Get Out in New South Wales Scheme

This set of three graded awards to recognise and reward Scouts for taking part in outdoor Scouting activities. These awards are for participation, rather than for showing a level of skill or competence. A fun award scheme!

Regional Activity Award - to show participation within your Scout Region's events

Regional Activity Award

This award is earned each time a Scout participates in a Regional event, outdoor activity.

Only one Regional activity award can be gained in any single calendar year. There are up to four Region activity awards to earn.

Only the most recent, highest level gained is to be worn on the uniform.

Jamboree Participation Award - in recognition of participation in an Australian Scout Jamboree

Jamboree Participation Award

Participants of a Jamboree may wear the ‘Jamboree miniture’ award after attending an Australian Jamboree as a Scout. This award is different from the larger Jamboree badge which is only to be worn on the uniform for up to three months following the Jamboree.

This award is earned by participating in an Australian Jamboree. Wearing the award is not conditional on achieving the Jamboree award.

Most Scouts will only have one opportunity to attend an Australian Jamboree. A relatively small number of Scouts will get the oppertunity to attend two Australian Jamborees because of their age. If two Jamboree Participation Awards are earned, both awards may be worn at the same time on the Uniform.

Jam-Packed Award - to show that you have completed the preparation requirements within a twelve month period to attend a jamboree

Jam-Packed Award

This award is designed to promote the versatility of Camping and Hiking in the Scout Section and to assist Scouts attain sufficient nights under canvas to attend their Australian Jamboree.

To earn this badge a Scout must have recorded twelve nights under canvas within a calendar year and also needs to separately include:

  • 2 hikes of at least 1 night each
  • 1 hike of at least 1 night that is themed in some way
  • at least 1 Group/District/Region/Branch camp or hike
  • at least 1 Patrol camp or hike
  • at least 1 adventurous activity camp or hike
  • at least 1 camp that consists of 3 nights under canvas

Camps or hikes can not be consecutive. ie Friday/Saturday then Saturday/Sunday in the same weekend, also any one camp or hike can not be counted towards more than one requirement.

All awards are to be worn above the flap of the left pocket of the uniform.

Only the highest award earned in the Region Activity Awards is to be worn. If a Scout is one of the few lucky to attend two Jamborees then both Jamboree Awards may be worn. As these Awards are NSW Scout Sectional Awards, they will need to be removed if the Scout moves Interstate.