Useful Mobile Phone Apps

There are a bunch of apps that might be useful to you to help with scouting.

They are available on the respective application stores for the major phone operating systems.

Here’s a list of those apps that you might find useful.

Operoo (was called “Care Monkey”)

Operoo is an emergency health and safety solution used by families and organisations with a duty of care.

Operoo users can create care profiles containing a person’s emergency contacts, health and safety alerts, allergy details, medications, asthma plan, immunisations, blood type, organ donor details, health and ambulance insurance details and much more.

Note that the Mobile apps have NOT yet been rebadged (as of 12th Oct 2020)

Google (PlayStore)

CareMonkey – Google PlayStore

Apple (AppStore)

CareMonkey – Apple AppStore

Microsoft Store

CareMonkey – Microsoft Store


Save the app that could save your life.

‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia. The app uses a mobile phone’s GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. ‘Emergency+’ also includes SES and Police Assistance Line numbers as options, so non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.

Google (PlayStore)

Emergency+ (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Emergency+ (AppStore)

What 3 words

what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map

Google (PlayStore)

What3words (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

What3words (AppStore)

Fires Near Me NSW

The official New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) app for emergency warnings and incident information. This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.

Do you have a bush fire survival plan? Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home (

Google (PlayStore)

Fires Near Me NSW (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Fires Near Me NSW (AppStore)

Scouts Oz

The Scouts Australia App is designed for people interested in Scouting as well as existing youth members and Adult Leaders in Australia.

Use this app to learn more about Scouting – how it began, what it can offer and how to join. Use the handy Scout Hall locator to find a Scout Group near you. Explore the Scout Award Scheme for the various age groups and gain an insight into the Scout Method that has proven effective for more than a century. Youth members and Leaders will also appreciate the convenient and comprehensive award scheme reference.

The live news feed (Internet connection required) will alert you to breaking stories.

Google (PlayStore)

Scouts Oz (PlayStore)
Seems to be no longer available

Apple (AppStore)

Scouts Oz (AppStore)

St John Ambulance Australia (First Aid)

St John Ambulance Australia provides First Aid training to 400,000 people in Australia each year. St John Ambulance Australia is the most trusted name in First Aid training, kits and supplies.

Now you can carry over 125 years of First Aid research, experience and knowledge right in your pocket. ‘First Aid’ is Australia’s only iPhone app that presents step-by-step emergency First Aid information to the user with a large clear image for each step. Saving the life of a loved one is easier than you might expect.

Google (PlayStore)

St John First Aid (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

St John First Aid (AppStore)

Australian Scout Magazine

Australian Scout magazine is Australia’s leading Scouting magazine and one of the oldest in the world.

It is published twice each school term – eight times a year. Four issues of the printed magazine go to all subscribers and Victorian Scouting families at the start of each school term. The four mid-term issues go only to subscribers and adults in Scouting in Victoria.

The magazine includes news and features about Scouting, program ideas, humour, and local photo stories.

Google (Playstore)

Australian Scout Magazine (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Australian Scout Magazine (AppStore)


Need to tie a knot? Knot Guide will teach you the ropes!

* Clear, colorful photographs
* Browse search by category or knot name
* From the “Knot Categories” screen, select a knot category (description and photo included for each category)
* Next, select a specific knot from your chosen category (description and photo included for each specific knot)
* Swipe the images to move forward or backward through the visual steps.
* Save your favorite knots for easy access
* “Knot Lingo” screen covers basic terms for knot tying.

Google (PlayStore)

Knot Guide – Free Knots (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Knot Guide – Free Knots (AppStore)

Knots 3D

Used by arborists, fishermen, firefighters, climbers, military and boy and girl scouts the world over, Knots 3D will quickly teach you how to tie even the most difficult knot. With more than 125 knots, Knots 3D will be your go-to reference! Grab some rope and have fun!

Google (PlayStore)

Knots 3D (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Knots 3D (AppStore)


Ramblr – Your adventure. Your story.

Your outdoor adventures deserve more than a simple blog entry or status update. This is you overcoming the impossible, white knuckled and covered in dirt, and doing things you only dreamed of doing. When you’re experiencing the best that Mother Nature has to offer, ramblr provides a way to chronicle your expeditions using stats, pics, videos, descriptions and maps. Whether you’re hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, or road tripping, you can finally tell your story the way it was meant to be told.
Capture, Share, Find, Experience

Google (PlayStore)

Ramblr (PlayStore)

Apple (AppStore)

Ramblr (AppStore)