How do I join?

Sections and meeting times

  • Joeys (5 to 7 years) - Tuesday Nights from 5:45pm to 6:45pm

  • Cubs (8 to 10 years) - Monday Nights from 7pm to 8:30pm

  • Scouts (11 to 14 years) - Tuesday Nights from 7:15pm to 9:15pm

  • Venturers (15 to 17 Years): Wed Nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Rovers (18 to 25 years): Friday Nights from 8pm to 10pm

 

Fees:

Fees are paid yearly in advance. Our membership year runs from the 1st of April until 31st March.

 

Our membership fees are made up of 2 components:

Fees current as of 1st April 2022

Membership Fees, paid via our group to Scouts Victoria. This fee is set at $248 per year and covers insurance, training and administration.

Group Fees, set at $152 per year. This covers our program running cost, utility bills and awards.

Some fees may be able to be charged pro-rata, please discuss with us if this may be applicable.

Trial: We encourage all prospective members to try out scouting before joining, and we would welcome any new members to join us for 3 weeks to meet our leaders and other members.

If you are planning on coming along for a trial, please fill in bring along this Prospective Youth Member Details (Y4) form.

Uniform: Our iconic scout uniform is part of our identity. All members are required to have a Scout Shirt and Belt as part of the uniform. These can be purchased online (along with many other outdoor supplies) at The Scout Shop. If you need assistance with which items to buy, please chat with the leaders at a trial night. Badges, Books and other resources are included in your fees.

Registration Process:

  • Organise trial

  • Fees payment 

  • Fill in couple of online forms to complete registration

  • Investiture ceremony where the scarf and badges will be provided

Leaders and Adult Helpers: Scouting is run on a voluntary basis, and as such all our leaders are Volunteers. We have volunteer leaders from all walks of life, from 18 to 80+. Being a youth member is not a prerequisite for being a leader, and all training is provided free of charge. Some nationally accredited certificates are able to be earned through our training programs. 

 

All our leaders and adult helpers are registered with Scouts Victoria, possess a valid Working with Children's check, completed a Child Safe Scouting online module and have completed a recent police check.