Margaret River Scouts stay busy in the community

Outdoor fun: Margaret River Scout Group at Wharncliffe camp. Photo: Supplied.
Outdoor fun: Margaret River Scout Group at Wharncliffe camp. Photo: Supplied.

It's been one community activity after another for members of the Margaret River Scout Group, which has tackled everything from tree planting days to fire safety in the last month.

The Margaret River Scout Group, which was established in 1982, has 28 members aged between 6 and 15-years-old and meets each Monday in the Zone Room at the Youth Precinct.

The group's members are among more than 7,500 scouts across WA participating in the program, which aims to help young people to be their best and grow into constructive citizens in their communities.

Scout Group leader Libby Dawson said the group consisted of very enthusiastic young members, eager to tackle each of the planned community projects.

"We have a very enthusiastic group of youth," she said.

"Scouts are encouraged to get involved in their communities and contribute to their communities.

"Monday, August 19, was Keep Australia Beautiful week, and our project was planting up along hole 4 on Margaret River Golf course.

"On Thursday, August 29, we went to Bunnings Father's Day activity evening.

"The kids brought their parents along and the Scouts cooked a sausage sizzle provided by Bunnings.

"Our Scouts showed the younger members how to put up a tent in readiness for their camp at Wharncliffe Mill this weekend [September 14].

"Scouts love to camp.

"Camping is all about getting kids outdoors and having fun and provides opportunity for adventure, challenge and learning new skills, while building self confidence and working in teams or Patrols."

On Monday, September 2, the group also paid a visit to the Fire and Rescue Station in Willmott Street to learn about fire safety from the firefighters themselves.

Hot topics: Margaret River Scout Group with the team at Fire and Rescue in Willmott Street. Photo: Supplied.

Hot topics: Margaret River Scout Group with the team at Fire and Rescue in Willmott Street. Photo: Supplied.

Ms Dawson extended thanks to the station for its valuable lesson.

With plenty more exciting activities planned for the remainder of the year, Ms Dawson encouraged young members of the community to get involved.

Although the group do not have Venturer's and Rovers, which are for 15-year-olds and 18-year-olds respectively, Ms Dawson said youth could join existing groups in Bunbury and Busselton.

The youngest of the members, the Joey Scouts, meet each Monday from 5pm until 6pm, before the Scouts meet from 6pm until 8pm.

The Scout Hall, also at the Youth Precinct, is being renovated, with the group hoping to return to the venue early next month.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Ms Dawson at gl.margaretriver@scoutswa.com.au