The NSW Lones Scout Group, which began in 1915, offers Scouting to young people who want to participate in Scouting and who cannot get along to a regular Scout Group every week.
Members of Lones Joey Scouts usually live in remote or isolated farms, small towns or islands – or they might be travelling around Australia or suffering from a chronic illness or disability. Generally, Lones Joey Scouts must live at least 12 km from the nearest Scout Group with a Joey Scout Mob.
The Lones Joey Scout Mob operates like a distance learning group with:
- Weekly programs
- Fun activities – games, nature, stories, singing, dance, drama, learning and sense activities, imagination and discovery.
- Learning through participation in enjoyable activities
- Introduction to simple Scouting skills
- Holiday at home activities
- Overnight Joey Scout Mob activities
- And ‘hands-on’ parental involvement.
Activities are designed to be as similar as possible to those of regular Mobs.