Joey Scouts are boys and girls between 5-8 years of age.

The Joey Scout section provides an introduction to Scouting through a wide range of enjoyable activities. These activities are aimed at helping the Joey Scouts learn about themselves, nature, helping others and finding fun in accordance with the Joey Scout theme “Helping Other People”.

The Joey Scouts form what is called a Mob that is made up of no more than 20 children. The Mob is led by at least two adult Leaders.

What Joey Scouts do

Joey Scouts do a wide variety of things in their Section. Some of these include craft activities, learning about the community they live in and their place in that community, learning about the environment, and simple science activities.

Program style

At this age children need experiences which help them learn to work and play in groups, mix with adults outside home and school environments, and develop their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual abilities through active experiences.

The Joey Scout Promise, Law and Theme of “Helping Other People” sets the direction upon which activities are based, such as telling stories which give concrete expressions of sharing, helping and caring, using action songs, exemplifying the values in games, activities, crafts etc.

Section meetings

Joey Scouts meet for an hour weekly and the general guidelines for programs include nature activities, displays, finding out about themselves. Day and half-day outings are encouraged.

Joey Scouts meet on Tuesdays. We are currently trialling an earlier timeframe for meeting, from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

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The Joey Scout badge placement diagram shows where all those badges should be sewn onto the Joey Scout shirt.