Scouts

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Scouts is for boys and girls who are between the ages of 11 and 15. From about 14½ they can commence linking up to Venturers. 

Our Scout Troop meets on Fridays 7pm - 9pm during school term.


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Aims

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment.
  • To continue to develop within the world of Scouting.
  • To continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside school and sports.
  • Become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an uncompetitive atmosphere.
  • To develop leadership skills and take on the responsibility of looking out for their fellow Scouts.

Typical Activities

Scouts develop their 'life skills' through Scouting activities learning leadership and the responsibility that goes with it. They are recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they're in Scouts. As an eleven year old they start to aim for their 'Pioneer' badge and cord which they only receive when they have worked through a series of exercises/activities that develop their skills not only in Scouting but for life in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like hiking, camp craft & citizenship. They then continue on to do the Explorer and Adventure badges/cords respectively which continue on the same theme as the 'Pioneer' badge but at a more advanced level.

Activities

There are literally hundreds of different activities our Scouts will participate in from camping & hiking to community based things like marching in our local Memorial March on ANZAC day or participating in 'Clean up Australia Day'. You would need to contact us to give you an indication of the sort of activities that are on the horizon.

Outdoor Activities

We do hikes around our area as there are a number of bush track (surprisingly) in our suburb that start right out the back of our hall. We also go on camps 3 - 4 times a year.


Leaders

"Optimus"
David Sharpe
Scout Leader
"Whinney"
Sandra Webb
Assistant Scout Leader
Tim Mortimer"Sona"
Tim Mortimer
Assistant Scout Leader


Program

Term 1 2019

Week  Day  Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location E1s Due  Leader
 1 Fri 1 Feb No meeting      
 2 Fri 8 Feb Welcome Back Hall     
 3 Fri 15 Feb   Hall     
 4 Fri 22 Feb Orienteering Hall    
 5 Fri 1 Mar First Aid & Stretchering Hall    
  Sun 3 Mar Clean up Australia Day + BBQ Magdala Park    
 6 Fri 8 Mar Code of Conduct Hall    
 7 Fri 15 Mar Swimming Macquarie Uni Pool    
8 Fri 22 Mar District Soccer      
9 Fri 29 Mar How to pack a pack, Camp readiness Hall    
  Sun 31 Mar Car Boot Sale Cnr Badajoz & Twin    
10 Fri 5 Apr No Friday meeting due to camp at The Basin      
  Sun 5-7 Apr Scout Camp The Basin    
11 Fri 12 Apr Movie Marathon Hall    
School Holidays Thur 25 Apr Anzac Day - North Ryde, West Ryde, Hunters Hill Lodge Start at North Ryde RSL    


Forward Planning:

ScoutHike, celebrating 26 years in 2019, is Sydney North Region's premier annual Scout Section event held in May each year. If you are interested in an exciting weekend, lightweight hiking around a NSW State Forest - then this is the event you must register for!

The 2019 theme is Six Decades One Weekend. 28 Activity Bases will be in action. 24 of the activities contain a component of the Scout Award Scheme.

Date for 2019: 3rd to 5th May 2019.