Clean Up Australia 2014

Here’s some tired but proud 3rd Croydon people after another big effort cleaning up around Croydon.

A Scout cares for the environment

“A Scout cares for the environment” – part of the Scout Law

It’s great to see the whole community of 3rd Croydon getting involved in these activities – Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and family all pitched in to collect approximately 200kg of rubbish plus some larger items like a truck tyre, a bike, a wheelie bin, a scooter and rolls of carpet. It was a great effort and the Croydon Wetlands area looks much better and is safer as a result.

Great work!

Venturer Investiture

We’re never the ones to be uninteresting at 3rd Croydon, and the Venturers are no exception.  3CV Unit prepared to head to a mystery location for Amy’s investiture.

Glen applying the required headgear

Glen applying the required headgear

And what better way to maintain mystery than for nobody to even know where they were going…

The blind leading the blind

The blind leading the blind

Finally arriving at an undisclosed location, deep in the Victorian bushland somewhere, the Venturers proceeded to welcome Amy into the next step of her Scouting journey, adding another great member to an already fantastic Venturer unit.  Congratulations Amy!

Amy Invested

Cubs Programme

Your leaders have prepared another action packed programme for this term We are going to ease into this week with some badge work, Then Swimming, and more. As always, lots of out and about activities like canoeing and roller skating. Don’t forget we have the group family camp again this term which is always great fun, and get your sonic screwdrivers and tin dogs ready for the Dr Who themed District Cub camp!

Check out the full programme on the 3rd Croydon Cubs section page and get ready for another amazing term!

Joeys Term 1 Programme


back for 2014. This term, we are concentrating on the Buddy Scheme badge, which helps the Joeys to learn more about their place in the larger community, and build connections with Joey Scouts in other groups. We also have canoeing at Lilydale Lake, Group Family Camp, and Harry Potter Sleepover at Heathmont scouts.

Download the full programme on the Joeys section page.

Survivor 2014

It’s on again, the excitement, adventure, horror and heartbreak as scouts from different groups compete for the keys to see who can open the coveted chest of goodies, and have an amazing fun experience along the way. See the Survivor 2014 Camp page for more info on this great event, now in its 15th year, have a look at past Survivor Camps, and speak to your leaders if you’re interested in going.

Survivor 2014

Scouts Term 1

The programme for term 1 is jam packed as always – seems like we’re hardly even at the hall this term! There’s potholing, long weekend hike, Winter

Olympics with Venturers (in Summer!?) and rafting at Lilydale lake. Check it out on the Scouts section page.

ASM Recipients

Congratulations to Ben and Amy who recently received their Australian Scout Medallion, the highest award in the Scout section.

Congratulations Amy and Ben!

Congratulations Amy and Ben!

At 3rd Croydon Scout Group, we celebrate every achievement – trying something new, putting extra effort into an activity and pushing yourself beyond your previous efforts are all things that we value in Scouting. The Scout Award Scheme helps to recognise certain achievements through the awarding of badges, with a peak award for each section requiring a consistent effort over the young person’s time in the section.

To receive the Australian Scout Medallion, a scout must complete the following:

  • Participate in a Scout Leadership Course;
  • Demonstrate an active leadership role in Scouting;
  • Achieve the Adventurer Cord

Ben and Amy have been active and enthusiastic in everything they’ve done in the Scout section, working hard and providing a great example to the younger scouts. Well done!

Joeys Out and About

Joeys in the community - MFB

Joeys in the community – MFB

The Joeys visited the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Croydon as part of their Caring and Sharing badgework. The friendly fireman talked about the role and challenges of the MFB and how they serve the community. The Joeys then got to see some of the equipment and explore the fire truck!

Sacred Heart Fete

Sacred Heart School/Church Fete

We got good responses and enquiries mainly for cubs and joeys especially when they saw our kids in scout uniforms around the booth. A big thank you to all volunteers for setting up the bridge the night before and helping out during the day!

Maroondah Festival

The 3rd Croydon Gate

The 3rd Croydon Gate Construction

Did you come and visit 3rd Croydon Scouts at the Maroondah Festival?

In the food area near the music stage, our committee and parent volunteers sizzled hundreds of sausages in a brilliant fundraising effort that will go towards hall repairs and improvements.  Meanwhile our leaders used their amazing construction skills to put together a bunch of activities that were enjoyed by Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers from 3rd Croydon and other groups, as well as lots of visiting families.

Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge

It was a great demonstration of the skills you can learn and the fun you can have in Scouting. Lots of people stopped to talk to the leaders and youth members there about their Scouting experiences and we handed out lots of fliers to interested parents. We’re looking forward to seeing many of them at the hall for another taste of Scouting in Croydon.

Climbing Frame

Climbing Frame

If you missed out on a flier, or came to the site to see more of what we do at 3rd Croydon Scouts, hit the News page or Contact us for more info.

The Spew-A-Tron made another famous appearance!

The Spew-A-Tron made another famous appearance!


Lea on the Spew-A-Tron

Lea on the Spew-A-Tron