Call goes out for Scout leaders in Newman

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Newman Scouts are on the hunt for more leaders, as they say demand for the program continues to increase.

The club is run by volunteers and already has eight leaders, but group leader Suzy Fletcher Oldham said they needed more help in order to expand.

“We would love to expand so every child has access,” she said, adding that becoming a Scout provided youth with a sense of ownership of their own town.

Ms Oldham said the club ran a full section of Scouts for different age groups, including Joeys, Cubs, and Scouts.

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She said it would not be required for leaders to commit to services every week because arrangements could be made based on the availability of the volunteer.

The club will be launching the Ventures group in March for those aged 15 to 18.

Training would be provided to all leaders through Scouts WA. Ms Oldham said the club had two fly-in, fly-out Scout leaders they “could not operate without”.

More information on becoming a volunteer is available at scouts.com.au/join-the-adventure /adult-volunteers.

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