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#1 citylife

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

Just wondering if anyone has a child who is a cub/scout?
If so IM after some feedback on what you think of the program/what your child thinks of it/what they do/ why you had your child join etc
TIA

#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Mine is a Joey Scout, so the section before Cubs (6-7yo).

Loves it. We've just come back happy and exhausted from a Joey Jaunt in the ACT, where we did heaps of activities.

If you're not sure, contact your local groups and visit them, you don't have to join up on the first night, there is usually a 'trial' period of a few weeks. If one group isn't a good fit, you can always look at another. For example, your child might prefer Scouting, but could also enjoy being a Sea Scout or an Air Scout - so there are different things to think about and consider.

#3 citylife

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Spikey

#4 midstudentcatie

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

I went right through from Cubs - Venturers, almost made it to Rovers but joined CFS instead. My partner also went through Cubs - Venturers and became a leader for a little while.

It's a fantastic movement to join, and I'd thoroughly encourage any parent to consider it. It teaches responsibility, respect, awareness, self-sufficiency etc all in a controlled environment through different activities - most of them are outdoor based which is great.

#5 Rhoxie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

I have two boys ds14 is a scout and DS8 is now a cub. Both of them love going to scouts.  It's really made them develop common sense, practical skills, leadership and lots and lots of social skills like getting along with everyone, making group decisions, working as a team etc  

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#6 Etcetera

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

What's it like for SN kids? I've been thinking about it for DS who has ASD.

#7 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

On the flip side DD dad was in scouts as a kid and from his experiance DD will never go lol. His words.
Once he was in the older groups its was nothing more than teens hooking up and smoking pot apparently, leader knew just told them to keep it quiet and not get the girl pregnant!
I can hope it was just this one group but he isnt willing to take the chance.

#8 Rhoxie

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

In DS8's cub pack there are two sn kids one with autism and the other I'm not sure of  then in the younger joey pack there is one more with autism.

Keep in mind you WILL need to educate the pack leader on what is required and what needs your child has. All scout leaders are volunteers but apart from being an inclusive organisation there is very little specific training given for handling special needs.




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