Children between 10 – 15
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.
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.