Scouts

Be Prepared

Scouts

Children and Teenagers Aged 11-14 Years

Meeting Time: Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm during school term

“Action Plus” is the best way to describe the life of a Scout. Scouts have the opportunity to experience numerous adventures. Many discover they have a special interest in one or more of the extensive range of activities and interests available in Scouting. They are able to follow these through with the help of the Scout Leaders and fellow Patrol Members. Scouting is a constant round of adventure, abseiling, flying, hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing. Importantly, with the help and support of professionally trained Scout Leaders, Scouts not only face the action, but they learn to do it safely.

At Scouts you’ll become a member of a Scout Patrol and your Patrol will work with other Patrols to form a larger Scout Troop. Together you’ll make important decisions, set critical goals, and depend on each other to succeed. And when you do succeed, you can earn achievement badges!

Scout Troops usually meet every week to discuss their progress and work towards achieving their goals. Scout meetings consist of team-building activities, playing games, developing specialised skills and knowledge, and planning for weekend adventures and campouts. At meetings Troop members share stories and experiences of their recent adventures and offer advice to one another. Scout Leaders teach safety lessons on how to use equipment correctly and inspire their Scouts to be the best individuals and team players that they can be.

Scouts Motto

Be Prepared

Scouts Promise

There are two versions of the Australian Scout Promise. Individuals may select which version they wish to make.

On my honour, I promise
To do my best,
To be true to my spiritual beliefs,
To contribute to my community and our world,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

OR

On my Honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

Scouts Law

A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment

Award Scheme

The Scout Award Scheme provides the main focus for Patrol and Troop activities and gives suitable recognition to Scouts for achievement.

There are three levels of Target badges. To achieve the Pioneer, Explorer or Adventurer Badge, the Scout must complete the two compulsory Campcraft and Citizenship Target badges, plus one of the six elective Target badges at each level.

Proficiency Badges: The aim of this system is to allow the Scout to develop in a challenging and interesting pursuit. To achieve a Proficiency Badge the Scout must fulfil requirements set in conjunction with their Adviser and which include the three elements of demonstrate/investigate, skill and an activity. There are 31 Scout Proficiency Badges.

The Australian Scout Medallion is the highest award in the Scout Section. It is considered the pinnacle of Scouting at this stage. To earn the Australian Scout Medallion a Scout must:

  • Participate in a Scout Leadership Course at any time after completion of the Pioneer Badge;
  • Demonstrate an active leadership role in Scouting;
  • Achieve the Adventurer Cord.

Fees

Detailed information regarding fees is provided on the Parent and Caregiver Information Page.

Uniform

Youth members, young adults and Leaders are required to attend in full uniform, which includes section specific shirt, belt, scarf, woggle and enclosed shoes (unless otherwise advised for individual meetings). Uniform requirements are available from at Youth Badge Placement.

Detailed information regarding uniform requirements is provided on the Parent and Caregiver Information Page.

All Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.

The commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to 6 months.

Scouts may commence transition (Link Badge) any time after their 14th birthday and have progressed to Venturer Scouts by the time they are 15 years of age. Extensions beyond age range may be granted in accordance with the Victorian Branch Scouting Instructions (VBSI) Section 2.1.12. Further information is available from our Group Leader.

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To join the Bundoora Scout Group’s Scout Troop, simply fill in your details below and our Group Leader will get in touch soon.

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New members are welcome to attend on the relevant section meeting night with your first 3 nights free! Conditions apply.

Joeys (ages 5-7) – Thursday – 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Cubs (ages 8-10) – Monday – 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Scouts (ages 11-14) – Wednesday – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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