Scout­ing for cash at big yard sale

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Works - By JOHN RYAN

we’re do­ing. You need ma­te­ri­als that wear out over time so there’s al­ways a need to con­tin­u­ally raise money,” he told Dubbo Photo News.

The next big chal­lenge is to find bet­ter than $50,000 to buy a por­ta­ble rock wall so they can raise money by tak­ing it to other events.

“We’re look­ing to pro­vide a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and at the mo­ment THERE were plenty of peo­ple at the mam­moth yard sale hosted on Satur­day morn­ing by lo­cal Scouts, and

1st Dubbo Scout Group leader David Power is happy to ad­mit their lo­ca­tion has helped bring in the crowds.

Their hall is in a high-pro­file lo­ca­tion on the cor­ner of Fitzroy and Tal­bra­gar Streets, op­po­site both Dubbo Show­ground and ALDI Su­per­mar­ket.

“The lo­ca­tion here has al­ways been prom­i­nent. We have another hall but it’s over in Welsh­man Street so it’s hid­den away a lit­tle bit. This lo­ca­tion keeps our name right out there, espe­cially on days like this where we can get peo­ple com­ing in,” Mr Pow­ell said.

The idea be­hind this yard sale is a sim­ple one, he said. “Just giv­ing

DUBBO PHOTO NEWS peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to set up some mar­ket stalls and bric’a’brac, there’s quite a va­ri­ety of stalls and just give them the op­por­tu­nity to sell things and we’ll make a few dol­lars as a bit of a fundraiser.”

He said try­ing to find new ways to make in­come was al­most a full­time job for the lo­cal Scout group.

“We have two halls that we need to keep the main­te­nance up on, along with (pay­ing for) the ac­tiv­i­ties that we’re look­ing to ap­ply for a grant for a rock wall. We’ve seen from other Scout groups that have had rock walls there that it re­ally brings peo­ple in and that it’s a great al­ter­na­tive ac­tiv­ity for our mem­bers as well,” Mr Pow­ell said.

“They’re not cheap so we’re just chip­ping away at that one, but it’s a great al­ter­na­tive to kids sit­ting on video screens.”

David Power is the leader in charge at 1st Dubbo Scout Group. PHOTO:

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