An investment in the future
BADDOW Scouts Group are stoked for those who have applied will be able to attend their relevant camps thanks to a very generous donation.
At their recent changeover dinner, the Quota Club of Maryborough was delighted to present a cheque for $2000 to group leader Wayne Peatey.
Incoming President Robyn Kemp said the donation would assist the group with travel costs to attend the National Jamboree in Adelaide in January 2019.
"The scouts have provided an enthusiastic band of workers to help with Quota's Annual Bookfest last year and Easter tombola," she said.
"The donation recognised their efforts and would in turn help the small scout group achieve their aims.
"Jamborees were a wonderful experience for cubs and scouts, building their confidence and life skills." Baddow Scout Group belongs to the largest international youth movement in the world.
The scouting association aims is to encourage the physical, mental, social and spiritual development of these young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens.
Mr Peatey said Jamborees and Cuborees were a lifetime experience.
"If youth members ever get the chance to attend they will never forget it.
"Some scouts, if they fall into the age bracket, have the chance to attend a Jamboree twice - I have never seen a scout not take the opportunity.
"I have been on two now - they are long days but a lot of fun."
Mr Peatey said they were humbled by the donation which would ensure those who registered will now be able to attend.
For more information phone group leader Wayne Peatey 4122 2896 or assistant group leader Erica Patzwalk, 0408 916 437.
Quota Club of Maryborough will hold Bookfest 2018 from September 19-21 at the Maryborough City Hall, Kent St. Donations of books were needed.
Bookfest is Quota's major fundraiser for the year and all profits are donated back to the community.
Books can be left at Maryborough Undercar in Richmond St, Maryborough, or in Hervey Bay at 175 Cypress St, Urangan