Kareeba Scout Group

Welcome to the Kareeba Scout Group Website

The Kareeba Scout Group is located at 21 Yaralla Street, Barney Point, Gladstone. We are part of the Capricorn Region of Queensland providing Scouting and related activities for children, both boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 26 with active Joey, Cub, Scout and Venture sections.
We are active participants within the Gladstone Community supporting local events such as Driver Reviver, ANZAC day, clean ups, Sausage sizzles and tree planting.

Scouting is the largest youth development organisation in Australia and the world and is a leader in this country's non-formal education sector.
Scouting has been in existence since 1907, and in Australia since 1908 with the aim of developing young people in line with its Aims and Principles.

Some Kareeba History

On Thursday 3rd October 1969 a special meeting was held at the 3rd Gladstone Scout Group Den in Glenlyon Road. District Commissioner, Mr Paul Grubb addressed the meeting to discuss the amalgamation of the 3rd and 5th Gladstone Scout Groups. The reasons given were due to the lack of trained “Scouters” and the hope that the combination of two smaller Groups would benefit from combining resources to form one larger Group. At this meeting the name “Kareeba” was chosen, an aboriginal word meaning “campfire by the water” to symbolizes Gladstone’s Port and Fishing.

In 2002, Kareeba relocated from Glenlyon Rd to the vacant Yaralla Street Den where we currently meet today. Kareeba has grown in strength, undertaking to encourage the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of young people so that they may play a constructive role in society as responsible citizens. Scouting is a worldwide organisation offering the opportunity for young people to discover the world beyond home and classroom, tapping the skills of others to learn, and passing that knowledge on to others. Scouting is a great way to developing a code of living that helps young people grow into capable self-reliant individuals.

By enrolling your child in Scouts you are giving them the opportunity for a fun educational experience above and beyond what the school system offers. In this respect Scouting is often referred to as non-formal education.

Scouting helps young people to meet and conquer challenges, enabling them to develop leadership skills and confidence that will serve them through their entire lives.  All activities are in line with the 
Aims, Principles and Goals of Scouting.  All Scouts adopt a code of living known as the Scout Law.

New members are always welcome at Kareeba Scout Group.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the Group Leader, Peter Vaissiere on 0447 797 100 or send us an

Kareeba supports Driver Reviver where we encourage all our member families to participate by volunteering a couple of hours a year. Our dates for the year are listed below:


Last Updated 22/11/15