Scout is all about
• Exploring the great unknown
• Trying new things
• Working as a team
• Having a safe space to belong
• Building personal confidence
• Exploring growing and diverse interests
• Stable and longer-term leadership roles
• Expanding communities
• Finding new ways for self-expression
The balance of leadership will shift from adults to youth as Scouts take charge over their direction. Adults will support Scouts to be successful as the Scouts challenge themselves in new ways and through new interests. Scouts will experience achievement and make mistakes, overcoming the challenges of both.
Creativity will help Scouts find new ways to solve problems as a Patrol, and to express their evolving characters. Scouts will learn about their priorities and channel energy into their passions and interests.
The outdoors will be a common setting, and allow Scouts to connect with the simplicity of nature and the complexity of life.
Scouts’ understanding of the world will expand dramatically, as they take interest in community issues both locally and globally. National and international communities will begin to mean more as Scouts explore further afield. Scouts will recognise themselves as part of something much larger than themselves and commit themselves to contributing meaningfully.
Scout Meeting Times
Scouts generally meet once a week for around two hours depending on the evening’s program. Scouts will also participate in weekend activities, overnight camps and sleepovers as well as attend Group nights.
All Scouts WA Leaders have a Working with Children Check card issued by the Department of Communities and a National Police Check. Scout Leaders undertake nationally accredited Leader training specific to the Scout section.