Step­ping up to lead other Wild Ones

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WILD Ones’ or­gan­is­ers have more help­ing hands than ever, but the ones pitch­ing in aren’t who you would ex­pect.

The ad­ven­ture pro­gram re­cently started a bridge pro­gram, a step be­tween Wild Ones and the Duke of Ed­in­burgh ini­tia­tives.

Their ma­tu­rity and as­sis­tance in co-or­di­nat­ing their younger peers has helped the adult lead­ers enor­mously, ac­cord­ing to Ron Petterson.

“They’ve been good. They’ve been cook­ing, done all the or­gan­is­ing and they even set-up the sched­ule for the (camp­ing) week­end to­gether with Nick and Deb (bridge lead­ers),” Mr Petterson said.

“The older kids have taken on a lead­er­ship role. Cre­at­ing fu­ture lead­ers and get­ting kids in­volved in the com­mun- ity and help­ing out has been a huge bonus.

“When the older kids get big­ger they help the younger kids out.”

The Wild Ones have been busy in re­cent times, tak­ing on Ob­sta­cles Gone Mad last month.

“They painted the Wild Ones and PCYC lo­gos and put their painted hand prints on it. We will take that ev­ery­where we go,” Mr Petterson said.

“The ban­ner taught us how to work as a team and it was some­thing that takes pa­tience and care.

“Ev­ery kid that comes through Wild Ones will see that and be part of that ban­ner.”

The Wild Ones are now tak­ing en­rol­ments for term three.

For more in­for­ma­tion email wild.ones@pcyc.org.au or phone 0408 544 558.

CRAFTY: Sean O’Neill, Jade Healey and Sa­muel But­ler show off the Wild Ones new ban­ner.

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