Who are we and What do we do?
The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional development of young people so that they can take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens.
How do we achieve this?
Below is a sample of some of the activities our Cubs enjoy over the course of a year:
Meetings in the Hall include:
Ropes & Knotting
Mothers Day / Fathers Day
Meetings out of the Hall include:
Map and Compass Work
Campfires and Campfire Cooking
SES, Fire Station, Police Station
Indoor Rock Climbing
Barefoot Lawn Bowls
Our Cub Scouts meet Monday nights and Wednesday nights from 6:45pm – 8.15pm. See the calendar of Coming Events for details of what's on.
Come Try Canoeing Day
Jamboree on the Trail
District Badge Day
Puffing Billy Excursion
Community Service Activities:
Clean Up Australia Day
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Sleepovers in the Hall:
Nightwalks, Movies, Wide Games, Cooking.
Family Camp: an annual camp for all of the families at 1st Heatherdale.
Group Camps: a camp involving the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers of 1st Heatherdale.
Pack Holiday: a camp for the Cubs only.
District Camps: Leadership Camps that teach leadership skills to Cubs in our District.
Cuboree: A week-long camp for Cub Scouts, held every 3 years. Memories and friendships that will last a life time.
The Badge and Award Scheme:
Cubs have the opportunity to earn badges which they can proudly display on their uniform. There are two main categories of badges:
Special Interest Areas: Related to the activities and interests of each child, for example sports, pets, travel, literature, collecting, arts & craft, IT, gardening, handyworker, music, etc.
Outdoor Adventure Skills: Earned through participation in the programs and activities, includes achievements in areas such as health and first aid, safety, outdoor scouting, community service, Scouting traditions, Scouting Promise & Law, health and fitness etc. Cubs can earn Milestone badges, and can aim for the highest recognition in Cub Scouts, the Grey Wolf.
How Much Does it Cost?
Just over $1 per day!
This cost covers the weekly 90 minute program, plus many of the above activities which come at little or no additional cost.
When a typical sporting / out of school activity costs between $15-$20 for a 30-45 minute session, you will find Scouting to be exceptional value.
Would you like to join us?
Contact Us if you're interested in Cubs and would like to come along on a Monday or Wednesday night to have a look.
A new member will normally try out for at least 3-4 weeks before they are invested and put into uniform. A new member must complete the Prospective Youth Member form prior to commencing.