peter Stevenson


Craig Robilliard


Kriti Mahajan


Shannon Woodward


David Cossart


Doug Jackson


Doug Jackson


Jackie Stenhouse


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