Scouts

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Scouts is for boys and girls who are between the ages of 11 and 15.  

Our Scout Troop meets on Fridays 7pm - 9pm during school term.


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Aims

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment.
  • To continue to develop within the world of Scouting.
  • To continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside school and sports.
  • Become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an uncompetitive atmosphere.
  • To develop leadership skills and take on the responsibility of looking out for their fellow Scouts.

Typical Activities

Scouts develop their 'life skills' through Scouting activities learning leadership and the responsibility that goes with it. They are recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they're in Scouts. As an eleven year old they start to aim for their 'Pioneer' badge and cord which they only receive when they have worked through a series of exercises/activities that develop their skills not only in Scouting but for life in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like hiking, camp craft & citizenship. They then continue on to do the Explorer and Adventure badges/cords respectively which continue on the same theme as the 'Pioneer' badge but at a more advanced level.

Activities

There are literally hundreds of different activities our Scouts will participate in from camping & hiking to community based things like marching in our local Memorial March on ANZAC day or participating in 'Clean up Australia Day'. You would need to contact us to give you an indication of the sort of activities that are on the horizon.

Outdoor Activities

We do hikes around our area as there are a number of bush track (surprisingly) in our suburb that start right out the back of our hall. We also go on camps 3 - 4 times a year.


Leaders

Tim Mortimer"Sona"
Tim Mortimer
Scout Leader
Kim Bunny"Karela"
Kim Bunny
Assistant Scout Leader
David Sharpe"Optimus"
David Sharpe
Part-time Assistant Leader
Sandra Webb"Whinney"
Sandra Webb
Part-time Assistant Leader


Program

 
 
 

Term 1 - 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar

 Week

 Date

 Event

 Location

 1 Fri 31 Jan NO SCOUTS (but first week of school)
 2  Fri 7 Feb  Welcome Back - All troop (including linking cubs)  Hall
 3  Fri 14 Feb  Canoe Lane Cover River

 4

 Fri 21 Feb

 Campcraft / Parent Meeting at 8:30pm

 Hall

 5

 Fri 28 Feb

Sun 1 Mar

 Swimming (water safety badge). PLEASE SEE CareMonkey E1.

NOTE EARLY START OF 6PM.

Clean Up Australia Day

Ryde Acquatic

Per E1

 6  Fri 6 Mar  Scout Hike | Camp cooking preparation  Hall
 7  Fri 13 Mar  F i s h i n g - Clarkes Point Woolich
 8  Fri 20 Mar Seals Night  Hall
 9  Fri 27 Mar FACE TO FACE MEETINGS cancelled by SCOUTS NSW  
 10  Fri 3 April FACE TO FACE MEETINGS cancelled by SCOUTS NSW  
 11  Fri 10 April GOOD FRIDAY - NO MEETING - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 Hall

 

NB. More information to come.

 

 

2020 Forward Planning:

Scout Hike Weekend of Friday 1 May, Sat 2 May, Sun 3 May: Regrettably, Scout Hike for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 alerts.
Scout Leadership meeting: 15/16 Aug 2020