Joey Scout Jaunt is fast approaching, have you booked it into your calendar? This year’s event will be held on Saturday 6 August 2016 commencing at 10.00 am with a parade and concluding at 3.00 pm. The theme for this year is ‘NEW EARTH’ – we have provided a broad theme with which to provide Leaders with an opportunity to develop a host of wonderful and exciting bases – I am sure the bases will be as good if not better than previous years.

At this year’s Joey Scout Jaunt we will have the Fire brigade, Environmental Base, a rock wall, screen printing, a rope bridge and much more. The Scout Museum will be open providing an ‘New Earth’ theme for those visiting, and for those Leaders and Parents requiring something a bit stronger then water or soft drink, a coffee van will be available again for you to buy a variety of coffees to refresh those weary limbs.

Last year’s event was a great success with increased numbers and bases for youth members to enjoy and have fun. As I have expressed previously for this year’s event to be just as successful it will require the same commitment from those faithful, reliable Leaders and also for those Joey Scout Leaders who in past years have enjoyed those excellent bases, to step up and provide a base with which other youth members, their Leaders and parents can enjoy.

This is your opportunity to be part of something great, with excellent rewards from seeing Joey Scouts experiencing and benefiting from your hard work. If you do not feel confident or wish to provide a base by yourself, why don’t you team up with other groups in your District/Region to provide a number of activities on a base.

There has been some wonderful thought and design work gone into developing this year’s Joey Scout Jaunt badge (see below), a great job everyone. The badges cost $3.00 each and can be pre ordered with registration on the form below. The registration form and a flyer for promoting Joey Scout Jaunt will also be available on Scouts Queensland website.

joey jaunt badge

Click here for more information Joey Jaunt 2016 Registration.


There are times when there is a spare moment between a game, a craft, while waiting for the next activity or just before closing parade when you want to keep the Joey Scouts busy, following are some one minute challenges you may wish to try with your Mob:

Minute Challenge Minute Challenge
Make paper airplanes and fly them.


With a face down deck of cards, play Concentration. Keep it simple. Try matching colours only. Make it more difficult by matching face value, and even more difficult by matching face value and colour.
Equally divided deck of cards. Joey Scouts play “War”. That is, each Joey Scout turns over a card from the top of their pile. The highest card wins. Again, with equally divided cards, Joey Scouts play Odds and Evens. One Joey Scout starts by calling odds or evens, and then Joey Scouts flip their card. Winner makes the next call.


Upcoming events:

25 year Joey Scout Birthday Party – Saturday 25 June 2016 at QSC – more information to follow

Gang Show – Friday 01 July 2016 to 09 July 2016. Joey Scout matinee Saturday 02 July 2016 at 1.00 pm

Joey Scout Jaunt – Saturday 06 August 2016

Skillarama – Saturday 03 September 2016

Hopalong – Saturday 18 March 2017 Please note in your calendar. Theme TBA

Quote – It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop… Confucius

 David Cruse (Kookaburra)