FAQS

Where do the Joeys, CUBS & SCOUTs meet?

The 1st Oatley Bay Sea Scout Hall is located within the Oatley Pleasure Gardens on Annette Street, Oatley .

How often does theY meet?

Joeys meet weekly 5.30pm on Tuesdays during term time, Cubs meet weekly at 7pm on Tuesdays during term time. The Scouts meet weekly at 7pm on Thursdays during term time.

Who runs the SECTIONS?

Leaders are volunteers who are often parents of Joeys, Cubs and Scouts. Leaders must undertake Working With Children Check (WWCC), Police Check, training from Scouts Australia and meet requirements for  safety and first aid training. Both male and female leaders are presents.

Can I help out?

Parent helpers are very welcome at meetings who have an approved WWCC. Oatley Bay 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 for registration to NSW Scouts and to maintain our hall and boating facilities, pay our insurance, help our leaders maintain their training, buy the achievement badges and scarves for the children, and much more. Special activities & Overnight camps are additional cost.

How do you become a Joey, cub or scout?

If your child is interested in becoming a Joey, 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.

 GROUP FAMILY CAMP

Location: Berrima Scout Camp
Date: 4.00pm Friday 23rd April to Sunday 25th April
FAQ
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Everything. Tent, sleeping gear, eating utensils, cooking utensils, washing up, chairs, food for every meal. There are limited stocks of scout equipment that can be borrowed. E-mail either your leader to make a request.
Q: Who can go?
A: Everyone; Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, brothers, sisters, parents (no pets). One form per person attending.
Q: Where will the Youth Members sleep?
A: Youth Members will sleep with their family.
Q: Can I wear crocs or thongs?
A: Essentially no, only in the shower stalls only.
Q: What does it cost?
A: See Operoo
Q: What facilities are there?
A: No kitchen facilities
Q: Will there be a communal Saturday Cookup
A: Due to COVID-19, not this year
Q: Is alcohol allowed
A: No, dry camp
Q: Can I take a Caravan / Camper trailers?
A: Yes
Q: Are there powered sites / sites with water?
A: No

RULES FOR ANY ADULT ATTENDING.
Scouts works very hard to have the best practices to keep children safe. Scout Child Protection Policies require all adults staying overnight at a camp to have a detailed background check including a Working with Children Check.