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When you become a Scout you're accepting a challenge to plunge into action. You could find yourself exploring a mountain wilderness, soaring on warm air currents high above the earth at the controls of a glider plane, helping in emergency rescues, operating a radio station, photographing wild animals, sending coded messages, searching for gold, canoeing down a swift river, camping out bush, recording your own songs or sailing across the ocean with the salt spray in your face.

Scouting gives you the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exciting activities. It also gives you the greatest opportunity of all - the opportunity to develop real friendships by sharing the experiences of learning, growing and exploring the world with others.

Action you create


Scouts aren't told what to do by adults. Your Scout Leaders are there to help you and give you direction but you are involved in planning your activities and making decisions with the other members of your Scout Troop.

Action to lead


As you learn and gain experience you'll discover not only more about the world around you and the adventures you can have, but more about working together and becoming a leader too. Under the guidance of your Scout Leader you can move up through the ranks to accept the challenge and adventures of leadership.

Action in a Patrol


As a Scout you will become a member of a Scout Patrol. You work as a team, helping each other, depending on each other and each having a say in decision making. Your Patrol will have from four to eight members, and be led by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. The Patrol Leader organises your meetings and takes part in Troop Council meetings with other Patrol Leaders.

 

Action in a Troop


Several Scout Patrols make up a Scout Troop. The Troop usually meets in a Scout Hall and is guided by a Scout Leader. Broad program planning, Troop management and routine business is handled by the Troop Council, which is made up of all Patrol Leaders and the Scout Leader.

 

The Action of Achieving


Scouts can earn achievement badges on four different levels:

 

The Pioneer Badge


This makes up your first important individual challenge.
To earn it you can follow your choice of interesting hobbies, sports and activities, including:

  • Weekend camping

  • Model aircraft

  • Yachting

  • Swimming & lifesaving

  • Conservation

  • Canoeing

  • First aid

  • Art

  • Hiking

  • Building with timber

  • Bike hikes

  • Sport & fitness

 

The Explorer Badge


Add these new skills and earn a second badge:

 

  • Exploring the bush

  • Helping in an emergency

  • Hiking at night

  • Building a flying fox

  • Cooking

  • Flying

 

The Adventurer Badge


The highest level of achievement award, involving:

 

  • Light aircraft flights

  • Navigating by sun and stars

  • Survival camp

  • Building a suspension bridge

  • Rescues

  • Writing to a Scout pen-friend

 

The Proficiency Badges


These offer you the chance to pursue your hobbies and master new skills in 31 areas such as abseiling, art, and multi media. It's a great feeling each time you win a new badge because it shows yourself and others that you're capable of achieving your goals.

Come and see us

Please contact the Scout Leader to arrange a visit; Scouts@beaumarisseascouts.org.au