Parents News

Joeys now Thursday nights

Hi all,
Due to low youth member numbers and a need for Leader support across Joeys and Cubs, the decision has been made to move Joeys to Thursday nights.
Joeys will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Cubs will run from 7pm – 8:30pm.
Please continue to promote Scouting to your friends and community.
Joeys is for 6-8year olds, Cubs for 8-11 year olds. By growing these sections we will see our group continue with strength for many years to come.
Also please get those A2 Adult helper forms into your leaders or email to

Scouts Affiliation Fee to return to normal 1st May

Hi all,
Scouts SA have advised that the reduced Affiliation Fee due to COVID 19 will end on 1st May. After that the Affiliation Fee will return to $58 per year for Youth members. This will be updated in invoicing from 1st May onwards.
Please contact our Treasurer Kelly if you have any questions or need help with payment plans etc.
Thank you

Adult Helper Applications A2

Thank you to the parents and carers who attended tonight.
I have uploaded the A2 Adult helper application form. If you want to be able to assist with transport for camps, help out at unit meetings or attend any Scout events you need to complete this application and get it to me via email or hand in to your leaders who will pass it on for approval.
We will organise an outline of the meeting tonight which I will send out in an email for those who couldn’t attend. Thank you for your time, support and a HUGE thanks to our VOLUNTEER leaders for providing the information tonight.

IMPORTANT: Parent Information Night

Dear Parents and friends,
On Friday March 12th we will be holding an important meeting about the future of our Group.
We are inviting friends of the Group, as well as all current families. It is important that at least one parent from each family – preferably both – attend this meeting.
The details are: 7:30pm–8:30pm on Friday March 12th at the 1st Gilberton Scout Hall (3A Redmond St, Collinswood).
The Youth Members will enjoy activities with some Leaders while we have a short meeting, followed by supper. Please confirm your attendance by return email:
Thank you,
Cherie Tomlin
Group Leader
1st Gilberton Scout Group

COVID-19 Update

To our youth members and families;
Our COVID safe plan Step 3 has been approved and we will be returning to Face to Face Scouting at the hall week commencing July 20th 2020.
There will be some changes to our Scouting experience as COVID 19 remains a concern and the necessary hygiene practices associated become a part of our normal.
If your child will not be returning to Scouting please advise us ASAP.
If your child is unwell they must not attend their meeting.
There will be attendance taken at each meeting to ensure we can contact trace where needed if a case occurs.
We will be cleaning frequent touch surfaces at the beginning and end of each meeting.
Hand sanitation on entry and exit is a requirement. Anyone who refuses will be asked to leave.
Please bring your youth member to the door of the Scout hall for meeting or for older members advise if they are making their own way to and from the hall. We ask that parents/carers do not hang around during the unit meetings unless they are a registered parent helper/leader.
DO NOT socialise outside the hall doors at drop off/pickup times. We need to maintain social distancing requirements and will face fines of up to $5000 if we are not following the regulations set by SA Government.
If your child is showing signs of being unwell during a meeting we will be calling you to come and pick them up.
Thank you for your understanding and we are so excited to see our families back in the environment in which Scouting best flourishes.
Please contact me at or 0431705321 if you have any questions.
Cherie Tomlin (Echidna)

Facebook Group

Hi all,
I have created a private Facebook group for Gilberton Scouts.
It is moderated by leaders and members of the Parent Committee.
See the link:

If you have any problems connecting let me now on or add me as a friend and I will add you.

Please read and follow the guidelines for the page. Any inappropriate posts/comments or tagging of youth members will result in you being blocked from the group.

Thank you,

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