Childers Scouts sign-on

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A SIGN-ON day for the Childers Scout Group is set for Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 6.

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 said the event was a great op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren and par­ents to find out if scout­ing suited them.

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

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

It teaches so­cial and lead­er­ship skills through chal­lenges 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 re­ported there were more than 15,000 adult and youth mem­ber scouts in Queens­land.

“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 for Childers Scout Group is on Fe­bru­ary 6 from 10am–2pm at its premises on the cor­ner of Gay­don and Lord Sts.

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

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