The Science Comunicator’s Accreditation and Recognition Scheme (SCARS) aims to recognise the efforts and achievements of YSA Sydney members. Each YSA Sydney activity you volunteer for/participate in (except attending socials) will fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Science Camps and Schools
  • Science Shows
  • Activities and Demonstrations
  • Publications and Promotions
  • YSA Leadership

Participation in a variety of YSA Sydney events will help you gain skills in these different areas of science communication. A well-rounded YSA Science Communicator will have demonstrated aptitude and excellence in each of these areas.

The SCARS system is managed by the Science Outreach portfolio. If you would like to get an update on your SCARS points, please send an email to You can find further details on the points and level system here.