Welcome to Dural Scouts.
Scouting is about personal growth through adventure and challenge.
Christmas Party !
Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 6:00pm, Galston Recreation Reserve
Please bring some snacks and a salad or a dessert
For more info & the E1 form, click here
Away from the modern distractions of screen time.....your child may begin a journey that will take them to new places, set new challenges, and introduce them to community role models, and many new friends.
They will do things never thought possible, see things that amaze them, and enjoy adventurous outdoor experiences that they will never forget.
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for more than 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 thousand boys, girls, and adults in New South Wales from wide cultural or religious backgrounds or with an intellectual or physical disability enjoy an almost unlimited range of activities.
The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, 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''.
Dural Scouts has many valued members from all over the Hills and Hawkesbury Regions, including Galston, Dural, Glenorie, Canoelands, Wisemans Ferry, Ebenezer, Arcadia, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, and Annangrove. We are part of the Hills District within Greater Western Sydney Region Scouts.
We meet weekly during the school term, at our hall at 414 Galston Rd, Dural.
Come along and join the fun, under the care and supervision of our trained leaders, who will support your child's decisions, and help them to develop spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.
Joeys (5-8 Years) - Thursdays 6.30 - 7.30pm.
Cubs (8-11 years) - Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm
Scouts (11-14 years) - Tuesdays 6.30- 8.30pm
Venturers (14-18 years) - Tuesdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
We welcome new members at any time during the year, and offer a 3 week, no-obligation trial membership.
See what Bear Grylls has to say about the rewards of Scouting.
Meet Warwick Mills ("Noddy") - an Experienced Dural Scouts Leader.
I initially signed up as a Cub Leader after my son was invested as a Cub. As he progressed through each section, I transferred to remain in the same section as my son.
Being a leader enabled me to participate in some great activities with my son – hikes, camps, canoeing, abseiling, and caving – excellent stuff. Imagine sitting around a campfire with your son and his mates having a chat. To be accepted as friend rather than “Mr Mills” is a great privilege.
Another aspect to being a leader is you get to know what is required for awards and with your parent’s hat on at home you can encourage your child to meet those requirements. Often there is no “extra scout work” required. You are simply aware that those music lessons or weekend sports count for a badge. As a parent, I was filled with pride as I watched both my children shake hands with the Governor as each was presented the Queens Scout Award.
Being a leader isn’t a job – you don’t get paid for it, you do it because you enjoy it. Yes, there is paperwork and boring meetings with other leaders, but they are more than outweighed by the rest. Besides, you cannot have a good party without a little preparation.
My children have grown up and are no longer registered as scouts at Dural. Why am I still here?
I enjoy the activities. I met a few good people along the way. One or two became life-long friends.