Joey Scouts

Joey Scouts is the youngest section of the Scouting movement. For Joey Scouts, life is an exciting adventure. They explore the wider world, stimulate their imagination and develop skills in team work.

Joey Scout Mobs meet once a week for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours under the care and supervision of professionally trained Joey Scout Leaders. Parents and Guardians are welcome to join in the road to adventure with their Joey Scouts and share many new discoveries. Joey Scout activities include:

  • Playing new games 
  •  Storytelling, miming, and acting 
  • Learning how to make craft projects 
  •  Learning about Scouting 
  • Going on exciting outings 
  •  Joining in sleep overs and Mob Holidays 
  • Learning new songs 
  •  Going on nature and outdoor activities 
  • Dressing up 
  •  Making new friends 

The Joey Scout Section provides an introduction to Scouting through a wide range of enjoyable activities. The activities are aimed at helping the Joey Scouts learn about themselves, nature, helping others and finding fun in accordance with the Joey Scout theme " Helping Other People". 

Leaders are not referred to as Mr or Mrs but names from the friends of the forest in the Australian bush or Aboriginal names, for example Brolga, Bilby, Wombat or at Gumdale Joey Scouts our Leaders are called'Corella', 'Bilby', 'Wallaroo' and 'Kookaburra'

Gumdle Joey Scouts at Joey Scout Jaunt

Help Other People

I promise
To do my best
To love my God
And be helpful

A Joey Scout cares
A Joey Scout shares

 The commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to 6 months.

Joey Scouts may commence transition (Link Badge) any time after their 7th birthday and have progressed to Cub Scouts by their 8th birthday.

Program Style

At this age children need experiences which help them learn to work and play in groups, mix with adults outside home and school environments, and develop their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual abilities through active experiences.


The Joey Scout Promise, Law and Theme of " Helping Other People" sets the direction upon which activities are based, such as telling stories which give concrete expressions of sharing, helping and caring, using action songs, exemplifying the values in games, activities, crafts etc.

Section Meetings

This Section meets for 1 hour weekly and the general guidelines for programs include nature activities, displays, finding out about themselves. Day / half day outings are encouraged.


To see what the Joeys are up to this term click on the badge   JS Badge


Gumdale Joeys meet every Wednesday from 6.00 - 7.00pm

 Joey Mob Program


To join Gumdale Joey Scout Mob - click the link below