Joey Scouts is your first section in Scouts. It’s for boys and girls aged 6 to 7½ and it’s all about fun!
Life as a Joey Scout
Life as a Joey Scout is full of discovery and excitement! As a Joey Scout you’ll be part of a Mob which is full of energetic kids just like you. You’ll have a trained Joey Scout Leader who will look after you and plan fantastic activities for you and your Mob. As a Joey Scout you’ll learn how to share and care while having fun with your friends.
What Can I Do in Joey Scouts?
- play exciting games
- sing songs
- make and fly your own kites
- play musical instruments
- have sleepovers (1 night) and mob holidays (2 nights)
- tell cool stories
- make inventions like real scientists
- explore the outdoors
- visit local stores on excursions
- make craft
- plant your own garden
- cook yummy treats
- make lots of friends
Joey Scout Meetings
Sunnybank Joey Scout Mob meets at 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Tuesdays. The trained Joey Scout Leader and their assistants are in charge of ensuring that their Joey’s are participating in activities that not only entertain them, but also develop their skills.
The meetings are a great chance for everyone to see each other and participate in fun activities that improve the child’s physical and mental abilities. At the end of every meeting Joey Leaders ensure that their Joey Scouts go home having learnt something exciting and new.
Cub Scouts is the second section into Scouts. It’s for boys and girls aged 7½ to 10½ and it’s all about adventure!
Life as a Cub Scout
If you enjoy fun, games and learining new skills then you’ll love being a Cub Scout! Life as a Cub Scout is full of adventure and teamwork. As a member of a ‘Six’ you and your Pack will work together to explore the world. Your Cub Scout Leader will help you along the way and encourage you to participate in Scouting activities. You’ll learn life-long skills and participate in the Cub Scouts Award Scheme and earn badges, make friends and have fun!
What Can I Do in Cub Scouts?
- Enjoy bush walks
- Learn water-safety skills
- Orienteer and learn to read maps and compasses
- Perform team activities and meet individual challenges
- Go camping with your friends
- Learn about First Aid
- Play imaginative games
- Be a part of exciting team relays
- Perform in plays and skits
- Show your creativity in art and craft sessions
- Learn practical skills like knots and construction
- Discover our environment
Cub Scout Meetings
Sunnybank Cub Scouts meet 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Mondays. The trained Cub Scout Leader and their assistants are in charge of ensuring that the Cub Scouts work well together and challenge themselves to do their best, while also meeting the development program goals for the week. The Leaders encourage their Cubs to use their imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. Cub Scout meetings are full of energy and fun and our Cubs go home with the confidence and the abilities to face whatever challenges or goals they set for themselves.
Scouts is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14½ and is the most well known section of the Scouting Movement – Scouts is where the action is!
Life as a Scout
If you are passionate about action then you’re a Scout! Everyday will make your adrenaline rush when you participate in a range of action-packed activities. Whether you’re mastering the art of outdoor safety, participating in amateur radio shows and performing arts productions, or attending the ultimate Scouting adventure of a Jamboree, you’ll learn life-long skills that you can teach your friends.
At Scouts you’ll become a member of a Scout Patrol and you’re 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!
What Can I Do in Scouts?
- Abseil into limestone caves
- Navigate the bush lands and challenge yourself in survival camps
- Take art classes
- Learn how to build bridges and flying foxes
- Talk to over 500,000 Scouts across the world on the radio
- Trek 30km up a mountain and camp at the top
- Take an overnight river trip by canoe
- Attend the ultimate Scouting adventure of a Jamboree anywhere in Australia or the world!
- Pursue your hobbies and gain new skills
Sunnybank Scout Troop meet 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays. Scout Troops, which are comprised of several Scout Patrols, 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.
Venturer Scouts is for males and females aged 14½ to 17½ who never turn down a good challenge and love to push themselves to their limits.
Life as a Venturer Scout
Venturer Scouts never turn down a challenge, in fact, they make their own! Scaling a 30m rock-face or abseiling into caves may frighten most people but Venturer Scouts face the challenge head on and then go white water kayaking! As a Venturer Scout you’ll work in Units with other Venturer Scouts and your Adult Leaders are always available to provide you with advice, encouragement, and support. As a Venturer Scout you’re given the freedom to choose your own activities, depending on your interests, because we know that you’re most motivated to achieve when you’re passionate about what you do.
Venturer Scouts Meetings
Sunnybank Venturer Scouts meet 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Thursdays. Venturer Scout Units meet on a regular basis and Venturer Leaders are simply there to provide adult leadership and support; they act as your Scouting mentors. Unit progress is discussed at meetings, along with how each Unit is turning their goals of the Venturer Program into reality. Socialising is a must and strong bonds are formed through teamwork and a common desire to ensure that everyone becomes the best person they can be. If you’re a Venturer Scout your only limits are the ones that you set for yourself.
What Can I Do in Venturer Scouts?
- Travel overseas on exchange
- Dive the coral reefs
- Gain leadership qualifications and undertake accredited management courses
- Tackle white-water rapids in a kayak
- Study astronomy and meteorology
- Examine the importance of conservation
- Serve the community and understand good citizenship
- Gain first-aid qualifications
- Plan and participate in your own challenging expeditions
- Develop skills in the visual, performing, and literary arts
- Experience personal growth
- Make new friends with similar interests and extend your social life
- Abseil down cliffs, fly planes, hang glide, build bridges,mountain bike across real mountains – the possibilities are endless.