Your first jump into Scouting!

Joey Scouts is the first Section of Scouts, for boys and girls aged 5 - 8. It focuses on fun and friendship, and is a gentle introduction to a world of challenges and adventures through Scouting.

A young person can join the Joey Section at any time after their 5th birthday provided they are attending school full time.

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 Joeys develop a strong sense of belonging and an understanding of the world around them.

Joey Scouts learn how to socialise with other children 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.

A trained Joey Scout Leader guides a Joey Mob of up to 20 boys and girls as they learn to share and care for each other in a social environment. The safety of all Joey Scouts is very important, which is why there are always leaders on hand during all activities.


"I'm so happy Mum and Dad let me be a Joey Scout. I've made lots of friends already and it's always so much fun!”

Learning Life Skills

In Joeys, young people learn about:

  • Socialising with other children
  • Basic bushcraft
  • Reacting to emergencies
  • Taking responsibility
  • Basic adventure-based activities

Girls and boys are equally involved.




  • Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Read more about our CHILD SAFETY policies

    Whats Next?


    Whats Next?