Turn­ing old bat­ter­ies into new cool­ers for Scouts

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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