Shaping youth development for 100 years
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth for 100 years. It has over 30 million members in 161 countries. Scouts Australia has around 66,000 members, making it the largest youth movement in the country.
The 2nd Gordon Scout Group was established in 1934. The two-level hall is located amongst natural bushland and is well equipped with kayaks, Canadian canoes, customised trailers, Scouting and outdoor adventure equipment including tents, ropes and camping gear. Boys and girls are welcome.
For 2018, 2nd Gordon was announced as one of a select number of Scout groups in NSW who shall be piloting one of the most significant upgrades to the scouting youth development program in decades. The leadership team is already stuck into the training and will be briefing parents in near future. The new official pioneer program applies across all Scout sections and will be officially launched nationally at the Scouts Australian Jamboree in January 2019.
NSW ACTIVE KIDS REBATE (NSW Government incentive)
From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children in Scouts can receive a $100 voucher to go towards membership fees for the calendar year. One voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years, ensuring families who want their children to enjoy the Scout program can send their children to Scouts. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Service NSW online portal below:
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Age Groups and Meeting Times
The 2nd Gordon Scout Group has the following sections open to both boys and girls, and meets during school terms:
- Cubs – age 7 ½ to 11, Mondays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
- Scouts – age 10 ½ to 15, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
- Venturers – age 14 ½ to 18, Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
- Rovers – age 18 to 25, Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm