Welcome to Dural Scouts.
Members of 1st Dural Scout Group come from all over the Hills and Hawkesbury Area. We are proud members of the Hills Scout District within the Greater Western Sydney Region of Scouts NSW
Scouting is an International movement that has helped shape the lives of youth and adults for over a century. You can find scout members in every facet of the community and Scouts remains both the largest and most successful youth organisation in the country. In NSW alone, more than 20,000 boys, girls and adults come together from a wide range of cultural or religious backgrounds. With an almost limitless range of activities available within the movement. Youth members regardless of any disability will find a place to develop and grow.
Scouting aims to encourage the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of all its members. This aim is able to be achieved through a dynamic and active program inspiring our youth and helping them to always "Be Prepared". Your child may embark on a journey that will take them to new places, do things they never thought possible, introduce them to community role models, enjoy adventures in the outdoors and most importantly make many new friends.
Why not come along and try?
1st Dural Scout Group is proud to offer scouting opportunities for youth members aged between 5-18 years of age. For any interested individuals over 18 years of age we also have a Rover Scout Unit attached to the group operating for those aged between 18-25 years of age. Our Scout Group also has opportunities available to become an Adult Leader in one of the youth sections.
During school terms we meet weekly in our Scout Hall at 414 Galston Road, Dural. Throughout the year there are many outdoor activities such as fun days, camps, day hikes or overnight hikes which may be run on the weekends
Our Group Meets On The Following Days:
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.