The Hurricane Stars Club is excited to announce that we are currently working with Scouting Queensland to create Brisbane’s first ever Muslim scouting group. There are already Muslim Scouts groups in Sydney and Melbourne but there is yet to be one in Brisbane. Due to popular demands from our Muslim parents in Brisbane, we listened and worked hard to bring Scouts to the Muslim community.
Scouts provide girls and boys aged 5 to 25 years old with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure and activities. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they contribute and take a constructive space in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Scouts become inspiring and resilient leaders in the future and by completing the Scouting program can assist young people into entering universities.
Muslim scouts are different from other scouting groups because there is an Islamic undertone to all activities; all scouting leaders are local Muslims, time is set aside in all activities for prayer times, separated activities for teenage boys and girls, special activities are done for Muslim celebrations and all food provided will be halal. The purpose of establishing a Brisbane scouting grouping group is to create a structured program for the Muslim youths in Brisbane and offer an alternative for Muslim children who crave and will thrive in a more structured movement. A Muslim scouts group also will offer a safe place where they can go to make friends, learn new things, have adventures and most importantly – HAVE FUN, CONFIDENTLY.
Today’s Scout takes part in extraordinary outdoor activities, from ‘traditional Scouting skills’ like camping and bush craft to even more extreme challenges like abseiling, rafting, overnight hiking, rock climbing, sailing… even flying! Scouts also provide an opportunity for kids and youths to engage in regular camping activities which are in high demand in the community.
Scouting groups are divided into subgroups – Joeys for ages 5 – 7 years old, Cubs for ages 8 – 10 years old, Scouts for ages 11 – 14 years old, Ventures for ages 15 – 17 year old and Rovers for ages 18 – 25 years old. The first step in creating a Brisbane Muslim Scouting group is to recruit scouting leaders, either men or women, who are interested to lead a scouting group. We hereby invite Mums and Dads, Sisters and Brothers, and Community Activists and Leaders to work together with us to make this dream of establishing Brisbane Muslim Scouts come to fruition.
As a Leader, you can gain formal leadership qualifications, develop programs, work with like-minded individuals, and teach young people life lessons through offering them the experiences of a lifetime. Leaders complete a nationally recognized course to learn how to run their groups and receive ongoing support from the movement. The course will give those who complete it, credit towards professional qualifications that can lead to employment. Leaders need to be over 18 years old and commit to only 2 hours each week to run the scouting group of their choice, either Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures or Rovers.
Please share this exciting news with friends and families and those who have been waiting for this news. Let us all work together to offer more beneficial and constructive programs for the young in the community.