Joey Scouts

Discover Adventure!

Joey Scouts is the first section of Scouts and is for young people aged 5 - 8. A young person can join anytime after their 5th birthday, provided they are attending school full time.

The Joey Scout section focuses on fun and friendship and is a gentle introduction to a world of Adventures through Scouting. Joey Scouts can:

  • Discover what challenge means for them
  • Explore the world around them
  • Start to be active in the community
  • Share new adventures with others
  • Start to develop outdoor skills
  • Discover what teamwork means
  • Begin to learn how to lead activities
  • Participate in a Unit Council, supported by adults

Joey Scouts form small teams called a Patrol. Working together in your Patrol, you will discover lots of different, fun, exciting and challenging adventures outdoors.


"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 Joey Scouts, 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.


Joey Scouts


  • Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

    Scouts takes child safety seriously

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