A WOY WOY WELCOME
As a very active Sea Scout Group with more than 100 members including Joey Scouts (age 6 -8), Cub Scouts (age 8 -11), Scouts (age 10 -15), Venturers (age 15-18) and Leaders we welcome you and look forward to many hours of shared Scouting activities on land and sea. We are often asked, what is the difference between us and other Scouts?
And the answer to that is… We are just like any other Scouts, except that we do more water activities, such as sailing, canoeing, rafting, navigation, powerboating, water safety and the care and maintenance of water crafts. Plus we also do all the other adventurous things that other Scouts do like orienteering, camping and bush craft, cooking, camp competitions, community service, jamborees, and ventures.
We are located on the Central Coast of NSW, on the edge of the Brisbane Waters in Woy Woy. We are part of the Gosford District and the Hunter & Coastal Region Scouts of NSW. 1st Woy Woy was established over 90 years ago in 1922 and continues the long recognised traditions of Scouting that were originally established by Lord Robert Baden Powell (‘BP’) in 1907 when ‘BP’ ran an experimental camp for 20 boys at Brownsea Island in Dorset England. 1st Woy Woy Sea Scouts has its own long traditions and operates in accordance with the aims of the Scout Association of Australia, which are quite simply:
To encourage the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
Our members make a promise to live in accordance with the laws of scouting, which all serve to fulfil the aims of Scouts Australia and promote the ideal of a duty to god, duty to self and duty to others.
These aims are very noble and we believe that to achieve them, youth members need to enjoy Scouting, be outdoors as much as possible, and most importantly have fun. It is the role of our Leaders, with the support of our Parents to develop great programs to fulfil this aim.
So welcome to 1st Woy Woy Sea Scouts. We hope that this member information will provide you with the basic information that you will need to join in on the fun at 1st Woy Woy Sea Scouts this year.