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Why Should You Enrol Your Child in Venturers?

 

 

By enrolling your child in Scouts you are giving them the opportunity for a fun educational experience above and beyond what the school system offers. In this respect Scouting is often referred to as non-formal education.

Scouting, which has been in existence since 1907, and in Australia since 1908, has the aim of developing young people physically, intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. Children are accepted into the West Pennant Hills Scout Group from 7 years of age (Cub Section), and may progress through to the Scout Section (age 11 to 15) and then to the Venturer Section (age 15 to 18).

Scouting emphasises nature, adventure, citizenship, leadership and of course having fun.

From the Cub Section (7 to 11 years) onwards, young people are gradually given more opportunity to work in small autonomous (but supervised) groups in order to develop leadership skills.

 

Can you handle this much fun?

Fun to Join
Cub Scouts have a lot of fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn, places to see and new friends to meet. Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too.

Each week you'll get together with other boys and girls your age and be led into adventure! You'll wear your own Cub Scout uniform to show you're one of us. And you'll be able to collect special badges to put on your uniform to show your achievements.

Fun Out and About
Cub Scouts get to see a lot and do a lot.

We spend weekends away together camping, fishing and exploring. We go to sports meetings, visit factories, go to the zoo, the museum, or the fire department headquarters. We learn bushcraft, and we learn how to fly model aeroplanes.

There's a lot more Cub Scouts do too. Why not come along and find out?

Fun in a Pack
You'll find there are around 24 boys and girls in your Cub Scout Pack. All of them are just like you. They all might have different interests and be good at different things, but they all want to enjoy themselves and have fun. Like you, they'll be learning new things each week and discovering how great it is to be a Cub Scout.

Fun from the Start
At your first Pack meeting you may feel a bit shy to begin with but it won't take long to get to know everyone.

Would you like to play a game like this? You'll learn the Scout Salute, the Handshake, the Motto, the Grand Howl, Pack Calls, the Cub Scout Law and the Cub Scout Promise. The leaders will help you. You'll soon be making friends with the other Cub Scouts and having a terrific time!

 

Fun in a Six
Your Pack will be divided into `Sixes', so named because each `Six' will have 6 people in it. The first badge you'll put on your uniform is the colour patch of your Six.

Fun with your Sixer
One of the boys or girls in your group will be your `Sixer' (a bit like the Captain of your school sports team). You'll know your Sixer by the two yellow stripes worn on their left pocket.

The Sixer often has a `Second' as a helper (a bit like a Vice-Captain) who wears one yellow stripe. You too could eventually wear these stripes one day and become a Sixer or a Second of your Pack.

Fun with your Leaders
Your Cub Scout Leaders are adults who may once have been Cub Scouts themselves!

Your Leader is known as `Akela' (The Wolf - the one who stands alone). Akela's helpers are known by names from the ‘Jungle Book’ (by Rudyard Kipling) – for example `Baloo' (The Bear - the teacher of Jungle Law).

Fun earning Badges
venturers is about hanging out with your friends and having a cool time!Cub Scouts can earn achievement badges by doing things that interest them and by learning new skills like cycling, electronics, sports, cookery, boating, writing and more.

There are also special Boomerang Badges earned by doing things like tying knots, first aid, hiking in the bush and building models. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang Badges.


Fun near You
Our Cub Packs meet every Monday evening from 7.00pm until 8.30pm in the Scout Hall in Wilga Street (next to Campbell Park). The Pack would love to see you at the next meeting.

 

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Who Are Cub, Scout & Venturer Leaders?

Abseiling Cub Scout and Leader

 

Cub, Scout & Venturer Leaders are volunteers from the community, often the parents of Cub, Scout & Venturer-age children, who have an interest in developing young people's potential. Leaders are put through a rigorous selection and training process. All potential Leaders are given full police and referee checks, then supervised and trained fully before they are able to work with young people on their own.