AUSTRALIAN JOEY SCOUTS
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WHO ARE JOEY SCOUTS ?

Joey Scouts are the youngest members of the Scouting family , they are boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years . Like all 6-8 year olds , Joey Scouts have boundless energy , an infinite curiosity and a desire for adventure , Scouts offers them an outlet for this and more . Joey Scouting is fun !!

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 THE FIRST HOP .

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

Joey Mob meetings are held once a week in the school term for the duration of around one hour , they are filled with fun , friendship , games , stories , activities, songs and craft . It also includes regular family outings and activities with other Sections and Groups in the Scouting family .

 HOP INTO ADVENTURE !

Programming for Joey Scouts often will follow a theme . The themes used are infinetly varied . One week we could be pirates exploring the 7 seas , making ships out of cardboard boxes finding ourselves swabbing the decks and walking the plank or wearing eyepatches while we search for buried treasure , the following week may take us on a voyage of discovery into the wonders of outer space , riding rockets , meeting aliens . We might run away and join the circus for a few weeks , become knights and princesses , meet bunyips and dragons , visit Antartica , go time travelling , find out about lightning or sharks , there is no end to what a Joey Scout can do or become . The program provides not only a learning experience but also friendships and of course FUN ! ! The philosophy of Joey Scouts is to care , share and help others . This is reinforced through a carefully prepared program of games activities and craft .

HOW IS THE PROGRAM DEVELOPED ?

The Joey Scout Program uses stories , craft , and games ( both active and quiet ) to stimulate the Joey Scout's mind and imagination . Having fun while learning about themselves , others and the world around them , the Joey Scouts follow a theme over several meetings . The programs are developed and run by trained Scout Leaders with the aim of keeping them simple and flexible to meet the needs of each Joey Scout . Ceremonies and formality are a part of the program but they are kept to a minimum . Basic disciple is maintained to ensure all members of the Joey Scout Mob enjoy themselves .

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