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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come along to see if I like it before joining?
Yes, we encourage new youth members to come along and try Joeys, Cubs or Scouts before joining. The first three sessions are without obligation, then if you wish to continue coming you are required to join.

How much does it cost?
We run to a financial year, so fees are charged pro-rata depending on the time of the year that you join.
Please visit our fees page for full details.

Do I need a Uniform?
Once you make the decision to join scouts (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers or Rovers), you will need to buy a uniform shirt from the Scout Shop online store at www.scoutshop.com.au
A scarf, woggle and membership badges are provided by the Group as part of the membership cost.
1st Belmont Group and BIGHT Venturers also offer colourful hoodies - ask a leader for details on placing an order.

A Scout Wide Brim Hat is highly recommended for outdoor activities.
Other optional uniform items such as trousers, belts,  jackets are also available from the online store. Uniforms are available

How can parents help?
Scouting is an entirely voluntary organisation. Our leaders are professionally trained but not paid. The group therefore relies heavily on parents to assist in many ways from rostered parent helpers, joining the group committee, assisting with fundraising activities or becoming new leaders. We are mindful that parents have many commitments and are very busy however without parents support, the group can not exist.

What are the ages of the youth members in each section?
Joeys are 5 years to 7 years old
Cubs are 8 years to 10 years old
Scouts are 11 years to 14 years old
Venturers are 15 years to 17 years old
Rovers are 18 years to 25 years old

What was that?

GL Group Leader: Uniformed member who oversees section leaders and the group as a whole.
PL Patrol Leader: Youth member who leads a group (patrol) of Scouts. Typically up to 6 people.
APL Assistant Patrol Leader
Sixer As for PL but in the Cub Scout section.
Seconder as for APL in the Cub Scout Section.
Stradbroke Cup or "Straddie" Annual Scout competition camps run across Victoria in various locations at Easter. The Geelong Region competition is held at Eummeralla Scout Camp, Anglesea.