Joeys

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Joeys is for girls and boys aged 5 (if attending school) up to 8 years old. At age 8 they commence linking up to Cubs.

Our Joey Mob meets on Thursdays 6pm - 7pm during school term.

 


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Aims

Our aims for the Joey Mob are:

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to the world of Scouting and learn about where it all began;
  • To begin to develop a sense of belonging to a structured social group outside school and sport.

Typical Activities

Joeys are the young ones of the Scouting family and as such they are looked after in a manner that one would expect. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Joeys.

As a 5 year old they are encouraged to aim for their Milestone 1 Badge which they receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like cleanliness, home and road safety, Scouting and self expression. At 6 and 7 years of age they will be encouraged to do their Milestone 2, followed by their Milestone 3, which continue on the themes learnt in Milestone 1, but at a more advanced level.

Joey Scouts are also encouraged to pursue their special interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Over the past few years several 1st East Ryde Joey Scouts have achieved the ultimate award for Joeys, the "Promise Challenge" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.

At 1st East Ryde, our adult leaders encourage and support Joey Scouts to lead, assist and participate in our weekly meetings and activities.


Leaders

Our Joey Leader team is:

Lynn Mann"Mokee"
Lyn Mann
Joey Scout Leader
Phillip Ward"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Assistant Joey Scout Leader
Kris Arnold"Koala"
Kris Arnold
Assistant Joey Scout Leader
 Adrian Diggleman"Emu"
Adrian Diggelman
Assistant Joey Scout Leader

If you would like to get in touch with our Joey Scout Leaders please phone 0417439456, email  or come and see us on a Thursday 6-7pm at our scout hall in John Miller Street, Ryde.


Programme

We have returned to meetings in 1st East Ryde Scout Hall, but may revert to online meetings if restrictions are re-imposed.

Over the past 3 weeks: 30 July, 6 & 13 August, we were doing activities that contribute to the "Creative" Challenge Area:

  • 30 July - Story Writing
  • 6 August - Craft
  • 13 August - Perform

A small number of us had a great day at the Rail Transport Museum, Thirlmere, Sunday 23 August! It was good to be able to go out together again.

And we had a wonderful meeting with our fathers on 3 September, with a special activity shared between father/carer and joey. See the photos - from home page select News & Events PhotosJoey Fathers 2020-09.

We are on our way from the old Award Scheme to the new Scout Youth Programme.

Future activities will be decided with input from our Youth Members. We will let you know our plans as time goes on.