Beaudesert scout paying it forward with leadership training

SKILLS: Rover Scout Ben Giglia helps Cub Scout Seth Marshall with the safe use of a battery drill at the Beaudesert Den. Photo: Supplied
SKILLS: Rover Scout Ben Giglia helps Cub Scout Seth Marshall with the safe use of a battery drill at the Beaudesert Den. Photo: Supplied

BEAUDESERT Scout Group member Ben Giglia has decided to step up for his younger mates by training as an assistant scout leader.

Speaking at a workshop, Rover scout Mr Giglia said he was keen to pass on skills learned during his seven years of scouting with younger members of the Beaudesert Scouts.

"We were building a simple stool," he said of the workshop.

"It's just something to sit on ... it's an opportunity to learn the use of a saw and a drill, and how to keep their hands out of danger."

Mr Giglia said he had worked his way up on the scouts group through Venturers and into Rovers.

Beaudesert Scouts Group said for youth members, scouting provided nonformal education where they could learn skills of interest to them and work at their own pace.

Group leader Marg Manthey said she was pleased Mr Giglia would soon be taking more formal leadership training.

"The outdoors is our classroom where scouting delivers training for youth members, and leaders, that can be nationally recognised all the way to Certificate IV in Leadership and Management," she said.

"There is online e-learning and plenty of face-to-face practical work.

"Parents can be confident that we do our best to make sure the youth members are looked after safely, and leaders know they're as skilled as they need to be."

Ms Manthey said scouting engaged and inspired young Australians to develop confidence, resilience and leadership through planning and preparation, taking risks, getting involved with their community and being aware of their environment.

New adult and youth members are always welcome in all Sections: enrol at scoutsqld.com.au