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About
Sandy Bay Scout Group
Sandy Bay Scout Group is one of the oldest scout groups in Hobart, Tasmania. The group operates out of a scout hall in lower Sandy Bay tucked in between the BP service station and the Sandown Retirement Village.

We offer Joey Scouts (for girls and boys 6-8 years), Cub Scouts (for girls and boys 8-11 years), Scouts (for girls and boys 11-14 years) and Venturer Scouts (for girls and boys 14-18 years)

We meet weekly during school term times and sometimes on weekends or holidays for special activities or camps. Presently the various sections meet at the following times:

Joey Scouts Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm
Cub Scouts Thursdays 6.30-8.00pm
Scouts Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm
Venturers Mondays 7.30-9.30pm


For more information about how your child can participate or how to become a leader contact us at info@sandybayscouts.org.au



The Scouting Association:
Its Aims & Principles
The Scout Association is made up of the youth and adult leaders. Sections are run by qualified leaders and supported by an administrative structure around the State. The aim of the Association is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The principles of Scouting, as identified by the Founder, Lord Baden Powell, are that ‘scouts should serve God, act in consideration of the needs of others, and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves and their families and the community in which they live’.


What can you do
to help?
As Scouting is a voluntary organisation it has no income of its own. It relies on yearly fees and fundraising to cover the operating costs of the Group (e.g. rates, hall rental, Hydro payments, equipment etc). This is where you, as a parent can help. By becoming a member of the Group Committee, you are assisting with the smooth running of the Group and helping your child.

We also ask that, if possible, parents participate in a Parent Roster to help out at weekly meetings for Joeys and Cubs. This usually only involves one or two times a term.

As a minimum we ask that all parents support and encourage their child to attend all weekly meetings and by joining in the planned family outings.

And last, but not least, if you enjoy working with children and think you might like to help on a more regular basis, please let us know and we can talk about how you can be more involved.