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

 


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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. 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.


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, but then came another lockdown. Most of what we did over the past few months was organised with weekly online meetings, a highlight being our Taronga Zoo Encounter.

Our Joeys are still encouraged to get outside and be active! As always, activities are decided with input from our Youth Members.

Plans for Term 4 must adapt to the current Lockdown rules and other contingencies, but here's what we hope to achieve:

Term 4 Week Date Adult Lead Meeting Theme / Activity Location
1 7-Oct Mokee Teams Meeting.   What can Joey's lead or assist with esp. camp Virtual
2 14-Oct OT Community Nursery visit incl Bee Hotel (Bamboo & wire) The Habitat 251 Quarry Rd Ryde
3 21-Oct Mokee Night Walk  -led by Ryan M Outside Hall
4 28-Oct Kanga Putney Park - Bike/scooter track, playground, soccer, frisbee, kite, French cricket Putney Park
5 4-Nov Emu Olympics 1 (football goals, gymnastics mats, hop skip jump, sprint, throwing) East Ryde Scout Hall
6 11-Nov Emu Olympics 2 - incl Joey suggestions - fitness trail, balance bean bag on your head race etc East Ryde Scout Hall
Weekend event 13 & 14 Nov Mokee Boronia Scout Hall Sleepover: 12noon Saturday - 10am Sunday Boronia Scout Hall
7 18-Nov Mokee Joey Ideas…..craft/painting? East Ryde Scout Hall
8 25-Nov OT Joey Ideas - Music? East Ryde Scout Hall
9 2-Dec Mokee Ginormous Joey Birthday Bash East Ryde Scout Hall
10 9-Dec All Hunters Hill Lodge - Craft/Cards  Pine Cone Craft East Ryde Scout Hall
11 16-Dec Mokee Hunters Hill Lodge (TBC) Hunters Hill Lodge

 Please check your emails regularly for updates of any arrangements.