Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Volunteering opportunity with the New Norfolk scouts

SCOUTING has been a popular activity in the Derwent Valley for more than 50 years. The New Norfolk Scout Group currently has three sections (Joeys, Cubs and Scouts) and is very active in the community. There are presently several vacancies for Joey and Cub leaders.

Volunteering as a Cub or Joey leader provides great opportunities to:

  • Encourage, mentor and empower young people to be their best
  • Contribute to the local community
  • Rediscover adventure yourself
  • Involve your whole family in new adventure together
  • Have fun
  • Challenge yourself
  • Get active
  • Learn new skills
  • Be appreciated
  • Meet people with similar values
  • Gain recognised leadership and management qualifications
  • Travel within Australia and overseas


Cub and Joey leaders come from all walks of life. They may be parents of scouts or might have once been a cub or scout themselves. Others have no scouting experience at all. No particular skills or qualifications are needed other than a commitment to helping with the provision of programs for their Cub Pack or Joey Mob.

Scouts Australia helps leaders by providing all necessary training and support. Leader training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training, which delivers nationally-recognised VET qualifications in leadership and management. Leaders generally need to commit to group meetings one night per week during school terms, a monthly leaders’ meeting and a few weekends a year for outdoor activities such as hiking and camping trips.

For more information contact Scout Leader Jo-anne Pursell on 0400 539 315 or Cub Leader Andy
McLean a call on 0448 399 088.

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