Young People

1st Portland Scout Group
16 Cullen Street, Portland 2847
Tel: 0401 522 058
Contact: Leader in Charge, Mandy Wiggins
Meetings:  Joeys Mondays 5-6pm;  Cubs Mondays 6-7.30pm; Scouts and Venturers Thursday 6-9pm

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Scouts can take part in an extraordinary variety of outdoor activities, from ‘traditional Scouting skills’ such as camping and bush craft, through to more extreme challenges such as abseiling, overnight hiking, rafting canoeing, canyoning, snow activities, rock climbing, sailing and even flying!  Scouts also have the opportunity to become involved in performing arts, leadership development, community service, amateur radio operation, environmental projects, large-scale Australian events, such as Cuborees, Jamborees and Ventures, international events and service projects in developing countries.

Scouts is for boys and girls.  Joeys start from Kindergarten to age 8. Cubs 8 to 11 year olds, Scouts 11 to 15 year olds and senior scouting groups (Venturers and Rovers) from 15 to 25 years.

Anglican Church Youth Groups (St. Paul’s)
2 Roy Street
Tel: 6351 3070
Meetings: ONE: 7.30pm–9.00 pm Friday evening meeting at various places call for details (School years 6 – 12). Combined youth Group with the Baptist Church for all. ARVOS: After School Program for school aged children Tuesdays 3.15pm-4.30pm. After School program for all primary aged children.. Contact: 6351 3070 Mondays & Thursdays for more details.

Baptist Church Youth Groups
Cnr Great Western Highway & Lee Streets
Mob: 0412 682 819
Meetings: As advertised in Lithgow Mercury.

Bible Church – Youth Group
1 Col Drewe Drive
Tel: Jenny 0409 983 430, Natalie 0438 524 882
Meetings: Fortnightly during school terms for students Years 7 – 12

GINDAAY Youth Drop-in Centre
9 Wolgan St, Portland
Tel: 6355 4104
Contact Ian & Miriam Palmer
Open 3pm-5pm Monday & Wednesday during school terms for children from Year 3-Year 12. Youths enjoy a variety of activities and crafts, as well as afternoon refreshments. This is all free.

Girl Guides
Lithgow Guide Hall
19 Young St, Lithgow
Meetings: Monday (during school terms) 4.15pm to 6.15pm
Age 7yr and over
Contact: Joanne Martin – District Manager
Tel: 6379 1236; Mob: 0427 791 236
Contact: Cheryl Rutherford – Unit Leader
Tel: 6352 2188; Mob: 0415 951 380
Contact: Frances Laurenson – Unit Leader
Tel: 0469 838 576
State Contact:
Tel: (02) 8396 5200

Emergency Contact for any issues concerning the property: Lithgow City Council on 6354 9999

Guides – Portland
Portland School of Art, corner of Wolgan and Villiers Streets, Portland
Meetings: Tuesday afternoons during school terms.
Guiding offers girls and young women the opportunity to grow and learn leadership skills in a fun, flexible, and supportive environment that opens up worldwide opportunities, friendships and adventurous experiences, as well as a sense of purpose in the community as they develop into maturity. Guides are welcome from age 5-17, and leaders from age 18+.
Contact: District through our Facebook page at Portland Girl Guides NSW

Legal Aid NSW Youth HotLine (under 18s)
Tel: 1800 10 18 10
Hours: the Hotline provides legal advice & information to young people under 18 and operates 9am – midnight Monday to Thursday; 24 hours service. Friday 9am to Sunday 12 midnight and on public holidays.

St Pat’s Youth Group
La Salle Academy
Presbytery Tel: 6351 3092
Contact: Fr Garry McKeown

Youth Group
Uniting Church Parish Centre, 43 Bridge Street
Tel: 6351 3134
School Terms Thursdays 4pm – 6pm
Contact: Joshua Bleyerveen
Office hours: 10am – 1pm Monday to Friday
Youth Group is for high schoolers, year 7-12.

Youth Worx
28C Main St
Tel: 1800 664 996 or 6352 2132
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
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