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Scouts in Action Month - Flight

Here you will find programs and activities from Scouts in Action Month 2020 - Flight.

Click on the program for your Section.

Joey Scout Programs
Cub Scout Programs

The Science of Flight

Up Up and Away

Sky's the Limit (1st Mornington - Vic)


Wombat 'Foam Tray' Glider (Cleveland Cubs - Qld)

Make and Launch paper rockets




Virtual Aircraft Museum
The Virtual Aircraft Museum is a leading source of highly detailed aircraft models available for viewing in the convenience of your armchair.

Museum of Flight

Access the cockpits and interiors of our aircraft at your leisure. These 3D self-guided virtual tours were created by scanning the interior of the Museum's aircraft using the Matterport 3D Camera.

Flight Worksheet

Use this worksheet to learn about flight.

Origami Paper Plane Designs
This site has lots of designs for you to try and tells you Airtime, Speed, Distance and Stunts!



Scouts take on iFLY tunnel to earn science badge. South Penrith Scouts have soared high for science at IFLY. The 32-strong troop flew in the centre’s wind tunnel to win science proficiency badges.

This activity is perfect for Special Interest Area - STEM or pick a Challenge Area.

Scout Programs

Flight Worksheet

Here are a few ideas for Special Interest Areas

  • Create an experiment that demonstrates why planes fly - demonstrate thrust, drag, lift and weight.

  • Take a training introductory flight (TIF) in a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), Glider or Microlight

  • Experience a flight in a Hang Glider, Para-glider or Microlight 

  • Build a model airplane or glider and fly it

  • Research what it takes to become a recreational or commercial pilot

  • Understand the effects of controls and aerodynamics of flight and demonstrate what you have learned to your unit

  • Build a working model of a hot air balloon

  • Research the rules around use of drones in Australia and report back to your Unit

  • Become a qualified drone operator

  • Demonstrate your skills in aerial photography and cinematography using a drone 

  • Identify the types of aircraft by manufacturer and model operating at your local airfield 

  • Research the pathway to becoming an aircraft engineer and explain the process to your unit

  • Find out how to become a flight crew member such as a flight attendant and the training they will need

  • Visit a community aviation operation such as Careflight or Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) 

  • Do work experience at a commercial airline company or flight training school

  • Learn the fundamentals of flight navigation and compare it to navigation used on ground

  • Prepare and do a presentation on the history of the RAAF and their role in WWI

  • Research the history of Qantas

  • Visit an air museum

Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Activity Ideas

Try Skydiving

Or Any of These

Sports Aviation Federation of Australia

- Paragliding, Hang Gliding, Powered Paragliding, Microlights

Recreation Aviation Australia

Training, aircraft maintenance


Gliding Australia
Gliders take to the air like birds with wings outstretched, soaring on rising air currents, immersed in three dimensional space and flying silently with an eagle’s view of the world.

Australian Sport Rotocraft Association
Want to build and fly your own gyroplane? ASRA will support you.

Sport Aircraft Association of Australia
Building aircraft, maintenance and all things to do with VH (Civil Aircraft)


Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air rising and so are you slung underneath a massive balloon being taken by the breeze.

There are many companies across Australia offering hot air balloon rides.

Check out what is on offer in your state.

Model Aircraft

Model Aeronautical Association of Australia
Building and flying your own model (to scale) aircraft.

MAAA can be contacted via their website - get them to drop into your Unit one night or visit one of their airfields.

You can learn all about and build your own drone!


Australian Miniature Aerosport Society
Build your own radio controlled plane

These guys will help you with your project.


Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
CASA is a government body that regulates Australian Aviation safety.