Scouts look to set up in Douglas
Scouts Australia Far North region is seeking to establish a branch in the Douglas region and are scouting for members and volunteers to realise this ambition.
Established in Australia in 1908 and due to celebrate its 100th anniversary in the Far North this year, the Scouting Association is one of Australia’s biggest youth organisations with 10,000 members aged between six and 26.
“We really hope that we can get some committed individuals with passion to take on the task of volunteering their time to creating a scouting group in the local area,” Rover Scout Alexandra Allanson said.
“There was previously a group in the area, but it disbanded, we hope that with enough support we can get it up and running again.”
Alexandra is undertaking the challenge of promoting and strengthening the scout formation in the region as part of her Baden Powell (founder of the Scouts) award - the most prestigious award available to scouts.
“The Scouts group is available to young adults as well as children, which many young people don’t realise,” she said.
“It’s a great way to meet new friends, learn new things, have new adventures, develop as a person and help the community.”
Scouts are separated into age-based sections - Joey Scouts (6-8), Cub Scouts (7.5-11), Scouts (10-15), Venturer Scouts (14-18) and Rovers (17-25), with each section taking more responsibility for their own activities as they progress.
If you are keen to become involved in the formation of a scout group or are keen to become a scout, rover or leader contact Alexandra on alexandra.allanson@ gmail.com