Membership info

Information to assist new and current members of the TMT Scout Group

Joining

We’re pleased you have decided for you or your child to join TMT Scouts as either a Cub, Scout, Venturer or Rover.

Please submit your application to the Group Leader together with the membership fee.   Annual membership fees are due for renewal in March each year.

Please purchase a uniform shirt and hat within a few weeks of joining.  We suggest that the shirt is big enough to last a few years as they will be sewing on proficiency badges and you may not wish to sew them all on again!  We provide our members with the section book, scarf and woggle.

Full details are given in our information pack available from our Group Leader on request.

Meeting times

  • Cubs: for ages 7.5 – 10.5.  Meet on Tuesday, 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Scouts: for ages 10.5 – 14.5.  Meet on Thursday, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
  • Venturers: for ages 14.5 – 18.  Meet on Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Rovers: for ages 18 – 26.  Meet on Monday, 7:30pm – 9:30 pm

Meetings are generally held at the den, although please look out for notification of activities being held at other locations such as a visit to the SES.

Facebook group and pages

Are you a past or present member of TMT Scout Group? Keep in touch by joining our private Facebook group here >  Once on the Facebook page you will need to click Request to join.  Our moderator will then need to approve your request before you can view the page.

Facebook pages are also used for some groups such as Queensland Rovers and events such as the Rovers’ Urban Challenge.

Uniform

scout-uniformThe core uniform is a dark blue shirt with the relevant youth section colour across the sleeves, yoke and collar; a blue webbing belt; and a maroon scarf and woggle.

The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt. For all official occasions and functions these garments should be sandstone.  Jeans, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings. Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.

Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.

All components of the uniform can be purchased from the Scout Supply Centre at 32 Dixon Street, Auchenflower, or online.

Proficiency badges & placement

A good overview of the proficiency badge system for Scouts.

Diagrams showing where to place badges can be found here >

Leaders & helpers

We need volunteers from the parent community to be leaders and helpers.  Roles range from leaders and assistant leaders of a group, to committee members and helpers at events.

The rewards of Scouting leadership are lasting and beneficial as you help guide young members into responsible and productive young adults.   The scouting association offers self-paced training and leadership development courses giving you the opportunity to achieve a number of industry recognised qualifications.

In addition to being a leader, there are many other ways to contribute including den maintenance, promotions, parent liaison, organising fundraising, accounts and website.

We also welcome people with specialist skills and knowledge to share them with the youth members and assist them towards achieving proficiency badges.

Fundraising

All families and youth members are asked to assist with occasional fundraising throughout the year such as sausage sizzles and the annual mulch drive.  Funds raised are used for the maintenance of the den and purchasing new equipment, as well as to keep the membership fees as low as possible.

Camps & permission forms

Any activity conducted away from the den requires a Parent Permission form called a C4.  The relevant form with details of the event will be sent to you by the group leader/person conducting the activity.

Tyakunda District

Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group is part of the Tyakunda District , which also includes groups at Indooroopilly, Kenmore, and Moggill.

The District also has a campsite, Tyamolum, at Mount Crosby, west of Brisbane.

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