Joey Scouts (Australia)

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Founded 1908
Founder Robert Baden-Powell
Membership 84 000 [1]
Chief Scout Michael Jeffery, Governor General of Australia[2]

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Joey Scouts is the section of Scouts Australia for the youngest age group in Scouting. Boys and girls aged 6 - 8 can join. They join what is called a Mob, made up of no more than 20 children. The Mob is led by at least two adult leaders, usually a Joey Scout Leader and an Assistant Joey Scout Leader. One leader must be female if the Mob includes girls.

Leaders are traditionally given the names of Australian native animals such as Brolga, Bilby and Wombat.

The Joey Scout Promise is:-

  • I promise to do my best
  • To love my God
  • And be helpful

The Joey Scout Law is:-

  • A Joey Scout cares
  • A Joey Scout shares

This section is known by other names in other countries, such as Beaver Scouts in the Scout Association in the United Kingdom and Keas in Scouting New Zealand.

At age 8, Joey Scouts move up to the Cub Scout pack.


  1. WOSM Asia-Pacific Region Accessed 14 December, 2006
  2. Chief Scout Accessed, 14 December 2006

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