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 Unit 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 Joey Scout 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 program.

Latest Joey News

One Family One Journey Conference 2021

One Family One Journey Conference 2021

The One Family One Journey Expo and Conference over the weekend of 30 July to 1 August (incorporating World Scouts Day on Sunday) and I am compelled to heartily congratulate our Chief Commissioner...

Adult Recognition Awards 2021

Adult Recognition Awards 2021

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...

Maarakool Art

Maarakool Art

Mel is currently the Artist in Residence at the Manjedal Activity Centre, where she completes Aboriginal art projects with kids, displaying their artworks in areas around the Centre.

More Information

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