1st Beaumaris Sea Scouts is a fun and friendly group, where boys and girls aged 5-25 can enjoy an amazing range of activities. We meet at our hall on Bodley St, but being close to the bay means that we are able to conduct a wide range of water activities from our boat shed on the beach front of Beaumaris. We also love to take part in hiking, orienteering and camping trips, just as other scout groups would. 1st BSS is affiliated to Scouts Victoria and part of the largest youth organisation in the world.
All our sections Joeys (5-7yo), Cubs (8-10yo), Scouts (11-14yo), Venturers (15-17yo) and Rovers (18-25yo) hold weekly meetings with safe and exciting activities designed for fun and friendship as well as skill development. Our major family camp is held in November over Cup weekend every year. We also participate in national events such as Cuboree, Jamboree and Venture.
Young males and females can progress through the five sections or can start in any section depending on their ages.
Our Scout Leaders are energetic, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy making a positive difference to young people’s lives. All leaders must complete a basic training course and ensure that their training remains current. The Scout Association aims to provide all leaders with development opportunities so that they are able to operate effectively within their appointed role. All leaders at 1st Beaumaris Sea Scouts are required to provide a mandatory Police check and a Working With Children Check to provide references as part of their leader application.
Scouts Australia provides boys and girls aged 5 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. With around 70,000 members, Scouts Australia is one of the largest youth development organisations in Australia. What makes us unique is our diverse range of activities that develop skills in young people such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication from the age of 5 years old.
Today’s Scouts can take part in an extraordinary variety of outdoor activities, from ‘traditional Scouting skills’ such as camping and bushcraft, through to more extreme challenges such as abseiling, overnight hiking, rafting, canoeing, canyoning, snow activities, rock climbing, sailing… even flying!
The Scouts Australia Program also incorporates contemporary issues such as youth health, ‘responsible risk-taking’, vocational skills, and issues pertinent to Indigenous Australians. We offer an Award Scheme that encourages participation in the full range of activities available and provides recognition of individual achievement.
Scouts Australia is an accredited member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which has over 40 million members in 169 National Scout Organisations around the world.
More information about scouting and its opportunities can be found at:
Scouts Victoria: https://scoutsvictoria.com.au/
Scouts Australia: https://scouts.com.au/
Scouts Worldwide: https://www.scout.org/