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.

During the coronavirus pandemic we are meeting online.


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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. At 1st East Ryde, our Joeys typical weekly meeting is divided into 3 - 4 different activities in no particular order.

  • Stories - Our Leaders will tell stories about Baden Powell (the founder of the Scouting movement) and the interesting life he had; Aboriginal stories and stories about our wonderful country, Australia; and simple fictional stories with a moral message and/or audience participation.
  • Games - There are literally hundreds of different games our Leaders know and teach our children to play. Most have a Scouting connection that actually teaches while they are played while others are simply for fun. They are generally of a non-competitive nature.
  • Art & Craft - Joeys often gather around a table and do various sorts of craft usually related to an Australia theme. They might make an Australian native animal out of assorted craft material or do some special creative task related to the theme of the meeting.
  • Community Services - Although they are young, along with our Leaders our Joeys attend our local ANZAC Day Ceremonies and participate in community activities such as 'Clean up Australia Day'.
  • Outings and Sleepovers - As part of our theme each term we often arrange a weekend outings, attend Joey district and regional functions with other Joey Scout Mobs or hold a Mob Holiday in which each Joey scout and their parent or carer stays overnight at a suitable venue such as a conference centre with cabin or domitory accommodation for sleeping. 

Leaders

Our Joey Leader team is:

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

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.


Program

OUR MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

From week to week, our Joey Scouts and Leaders work together to decide the next weekly meeting theme and activities.

We look forward to being able to meet together again at our scout hall as soon as it is safe to do so! 

SAVE THE DATE: - Youth Programme Training Weekend Saturday 12 + Sunday 13 September 2020