Despite having around 70,000 members and being the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia, some families aren’t exactly sure what Scouts is.
So, who are we? Scouting has shaped the development of young people for more than 100 years worldwide. In Queensland more than 15,000 boys, girls and adults participate in the fun of Scouts. Scouting encourages diversity and inclusion – it’s truly education for life! Since forming in 1931, the Enoggera Scout Group has supported thousands of young people in making new friends, having amazing adventures, and learning new skills. Scouts are doers and give-it-a-goers!
How can you be a Scout when you can’t get out and about?
Well, Scouts normally meet each week and go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling, canoeing and all other kinds of adventures. The Enoggera Scout Group is no different. However, due to the impacts of COVID-19, the group was not able to meet face-to-face for a number of months. Nevertheless, in true Scouting spirit, they did not let COVID stop them! Their group, along with thousands of other Scouts in Australia, went online. Sounds a little odd, but they met each week via Zoom, sharing stories, playing games, running competitions, and planning adventures. The Scouts even managed a virtual camp. Each member did the planning for their campsite and meals, set up a tent (in the backyard, veranda, lounge room or wherever), cooked dinner for the family (every parent’s dream!), and some even managed campfires.
What about now? All the Scouts are now back having normal face-to-face meetings, with appropriate COVID plans in place. They are back planning more adventures for their group, right from the Joey Scouts (aged 5-7) all the way through to the Rover Scouts (aged 18-25). But don’t just read about them, why not pop down and try it out for yourself? You might even be keen to become a Scout Leader. After all, why let the kids have all the fun? Training is provided and nationally accredited.
For all enquiries or to arrange a trial visit, get in touch and the Group Leader will get back to you soon.
Address: 61 Hurdcotte Street, Enoggera, Facebook: EnoggeraScoutGroup
Group Leader: Phone 3355 1916, email: email@example.com