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Joey Scouts
For Girls and Boys 6-8 years old

The First
HOP
Come along and see what it is all about; try the activities and games; come along with a friend or make friends on the night. Let Joeys become the beginning of your Scouting adventure.


HOP
into FUN!
The meetings are for one hour only, once a week in school terms, and are full of games, activities, songs and stories.

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

Joey Scouts Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm

HOP
into ADVENTURE!
Follow a theme and let your imagination take you into the world of the unknown– become an alien, a knight or princess, a time traveller or even a clown. There is no end to what a Joey Scout can do or become.

HOP
into the OUTDOORS!
Joeys have outdoor activities like JOTA (Jamboree on the Air), State Events (Multicultural Day, Joey Circus etc), District outings (Bushranger Day for example), an occasional meeting away from the hall (picnic on the beach perhaps), or even a sleepover at a special place.

Joeys
HOP Together!
The philosophy of Joey Scouts is to care, share and help others. This is reinforced through our program of games, activities and crafts.

HOP To It!

Who can be a
Joey Scout?
Joey Scouts is the junior section of the Scouts Association in Australia and is open to all girls and boys who have reached the age of six (6) years but have not yet turned eight (8) years old.

What does a
Joey Scout do?
The program consists of an hourly meeting once a week during school terms. It also includes regular, planned family outings. The program provides not only a learning experience but also lots of fun.

How is the
program developed?
The Joey Scout program uses stories, craft and games (both action and quiet) to stimulate the Joey Scout’s mind and imagination, and thus have lots of fun while at the same time learning about themselves, others, and the world about them. The Joey Scouts may follow a theme in their program over several weeks.

The program is kept simple and flexible to meet the needs of the individual Joey Scout. Ceremonies and formalities are a part of the program but they are kept to a minimum. Basic discipline is maintained to ensure all members of the Joey Scout Mob enjoy the program.

Becoming a
Joey Scout
Your child will attend two meetings before he/she and you make the decision and commitment to become a member of the Mob. These meetings may be just prior to the child’s sixth birthday.

Once the decision has been made, the membership form is filled in and signed and returned with the appropriate membership subscription. Your child will then need a Joey Scout shirt, which can be purchased from Snowgum in Elisabeth St, Hobart. Your child will then be invested into the Mob with a simple ceremony which parents/guardians and families are most welcome to be part of. A Group scarf, Joey Scout woggle and appropriate badges will be presented during this ceremony.

The new Joey Scout will make the following promise:
    I PROMISE TO DO MY BEST, TO LOVE MY GOD AND BE HELPFUL

Like all sections within the Association, the Joey Scout section has a law to expand on their commitment. The Joey Scout Law is:
    A JOEY SCOUT CARES

    A JOEY SCOUT SHARES

The theme of the Joey Scout section is to
    HELP OTHER PEOPLE or HOP.

The Joey Scouts are encouraged to help other people outside of mob meetings too!