The Bigger Picture

Scouting is a growing worldwide youth movement with over 25 million members, 7000 of those in SA. 

Owned and operated by Scouts SA, Woodhouse Activity Centre is proudly known as the 'cellar door' for Scouting.

Whether you're exploring the activity site with the family on the weekend, coming on school camp, participating in our school holiday day camps or even hosting your child's birthday party, everything is designed to give you a little taste of what being a Scout is all about:

  • Learning life skills
  • Growing in self-confidence
  • Building friendships
  • Gaining valuable team skills

Click below to find out more about the different Sections of Scouting...

Joey Scouts is the first Section of Scouts for boys and girls aged 5 to 7, and it’s all about discovery and excitement! Joey Scouts are part of a ‘Mob’, led by a Joey Scout Leader.

Joey Scouts are encouraged to express themselves creatively, through games, stories and craft activities. From building monsters and spaceships from scrap items, to growing plants from seedlings and singing songs together, all Joey Scouts develop a strong sense of belonging and an understanding of the world around them.

Joey Scouts learn how to share and care, and help other people. They also learn how to recognise native birds and animals, and develop an understanding of the impact of our modern world on the environment. Some Joey Scouts might even get the chance to have their first sleepover with their Mob, an important and fun ‘first’ for developing independence.

A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Mob of up to 20 boys and girls. The safety of all Joey Scouts is very important, which is why there are always leaders on hand during all activities.

Enquire here to receive information about your local Scout Group, or free call 1800SCOUTS.



Cub Scouts is for boys and girls aged 7.5 to 11 years, and focuses on exploring the outdoors, discovery and learning interesting things!  Cub Scouts belong to a Pack and begin to learn leadership and teamwork in small teams called Sixes.

If you enjoy fun, games and learning new skills then you’ll love being a Cub Scout! You’ll get to go on camps with your Pack, and you might attend a Cuboree camp with hundreds of other Cub Scouts! As well as learning things like how to use a compass, you’ll go on bushwalks, bike trips, and have the chance to do things like sailing, canoeing, abseiling and sometimes even flying!

Your Cub Scout Leader will help you along the way and encourage you to take part. You’ll learn life-long skills, make friends and have fun! Cub Scouts are keen to learn, belong, and have fun, so our activities are designed to stimulate their emotional and adventurous spirits.

Enquire here to receive information about your local Scout Group, or free call 1800SCOUTS.



The Scout section is for boys and girls aged 10.5 to 15 years and offers an amazing array of activities designed to teach important life skills and get Scouts social and active!

Scouts, as a section, focuses on allowing young people to develop their confidence and teaches them how to work as part of a team. Scouts learn essential outdoor safety skills as well as participate in a variety of physical and intellectual challenges. The programs are designed to target each young person’s own special interests, encouraging them to enjoy their favourite hobbies using meaningful badges and awards.

Epic bushwalks and camping expeditions, getting out on the water in a kayak, canoe or sailboat are just some of the adventures Scouts get up to!

Enquire here to receive information about your local Scout Group, or free call 1800SCOUTS.


Venturer Scouts is a do-it-yourself mix of fun, adventure and personal challenge that brings together like-minded young people (male and female) aged 14 to 17 from all walks of life. When you’re dealing with your toughest years in school and making decisions about your future, Venturer Scouts offers vital breathing space. You can focus on friendship and personal growth, while picking up valuable life skills along the way.

As a Venturer Scout, you may find yourself exploring wilderness Australia, camping above the snowline or diving on coral reefs. You could be abseiling into a limestone cave or climbing a sheer rock face. Perhaps you’ll learn white water kayaking or ride your mountain bike on an expedition across real mountains.

Whatever your challenge, there will be trained and highly experienced adults to guide you through the experience, to teach you the necessary skills and safety techniques. Venturer Scouts get the opportunity to travel overseas and to organised activities, to live with a different community and to provide service to others.

You don’t need to have any previous Scouting experience. We’ll help you catch up.

Enquire here to receive information about your local Venturer Group, or free call 1800SCOUTS.

Rover Scouts welcome young adults from 18 to 25 years of age. You don’t need to have any Scouting experience, but you do need to keep up with some adventurous people and their adrenaline-packed adventures!

A group of Rovers is known as a “Crew”. Each Rover Crew is different, consisting of anywhere from a handful of members to 50 or more. Most crews meet weekly. A Crew’s activities are planned and run by the Rover Scouts themselves – which means they are tailored to the requirements and interests of members.

Every Crew is different. Each has its own traditions, special interests and personalities. A Rover Crew runs itself, with an elected Crew Leader and executive.

Rover Scouts enjoy helping others, having a great time and taking on new challenges. You’ll need a ‘give it a go’ attitude and you’ll be rewarded with some serious fun.

Enquire here to receive information about your local Scout Group, or free call 1800SCOUTS.

Everyone is welcome to join Scouting, and Scouts Australia offers adults aged 18 years and over a host of rewarding opportunities to help make a difference in young people’s lives.

You’re never too old to join the adventurous life of Scouting, even if you haven’t been involved before.

Adult volunteers are the backbone of Scouting, who care about the guidance and development of the young people as well as the community in which they live.

There are a number of ways adults can get involved in Scouting. You could become:

  • A Scout Leader responsible for helping to devise and deliver programs that support young people in reaching their potential
  • A Scout Leader responsible for leading and training our Adult volunteer leaders
  • Specialist Activity Leaders
  • A local Scout Group Committee member
  • A  Supporter lending general assistance or helping to fundraise
  • A member of a Scouting Fellowship



Exurbia is not only the State’s official Scout uniform and accessories supplier, but is synonymous with great brands, great advice and amazing service for everything from lightweight backpacking to adventure activities equipment.


What’s more there’s every chance that the person who’s helping you select your gear has already walked your path and knows exactly what you’ll need. That’s because the staff at Exurbia not only love what they do – they’re into the outdoors and the world in a big way. 

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 Help the planet

Scout Recycling gives you a really practical way of keeping recyclable rubbish out of land fill. The Planet AND Scouts will thank you.

 Help yourself 

Scouts will pay you real cash for your deposit bottles and cans and scrap metal too! But we’ll also take your cardboard, newspaper and non-deposit containers because we really don’t want it to go to landfill. 

 Help Scouts

Even after we have paid you for it, Scouts has ways of making a dollar from your recyclable waste products! The money we make goes back into the community to help build local Scout Halls and run our youth development programs.

Put all that together and you have a WIN, WIN, WIN!

Find your closest Scout recycling depot or go to the information page to see what items are accepted. 


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