Beaudesert scouts demonstrate their resilience to community leaders

SCOUTING: Venturer Scout Bella Goubaud delivers her unit report. Photo: Supplied
SCOUTING: Venturer Scout Bella Goubaud delivers her unit report. Photo: Supplied

BEAUDESERT Scout Group held its AGM and report presentation night on August 25 with local and state government leaders in attendance.

Group Leader Margaret Manthey said Beaudesert Scouts said they hoped this year to encourage more community members to get involved with scouting.

"We really would love to have about three people to put their hands up to join our committee," she said.

"It would only require contributing about six hours a month and it would make a big difference to our children."

Ms Manthey said the presentation offered the opportunity for the group to showcase their work in front of parents and community leaders.

"We were honoured to host Mayor Greg Christensen, Councillor Michael Enright (a former Beaudesert scout) and Jon Krause MP," she said.

Responding to the Group Leader's report about the challenges of moving from a typically outdoor program to online delivery of Scouting at Home, Cr Enright observed that there had still been "a lot of fun and smiling faces" through advances in technology and application to training.

Youth members showed their public speaking skills in delivering reports for their Sections, including Venturer Scout Bella Goubaud.

"Weekly activities included work towards general leadership development, personal growth, outdoor skills and community development," she said.

Mr Krause said through a tough year Beaudesert scouts had kept on keeping on and found new ways to Be Prepared for when COVID-19 passes.

Cr Christensen reminded scouts to look back on this time as an opportunity to rise and meet challenges that life can throw their way.

"Scouting has a new Youth Program in Australia," Ms Manthey said.

"One Path, One Journey is the model and it will provide a continuous, consistent and familiar experience across all ages"

Ms Manthey said the purpose of the Scout Movement was to contribute to the education of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities

Beaudesert Scouts said they were on the lookout for volunteers to share the load, with treasurer, secretary and program leader opportunities available - with nationally recognised training provided.

Beaudesert Scout Group meets at the Nev Spillane Scout Den at the corner of Eaglesfield and Hart Streets. Ages included are Joey Scouts (5 to 7-year-olds), Cub Scouts (8 to 10-year-olds), Scouts (11 to 14-year-olds), Venturer Scouts (15 to 17-year-olds) and Rover Scouts (18 to 25-year-olds).

Ms Manthey said adult and youth members were always welcome, with parent information packs and online enrolment available at scoutsqld.com.au.