Joey Scouts
(age 6–7)

Joey Scouts is the first section of the Scouting journey, focussed on:

  • Discovering Scouting
  • Seeking adventure
  • Exploring the world
  • Questioning and experimenting
  • New challenges

Joey Scouts meet each week as a Joey Scout Mob and wear their section’s uniform shirt, the scarf of the local Scout Group they belong to and a woggle to hold their scarf together.

Through their adventures, Joey Scouts are encouraged to try new things, explore emerging interests, and enjoy the activities that they themselves have chosen to do. The Joey Scout section focuses on the symbolism of Australian nature, using our diverse landscape to help Joey Scouts experience new activities and challenges.

Heading outdoors is one of the best things about being a Scout; Joey Scouts go camping, discover new places, try adventurous activities and learn about the world. Through engaging with nature and learning in the outdoors, Joey Scouts start to imagine and discover more about themselves and the world around them.

The highest achievement in the Joey Scout section is the Promise Challenge award.

Changes to Joey Scouts age ranges
In 2018, Scouts Australia made a number of changes to the age ranges for Scouting around Australia. One of these changes included lowering the entry age for Joey Scouts from 6 years to children who are 5 years and attending pre-primary school as a full-time student.  This change is being implemented as Groups transition to the new Youth Program.

Latest Joey News

Adult Recognition Awards 2018

Adult Recognition Awards 2018

Scouts WA would like to recognise and congratulate the outstanding achievements and contributions from our Leaders and Supports of Scouting who have been awarded Adult Recognition Awards on 1...

Mapping the resilience of Scouts participants

Mapping the resilience of Scouts participants

Scouts Victoria recently participated in the National Youth Resilience Survey, completed by Resilient Youth Australia. To date, more than 200,000 Australian children have taken part in the...

The Canvas Factory

The Canvas Factory

We are pleased to announce our new partnership between Scouts WA and The Canvas Factory for the ‘Scouts WA – A Year of Scouting in Photos’. The Canvas Factory are sponsoring our competition with...

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International Cave Rescuers and 2019 Australians of the Year, Dr. Craig Challen SC OAM and Dr. Richard Harris SC OAM, shared a diving adventure with some of our Scouts

It was a great opportunity for our youth members to...