How can I join?

Now that the renovations to the Lapstone Scout Hall are finished, we are looking for new members.
Why don’t you come along and see if you’d like to join? Kids have great fun at scouts!

What are the Age Groups?

Currently we have Cubs and Scouts.

  • Joeys – 6 to 8 years
  • Cubs – 7.5 to 11 years
  • Scouts – 10.5 to 15 years
  • Venturers – 14.5 to 18 years
  • Rovers – 17.5 to 26 years
  • Leaders – 16 and above

When is it on?

  • Cubs – Tuesday 7.00 – 8:30 pm
  • Scouts – Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Venturers – We don’t have a Venturers program at the moment

How can I join?

All new members are invited to trial scouts for a few weeks before joining, to see if they like it.
So just turn up on the night and speak with one of the leaders.

Once your child has trialled scouts for 6 weeks they can then be invested into scouting.
You don’t need to worry about a uniform until you’re ready to be invested, but you’ll need one for the Investiture ceremony.

What is the uniform?

The uniform is very simple; basically a Scout Polo shirt (about $30) and a Scout cap or hat (about $10).

You can buy these at Snowgum, who have an on-line Scout Shop.

Then you just need matching navy shorts or pants, and closed in shoes.

The group Scarf & woggle are supplied by the group, and will be presented to the new member at the Investiture ceremony, along with their uniform badges and handbook.

What is an Investiture ceremony?

This is usually performed during the opening ceremony, after the child has attended for at least 6 weeks. Your child stands before the leaders and makes the promise in front of the pack/troop/mob.

The promise is then followed by the issue of membership badges.

Parents are encouraged to take photo’s of this special occasion.

How much does it cost?

Before joining any organisation you should be made aware of all costs and obligations that apply.
Take a look at the Fees page for a breakdown of the fees, when they’re due, and how to pay.

Camping / External Activities

Due to the wide variety of activities that scouts do we can’t include these activities in the normal term fees.

As a guide most camp sites are charged from $5 to $20 a night per person and then there are catering costs to go with it. You may also need to obtain a sleeping bag, Dilly Bag (Mess Kit), etc Please see the “What to bring to Camp” information sheet as a guide.

Due to these activities being organised as a group it is far cheaper than normal family activities, but nevertheless it is a cost that you should be aware of when considering scouts.

Fund Raising Obligations

1st Emu Plains has low term fees because we have an active committee and group of parents that help out with fund raising.

While we don’t force parents to help out, most parents realise that everything we do costs money and that we all benefit from the support that everyone gives.

Our Fund Raising activities include: Store BBQs, Trivia Night, Odd Jobs, Chocolate/Sweet drives, etc.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the group leader.

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