The Watsonia Scout Group

Welcome to the Watsonia Scout Group, our group is part of the Banyule District, in the Plenty Valley Region within the Victorian Branch of the Scout Association of Australia.

Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the world today with some 17 million members in over 150 countries worldwide.

Australian membership is currently 120,000 of which Victorian membership is over one third.

All Scouts regardless of colour, race or religion, have the same promise and ideals as originally inspired by Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, founder of Scouting in 1907.

The Aim of the Scout Association of Australia is to encourage the physical, mental, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens.

Scouting Aims

The principle methods used by the Scout Association to achieve its aims are:

  • Voluntary membership of a uniformed group which, guided by adults, is increasingly self governing in its successive age groups.
  • Commitment to a code for living as expressed in the promise and law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity.
  • The provision of a wide range of attractive constructive and challenging activities including opportunities for adventure and exploration both indoors and outdoors.
  • The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility.
  • Learning by doing.
  • Encouragement of activities in smaller groups.
  • An award scheme which encourages participation in the full range of activities and provides recognition of individual achievements.

Leaders

There are many opportunities for Leaders within the Scouting movement, you may become a leader of a Mob, Pack, Troop or Unit which involves varying degrees of program planning and weekly meetings... find out more.

Contact Us

All enquires regarding our group should be directed to mail@watsoniascoutcentre.org.au

Cubs

Cub Scouts are boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 10 ½. The objective of the Cub Scout program is to provide a group environment which is intellectually stimulating, physically vital and directed towards satisfying the child’s basic need to face and overcome lifes challenges.

Scouts

Scouts is for young people aged between 10½ and 15 years. At this point in their lives Scouts show great enthusiasm for activities that give them a sense of achievement and follow their special interests with intensity. Trained Leaders use these characteristics to help make Scouting an experience in which young people gain character developing qualities while having fun.

Venturers

Venturers is for young people between 14 to 18 years of age. The program is flexible allowing members to choose activities according to their own interests. A group of Venturers who meet together on a regular basis form what is called "the Unit". Unless, specifically permitted, it is intended that there be no less than 15 Venturers in a Unit.

Rovers

Rovers meet as a Crew and participate in a variety of activities. These activities offer you the opportunity to mix socially, push yourself physically, challenge yourself mentally and develop spiritually. The Cleve Cole Rover Crew meets on a Tuesday night between 7.30pm and 9.30pm for the ages between 18 and 26.