Development & Adult Resources Branch is committed to studying and formulating Adults in Scouting Policy, planning and implementing different projects to recruit and retain youth members and leaders, encouraging Scout members to participate in community service, organizing first aid training courses and providing first aid service, so as to foster youth members and leaders to serve the community.
|Monday to Friday||09:00 – 18:30|
|Saturday||09:00 – 18:00|
|(Lunch Hours||13:00 – 14:00)|
|Sunday & Public Holiday||Closed|
Recruitment of Youth Members
The aim of the Scout Movement is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and aesthetic development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in the society. Our youth members, aged between the 5th birthday and the 26th birthday, are divided into 5 sections, namely Grasshopper Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venture Scouts and Rover Scouts, according to their age.
Application to join a Cantonese speaking Scout group may be made via our online application platform, “Join Us”, which provides basic information of the Scout groups that are open for application. Alternatively, applicants may submit a paper application form. For English native speakers, they may apply for an English speaking Scout group online.
The Scout Enrollment Management System (SEMS) allows those Scout Groups which are open to public to recruit new members by the “Join Us” online platform. Scout Groups which are open to public are welcome to apply for a SEMS account to make the recruitment process simple and efficient.
Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above are welcome to join us as leaders to develop young people to become good citizens. We organize “Leader Orientation Programme” regularly to recruit enthusiastic people to join the Scout Movement. The programme provides a series of basic trainings including the General Information Course of the Wood Badge Training, AED Certificate Course, training of sectional unit meetings and practical training in Scout groups. Participants who have completed the trainings are assigned to Scout groups to fulfill the mission of Scout leaders.
We also organize “New Leaders Matching Scheme”. This 2-evening workshop introduces basic Scout knowledge including the characteristics of different sections of Scouting, simple knotting skills and Scout ceremonies. After the workshop, we assist the participants in joining Scout groups. Interested individuals may submit the New Leader Application Form.
Scheme for Supporting School-based Scout Groups
The “Scheme for Supporting School-based Scout Groups” aims at supporting those schools intend to expand Scouting. Temporary instructors visit the participating Scout groups during school hours to assist the inexperienced leaders in understanding the mission and method of Scouting, provide guidance in planning and arranging sectional unit meetings and Scout activities. Participating Scout groups should be recommended by respective District Commissioner and nominated by the Regional Commissioner, and assign at least 2 leaders to receive support. For more information, please contact us.
Happy Family Campaign
Promoting community involvement to Scout members is one of our main duties. In order to promulgate the family core values such as “communication & harmony” and “love & care”, we have organized a wide range of activities with the theme of “Happy Family” for Scout members and their families over the years, so as to foster their mutual understanding and enhance family harmony.
Foundation Fund for the Aged
Set up in 1999, Foundation Fund for the Aged encourages Scout units to organize service to convey our concerns and support to the elderly, and to advocate the culture of inter-generation harmony. It also aims to achieve the purpose of the Scout Movement by nurturing our youth members through their involvement in the organization of and participation in the services. Applications for funding are considered on a quarterly basis. For more information of the application procedure, scope of subsidy and subsidy amount, please refer to the circular of Foundation Fund for the Aged.
Community Involvement & Services
Started from 2017, we have launched various community services under the slogan “Scouts Serve the Community” to foster the spirit of helping others. The target groups between year 2017/2018 and 2019/2020 were the elderly, disabled and children from low-income families.
In collaboration with the government departments and other NGOs, DAR Branch also coordinates for Scout members to take part in various large-scale community involvement projects including the “Youth Ambassador Against Internet Piracy Scheme” of Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, Cyber Security Campaign organized by Hong Kong Police Force, the annual Large-scale Anti-drug Event arranged by Narcotics Division of Security Bureau as well as the elderly services coordinated by Sik Sik Yuen.
First Aid Training
Recognized by Commissioner for Labour under the provision of Occupational Safety & Health Regulation (Chapter 509A) since 2011, our Association is one of the organizations recognized by HKSAR Government to offer First Aid Certificate Course.
DAR Branch offers diverse first aid courses for youth members and leaders including First Aid Certificate Course, Refresher Training for First Aid Certificate Course, AED Certificate Course, Scout Section First Aid Badge Training Course, etc.
First Aid Service
Established in 2000, our Scout First Aid Team enables around 100 members to put theory into practice and provide first aid service to not only the Scout activities but also the large-scale events organized by government departments and other NGOs.