History

Since 1997 the scout group was known as the Diamond Valley Scout Group, to align with the name of the local council at the time, the ‘Shire of Diamond Valley’. Prior to then, it was known as the Watsonia Scout Group to reflect the suburb we are located in.

 

At the end of 2013, the group formally registered its name back to the Watsonia Scout Group. Fundamentally this decision was made so members of the public knew our location and to join other groups in the City of Banyule whose name is aligned with their suburb, including Greensborough, Macleod, Ivanhoe and West Heidelberg.

 

In 2010, the group transformed into a scouting hub and rebranded as the Watsonia Scout Centre.

 

This identification was made after the group successfully restored the on-site abseiling tower and hosted a Venturer Unit and a Rover Crew.

 

All enquires regarding our group should be directed to mail@watsoniascoutcentre.org.au

Cubs

Cub Scouts are boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 10 ½. The objective of the Cub Scout program is to provide a group environment which is intellectually stimulating, physically vital and directed towards satisfying the child’s basic need to face and overcome lifes challenges.

Scouts

Scouts is for young people aged between 10½ and 15 years. At this point in their lives Scouts show great enthusiasm for activities that give them a sense of achievement and follow their special interests with intensity. Trained Leaders use these characteristics to help make Scouting an experience in which young people gain character developing qualities while having fun.

Venturers

Venturers is for young people between 14 to 18 years of age. The program is flexible allowing members to choose activities according to their own interests. A group of Venturers who meet together on a regular basis form what is called "the Unit". Unless, specifically permitted, it is intended that there be no less than 15 Venturers in a Unit.

Rovers

Rovers meet as a Crew and participate in a variety of activities. These activities offer you the opportunity to mix socially, push yourself physically, challenge yourself mentally and develop spiritually. The Cleve Cole Rover Crew meets on a Tuesday night between 7.30pm and 9.30pm for the ages between 18 and 26.