German Australian Pfadfinder Scouts

One of Pfadfinder's Joey Scouts rides the horse made by Pfadfinder Cubs and Scouts, for the Karneval parade!

Scouts for boys and girls, aged 6* years and up, in German, in Canberra! What a great way for your child to practice, use, maintain and expand their German!

Come along for a free trial, before you decide - we are sure you'll be impressed! Our leaders are fantastic, energetic, enthusiastic, and deliver an amazing program. Our families are friendly, committed and wonderful.

*Parents may bring 5 year olds along to participate, as long as the parent accompanies them and takes full responsibility for them at all times. These children are members of our Spiel und Spurfinder playgroup.

Join the boys and girls of the German Australian Pfadfinder Scouts, as a Joey (6-8 years) or a Cub (8-10 years), or a Scout (11-14 years).

Children need to know enough German to understand basic instructions. Fluent and passive bilingual children are given priority enrolment. Children learning German are also welcome as long as our 5 to 1 fluent to learner ratio is met.

Would you be interested in a German-learner Scout group for children whose German is less fluent? Please let us know!

In a nutshell:
* Boys and Girls
* Meetings at our Scout Hall in Turner - close to the centre of Canberra - great access for north and south siders!
* Mondays and/or Tuesdays from 6 to 7 or 7:30pm

* Program is delivered in German
* Scouts is an absolute bargain, costing only $70 per term ($50 per term if you pay in advance for the year). There are 4 terms per year, each packed with an incredibly exciting and varied program. Please allow for a uniform (about $30), and occasional excursions (under $50 per year last year, as most are subsidised).


Our scarves are yellow (like Scouts in Germany) and red (the common colour which appears on the German, Austrian, Swiss and Australian flags).

Tell your German-speaking friends with kids about Pfadfinder!  Send them one of our posters.


There is also a French-speaking scout group in Canberra, Les Explorateurs!  And there is the Phoenix Chinese scout group who meet in in Lyons, ACT.  And a Spanish-speaking Scout group, Los Pioneros.


    Related Information

    Benefits of joining Pfadfinder

    Costs and Involvement for families

    Helpful Tips on Uniforms, Scarves and Badges

    Here's some info about Scouts in general

    How can I help my child maintain their German?

    How to join Pfadfinder

    How to pay your Pfadfinder fees

    Our Leaders and Committee

    Pfadfinder at Cuboree

    Pfadfinder Songs

    Pfadfinder Special Events

    Scouting Links

    Spurfinder for 5 year olds

    What to bring and rules for camping

    Where should I sew these badges?