Scouts seek grant

Eastern Reporter - - News -

Mor­ley Scout Group is look­ing to re­vamp its kitchen, which has not been up­graded for more than 10 years.

MOR­LEY Scout Group leader Bar­bara Hunt is seek­ing funds from the City of Bayswa­ter to up­grade its kitchen in a bid to cater for more mem­bers.

The 61-year-old group is ap­ply­ing for a grant from Bet­ter Bayswa­ter – a pro­gram sup­port­ing com­mu­nity groups and non-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions – worth $5000.

Mrs Hunt and her hus­band Steve joined the group in 1983 be­fore their daugh­ter and grand­son also be­came scouts.

Mrs Hunt said the group needed to re­place its fridge and stove in its hall at Pat O’Hara Re­serve.

She said the group had about 35 mem­bers aged from six to 18 years and eight lead­ers.

“A lot of them (kids) suf­fer with ADHD (At­ten­tion Deficit Hy­per­ac­tiv­ity Dis­or­der) and autism… our grand­daugh­ter, who has cere­bral palsy, is in a wheel­chair,” Mrs Hunt said.

“We teach them not only the phys­i­cal side of things but there is the spir­i­tual side and we touch briefly on that.

“I can’t see my­self re­tir­ing for a long time yet.”

The group meets ev­ery Fri­day from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

d485166 Mor­ley Scout Group leader Bar­bara Hunt and Perth North re­gional chief com­mis­sioner Steve Hunt at the Mor­ley Scout Group.

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