Childers scout lead­ers wanted

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THE Childers Scouts are seek­ing ex­tra vol­un­teers to lend a hand to sup­port the scouts pro­gram.

The Scouts in Childers came to life out of a pub­lic meet­ing held in 1952, pro­vid­ing the scout pro­gram in 1953 from a build­ing con­structed on the site, where HD Me­chan­i­cal cur­rently op­er­ates.

In 1963 the build­ing was moved to the cur­rent lo­ca­tion at the cor­ner of Lord and Gay­don Streets, how­ever scout­ing is cur­rently un­der threat in Childers due to a lack of adult vol­un­teers to take on lead­er­ship roles.

Scout lead­ers come from all walks of life, from par­ents of Scouts, to child­hood Scouts, to peo­ple with no Scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at all and Bob Ed­mis­ton is look­ing for new sup­port.

“Lead­ers are the back­bone of the scouts. If you are look­ing for an ad­ven­ture and the chance to help young peo­ple build a solid and pos­i­tive foun­da­tion for their fu­tures, then you should be­come a leader.

Scout­ing is a world­wide move­ment that has shaped the de­vel­op­ment of youth and adults for more than 100 years

Lead­ers need to be mo­ti­vated in­di­vid­u­als with a com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing var­ied, ex­cit­ing and dy­namic pro­grams for their Scout group.

Scouts Aus­tralia helps lead­ers de­liver on that com­mit­ment by pro­vid­ing train­ing and sup­port in all as­pects of scout­ing, youth lead­er­ship, pro­gram­ming and safety.

Leader train­ing is pro­vided through the Scouts Aus­tralia In­sti­tute of Train­ing, which is ac­cred­ited to award na­tion­ally-recog­nised VET qual­i­fi­ca­tions in lead­er­ship and man­age­ment.

Nor­mally, lead­ers need to com­mit to group meet­ings one night per week dur­ing school term, a monthly lead­ers’ meet­ing, and a few week­ends a year for out­door ac­tiv­i­ties such as hik­ing and camp­ing trips.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone Bob on 0422 831 533.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CHILDERS SCOUTS: Are look­ing for lead­ers to mo­ti­vate and be part of a great or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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