Joeys

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Joeys is for girls and boys aged 5 (if attending school) up to 8 years old. At age 8 they commence linking up to Cubs.

Our Joey Mob meets on Thursdays 6pm - 7pm during school term.

 


Aims | Activities | Leaders | Program | Blog | Uniform & Badge Placement


Aims

Our aims for the Joey Mob are:

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to the world of Scouting and learn about where it all began;
  • To begin to develop a sense of belonging to a structured social group outside school and sport.

Typical Activities

Joeys are the young ones of the Scouting family and as such they are looked after in a manner that one would expect. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Joeys.

As a 5 year old they are encouraged to aim for their Milestone 1 Badge which they receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like cleanliness, home and road safety, Scouting and self expression. At 6 and 7 years of age they will be encouraged to do their Milestone 2, followed by their Milestone 3, which continue on the themes learnt in Milestone 1, but at a more advanced level.

Joey Scouts are also encouraged to pursue their special interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Over the past few years several 1st East Ryde Joey Scouts have achieved the ultimate award for Joeys, the "Promise Challenge" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.

At 1st East Ryde, our adult leaders encourage and support Joey Scouts to lead, assist and participate in our weekly meetings and activities.


Leaders

Our Joey Leader team is:

Lynn Mann"Mokee"
Lyn Mann
Joey Scout Leader
Phillip Ward"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Assistant Joey Scout Leader
 Adrian Diggleman"Emu"
Adrian Diggelman
Assistant Joey Scout Leader

"Kanga"
Michael Weng

If you would like to get in touch with our Joey Scout Leaders please phone 0417439456, email  or come and see us on a Thursday 6-7pm at our scout hall in John Miller Street, Ryde.


Programme

We were off to a great start in 2021, with some older Joeys moving on to Cubs, and younger ones joining us to share our fun!

Highlights included a bushwalk in the Field of Mars, a visit to One-Tonner's backyard hens, completing the Postcard Challenge, and developing our camping skills. Because of weather we postponed our planned overnight camp, which will now be in May.

Activities are decided with input from our Youth Members. Our present plans for Term 2 2021 are:

1     Mokee 22-Apr ANZAC Day service - clean plaques, sweep paths (Joeys not attending anything on 25th) ANZAC Park, West Ryde
2           OT 29-Apr Joey Unit Council & Parent Meeting - Return SIAs from the Holidays - Plan Mothers' Night hall
3           OT 6-May SES visit hall
4       Kanga 13-May Mothers' Night - Helping Mum Vouchers hall
5           Emu 20-May Camping prep - put up tents, dilly bag, setting and lighting a fire, clove hitch for washing line hall
22/23 May JOEY CAMPING 1st Boronia Scout Hall
6     Mokee 27-May Creative - big poster for Field of Mars Visitor Centre- background painting hall
7       Kanga 3-Jun Creative - add 3D details to our poster hall
8            OT 10-Jun Night walk and famiy BBQ - put up the big poster Field of Mars Visitor Centre
9      Mokee 17-Jun (Joey choice)  
10      Emu 24-Jun (Last day of Term 2)  Flight Night - get ready for the Olympic Games in Japan - sports training session - playacting a plane ride hall