Leaders needed as local scouts make a comeback
FOR the first time in two years the Whitsunday Coast Scouts group is back in action and will officially relaunch with a meet and greet on Tuesday, March 18.
The meet and greet will be held at the Den in Cannonvale from 6pm, with an orientation week for new members to follow.
Scouts is the largest youth organisation in Australia and is designed to teach valuable life skills, community spirit and leadership to children and young adults aged from 626 years.
Whitsunday Coast Scout leader Kathy Ball said local youth would enjoy a range of exciting activities including camps, hikes, fishing tours, sailing abseiling, mountain bike riding and other regional scout programs.
“We’ve had six local children sign-up already but it would be great to see those numbers increase because the only way we can keep moving forward is through community support,” she said.
Regional leader Nikki McWhinney said scout leaders from Mackay and Bowen had offered their assistance to help get the Whitsunday Coast Scouts group off the ground.
“If you are looking for an adventure and the chance to help young people build a solid and positive foundation for their future then become a scout leader,” she said.
“As a leader, people will have access to a wide variety of resources and have an opportunity to give back to the community while helping to educate, guide and support local youth in their development.”
Ms Ball said volunteering as a scout leader was a great way for parents to be an active part of their child’s life and full training would be provided. For more information, contact Kathy Ball on 0409 233 397.
SCOUTS READY: Gary Muller, Kiana Higgins, David Higgins, Whitsunday group leader Kathy Ball, regional leader membership support Nikki McWhinney, region commissioner Dougal McWhinney, (front) Dallas Higgins, Zac Hart-Eggers, Kyle Lunch and Madeline Muller travelled from Bowen to help support the relaunch of the Whitsunday Coast Scouts group on Saturday.