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Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - OPINION - -Julie Phelps Des­mond -Me­sha

Very dis­ap­point­ing to see these ac­tiv­i­ties dropped by the State. It should be clas­si­fied as a sport for this pur­pose. Kid­sport was sup­posed to help en­cour­age kids to be ac­tive and en­cour­age par­ents too, but not ev­ery kid likes sports (and not ev­ery par­ent ei­ther). Scouts is a great way for these kids to get in­volved in some­thing ac­tive and scouts also gives them sim­i­lar so­cial, dis­ci­pline and team skills, as well as other awe­some life skills. Aus­tralia has one of the high­est rates of skin cancer in the world. When was the last time you had your skin checked? Book an ap­point­ment with our spe­cial­ist skin Doc­tors Dr De­nis Car­ragher and Dr Lee Lee Do to­day on (08) 9293 4455 | kala­mundask­in­clinic.com.au

SCOUT groups are up­set their mem­bers will no longer be el­i­gi­ble for State Gov­ern­ment Kid­sport fund­ing as their ac­tiv­i­ties are not clas­si­fied as sport.

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