Joey Scouts is the first section of Scouts and is for young people aged 5-8.

The Joey Scout section focuses on fun and friendship and is a gentle introduction to a world of Adventures through Scouting. Joey Scouts can:

  • Discover what challenge means for them
  • Explore the world around them
  • Start to be active in the community
  • Share new adventures with others
  • Start to develop outdoor skills
  • Discover what teamwork means
  • Begin to learn how to lead activities
  • Participate in a Unit Council, supported by adults.

Joey Scouts form small teams called a Patrol. Working together in your Patrol, you will discover lots of different, fun, exciting and challenging adventures outdoors. A young person can join anytime after their 5th birthday, provided they are attending school full time.

Click here to read about becoming a member of Scouts NSW.

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Badges and Awards

Like all Scouts, Joey Scouts participate in the Achievement Pathways and are presented with badges to recognise their achievements. The Achievement Pathways are a continuous series of personal achievements across the whole program. A Joey Scout can decide if they would like to achieve their peak award in this Section – the Joey Scout Challenge AwardClick here to view the Joey Scout Challenge Award Pathway. 



The Joey Scout uniform consists of the navy blue shirt, with the tan section colour highlighted across the sleeve, yoke and collar. Click here to read more about the uniform.

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