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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 Unit meets on Thursdays 6pm - 7pm during school terms.


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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, and continues through the older Sections.

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.


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

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.


In 2021 we complied with lockdown rules by holding lots of fun meetings online, and getting together outdoors whenever we could. Highlights of the year included visits to The Habitat Community Native Plant Nursery, Putney Park, 1st Boronia Scout Hall for an overnight camp, and Christmas craft and carols for the residents at Hunters Hill Lodge.

Our Joeys decided on lots more to do this year! Here are our plans for Term 1 2022:

Week   Date   Meeting Theme / Activity Location
0   27-Jan   Water Fun Hall
1   3-Feb   Portrait Paintings + Unit Council Hall
2   10-Feb   Bailing out + Todd River Regatta (Paddling Preparation + Water Safety) Hall
3   19-Feb   Paddling - SWASH Woolwich
4   24-Feb   Aquatics Greenwich Baths
5   3-Mar   Fun indoors Hall
6   6-Mar   Clean Up Australia Day Magdala Park + Lane Cove River Walk
7   10-Mar   Gardening + investitures Hall
8   17-Mar   Cycling  Buffalo Creek Reserve
9   24-Mar   Bats Walk Tarban Creek / Manning Rd Gladesville
10   31-Mar   Joeys to decide!  
11   7-Apr   Night Walk Field of Mars Reserve

 Please check your emails regularly for updates of any arrangements.