September 2014 Recipients
St Patrick’s Scout Group received $2,022 to put towards radio and archery equipment for its 60 members to learn from and enjoy. The group has experienced a growth in members recently, meaning resources are stretched.
Four handheld radios will help teach children about communication methods and the importance of safety. The group is also looking to add archery to its current program and the purchase of six new archery sets means they can offer a completely new educational program for members.
Scout groups, such as St Patricks, provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment for young boys and girls to learn and develop in. Through interaction with others and teamwork, Scouting develops leadership skills and self-confidence, as well as an appreciation of the outdoors.