Scouts is for boys and girls aged 11 to 14* and is all about hands on tasks that are challenging and rewarding *These ages may vary up to 6 months.
What do Scouts do?
Scout programs are action packed. Scouts have trained leaders who will teach about safety when using equipment and encourage scouts to work as a team player. Scouts will participate in team-building activities, playing games, developing specialised skills and knowledge, and planning for weekend adventures and camp-outs. Scout programs can involve:
- Navigation in the bush
- Building bridges and flying foxes with rope
Scouts meet every Friday night at the Den from 6.00pm to 8.00pm during school terms.
Scouts are divided into Patrol Groups. The Patrol will work with other Patrols to form a larger Scout Troop. Together the troop make important decisions, set goals to succeed to earn achievement badges.
The Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: to do my duty to my God, and to (the Queen of) Australia, to help other people, and to live by the Cub Scout Law.
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: to my duty to my God, and to Australia, to help other people and to live by the Scout Law.
The Scout Law
- A Scout is trustworthy
- A Scout is loyal
- A Scout is helpful
- A Scout is friendly
- A Scout is cheerful
- A Scout is considerate
- A Scout is thrifty
- A Scout is courageous
- A Scout is respectful
- A Scout cares for the environment
The Australian Scout Award Scheme
The Scout Award Scheme provides the main focus for Patrol and Troop activities and gives suitable recognition to Scouts for achievement. Following a Scout’s Investiture, they complete the Scoutcraft Badge and then may earn Targets to become a Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer Scout. Target requirements provide for going places and doing the adventurous, appealing things that Scouts enjoy, including camping, hiking, exploring, swimming, boating, track and field, fitness activities, and environment projects and practices, usually in the company of the Patrol or other Scouts.