Scouts are boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15, who operate as a larger group known as a "Troop" and as a smaller unit known as a "Patrol".
Scout Troops are under the supervision of trained adult leaders. Each Patrol is led by a Scout Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader.
Scouts set off to camp regularly. Some camps are run on a state or regional basis and involve multiple Scout troops.
Scouts can earn a number of different badges to wear on their uniform.
What do we do?
Scouts are involved in a variety of exciting activites. We attend the State Rally, the Australian Jamboree (every 3 years) and our own Group and Scout Camps; but Scouting is not just about pitching tents. We also fly in the light aircraft at the Air Activities Centre and we participate in water activities at the Boree Regatta. Scouts also learn how to abseil and go on hikes regularly.
Scout meetings are often run by a chosen Patrol and can include wide games away from the hall, scavenger hunts, hikes, beach trips, campfires, preparation for camps, badgework or construction activities. Scouts do a lot of things for themselves, they lead and teach each other according to experience and ability (and have a lot of fun while doing it).
When and Where?
Scouts meet on Thursday nights during school terms 7:00pm - 9:00pm. For information, please contact our Group Leader George Murray (Rama) on 02 9667 1065 or our Scout Leader Phil McLeod (Skip) on 0418 267 096.