Scouts

The First Gordon  Scout Troop meets every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at their hall located at the end of Cawarra Place in Gordon. We welcome boys and girls to join who are between the ages of 11 and 15.

Please note, our scout troop is currently at capacity. You are welcome to join our wait list and we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available. To request a spot on the wait list, please email your child’s name and date of birth and your telephone contact details to
info[at]firstgordonscouts.org.au.

Action Packed – 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.

Action in a Patrol – As a Scout you will become a member of a Scout Patrol. You work as a team, helping each other, depending on each other and each having a say in decision making. Your Patrol will have from four to eight members, and be led by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. The Patrol Leader organises your meetings and takes part in Troop Council meetings with other Patrol Leaders.

Action in a Troop – Several Scout Patrols make up a Scout Troop. The Troop usually meets in a Scout Hall and is guided by a Scout Leader. Broad program planning, Troop management and routine business is handled by the Troop Council, which is made up of all Patrol Leaders and the Scout Leader.

The Action of Achieving – Scouts can earn achievement badges on four different levels:

The Pioneer Badge – This makes up your first important individual challenge.?To earn it you can follow your choice of interesting hobbies, sports and activities, including:?Weekend camping, Model aircraft, Yachting, Swimming & lifesaving, Conservation, Canoeing, First aid, Art, Hiking, Building with timber and concrete, Bike hikes, Sport & fitness.

The Explorer Badge – Add these new skills and earn a second badge:?Exploring the bush, Helping in an emergency, Hiking at night, Building a flying fox, Cooking, Flying.

The Adventurer Badge – The highest level of achievement award, involving:?Light aircraft flights, Navigating by sun and stars, Survival camp, Building a suspension bridge, Rescues, Writing to a Scout pen-friend.

 

The Challenge BadgesThese offer you an opportunity to pursue your hobbies and master new achievements in 15 challenging fields! It’s a great feeling each time you win a new badge because it shows yourself and others that you’re capable of achieving your goals.

Action at a Jamboree! – It’s the ultimate adventure for a Scout – travelling interstate or even overseas to a Jamboree where thousands of Scouts from all over the world gather to have fun. You’ll see new faces, perhaps hear new languages and develop new friendships that can last a lifetime.