Scouts group for Cooloola Coast

A community information evening was held last month to determine interest in starting a Scouts group. Karl Lingard, Region Development and Support Officer for Scouts Qld, was the guest speaker and spoke about the great benefits that being a scout can provide young people and what is involved in being a scout leader.

Scouts provides young Aussies aged 6 to 26 with fun and challenging opportunities where they can grow through adventure. Scouts is the largest youth movement in the nation and the world.

The purpose of the Scout Movement is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people and teach them skills that will set them up for life.

Local resident, Jim George, President of the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, spoke about the positive effect becoming a scout had on his life.

Jim joined as a young boy, eventually becoming a Queen’s Scout and testified to how being a scout taught him respect for others, skills to be able to look after himself in any situation and how to work as part of a team.

Karl will be back in Tin Can Bay on September 30 to answer questions at the RSL Community Day.

If you missed the meeting and are interested in either being involved as a leader or your child becoming a scout, you can email Karl: or Chappy Ronnie:

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