Life as a Joey Scout
Joey Scouts is the first section of Scouts for young people aged 5 to 7, and it’s all about discovery and excitement! Joey Scouts are part of a Unit, 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 Unit, an important and fun ‘first’ for developing independence.
A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Scout Unit. The safety of all Joey Scouts is very important, which is why there are always leaders on hand during all activities.
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 Unit 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
Joey Scout Unit usually meet once a week at their local Scout or community hall. 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.
“Joey Scouts are extremely energetic so we tailor our programs to meet their high energy levels and their desire to discover the world. It’s our number one priority to ensure that our Joeys learn hands-on skills, make new friends, and have fun!”