When we say ‘adventure’, we’re not just talking about the awesome range of outdoor activities that Scouts offers! In fact, ‘adventure’ can mean any exciting, novel or unusual experience, and Scouts offers such a huge range of opportunities that there’s always something new to try. And you can join at any age from 6 upwards!
Top 5 Reasons Kids Should Join Scouts
Read the article published by this month’s edition of the Australian Rural Doctor about the top five reasons kid should join Scouts by clicking here.
According to the Australian Rural Doctor, the key reason children should join Scouts is because they learn about leadership, planning and preparing themselves and others.
A second reason kids should join Scouts is because Scouts are encouraged to become independent thinkers with an emphasis on initiative and problem solving. Joining Scouts can also expand children’s horizons through allowing them to make friends from other countries as well as participating in student exchange programs, aid programs and international conferences. Children learn to look after themselves – they learn how to cook and wash their own clothes. Finally, kids are not wrapped in cotton wool. They learn to push their limits in the company of friends, in a controlled and risk-managed environment.
To read the full article in the Australian Rural Doctor click here.
Scouts are separated into age-based Sections –
Joey Scouts (6-7)
Cub Scouts (*8-10)
Venturer Scouts (*15-17)
Rover Scouts (18-25)
with each Section taking more responsibility for their own activities as they progress.(* The Commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to six months.).
All Sections share a steady diet of self-respect, confidence, leadership, teamwork, creativity, environmental awareness and community involvement, and there are plenty of events and activities in which everyone can get involved together.
For more information, browse the pages above or call our leaders:
- Venturer Leader Karen 0400 843 494
- Scout Leader Cherie 0421 555 462 (also GKR Karate – leave message)
- Cub Leader Zane 0404 003 221
- Joey Leader – currently vacant
Scouts Australia couldn’t provide such amazing experiences for young people without a huge group of dedicated and enthusiastic adult volunteers. If you’re aged 18 or over, why not contact your local Group and find out how you can rediscover adventure too? It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been a Scout… we’ll teach you everything you need to know!