WELCOME TO MONTY SCOUTS!
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for 100 years. Scouts are in every part of our community, and Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia. More than 20,000 boys, girls, and adults in Victoria from wide cultural or religious background including those with an intellectual or physical disability enjoy an unlimited range of activities.
The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people so they may play a constructive role in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local and international communities. This aim is achieved through a strong and active program that inspires young people to do their best and to always be prepared.
According to Michael Carr-Greg, Scouting is one of the best kept secrets for developing resilient youth. Our programs, the friendship, the skills learnt and the activities all combine to give children, young adults and adults the resources to develop a sense of personal self worth and confidence.
Scouting is fun, and it also prepares young people for life in the adult world by teaching responsibility for their own actions and progress. These achievements lay a solid foundation for the success of our future Australian leaders. But don’t tell the kids they’re learning…they think they’re just having fun!
No matter your age, Scouts provides fun and exciting programs that promote active learning. Whether the Scouts are canoeing, camping, visiting museums or helping their local community, they are sure to learn about themselves and the world around them.
Scouting is Adventurous!
Each year, all sections of Scouts learn to share responsibilities and to live with each other through adventures set in the outdoors. Camping, abseiling, caving, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing and diving are just a few of the exciting experiences that a Scout may have achieved in his or her time as a youth member.
Scouting is Challenging!
Scouts challenge their minds as well as their bodies. Not everyone looks for the outdoor buzz all the time, so Scouts have challenging activities linked with the internet and amateur radio, performance arts such as singing, dancing, and acting and awards linked to citizenship, community service and personal spiritual development.
Scouting is Commitment!
Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on the community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Every year, Scouts and their leaders contribute thousands of volunteer hours to their local communities. Sharing time with the aged in the local community, helping with Clean Up Australia Day, Harmony Day and planting trees to help with the Murray Darling River Rescue are just a few examples of the commitment Scouts make to their communities.
Who can join?
The Montmorency Scout Group is open to all boys and girls from age 5 and up. We currently run a Joey Section (5 - 7 year olds), a Cub Section (8 - 10 year olds), a Scout Section (11 - 14 year olds) and a Venturer Section (15 - 17 year olds). There are a number of Rover Crews that meet throughout the district and more information can be provided about how to join Rovers through our inquiry form on the home page. Adults are welcome to join as Leaders or Parent Helpers.
Where are we located?
The Montmorency Scout Hall is located at Petrie Park, Mountain View Road, Montmorency, Melbourne, Australia.
Do I need to have a uniform?
No, not in your first few weeks. Once you decide to make the Scout promise, all youth members (Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders) wear a uniform and a scarf.
When a badge is earned, it can be sewn onto the uniform.
The Scout Group will provide the scarf and badges.
How much does it cost?
Due to COVID-19, Scouts Victoria has put a freeze on fees until March 2021, so there's never been a better time to join! After March 2021, we will revert to the '3 for Free' model where you come and try scouting for 3 weeks to see if you like it. If you wish to continue attending, then a pro-rata annual fee is calculated.
In Hall activities are generally covered by the Group, while out of Hall activities, excursions or camps are additional.
Meeting days and times
JOEYS - TUESDAYS | 5:30PM - 6:30PM (Commencing Term 1, 2021)
CUBS - TUESDAYS | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
SCOUTS - THURSDAYS | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
VENTURERS - WEDNESDAYS | 7:15PM - 9:15PM
The Mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Montmorency Scout Group hall was built in 1955 and the group formed in that year. Montmorency Scouts have run continuously since that date. Our group is part of the Banyule District and the Plenty Valley Region. The Plenty Valley Region has over 2100 youth members plus over 500 Volunteer Adult Leaders!
In 2019, our hall was fully refurbished with new colourbond cladding, a new roof (covering the decking area) as well as a full upgrade of our kitchen and bathrooms.