Scout Group

15th Brighton

A Brief History

15th Brighton Scout Group would like to welcome you and your family to the wonderful world of Scouting.

15th Brighton Scout Group was started in 1958 by a group of parents who wanted a Jewish scout group in the Brighton area. Since its beginnings, there have been 30 Queen Scouts through 15th Brighton. Many of these have returned as adult leaders within our Group or at different Groups, and at District and Area level. One of the Queen Scouts has been Mayor of Glen Eira.

15th Brighton has a long history, which is very family orientated. Many of the Youth members are children of past Scouters and leaders.


About Scouting

Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the world today. Your child has become a member of a section within our group, but that is not all. Scouting is a co-operative community venture, sharing with home and schools the task of building the character of your child.

Scouting is also a training organisation teaching the youth of our community to become more self-reliant, more aware and more responsible citizens. It gives them the opportunity to develop leadership skills, self-reliance, initiative, community awareness, personal responsibility and environmental consciousness. It helps them to take a more positive place in our rapidly changing world. All Scouts, regardless of race or religion share the same basic promise and ideals as originally inspired by our founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell (BP) of Gilwell in 1907. We are part of a worldwide movement of over 25 million members in 217 countries.

15th Brighton Scout Group is part of the Glen Eira Stonnington district (an area aligned to the Glen Eira and Stonnington Council areas) and the Melbourne Region of Victorian Scouts (made up of Bayside, Booroondara and Glen Eira Stonnington districts). Youth members progressively pass through each Section in turn being given increasing responsibility as they get older. Supervision by trained adult leaders varies according to the member’s individual development and the activity they are undertaking. The focus is on adventure and fun.