Child Safe Scouting

Scouts Queensland has an overarching duty of care to Youth Members to provide a safe environment and protection from harm. Scouts Queensland has an additional legal responsibility to protect its Youth Members from Child Abuse.

All Adults in Scouting are accountable in fulfilling that specific responsibility on behalf of Scouts Queensland at all times. Scouts Queensland shall ensure that this highest duty is considered above all else when recruiting and managing Adults.

Support for Scouting falls into one of four categories:

Adult Uniformed Leaders

Parents and other members of the community who volunteer their time will spend most of their time workng with children as Section Leaders and therefore must undergo several steps in order to become a member of Scouting and be entitled to wear the Scout Uniform.
Adult Uniformed Leader must complete the following in order to undertake a uniformed role in Scouting:

1. Attend an Introduction to Scouting (normally 2 hours)
2. Complete an Application for Adult Membership (Form A1)
3. Complete an appropriate Blue Card Application (see below for the different types)
4. Complete mandatory eLearning and face to face training over a three year period

The above includes a reference check of two referees provided by the applicant

Forms
A1 - Application for Adult Membership
Blue Card Application (if you have not held a Blue Card or had one that has expired)
Bllue Card Link Form (if you have a Blue Card already issued by another organisaiton or business)
Blue Card Exemption (police or teachers)
 

Adult Non-Uniformed Leaders

Parents and other members of the community who volunteer their time to support the delivery of Scouting depending on their role will be required to complete an Application for Adult Membership. This includes the executive members of the Group Support Committee (Chairman, Treasurer & Secretary) and parents who help out at Scouts frequently. This is the parent helper who is at Scouts more often that not and are always helping out. The parent helper in essence is one step down from being a Uniformed Leader.

Adult Non-Uniformed Leaders must complete the following in order to take on the Adult Member - Parent Helper role in Scouting.

1. Attend an Introduction to Scouting (normally 2 hours)
2. Complete an Application for Adult Membership (Form A1)
3. Complete an appropriate Blue Card Application (see below for the different types)
4. Complete mandatory eLearning within six months of being signed up.

The above includes a reference check of two referees provided by the applicant

Forms
A1 - Application for Adult Membership
Blue Card Application (if you have not held a Blue Card or had one that has expired)
Bllue Card Link Form (if you have a Blue Card already issued by another organisaiton or business)
Blue Card Exemption (police or teachers)

Youth Program Supporter

Parents who help out occasionally at Scouts by attending on your rostered night or helping to transport Scouts to and from camps and activities will be required to apply to become a Youth Program Supporter.

Youth program supporters are signed up like non-uniformed and uniformed members but only have to complete the following:

1. Complete an Youth Program Supporter Application
2. Complete an appropriate Blue Card Application (see below for the different types
3. Complete mandatory eLearning modules within six months of being signed up

Forms
A60 Youth Program Supporter Application
Blue Card Application (if you have not held a Blue Card or had one that has expired)
Bllue Card Link Form (if you have a Blue Card already issued by another organisaiton or business)
Blue Card Exemption (police or teachers)

Mandatory eLearning Modules
To be completed within six months of sign up.

BCORE CHILD - Child Safe Scouting
BCORE WHS - WHS for Scouting