Scouts

10-14 Years

Meeting times: Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm

“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

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia (or To Australia)
To help other people
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

*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.

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 Information Page

Parent Information

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 on the Youth Badge Placement PDF.

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Parents and/or guardians are required to purchase a uniform shirt prior to their youth member being invested.

The current price for a Scout button-up shirt is $44.95. These shirts are available from size 10 to 22. Size Charts are available from The Scout Shop website (see link below). Belts are available in three sizes; 80cm, 120cm and 160cm, with all sizes priced at $14.95.

Prices are current as at 18 June 2016. These prices are subject to change; please confirm current pricing prior to ordering.

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Scarves, woggles, shirt badges and Record Books are provided from Section funds upon investiture.

Parents and/or guardians will be required to replace any of these items at their own expense if lost or damaged.

From Scouts Victoria: The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt; however, the colour requirement is that these garments for all official occasions and functions should be black or Navy blue.

These occasions are defined as: Awards Ceremonies e.g. Queen Scout’s, BP Awards, Leader Awards etc.; Government House; ANZAC Day; Any public event; Jamborees, Moots, Ventures etc.; Interstate and overseas travel; Youth Forums and National Youth Council.

Navy blue, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings. Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.

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

New members are requested to E-mail our Group Leader prior to attending a meeting night.
To join the Ocean Grove Scout Group please E-mail our Group Leader Ron Andrews: GL@oceangrovescouts.com

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General information on this page © Scouts Victoria and Scouts Australia 2016.
The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of Scouts Australia.


Thinking About Joining the Scouts?

Why not attend a meeting night and join in!

New Members are welcome to attend at our Hall on the relevant Section meeting night with your first 3 night free! Conditions apply.

Joeys (5 to 7 years) – Thursday – 6:00pm to 7:00PM

Cubs (8 to 10 years) – Tuesday – 6:45pm to 8:15pm

Scouts (10 to 14 years) – Wednesday – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venturers (14 to 17 years) – Tuesday – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venturers meeting at the Leopold Scout Hall

Further information for new members is available from our Parent Information page.

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