Boroondara Scouts

Boroondara Scouts

Pizza BadgeWelcome to Boroondara District Scouts!

Boroondara District is one of Victoria’s largest and most successful Scout Districts.  Communities from across Boroondara have set up a network of vibrant Scouting Groups.

These vibrant Groups exist only with the efforts of voluntary Leaders and parents that believe in the benefits and teachings that Scouting has to offer to their children.  The Youth, Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers of Boroondara gain valuable skills and develop more as people – all while having fun.

The History of our District

The Scout District of Boroondara was formed when Scout Districts merged to align with the new municipal boundaries. With around twenty Scout Groups and more than 1200 members, Boroondara is believed to be the largest Scout District in Australia. The District includes Scout Groups in former cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn. These Groups include some of the oldest in Australia - 1st City of Camberwell and 1st Kew - which were formed within months of the historic trial Scout camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.

Our District Badge

Hundreds of Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Parents were involved in the design of our District badge. Our badge was truly a collaborative effort.

The tree represents all of the trees in the Boroondara area, but in particular, the "special" trees... the Coroboree Tree, the Canoe Tree and other ancient "marked" trees that played their part in the ceremonial life of the Wirrundjuri People. The Scout symbol forms part of the foliage of the tree. The grapes and vine leaf represent our historical heritage as a thriving grape growing area during the early days of European settlement. Likewise, the beehive remembers the honey production industry prominent in this area during the last century. The water around the outside of the badge represents the rivers and creeks of the Boroondara area.  The Yarra River, Gardiners Creek, Koonung Creek.

Subcategories

Venturers

The Venturer Scout program offers exciting, real life, hands-on experiences for youth aged 14 ½ to 18 years.

Venturers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the program and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders.  Venturer Scouts learn to nurture an active, healthy lifestyle, acquire the knowledge and skills for career development and participate in thrilling outdoor adventures.

Weekend events, extended hikes, camping and more round out the Venturer Scout experience.

District Venturer Website

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