The 2nd Gordon Scout Group was established in 1934. Our two-level hall is set 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. The 2nd Gordon Scout Group is adjacent to the Rosedale Road Bridge and conveniently located within a short walk of Gordon East Public School. read more >>
During 2018, 2nd Gordon Scout Group embarked upon comprehensive training for one of the most significant upgrades to the Scouting youth development program in decades. 2nd Gordon was one of only five Scout groups in our region who piloted the New Youth Program (NYP), almost a year before its official national launch at the Scouts Australian Jamboree in January 2019.
2nd Gordon Scout Group is proud to be one of a small number of groups in the state to have every unit section represented in a Scouter’s developmental pathway, including Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers, as well as a leader development pathway.
Sections and Meeting Times
The 2nd Gordon Scout Group has all scouting sections open to both males and females, and meets during school terms:
- Joeys – age 5 to 8, Thursday’s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
- Cubs – age 8 to 11, Monday’s from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
- Scouts – age 11 to 15, Friday’s from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
- Venturers – age 15 to 18, Wednesday’s from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
- Rovers – age 18 to 25, Tuesday’s from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
NOTE: Some of our Scout group sections may run at or near maximum capacity especially as youth members advance between sections, and occasionally, there is the potential for wait-listing. Please fill in the Contact Us form and submit online for all new member enquiries.
How Scouting benefit youths later in life
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth for over 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. A youth led, adult supported approach ensures that the youth members are always at the forefront of the Scouting program,
Children who participate in the Scouting organisations which aim to develop qualities such as self-reliance, resolve and a desire for self-learning are likely to go on to have better mental health in middle age, a significant study in the UK has found… read more >>