Joey Scouts (Australia)

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Scouts Australia
Country Australia
Founded 1908
Founder Lord Baden Powell
Membership 84 000 [1]
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Joey Scouts is the section of Scouts Australia for the youngest age group in Scouting. The section is named after a Joey which is a baby Kangaroo. Boys and girls aged 6 – 8 can join. They join what is called a Mob, made up of no more than 20 children. The word "Mob" is used because a group of Kangaroos is called a Mob. The Mob is led by at least two adult leaders, usually a Joey Scout Leader and an Assistant Joey Scout Leader. One leader must be female if the Mob includes girls.

Leaders are traditionally given the names of Australian native animals such as Brolga, Bilby and Wombat.

The Joey Scout Promise is:

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

The Joey Scout Law is:

  • A Joey Scout cares
  • A Joey Scout shares

Joey Scouts can work to earn the following badges:

  • Caring and Sharing Badge
  • Buddy Scheme Badge
  • Environment Challenge Badge
  • Adventure Challenge Badge

and, for older Joey Scouts, the Promise Challenge Badge.[2]

This section is known by other names in other countries, such as Beaver Scouts in the Scout Association in the United Kingdom and in Scouting in Canada, and Keas in Scouting New Zealand.

Between 7.5-8, Joey Scouts move up to the Cub Scout pack depending on maturity etc. but they must be a cub scout by age 8.

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