Joeys (Ages 5-7)
Welcome to the Joey Scouts section
It’s your Hop into Scouting!
Our aim is to provide a safe, fun, learning environment for young boys and girls, from 6 to 7 1/2 years old, and to be the very first link in a path to adventure and fulfillment through Scouting.
A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Scout Mob of up to 20 boys and girls as they learn to share and care for each other in a social environment. Scouting extends each child’s understanding of the world around them, by actively encouraging the Joey Scouts’ involvement with that world. Joey Scouts experience the world around themselves, by doing, rather than just being taught. They develop an understanding of the impact of our modern world, and themselves, on the environment.
Joey Scouts are encouraged to express themselves creatively, through games, stories and craft activities. Building monsters and spaceships from scrap items, growing plants from seedlings or singing songs together all develop a strong sense of belonging.
Joey Scouts are taught to jump in and help other people and to share with their friends. They enjoy visits to special places such as the local fire station or the zoo and visitors to their meetings create more excitement.
Joey Scouts usually meet once a week, in the local Scout Hall or a community hall. The Joey Scout Leader, who undertakes training provided by Scouting Australia, may be a parent of one of the Joey Scouts and will have an assistant leader.
Joey Scouts wear a Group Scarf and a Joey Scout t-shirt so everyone knows they are Joey Scouts. A Joey Scout Mob is part of a larger Scout Group, so they wear the same scarf as all the older members of that Group – the Cub Scouts, the Scouts, the Venturers, Rovers, and even the Leaders.
Objectives Of The Joey Scout Section
The Joey Scout Section has these objectives – that boys and girls in Joey Scout Mobs will have the opportunities to:
- Learn through participation in enjoyable activities.
- Develop a sense of sharing.
- Develop a sense of personal identity through exploration of surroundings and nature.
- Provide a means for personal expression.
- Develop the sense of belonging.
- The Joey Scout theme of “Helping Other People”.
- Develop an appreciation of the history and ideals of the Scout Movement.
- Develop a sense of responsibility for one’s self and one’s actions.
- Encourage progression to the Cub Scout Section.
In short, the Joey Scout Section will help Joey Scouts learn about self, nature, helping others and as a result find fun.
The Joey Scout Motto
Help Other People