General Information & Fees

Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scouts 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 fulfill the above aim and promote the ideal of a duty to god, duty to self and duty to others. These aims are very noble but we believe that to achieve them youth members must enjoy scouting and have fun. It is therefore the role of the leaders of the group to build fun programs that also fulfill the aims of scouting.

Sea Scouts

As a Sea Scout Group, we also have a wide range of water activities to offer. Water activities are very prominent in our program of activities and we will take on many of the water activities challenges and badge work offered within the wider scouting program.

Youth Activities at Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scouts

Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scouts offers scouting based activities to:

  • Joeys (age 6-8) who meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:00pm at the Tennyson Site.
  • Cubs (age 7½ – 11) who meet on Tuesday night from 6 to 7:30pm at the Pamphlett site and Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Tennyson site.
  • Scouts (age 10½ – 15) who meet on alternating Friday nights from 7 to 9:00pm, or Saturdays from 2 to 5:00pm. We have two troops, the Argonauts and Tarcoola.
  • Venturers (age 14½ – 18) who meet on the opposite Fridays / Saturday to the Scouts
  • Rovers (age 17½– 26) who meet in accordance with a program that they develop.

Membership Fees & Subs

Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scouts and Scouts Queensland charge fees upon joining and then on an annual basis (in February/ March each year). You need to pay only one rolled up fee to Pamphlett-Tennyson and we will then pay the Scouts Queensland on your behalf. The balance of the fees go towards the maintenance of the den; our fleet of boats; registration of trailers; leader training; equipment purchases; and payment of rates and utilities. As the fees are due annually in March the joining fee varies dependent upon when you join.

We also offer discounts for:

  • the 2nd, 3rd and any subsequent members of the same family that join, and
  • the children of uniformed leaders and members of the Group Executive Committee

In addition to the annual fees each section collects subs. These monies are collected either on a term or weekly basis. The subs are collected to support section activities.

As the fees change annually, and the discount calculations are a bit complex, please contact us for the details of the current fee structure.

Insurance

Members of the scout association and associated helpers are covered by the Scout Association’s insurance public liability and other insurances. For details please visit www.scoutsqld.com.au.