Belgian Gardens

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Currently, Belgian Gardens Scout Group runs active Sections covering:

  • Joey Scouts (6 to 8 year olds) Mondays 6:30pm — 7:30pm
  • Cub Scouts (7 to 11 year olds) Wednesdays 6:30pm — 8:00pm
  • Scouts (10 to 15 year olds) Thursdays 6:30pm — 8:30pm
  • Venturer Scouts (141/2 to 18 year olds) every second Tuesday 7:00pm — 9:00pm

Scouting activities can include:

  • Camping/Sleepovers
  • Hiking
  • Team Challenges
  • Abseiling
  • Canoes and Kayaks
  • Camp Craft
  • Water Skills
  • Team Games
  • Navigation Skills
  • Community Service
  • Environmental Activities

Annual Community Activities may include Founders Day, Swimming Carnival; Clean up Australia Day, Anzac Day; World Scout Day; Annual Regional Camp; Section Camps each term; annual BG Family Camp; Jamboree of the Internet (JOTI) and the Air (JOTA); Mothers and Fathers Days as well as the Regional Regatta at Loam Island. Excursions and visitors to the Den occur on occasion dependant on the Group or Sections focus at the time.

All Sections have their own leaders, and follow a schedule of incremental, age-appropriate skills and activities. All sections welcome both boys and girls. Section Leaders undertake regular professional development (paid for by the Den) and network with the other Scout Leaders in our Region. 

The Scout Den is located at 44-46 Evans St BELGIAN GARDENS.

The program coincides with school terms. We do not parade on school holidays. Feel free to call and check around school holidays to confirm when we come back.

If you would like information about Scouting, activities, or the Belgian Gardens Scout Group, please contact:

  • The Group Leader Andrew Houghton, 0418 892 556
  • 1800 SCOUTS (72688) for the Queensland Scout Centre.

Click here to download a Guide to Families to our Den. Scouting has spread right around the world and is currently active in over 220 countries with more than 26,000,000 members. Through our programs, we seek to encourage in young people attitudes which will stand them in good stead throughout the rest of their lives, such as initiative, self reliance, responsibility, respect and consideration for others, while taking into consideration the level of development of the age group and of individuals.

Joining

Before your child can participate in any Scout meetings you will need to complete an “Application for Youth Membership” form (Y1). This will give automatic insurance cover for your child whilst they are a New Chum. There is a Free Trial period of three weeks, before paying the membership fees.

After the initial three weeks, the Group Leader and Section Leaders discuss a date for Investiture. On Investiture the Joining Fee and Registration Fee would be paid and sent together with the Y1 to State Office, thereby registering your child as a member of the Scout Association.

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Uniform

From the night he or she is invested, your child will be expected to wear the Scout uniform of a Scout section shirt, scarf and woggle. Closed in shoes must be worn at all times. Shorts or pants are blue, preferably with belt keepers so the scout can wear a custom-made belt. Shorts/trousers can be purchased at any clothing store.

Uniforms and award books are available from the Kennedy Region Outdoor Centre, 387 Charles St, Kirwan, phone 07 4773 4274. We may have second hand uniforms available, so please ask a Committee member regarding this.

Families in Scouting

When your child enrols at BG Scouts, the whole family is embarking on an exciting journey of discovery and learning in the largest organisation of young people in the world.

Families are encouraged to join in camps, excursions and events such as tree plantings, the swimming carnival, and annual Regatta. Adults are also requested to assist the Section Leaders at Meetings and are scheduled on a roster each term.

The most important aspect of parent involvement is the encouragement you give to your child. The boys and girls who get the most out of Scouting are those who put the most into it.

Scouting is a voluntary organisation. To survive we rely heavily on parent support.

Newsletter

The current newsletter: Term 3 2011

For previous newsletters, please contact the webmaster or group leader.

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