Joey Scouts is the first Section of Scouts for boys and girls aged 5 to 7, and it’s all about discovery and excitement! Joey Scouts are part of a ‘Mob’, led by a Joey Scout Leader.
Joey Scouts 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 and singing songs together, all Joey Scouts develop a strong sense of belonging and an understanding of the world around them.
Joey Scouts learn how to share and care, and help other people. They also learn how to recognise native birds and animals, and develop an understanding of the impact of our modern world on the environment. Some Joey Scouts might even get the chance to have their first sleepover with their Mob, an important and fun ‘first’ for developing independence.
A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Mob of up to 20 boys and girls. The safety of all Joey Scouts is very important, which is why there are always leaders on hand during all activities
Joey scouts meet every thursday (except school holidays) between 6pm and 7:15pm. They meet at the den at 547 Waterworks Road Ashgrove Brisbane. On occasion they mob will meet on weekends to conduct special activities or meet at other Scout dens to build friendships with other Joey scout units in the local area.
There are many neighboring scout groups if our meeting times do not align with your schedule, and moving groups can be done just speak with your leader.
Purpose of Scouting
The Purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the education of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Scouting builds resilience, self-confidence and leadership skills in our youth.
St Johns Wood. Scouts is part of the of the largest youth movement in the world with over 40 million youth members and inviting community members aged 5 and up to join anytime during the year
St Johns Wood has all units and meet weekly at various times
- Joey Scouts - Youth Aged between 5 - 7
- Cub Scouts -Youth Aged between 8 - 10
- Scouts -Youth Aged between 11 - 14
- Venturer Scouts - Youth Aged between 15 - 18
- Rover Scouts - Young Adults aged between 18 - 26
Unit meeting times are detailed here
Scouting is run by Volunteers so sometimes there may be a delay in getting back to you due to Family, Work and other scouting Commitments.
Please fill in the "New member enquiry" form on the right) and we usually reply within 24 hours.
There are also many other ways contact us
What are Joey Scouts
Joeys explain it best
The Joey Scouts were asked to describe what they liked most about Joey Scouts. The best promotion is self promotion
This video was played by Branch at the Branch AGM and the St Johns Wood 2019 AGM
To find out more about what joeys scouts can do contact us!
Friendship & Belonging
Making new friends and building social skills are very important for Joey Scouts. For some, belonging to Joey Scouts provides an opportunity to mix with a new group of people, developing their confidence and ability to make new friends. Joey Scout families are welcome to get involved too! There’s lots of opportunities for the whole family to make new friends and feel part of the community too.
Joey Scouts is often the first chance for young children to have a real adventure, like their first abseil, a visit to the local fire station, or even their first overnight camp!
Even from 5 years of age, Scouts begins to show young people how to lead by giving them the chance to play an active role in their program. They discuss the activities that Joey Scouts would like to do, and provide guidance that will enable a degree of independence and teamwork. As an example, individual Joey Scouts are encouraged to lead games for their Mob, making sure that everyone is included
Uniform and Badges
Joey Scouts wear a blue polo shirt with brown sleeves. They will also be given a scarf and badges to sew on the uniform. Joey Scouts will be able to earn a number of badges as they progress through the section.
When you first talk to the Joey Scout Leader about joining, they will give you information about what to wear and bring to your first meeting. You can buy your Joey Scout uniform at Scout Shop.
Or view our Summary list that will direct you to the specifc areas of the scout shop for Joey Uniform
Scout Events for 2019
Joey Scout Badge Placement
Some photos of our Activies in 2018/2019
The Scout law and Promise
Scouting is based on the Scout promise and Law. Joeys are taugh to follow these in the activities they do