Join the adventure
We welcome you and your family to our group and to the worldwide fellowship of scouting.
We are part of the largest youth organisation in the world.
There are 47 million scouts worldwide.
We currently offer 5 sections:
• Joey Scouts (5 to 8 yrs) Thursday nights 5.00 - 6.00 PM during school term.
• Cub Scouts (8 to 11 yrs) Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.00 during school term.
• Scouts (10 to 15 yrs) Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm during school term.
• Venturers (14 to 18 yrs) Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm during school term.
• Rovers - A.B. Balcombe Rover Crew (18 to 25 yrs) Fridays 8pm - 10:30pm
Leaders and Training.
Adult leaders receive free, comprehensive, training (to Certificate standard with Scouts Australia Institute of Training), get discounted membership for their family & join a great social circle of talented leaders & adult helpers. Past and present teams of leaders & helpers have included trainers, tradesmen, small business owners, uniformed service members, engineers, medical professionals, marine biologists, swim teachers and IT professionals.
All leaders and adult helpers in regular contact with children have been trained by Scouts Australia and have the State Government ‘Working with Children’ clearance, have provided references & have undergone a CrimCheck. Parent involvement is encouraged & welcome. Scouting is an all-volunteer organisation, none of our leaders or committee members are paid or receive any financial benefit.
As well as gaining formal qualifications, your Scouts Victoria training can aid you in the workplace. If you would like to try out as an Adult Leader for up to 12 months then please contact our Group Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our hall, called the SSS Seafire, is on the beach at Scouts Beach, next to Mothers beach, Mornington. It is the best beach box in the world! It is available for use by all members! And it gives us fantastic access to a small, safe harbour on Port Phillip Bay. Parking is available on Schnapper Point Drive. Take the first walkway down to the beach.
A Bit of Background
SCOUTING IN MORNINGTON
Scouting has always been important in Mornington. The first Boy Scouts Troop in Mornington was Mornington Kangaroo Boy Scouts formed in 1916. This troop became 1st Mornington Boy Scout Troop in 1921. The first proposal to start a Sea Scout troop in Mornington was in 1925 but 2nd Mornington was not founded until 14th May 1953. In those early days the Troop met at St. Peter's Hall each Thursday and soon became popular with the boys of Mornington. Four months later 2nd Mornington formed a Cub Pack.
The Troop had no equipment and appealed to the public for donations. The people of Mornington responded generously supporting the group. So did the then Australian and New Zealand Bank Limited, now the ANZ Banking group Limited, which, learning that the Troop had no meeting place of its own, donated a hut that the Bank was planning to sell. The hut was moved from Main Street to the Mornington Foreshore and became the first S.S.S. (Sea Scout Ship) Seafire in April 1954. Since then that part of the Foreshore has been called Scout Beach. By 1958 the hut was too small for the scouts and cubs. The Mornington Foreshore Committee granted more land for a new Scout Hall and the current two-storey building was opened for meetings in 1960.
THE GROUP SCARF
The blue & white scarf is worn by all members of 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts. When a new member is invested the Group presents him/her with the scarf, woggle and the investiture badges. The colours of the scarf are from the sea, the blue represents the waves and the white edges represent the whitecaps of the waves. We wear our scarf with pride!