FAQS

Where do the CUBS & SCOUTs meet?

The 1st Oatley Bay Scout Hall is located in the Pleasure Gardens on Annette Street, Oatley NSW 2223.

How often does theY meet?

The Cubs meet weekly at 7pm on Tuesdays during term time. The Scouts meet weekly at 7pm on Thursdays during term time.

Who runs the pack?

Leaders are volunteers who are often parents of Cubs and Scouts. Leaders must undertake training from Scouts Australia and meet requirements for safety and first aid training. Both male and female leaders are present when a Pack contains both boys and girls.

Can I help out?

Parent helpers are very welcome at meetings! Scouts can only run with the help of parents and you will find there are lots of ways you can help - from driving children to camps to helping out with weekly meetings, from helping to maintain the hall to volunteering on a fundraising BBQ.

If you have a special skill to share, please discuss with the Leaders how you can present an activity at a Pack meeting.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a leader please speak to any of the Leaders.  It is a lot of fun and the Scout Group covers most costs related to training.

What does it cost?

There are annual fees for belonging to Scouts and these are used to maintain the hall and our boating facilities, pay our insurance, help our leaders maintain their training, buy the achievement badges and scarves for the children, and much more.

How do you become a cub or scout?

If your child is interested in becoming a Cub or a Scout, they will be invited to attend for several weeks as a guest. An existing Cub or Scout will be assigned to mentor them. If your child enjoys the meetings and wants to commit to joining, they will be invested into Scouts through a special ceremony. At the ceremony, they will make the Scout Promise and be presented with their 1st Oatley Bay scarf, Cub or Scout book and badges for their shirt.