So you’ve heard about Scouts, but not really sure what’s it about? Well, this month, let’s look at two of our younger groups in a bit more detail:
Joey Scouts (aged 5-7) Thursday 6.00 – 7.00pm
Life as a Joey Scout is full of discovery and excitement! Joeys are encouraged to express themselves creatively, through games, stories and craft activities. From building monsters and spaceships from scrap items to growing plants from seedlings, Joeys develop a strong sense of belonging and an understanding and awareness of the world around them.
Cub Scouts (aged 8-11) Tuesday 6.30 – 8.00pm
Cubs also focus on having fun and learning about the world around them. Through fun games and using their imagination – they learn life skills like first aid and safety, how to read a map and organising themselves for exploring the outdoors. Each Cub begins to learn leadership and teamwork in small teams (known as patrols). Cubs go on camps, bushwalks and bike trips. Parents can join in the fun too by becoming a Cub Leader – all training is provided.
Whilst Scouts actually cater for ages up to 25, our younger groups are probably some of the better known. It’s in these groups they really they have a pile of fun in a safe environment, make new friends and learn by doing. Sure – the older groups are outdoors a lot more, hiking and planning their own camps – but the junior groups are preparing for this and do it with so many more giggles!
Speaking of Cubs, three members of our group recently achieved the top-level Cub Scout Award. Known as the Grey Wolf, these Awards are earned by those Cubs who have undertaken a number of activities and requirements including camps, leading a hike, and a range of other activities. Congratulations to Elizabeth Howie, Zara Alhuwalia and Matilda Corry. And best wishes also Zoe Gallagher who is almost finished hers. Everyone is very proud of your hard work and achievement.
Find out more
So if you know a child between the ages of 5 and 11 that you think might like to join our the Joeys or Cubs, please contact us. To find out more information or to arrange a trial visit, get in touch with us:
Enoggera Scout Den, Address: 61 Hurdcotte Street, Enoggera
Group leader: Phone 3355 1916 or 0439 677 755