Scout­ing for fu­ture scouts

Isis Town and Country - - News -

A SIGN-ON day is be­ing held at Childers Scout Group this week­end.

In much the same way as sport­ing clubs hold a sign-on day at the be­gin­ning of each sea­son, new scouts across the state will “sign up” this week­end.

Childers group leader Bob Edmiston en­cour­aged any­one with ques­tions about scouts to come along.

“The event is a great op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren and par­ents to come and find out if scout­ing suits them,” Mr Edmiston said.

“There will be op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­pe­ri­ence scout­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and talk to lead­ers and mem­bers about their scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.”

Scouts is a world­wide or­gan­i­sa­tion for youth aged from six to 26 years.

It teaches so­cial and lead­er­ship skills through chal­lenge and out­door adventure.

The pro­gram fol­lows the school cal­en­dar year with ac­tiv­i­ties held on week­ends and dur­ing school hol­i­days.

Scouts Queens­land Chief Com­mis­sioner Kirsty Brown OAM said there were more than 15,000 adult and youth mem­ber scouts across the state.

“Scout­ing tra­di­tions have been in Australia for over 100 years and we have de­vel­oped a strong, fun pro­gram based on the needs of to­day’s youth,” she said.

The sign-on will be held this Satur­day from 10am–2pm at the cor­ner of Gay­don and Lord Sts, Childers.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone Bob Edmiston on 0422 831 533 or email childer­s­best@ya­hoo.com.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

JOIN IN: Childers scouts at a ca­noe­ing trip last year. A sign-on day will be held for scouts this Satur­day.

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