Joey Scouts are boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 8yrs.
This section provides an introduction to scouting through a wide range of enjoyable activities. The activities are aimed at helping the Joey Scouts learn about the world around them, helping others and finding fun.
The Joey Scout Section has a –
To do my best
To love my god
And be Helpful
A Joey Scout cares
A Joey Scout shares
“Help Other People” (HOP)
Like all other sections of scouting wear a uniform. The uniform consists of the Joey shirt (navy blue with tan sleeves and collar) and a scarf held in place by a woggle. This clearly identifies them as members of one of the largest world wide organisations for children and youth. An organistion, which allows young people to get involved in fun and adventurous activities, while learning new skills.
The meetings are for one hour, once a week during school terms and generally involve a theme. Some examples of themes might be Scouting History, Mother’s Day, Caring and Sharing, Science or Space. Through games, craft, stories and other activities the Joeys get to learn while having fun. The programme is reasonably flexible so children with particular interests or parents with particular expertise can be involved in deciding themes for the others.
Joeys participate in outdoor activities such as the Joey Fun Day and District Joey Camp (both held each year). Also each term there is usually a District Joey activity, for example archery, ten pin bowling or a picnic. Each term our Joey mob usually has an outing or a visit to the park, cinema or even a joint activity with cubs.
Leaders have scouting names derived from Aboriginal names or Australian animal names