THE Scouts have been a staple of many communities for decades and can often breed future leaders, which is why it’s a shame when they cease operations.
In mid-2017, a number of retirements left the Aberdeen Scout Group (ASG) without a sufficient amount of volunteers to continue running activities, but now they’re looking to turn over a bright new page.
They are encouraging anyone who believes they have what it takes to be involved with the program to join a meeting at the Aberdeen Bowling Club on Friday, November 16, at 7pm.
The community roundtable will seek out new members and also be a forum for discussion for those who have useful ideas to help revive the organisation within the town.
The Aberdeen Scout Group boasts relatively new facilities; and offers training to kids across several age groups, from the Joey Scouts (5 to 8 years old), Cub Scouts (8-11) and regular scouts who range between 11 and 15.
It would be a travesty for the local group to not rise again, given it has been around since 1932 and made uncountable contributions to the community.
There are more than 66,000 scouts across the country and assistant district commissioner Allan George said that number was a representation of all the good they do.
“It provides great opportunities for young people to develop social, physical and intellectual skills with new adventures and activities in scouting programs,” he said.
For more information, contact Hunter Valley District commissioner Annette Redman on 4938 5015.