Scouts (11 – 14 yrs)*

Scouts is for boys and girls aged 11 to 14* and is the most well known section of the Scouting Movement – Scouts is where the action is!

Life as a Scout

*These ages may vary up to 6 months.
If you are passionate about action then you’re a Scout! Everyday will make your adrenaline rush when you participate in a range of action-packed activities. Whether you’re mastering the art of outdoor safety, participating in amateur radio shows and performing arts productions, or attending the ultimate Scouting adventure of a Jamboree, you’ll learn life-long skills that you can teach your friends.

At Scouts you’ll become a member of a Scout Patrol and your Patrol will work with other Patrols to form a larger Scout Troop. Together you’ll make important decisions, set critical goals, and depend on each other to succeed. And when you do succeed, you can earn achievement badges!

“Action is at the core of all Scouting activities. Whether they are tackling a river in a kayak or learning to tie knots at a Troop meeting, our program ensures that our Scouts never stand still!”

What Can I Do in Scouts?

• Abseil down rock cliffs
• Navigate the bush lands and challenge yourself in survival camps
• Take art classes
• Learn how to build bridges and flying foxes
• Talk to over 500,000 Scouts across the world on the radio
• Trek 30km up a mountain and camp at the top
• Take an overnight river trip by canoe
• Attend the ultimate Scouting adventure of a Jamboree anywhere in Australia or the world!
• Pursue your hobbies and gain new skills

Scout Meetings

Scout Troops, which are comprised of several Scout Patrols, usually meet every week to discuss their progress and work towards achieving their goals. Scout meetings consist of team-building activities, playing games, developing specialised skills and knowledge, and planning for weekend adventures and camp-outs. At meetings Troop members share stories and experiences of their recent adventures and offer advice to one another. Scout Leaders teach safety lessons on how to use equipment correctly and inspire their Scouts to be the best individuals and team players that they can be.

Activities For Scouts On The Darling Downs


Kiwi Woogle @ Rocky Creek Scout Campsite

Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day


Level 1 Abseiling Course @ Stanthorpe Scout Den

Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm


Performing Arts Workshop @ USQ Artsworx Theatre

Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

This weekend workshop is designed for all youth members and Leaders aged 7 years and up to have a go at either performing on stage, or one of the many production and technical roles that are available. This is a chance for those that may have considered being in the Darling Downs Revue a chance to try to see if they like it before committing to a full season. The weekend will end with a one hour long performance, hopefully being run and performed by the workshop participants, while the Performing Arts Team members supervise.

The available application pack has more details on the different roles that are available and the age ranges that will be allowed. Please note that the application fee needs to be paid with the application form which is due by the 29th March, 2018.