Joey Scouts is the first Section of Scouts, for boys and girls aged 5 to 8. It focuses on fun and friendship, and is a gentle introduction to a world of challenges and adventures through Scouting.
Joeys meet on Wednesday nights from 5.00 to 6.00pm.
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 Joeys develop a strong sense of belonging and an understanding of the world around them.
Joey Scouts learn how to socialise with other children 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.
A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Mob of up to 20 boys and girls as they learn to share and care for each other in a social environment. The safety of all Joey Scouts is very important, which is why there are always leaders on hand during all activities.
In Joeys, young people learn about:
Socialising with other children
Reacting to emergencies
Basic adventure-based activities
Trained Leaders & parents volunteer their time to run Joey Scout Mobs. Activities include:
Weekly meetings – action and quiet activities, including ball and running games, craft sessions and outings.
Joey Scout Fun Day – a themed day of fun activities for all the Joey Scout Mobs in your Region
Themed sleepovers – An overnight activity at a regional Scout Hall
Family adventures – the whole family is encouraged to get involved with Joey Scout activities like canoeing, bike riding and family camps.
The Joey Scout Uniform consists of the dark blue shirt with the section colour, which is Tan, across the sleeve, yoke and collar.