Joey Scouts is the youngest section of the Scouting movement. For Joey Scouts, life is an exciting adventure. They explore the wider world, stimulate their imagination and develop skills in team work.
Joey Scout Mobs meet once a week for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours under the care and supervision of professionally trained Joey Scout Leaders. Parents and Guardians are welcome to join in the road to adventure with their Joey Scouts and share many new discoveries. Joey Scout activities include:
Joeys is so much fun
Just look at what we do......
Playing new games
Storytelling, miming, and acting
Learning how to make craft projects
Learning about Scouting
Going on exciting outings
Joining in sleep overs and Mob Holidays
Learning new songs
Going on nature and outdoor activities
Making new friends
The Joey Scout Section provides an introduction to Scouting through a wide range of enjoyable activities. The activities are aimed at helping the Joey Scouts learn about themselves, nature, helping others and finding fun in accordance with the Joey Scout theme " Helping Other People".
Leaders are not referred to as Mr or Mrs but names from the friends of the forest in the Australian bush or Aboriginal names, for example Brolga, Bilby, Wombat or at Gumdale Joey Scouts our Leaders are called'Corella', 'Bilby', 'Wallaroo' and 'Kookaburra'
JOEY SCOUT MOTTO
Help Other People (HOP)
To do my best
To love my God
And be helpful
JOEY SCOUT LAW
JOEY SCOUT PROMISE
A Joey Scout cares
A Joey Scout shares
Joey Scouts may commence transition (Link Badge) any time after their 7th birthday and have progressed to Cub Scouts by their 8th birthday. The commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to 6 months.
At this age children need experiences which help them learn to work and play in groups, mix with adults outside home and school environments, and develop their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual abilities through active experiences.
This Section meets for 1 hour weekly and the general guidelines for programs include nature activities, displays, finding out about themselves. Day / half day outings are encouraged.