About Scouting

Scouts has been around for over 100 years, when it was first founded in the UK in 1907.  Since then Scouting has evolved into a worldwide movement of nearly 50 million young people and adult volunteers and is welcoming of all genders.  Scouting provides young people, guided by adult volunteers, the opportunities to participate in programs, events, activities and projects that contribute to their growth as active citizens.  Over the course of the program, we provide increasing opportunities for our members to take the initiative with ‘youth leading, adult supporting’ one of our fundamental goals.

About Taroona Scouts

The Taroona Scout Group was founded in 1954 and we have our hall at Apex Park which can be accessed at the end of Taroona Crescent.

We take pride in providing a diverse range of activities and experiences for both our youth and adult members.  Our ability to do so is due to ongoing Taroona community support and our team of wonderful Leaders. 

Some highlights are the family camps at Lime Bay and Fortescue, snow camps, annual Scout Regattas, participation in the Wooden Boat Festival, bush walks and more supplement the weekly meetings for each of our Sections of Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.  

What We Deliver

Scouting fosters young people’s development and character socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

We provide opportunities that are adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive.

Our Philosophy

Scouts Australia accepts the principles upon which Scouting worldwide is based. Find out more about our Vision, our Mission and our Values as outlined in the National Policy and Rules.

Recognition of Achievement

Scouts Australia knows the value of encouraging young people to set personal goals, then recognising their achievements. From as young as six, youth members can participate in an award scheme suitable for their age group.

So too, our adult Leaders are recognised in an award scheme recognising their contributions to the Movement.

“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.”

Lord Robert Baden-Powell

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