Turning old batteries into new coolers for Scouts
THE partnership between the Gayndah Scout Group and Gayndah Freemasons closed another chapter when the Freemasons presented the Scouts with five new cold boxes for the group to use in the future.
Benita Darrow, whose daughter is part of the Scout group, said the coolers were greatly appreciated, having already been used at the weekend for the Gayndah Scouts’ bike hike to Humphrey Crossing.
“The Gayndah Freemasons kindly donated five Eskies for use on camps and in outdoor activities,” Mrs Darrow said.
“Funds are raised from the community donations of old batteries which are then distributed by the Freemasons to worthy causes such as this.”
Gayndah Freesmasons Lloyd Markwell, Bill Turner, Max Wharton and Terry Cleary presented the coolers to the Scout group.
Mr Turner said it was Mr Wharton who originally came up with the idea of collecting batteries.
“Greg Hafner and Ray Harris take the batteries to Greg’s steelworks and then he organises them to be collected for scrap,” Mr Turner said.
He said the Freemasons liked to look out for and support community groups around the area.
“The Scouts are one of the few organisations that teach morals to youngsters,” Mr Turner said.
“Teaching young people a strong moral base or simply how to act and work with people is worth supporting.”
You can donate unwanted batteries to help support the cause either at The Gayndah Welding and Engineering Works or at Mundubbera Parts and Tools.
PARTNERSHIP: Gayndah Freemasons presented the five coolers at a recent Scout meeting.