Welcome to 10th Ivanhoe

You may have been referred to 10th by an existing or former member or you may have heard of 10th from the scout web site or just walked past our fantastic scout hall on Wallace lane and seen the sign . Whichever way you have made contact "Welcome " to 10th.

The processor for membership is outlined below . And there are several important steps .

 But first :  please read the information below

Welcome and thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in the world’s largest youth movement and especially for choosing our dynamic group. The 10th Ivanhoe Scout Group is regarded as one of the best in Australia.

Your child will be joining as a Joey Scout (5*-8 years), a Cub Scout (8-11 years), a Scout (11-14 years), a Venturer Scout (14-18) or a Rover (18-26).

    (* 5 year old Joeys must be attending school)

You will need to complete the online vicscouts extranet invitation (a link will be sent to you) or the Y4 form (available at and return this to the group leader at

Once the online form or Y4 has been received we allow a three-week ‘try-out’ period, which helps your child to decide whether they want to become a member of the group and for the leader to determine if they are appropriate for the unit. Once this try-out period is completed, assuming that your child has enjoyed the experience and wants to become a member, we will complete the registration process. An invoice will be sent to you and when this is paid the registration process can proceed.


The fees cover the membership and insurance costs for the year (1st April to 30th March). There is also a once off Joining Fee of $50 to cover the initial costs of joining the group (scarf, badges, program record book etc). The breakdown of fees for the 2023/2024 year is:

Joining Fee $50 (once-off for new members only)

Annual Fees

Scouts Victoria Fee $268 ( registration & insurance )

District Levy $20   ( district camp site levy)

Group Fee   $240 ( group management- property maintenance,acquisition and insurance)

TOTAL $528  + $50 new member fee

Registration of a new member will only proceed once the Joining Fee and the Annual Fees ($578) have been paid in full.

Payments should be made to the following account:    Account name: 10th Ivanhoe Scout Group BSB:  633 000 Account no:  142332485

Please put your child’s full name in the reference field.

NOTE – Fees for Camps are separate and are paid into different section bank accounts. 

LEADERS, ADULT HELPER  & COMMITTEE Discounts. Leaders and to a lesser extent active adult helpers and active committee members receive a discount of the 10th Ivanhoe group fees. Please contact us for moire details.

Parent Involvement

Our group is run entirely by volunteers. Most leaders are, or have been, parents of children in Scouting. We rely heavily on parents to become leaders and to involve themselves in the behind-the-scenes support structures such as the Group Committee. If interested, please contact Peter Baranow on 0418378871.

All Leaders and regular helpers have passed the relevant Police & Working with Children checks. Most of our leaders are also qualified first aiders who update their training annually.

We do expect all parents to become involved with helping out in some part of the group. You will be required to be part of the group such as a Leader, Committee member or Adult helper to help in areas such as maintenance of equipment (stores), fundraising, buildings maintenance, activities, publicity and promotions. An adult from each family is required to be registered as an adult helper. This will allow you to attend and help on meeting nights, attend camps from time to time and assist with transport when required.Scouting is a family activity - Parents are expected to help out where possible, e.g. driving to activities, working bees and cleaning up when needed. Parents need to get a Working With Children check (WWC) as you will be expected at times to assist with transport of children other than yours to activities such as camps. Information on how to get a WWC is at

PLEASE NOTE: All parents are required to assist with our Christmas tree sales fundraiser and a few working bees each year.

Your occupation and hobby may well be relevant to the running of our Scout group. We often have parents involved to share their knowledge with the kids. If so, please let a leader know.

Medical conditions or behavioural issues

Parents must keep leaders up to date with any medical or behavioral issues that their child has. We have a strict no bullying policy. Also, we do not tolerate inappropriate language. If you have any concerns, please speak to a leader. Each unit also has a code of conduct that is created by the youth with assistance and guidance of the leaders.

Award scheme

Scouting involves an award scheme (badges) at all levels. Our program is designed by our leaders to enable all children to achieve the highest level in each section. In the older sections, personal commitment is also needed to achieve this. Scouting also involves camping at all levels which is required to achieve the highest level awards.


All members are expected to wear their Scout uniform to weekly meetings and some events and camps. Uniforms include the unit polo shirt ( in appropriate colour) and the group scarf.You can purchase the Scout shirt for your child online at

updated 02/04/2024