Meet the Epping North Scout Group
Scouts are a great way for the kids of the Aurora community to meet new friends, learn new skills and embark on new adventures with their peers. Through the extensive Scout network kids get to meet other Scouts from all around the world through their pen pal program and their events such as the Cuboree.
Scouts is a 100 year old network for young people – it is the largest youth organisation in Australia. In fact, in Victoria alone there are 20,000 kids and adults who call themselves Scouts. Its purpose is to encourage the positive development of children and young adults by focusing on their intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual skills so that they can become confident and well balanced adults.
Open to kids aged 5 to 17 years old, the Epping North Scout Group meet up weekly to participate in problem solving activities, physical and outdoor challenges and other non-competitive organised activities. Expect your kids to be doing things like camping, bushwalking, water sports and snow sports. It’s an innovative way for kids to have fun with other children outside of school and the home.
Scouts is also a great way for kids to give back to their community. For instance, on Clean Up Australia Day in March the Epping North Scouts participated in the Edgar’s Creek clean up at Lehmann’s Farm Park working with other volunteers to remove rubbish and sort out the recyclables.
And not only is it good for kids, Scouts can actually benefit the entire family. Epping North Scouts are keen to take on more adult volunteers so if you are interested in participating in an activity the whole family can enjoy, this could be it.
Epping North Scouts meets at Galada Community Centre on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Find out more at http://www.vicscouts.com.au/epping-north