Scouts - Anyone Can Do It

THE FIVE LEVELS OF SCOUTING WE OFFER AT BPP

• Joey Scouts (5 to 8 year olds) Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm

• Cub Scouts (7 to 11 year olds)

    Thorpe Pack (Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30pm)

    WaringtonPack (Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm)

• Scouts (10 to 15 year olds)

    Explorers Troop (Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.15pm)

    Hunters Troop (Thursdays 7pm to 9pm)

• Venturers (14 to 18 year olds) Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm

• Rovers (18 to 25 year olds) Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30pm

WHAT DOES SCOUTING INVOLVE?

Every section at BPP offers an extensive Scouting, recreational and social program especially developed by our leaders to suit the age levels. There is always with a major emphasis on fun, learning and physical activity. Each level is designed to prepare the youth member to progress onto the next section.

Activities you could enjoy during the year include:

• Camping - including adventurous obstacle courses, flying foxes, ropes courses, water slides and more.

• Hiking - Both the bushwalking variety and using bikes.

• Sailing

• Motor boating

• Canoeing

• Kayaking

• Snow skiing

• Water skiing

• Rock climbing and abseiling

• Rogaining and geo-caching

• Archery

• Urban Camps

• Pioneering construction

Major events: Many of our Scouts attend the Australian Jamboree which is held every three years. Similar events are held for all other levels of Scouting to provide all members with fantastic opportunities to experience new activities and make new friends. 

There are even international opportunities to enable our youth to expand their horizons even further.

THE AIM OF SCOUTING

“To encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they can take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities”.

 

If that sounds a bit heavy, don’t worry because, in achieving this aim, we do many exciting, challenging activities and have a lot of fun.

WHERE ARE WE?

We operate from two locations.

Our main hall is on the corner of Humphries Road & Baden Powell Drive in Frankston South, while we also have another hall right on the beach at Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza. Both are well equipped to provide a wide range of land and water-based activities.

During summer months we offer a variety of water activities to all our members. We have four Pacer sailing yachts, six sea kayaks, eight canoes, six sit on top kayaks, two stand up paddle boards and two motor boats.

 

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Scouting also provides a structured, self-paced learning program.

Our program is designed by our leaders to enable all children to achieve the highest level in each section. The major badge milestones that can be achieved as your child progresses through our group include the Queen's Scout Award for Venturers, the Australian Scout Medallion for Scouts, the Grey Wolf Award for Cub Scouts and the Promise Challenge for Joey Scouts.

OUR LEADERS

All our leaders have been trained by Scouts Australia and have Victoria Police clearances as well as the State Government ‘Working with Children’ check.

Many of them are also qualified first aiders and are there to make sure your child enjoys a safe, but exciting Scouting experience. 

 

What is the Cost ?

There is a $50 joining fee which covers the costs of the group scarf, woggle, badges and record book.

The fees are $135 per term.

This includes over 40 weeks per year of quality activities including all equipment and full insurance cover. 

There are additional costs for special activities, such as excursions and camps.

You will need to purchase a uniform shirt which costs $37 for Joeys, Cubs and Scouts and the Venturers button up version is $47.

You can buy these online at www.thescoutshop.com.au or at:

"Vast Outdoors" 880 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin.  Tel 9555 7811

"Snowgum Factory Outlet" 1702 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh East.  Tel 9540 0895

WE EXPECT ALL PARENTS TO BECOME INVOLVED

Scouting is a family activity.  Parents are expected to help out regularly, e.g. driving to activities and camps, working bees and cleaning up when needed. You may be able to share a skill or hobby with the children. 

We also need help in areas such as maintenance of our equipment, buildings maintenance, our green group environment projects, our water activities team and our committee. 

All parents are expected to assist with the group fundraising activities including Xmas tree sales and Sausage Sizzles.  

MEDICAL INFORMATION

We use the CareMonkey online application to maintain our medical records of all members. 

This ensures we have up to date information to assist us in performing our Duty of Care.

The information is treated as confidential and is only accessed by those who have a need to know. 

Parents must keep the leaders up to date with any medical or behavioural issues.

 

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

Call the Group Leader, Mike Beadle, on 0404 933 477.

Your child can try-out Scouting for three nights without obligation.

You will need to complete a form and provide medical details for the first meeting. This provides immediate insurance cover through Scouts Australia.

Once the try-out period has been completed, assuming your child has enjoyed the experience and wants to become a member, we will complete the registration process.