Dillion Sykes and Alister Heritage build a tripod with leader Dylan Palmer.
Dillion Sykes and Alister Heritage build a tripod with leader Dylan Palmer. Gary Worrall

Glenore Grove Scouts broaden young horizons

EVER wanted to try rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing and camping?

What about building a rope bridge, cooking over an open fire and getting to know young people from all over the world?

How about doing it all in a weekend?

Then why not join Glenore Grove Scouts? asks group leader Peter Askew.

"We are part of the worldwide scouting movement, and work hard to encourage the personal development of young people in the district, giving them the skills to be the leaders of tomorrow - in all facets of their life," Mr Askew said.

Founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1908, Scouts has moved and expanded with modern life, and now includes activities such as JOTI - the Jamboree of the Internet.

"We are still very much about the traditional scouting activities of outdoor skills and activities, but the Scouting Association recognised the need to keep up with modern life."

While the actual Scouts section is open to girls and boys aged between 10 and 15, Mr Askew said Glenore Grove includes Joeys, Cubs and Venturers, covering everyone from five to 18 year olds.

"Joeys are the latest section to be created, that covers boys and girls aged five to eight years old, then they 'go up' to our Cub section, which is for eight to 10 year olds."

With Venturers open to 15-18 year olds, Mr Askew said Glenore Grove is proud of the pathways they offer to local youth.

"Along with the activities, scouting rewards members with achievement badges, that track their proficiency and development, culminating in the top honours of Grey Wolf for Cubs, and Queen's Scout, for Scouts and Venturers."

Glenore Grove Scout Group is holding an open day on Saturday February 7 from 10am, at the Scout Den on the corner of Forest Hill-Fernvale Road and Brightview Road at Glenore Grove, with anyone interested in learning more welcome to call in between 8am and 3pm.

With sections broken into Sixes for Cubs and Patrols for Scouts, members learn to take on leadership roles as Sixers and Patrol Leaders, and have direct input into the activities of their pack, troop and unit, working with adult leaders to plan annual calendars.

To find out more contact your local group, in Glenore Grove, Rosewood, Lowood, Gatton and Esk.


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