The Scouting Mission
The Mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Within the Caloundra Scout Group across all four sections we aim to contribute to the education of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
We do this by offer a variety of interesting, fun and challanging activities. As your child progress through the different sections of Scouting their role, responsibilities and adventure level will also increase.
|Joeys||Not offered at this time||5 - 7|
|Cubs||Thursday - 6:00pm - 7:30pm||8 - 10|
|Scouts||Wednesday - 6:00pm - 8:00pm||11 - 14|
|Venturers||Tuesday - 6:30pm to 9:00pm||15 - 17|
Don’t just talk about what you can do!
Get stuck in...
Scouts is one of the best kept secrets for young people aged 10½ - 14½ and no wonder!
It is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia – not to mention the world – with thousands of boys and girls enjoying an almost unlimited range of activities. And there’s always room for one more!
Don’t get lost! As a Scout you’ll receive expert instruction in a wide variety of outdoor skills, together with the all important basictheory to make sure you don’t get lost and can deal with life’s emergencies.
You’ll go on camps with a few friends or join thousands of boys and girls for fun and adventure at a National Jamboree.
Your confidence will build and you’ll learn how to make decisions and work as part of a team. In a small group called a Patrol, an older, more experienced Scout will be your Patrol Leader and help develop your skills. Weekly meetings are held to build up skill levels, play games and have fun, and plan for weekend adventures. You’ll quickly become familiar with equipment and the right way to use it.
Have your say in activities: The Patrol system means that everyone from the youngest to the Patrol Leader has a say and the Scout Leader is there to help make your dream activities a reality, while ensuring safety is always maintained. He or she will also guide you through the Scout Award Scheme, which recognises your own level off of ability and achievement.
There are badges to be earned and you will learn skills that will stay with you for life – such as light weight camping and bush navigation, how to prepare and cook your own food, how to recognize the dangers of our environment including bush fires, how to be safe around beaches rivers and lakes and yes, how to tie some pretty useful knots.
Challenge your mind as well as your body: But not everyone is looking for the outdoor buzz all the time. So Scouts have challenging activities linked with other internet and amateur radio, performance arts such as singing dancing and acting and awards linked to citizenship, community service and personal spiritual development.
Scouting is definitely fun and it prepares you for life in the adult world by giving you responsibility for your own actions and progress. Your achievements will lay a foundation for your future success.
It's your life... Get on with it!
Bored? Feel like doing something with your life? Don’t know where to start? Try Venturer Scouts. It’s a do-it-yourself mix of fun, adventure and personal challenge that will bring you together with other young people who feel the same way.
You may find yourself exploring wilderness Australia, camping with 100 other Venturers or diving on coral reefs. You could be abseiling into a limestone cave or climbing a sheer rock face. Perhaps you’ll learn white water kayaking or ride your mountain bike on an expedition across real mountains.
Whatever your challenge, there will be trained and highly experienced adults to guide you through the experience, to teach you the necessary skills and safety techniques. Venturers get the opportunity to travel overseas and to organized activities, to live with a different community to provide service to others.
Manage your own program: Venturers don’t just develop physical skills. You will manage your own Venturer Unit, where the adult leaders are there to provide advice, not rule your life. The Unit Council makes the decisions, plans and runs the activities, drawing on expert help whenever it is required. You will learn responsibility for the environment and work on service projects, helping other people in the community.
Look Wide: There are leadership and management courses that will help you in your career and personal life, when you have to make all the decisions. You’ll learn how to meet new challenges, deal with new situations, and develop your own independence. Your achievements will be recognised, with the ultimate goal the Queen’s Scout Award, which employers regard very favourably. Venturers really is the pathway to success.
Get a social life: The social side of Venturers is up to you. There will be camps and discos, outings and shared interest so you will meet new people and have plenty of time to get to know them and make lifelong friends. Venturers are serious about having fun.
Venturer Scouts is for young people from 15 – 17 and you don’t have to have experience in Scouts or Guides first.