Scouts

Scouts

Boys & Girls 11-14 years

Scouts allows boys and girls to develop their confidence and learn to work as part of a team.

Scouts learn essential outdoor safety skills as well as participate in a variety of physical and intellectual activities.

You’ll become a member of a Scout Patrol within a larger Scout Troop.

Together you’ll make important decisions, set goals, and work together as a team to succeed in whatever you choose to do.

Your Scout Leaders are there to support your decisions and help you develop spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.

They’ll teach you heaps of practical skills.

There is a multi-level Award Scheme to keep you constantly pushing yourself to achieve your personal best. You can learn about lightweight camping, bush navigation, recognising and dealing with environmental dangers (like bushfires), water safety and heaps more… and yes, you’ll learn how to tie some pretty useful knots!

Scouts also gain a lot of valuable life skills such as confidence, resilience, leadership and responsibility.

Scouts have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world at Australian Jamborees or even international Jamborees!

Getting to a Jamboree

You’ll make lasting friendships and create memories that will stay with you for your entire lifetime.

When you’re a Scout, there’s always something new and different to try.

Get out there and extend yourself, test your limits and Be Prepared… for new adventure!

 

Scout Award Scheme

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Our Scout Troop is run by the scout patrol leaders under with the guidance of

the Scout leader and the Assistant Scout Leaders.

We meet every Thursday night from 7.00 to 9.00 in our hall at Picnic Point.

Things we like to do are:

Hikes and Camps

Walks

Canoeing

Abseiling

Indoor rock climbing

Ice skating

Games

Construction

Beach activities

Night hikes

 

 

Sport…

Encouraging the physical development of young people is one of the goals of Scouting. Scouts gain confidence from accomplishing the physical goals that they have set for themselves, while the wide range of activities that Scouting offers gives everyone the chance to succeed. The physical fitness and self-discipline that is instilled in Scouts help those with special skills to achieve prominence in sporting activities as adults.

Young Achievers…

Sometimes it is the young who are great achievers. The values they learn from their experiences in Scouting enable them to take responsibility and make decisions at an early age. Scouting also teaches them perseverance, bravery and achievement, and these traits, along with their youth and enthusiasm, help them to reach their goals. These goals may be the first in a lifetime of achievement or they may be a special accomplishment that they can take pride in for the rest of their lives. Only time will tell.

Business and Commerce…

One of the goals of Scouting is to teach young people the skills of leadership and teamwork. Scouts learn to set their own goals and accomplish them. As they gain knowledge and experience , they learn to take responsibility and assume positions of leadership. When they join the world of business and commerce, these skills provide a firm foundation for success.

Arts and Entertainment…

Self-confidence and self-esteem are two attributes former Scouts often say they received from their Scouting experiences. These are particularly important for those who work in the fields of the arts and entertainment. Artists and entertainers must put their own private view of the world on exhibition through their words, or their paintings and wait for the world’s judgment. As well, many found that Scouting gave them a life-long appreciation of the natural world around them, which is often reflected in their artistic work.

Serving the Community…

One of the Principles of Scouting encourages young people to “develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves and their families and the community in which they live”. Scouts are often involved in programs that provide help to community organisations and improve community facilities. Many Scouts have found that serving in government or in organisations that provide services to the public are ways that help them follow these principles as adults.

Adventure…

For many young people, Scouting activities give them their first taste of adventure and teaches them to enjoy exciting physical challenges in a safe organised environment. While Scouting pushes them to reach their physical limits, it also teaches them to plan for difficulties they might encounter. The skills they learn as Scouts serve them well when they seek adventure out in the world.

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Scout Promise

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To Australia
To help other people, and
To the live by the Scout Law

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment

 

The Patrol Leader’s Creed

 

 

As a Patrol Leader, I will do my best:

  1. To put my Patrol before myself.
  2.  To develop a proper spirit in the Patrol by striving hard to make them keen, loyal, happy and hard working.
  3. To keep my Scouting skills ahead of the Patrol.
  4. To be a good example to the Patrol in living by the Scout Law and Promise.
  5. To make the Patrol useful.
  6. To stand up for the Patrol.
  7. To encourage, and give credit where due while being kind to those less fortunate.
  8. To admit my own mistakes before blaming others.
  9. To be genuinely interested in the needs and wishes of every member of the Patrol.
  10. To sincerely make each member of the Patrol feel they are an important part of the team.
  11. To show respect for the opinions of others.
  12. To carry out my responsibilities in a friendly and Scouting manner.

 

The Role of The Patrol Leader (PL)

  • The PL leads the patrol in everything, but that does not mean they do everything themselves.
  • The PL delegates tasks equally and fairly amongst the members of the Patrol and ensures that they are done properly.
  • The PL keeps ahead of the Patrol in Scout training so they can assist and train Patrol members.
  • The PL sets an example for the rest of the Patrol to follow in dress, behaviour, attendance, being on time and participating in the Scouting program.
  • The PL represents the Patrol on the Troop Council.
  • The PL is responsible to the Scout Leader for carrying out the decisions of the Troop Council.
  • The PL is responsible for the behaviour of the Patrol, and where necessary brings important discipline problems to the Troop Council.
  • The PL trains the Patrol by organising and running interesting and worthwhile activities and camps.
  • The PL organises and runs regular Patrol meetings to plan the Patrol’s program and develop ideas to be put to the Troop Council. The PL makes sure these meetings are well run and that a record is kept of all decisions.
  • The PL promotes a spirit of teamwork, friendship, trust and pride within the Patrol and maintains Patrol traditions and honour.
  • The PL examines the patrol on badgework and advises the Leader when a satisfactory standard has been met.
  • The PL communicates effectively with the Patrol, the Assistant Patrol Leader, the Troop Council and the Scout Leader.
  • The PL makes sure new members are welcomed into the Patrol and are quickly included in all activities as a full member of the team.
  • The PL gets to know each member of the Patrol well, including meeting his/her parents or carers.

 

The Role of The Assistant Patrol Leader

  • The APL assists and supports the PL in all his/her duties.
  • The APL takes charge when the PL is not available. This includes periods when the Patrol leader is taking instruction from the Scout Leader.
  • The APL assists the PL in training the Patrol and tries to keep ahead of other Patrol members in Scouting knowledge.
  • The APL assists the PL with planning and carrying out the Patrol program.
  • The APL sets an example for the rest of the Patrol.
  • The APL provides encouragement and assistance to other Patrol members and loyally supports the PL.

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