Scouting for cash at big yard sale
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: