Scouting Australia’s prime focus is to enrich young people’s lives, encouraging, mentoring and empowering them to do their best so they will enjoy a self-fulfilled and constructive future. It is through the development of life skills such as self confidence, resilience and caring for others, that our Scouts become responsible, active and committed citizens and help create stronger communities.
Scouting as a movement for boys was started by Lord Robert Baden-Powell after he returned from the epic siege of Mafeking in the early 1900s to find the youth of the British Isles playing games which they were basing on his handbook for army scouts. He was persuaded to rewrite the book, renamed ‘Scouting for Boys’, and the Scouting movement was begun.
These days the Scout Movement has spread right around the world, is currently active in over 180 countries with more than 25,000,000 members, and is by far the world’s largest youth organisation.
Read the article published in the Australian Rural Doctor about the top five reasons kid should join Scouts by clicking here. According to the Australian Rural Doctor, the key reason children should join Scouts is because they learn about leadership, planning and preparing themselves and others.
A second reason kids should join Scouts is because Scouts are encouraged to become independent thinkers with an emphasis on initiative and problem solving. Joining Scouts can also expand children’s horizons through allowing them to make friends from other countries as well as participating in student exchange programs, aid programs and international conferences. Children learn to look after themselves – they learn how to cook and wash their own clothes. Finally, kids are not wrapped in cotton wool. They learn to push their limits in the company of friends, in a controlled and risk-managed environment.
To read the full article in the Australian Rural Doctor click here.
The Belmont Scout Group began in 1927 and has operated continuously ever since! We are a group of both boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. New members and visitors are always welcome.
- Joeys – 6yo – 8yo – Thursday evenings 5.15pm – 6.15pm
- Cubs – 71/2yo – 11yo – Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm
- Scouts – 101/2yo – 15yo – Tuesday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
- Venturers – 15yo-18yo – Monday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Interested in knowing more contact our group leader Pei Ling Chinese on phone 0425-2070900 (after 4pm)
Our hall is located at 52 Ernest Street, Belmont.
You can also fill out the form below and someone will get back in touch with you.