What is Scouting?

The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people, so that they may play a constructive role in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local and international communities.  This aim is achieved through a strong and active program that inspires young people to do their best and to always be prepared.

The Scouting system is divided into age groups as follows:

  • Joeys – 6 to 7 ½ years old
  • Cubs – 7 ½ to 11 years old
  • Scouts – 11 to 15 years old
  • Venturers – 15 to 18 years old
  • Rovers – 18 to 26 years old


About 15th Brighton Scout Group

15th Brighton Scout Group was started in 1958 by a group of parents who wanted a Jewish Scout Group in the Brighton area.  Through the movement of Council boundaries, our hall is now located in Bentleigh, but the original name remains.

We are a Jewish group, but are not affiliated to any congregation.  Our members are both boys and girls.  15th Brighton has 3 active sections, being Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venturers.

Cub Scouts meet each Monday night throughout the school term from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, usually in our hall.  We also run out of hall activities where needed, to offer a diverse and exciting program.  There are occasional weekend activities too, which could include camps, canoeing, hiking or community involvement.

All of the Leaders in our Group are parents whose children are now, or have previously been, in Scouting.  All Leaders are volunteers and are subject to a strictly controlled training program.  All Leaders must obtain a Police Clearance and a Working With Children Check Card before being appointed.  All of our Leaders not only enjoy the Scouting movement, but gain satisfaction from being part of a child’s growth.