Scouts is one of the best kept secrets for young people aged 10½ - 14½ and no wonder!
It is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia – not to mention the world – with thousands of boys and girls enjoying an almost unlimited range of activities. And there’s always room for one more!
Don’t get lost! As a Scout you’ll receive expert instruction in a wide variety of outdoor skills, together with the all important basic theory to make sure you don’t get lost and can deal with life’s emergencies.
You’ll go on camps with a few friends or join thousands of boys and girls for fun and adventure at a National Jamboree.
Your confidence will build and you’ll learn how to make decisions and work as part of a team. In a small group called a Patrol, an older, more experienced Scout will be your Patrol Leader and help develop your skills. Weekly meetings are held to build up skill levels, play games and have fun, and plan for weekend adventures. You’ll quickly become familiar with equipment and the right way to use it.
Have your say in activities: The Patrol system means that everyone from the youngest to the Patrol Leader has a say and the Scout Leader is there to help make your dream activities a reality, while ensuring safety is always maintained. He or she will also guide you through the Scout Award Scheme, which recognises your own level off of ability and achievement.
There are badges to be earned and you will learn skills that will stay with you for life – such as light weight camping and bush navigation, how to prepare and cook your own food, how to recognize the dangers of our environment including bush fires, how to be safe around beaches rivers and lakes and yes, how to tie some pretty useful knots.
Challenge your mind as well as your body: But not everyone is looking for the outdoor buzz all the time. So Scouts have challenging activities linked with other internet and amateur radio, performance arts such as singing dancing and acting and awards linked to citizenship, community service and personal spiritual development.
Scouting is definitely fun and it prepares you for life in the adult world by giving you responsibility for your own actions and progress. Your achievements will lay a foundation for your future success.
Buderim Scouts meet on Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Scouts are learning to become young leaders – by following what’s known as the Patrol System – groups of 6 – 8 youth members work together to overcome all kinds of challenges.
Scouts is all about learning how to make fun interesting things happen – youth members come up with the ideas and with a little bit of practice, and some guidance from adult leaders, they learn how to make great things happen by doing it themselves….
SCOUTS ISN’T SCHOOL – KIDS IN SCOUTS LEARN BY DOING…SOMETIMES THEY GET IT WRONG – BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF FALSE STARTS THEY’LL GET IT RIGHT….
And there’s lots of fun to be had along the way.
WHAT DO SCOUTS DO?
Patrol leaders teach the newer scouts how things are done – but leadership is a skill for life.
See who you can recognise below that learnt how to become a leader from their time in scouts.
Required Uniform – all available from https://scoutshop.com.au/
Buderim Scout Group is within the Beaver Masters Scout District and associated with Scouts Queensland and Scouts Australia.
Buderim Scouting Group is located in the Heart of Buderim on Lindsay Road next to the Buderim Firestation.