12th Caulfield (St. John's) Scout Group

"Cubs, Scouts & Venturers... Fun for boys and girls"



couts is the second section in our 12th Caulfield Scout Group . It’s for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14½ and it’s about enhancing life skills as well as outdoor adventure skills!

Scouts: 10.5 – 14.5 years on Thursdays (7.00 – 9.00 pm)

Scouts recruits (both boys and girls) are drawn largely from the cub pack aged from about 10 ½ years, but generally joining scouts with no cub experience can be accommodated. New Scouts spend about 4 weeks as joining members before being formally invested into the worldwide Scouting movement, being placed into a ‘Patrol’ and receiving their ‘Green Book’ to record their progress together with appropriate uniform badges.

They then have a wide program of activities to support progress through three achievement levels: Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer, becoming more challenged at each level. The basic themes of developing traditional Scouting life skills and behaviour (Campcraft and Citizenship) are supplemented by widely varied activities and experiences incorporating all manner of contemporary influences. Scouts can move through to the Venturer unit at about the age of 14 ½ years.

At all times the safety and wellbeing of the Scouts is paramount: the next priority is to provide a fun environment to interact with peers and Leaders while being guided to grow into good and decent adult citizens equipped with many valuable life skills.

The Troop is organised into Patrols of 4 – 8 Scouts, lead by a Patrol Leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). An important Scouting emphasis is on providing leadership guidance and opportunities to these senior Scouts.

The 12th Caulfield Scout Troop meets on Thursdays 1900 – 2100 during the normal school terms, and there are typically two camps each term. These may be held in one of the magnificent Scout parks in Victoria, or at other bush, rural or beach locations

To see what activities were planned for an example term, click here: Term Planned Activities (PDF)

For more information about the Scouting programme, please visit the Scouts page on the Scouts Australia Victoria Branch website: www.scoutsvictoria.com.au/age-sections-adults/scouts/




hat is the Australian Jamboree? Well, it’s only the biggest and best event in the Australian Scouting calendar. so big in fact, that it only runs every three years! Over 12,000 Scouts will converge on a location somewhere around Australia to camp for 2 glorious weeks of fun, fantastic adventure and friendship.

The 25th Australian Jamboree (AJ2019) will be held at Woodhouse, Piccadilly, South Australia – we look forward to seeing you all there.


Go to our Jamboree page to read about the 2019 Jamboree, and about our involvement in past Jamborees. And go to our Scouts Photo Gallery to see some pictures of past Jamborees.

It’s too early for information about the 2019 Jamobore, but for more information on the recent 2016 Jamboree, use the following links:

Our Scout Leaders



ur Scout leaders are volunteers with a desire to assist Youth members to develop towards adulthood with valuable skills and attitudes. They require an ongoing relationship with and much assistance from the parents, and ask that all parents consider becoming a Leader or Adult Helper at some point.

Scouts Australia is a Registered Training Provider and can provide training for Certificates (including Level 2 First Aid as an early mandatory requirement) and the Diploma in Leadership. We cover all the costs of your uniform and training. Think about it…

Our present Scout leaders is:


Training, uniform and job satisfaction provided.

Email gl.12thcaulfield@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Assistant Scout leaders are:
Steve Hemsley
Toni Osborne

Registration & Health Forms



o register your child for Scouts, you will need to fill out this Y1 Membership Form and return it with your subscription fee to the Group Leader. Click here to download this PDF: Youth Membership Y1 Form.

For camps and other special outdoor activities, you will be requested to submit this Y4 Health Form, either before or on the day of the activity. (Note: A new form will be required for each new activity). Click here to download this PDF: Health Information Y4 Form.

Elsternwick / Glen Eira - Stonnington District / Melbourne Region / Victoria, Australia