Scout group on cards for Hedland kids
A group of community members have banded together in an effort to form a scouts group for the young people of Port Hedland.
Port Hedland resident Terri Johnson floated the idea on social media last month and received keen interest from many adults who were passionate to jump on board.
She said Port Hedland’s unique sea and land environment would make the perfect location for a local group.
“Pilbara kids are outdoor kids and we need to utilise that love of our great backyard we have here,” she said.
Ms Johnson said she was overwhelmed with the interest from the community.
“The response was very overwhelming and it just snowballed from there,” she said.
After contacting Scouts WA, Ms Johnson was told a team of at least 13 volunteers would be needed to make the request possible.
Scouts WA confirmed they would visit Port Hedland before the end of the year to hold a meeting with interested committee members and leaders.
Scouts WA group development officer James Maughmer said because scout groups were run entirely by volunteers, it was up to the community to gather interest.
“For a scout group to start in Port Hedland, we would first need to have an adult to become the group leader, and then we would need other leaders and other adults to be trained as leaders to build the group,” he said.
Those interested in becoming involved can email Terri Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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