Live by the Scout Law!

Becoming a Scout means you are accepting a challenge to plunge into action. You could find yourself exploring a mountain wilderness, soaring on warm air currents high above the earth at the controls of a glider plane, helping in emergency rescues, operating a radio station, photographing wild animals, sending coded messages, searching for gold, canoeing down a swift river, camping out bush, recording your own songs or sailing across the ocean with the salt spray in your face.

Our trained leaders help the Scouts to learn the skills needed to achieve a series of badges and to develop their leadership within the Scout troop. The award scheme gives our Scouts a knowledge of Scouting skills and marks achievements in many areas such as camp craft, citizenship, emergencies, air and water activities and improving the environment.

Scouts are formed into a Troop of up to 36 children from 11-14 years old*. Scouts usually operate in small groups of 4-8 within the troop called Patrols, which are led by the older and more experienced Scouts.  These Patrols are the core of the Scouting organisation, and offer every Scout the opportunity for leadership and a teaching role as they progress through the section. They encourage teamwork and organisation within the framework of a group of friends.

Weekly troop nights generally include games and activities, as well as the presentation of badges to recognise individual achievement within the award scheme. As these nights are programmed by the Scouts themselves, there have been a wide variety of activities such as: construction, wide games, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, ice skating, and cooking competitions.

Scouts are generally offered a few weekend camps or hikes each term. These may include activities such as bushcraft, hiking, rock climbing, water skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, canoeing, survival skills as well as the occasional competition camp to test their skills.

Jamboree occurs every three years, which is the biggest, longest, most fun-filled camp in Scouting. Every Scout is given the opportunity to attend at least one Jamboree.

The 3rd Sunbury Scout Troop currently meets at the Miller St Hall on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

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