Joey Scouts Badges and Awards
Badges and Awards
Joey Scouts participate in a number of activities that are specific to the age group, which allows them to strive to earn a badge in a fun yet meaningful fashion.
Each of the Challenges are usually done by the whole Mob together and some Challenges have elements that families can do together with their Joey Scout.
Four of the Challenges are considered 'Participation' badges, where the Joey Scout earns these badges by joining in with their Mob or fellow Joey Scouts on the same Challenge. In addition to the specific aspects of each Challenge, these activities develop the Joey Scouts' social awareness, and spirit of teamwork.
The Promise Challenge is the major Challenge for the Joey Scout Section and has some individual elements as well as activities to do with the Mob. This is generally attempted by the older Joey Scouts.
The following pages and links provide greater detail on each of the Joey Challenges.
The Participation Scheme
Caring and Sharing Badge
The Joey Scout motto is ‘Help Other People’.
One way in which Joey Scouts can help other people is through participating in a Care and Share activity. Activities are organised for the Mob across a Month, to help the Joey Scouts to understand the concept of caring and sharing in the community.
The Joey Scouts are introduced to different levels of caring and sharing, for friends, for the Scout Group and for the community. They learn that even small contributions add up and can make a difference. As part of this Challenge they might visit a local nursing home or contribute a special toy to a toy library, help to tidy up the local park, or share something special with the Mob, a new story, or a new game. Helping a friend is Caring and Sharing too.