Scouts get skills for life

Group on hunt for more members to join in the fun

WITH a Fun Night on the last Friday of the month, which might see them at the movies, bowling or laser skirmish, 1st Sefton Scouts have been active for 64 years and show no signs of slowing down.
Other activities include camps, archery, canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing, bushwalking, construction and first aid.
Scout Leader in Charge, Sharon Bolstad, says Sefton has three units – Cubs, 8 to 11 years, Scouts, 11 to 14 years and Venturers, 14 to 17 years.
“Our group is very diverse and a reflection of our community in Bankstown,” she said.
“We are into the second year of our three year plan. Year 1 – rebuilding, Year 2 – rejuvenating and Year 3 – rejoicing. Our rejuvenation is evident in the transformation of our Scout Hall.
“Our programs are youth lead, leader-supported. What this promotes for the youth are skills in goal setting, planning, implementing their individual or unit plans and reviewing the activities, communication, leadership, teamwork, creativeness and resourcefulness.”
One such activity was the design, planning and construction of a camp fire-pit using mainly recycled materials.
1st Sefton scouts are also learning about community and how to contribute to community both now and into the future through fundraising activities, visiting emergency services organisation, participating in local and city ANZAC marches and working in partnership with other organisations and groups to assist them in achieving project outcomes.
Getting to do things they would not normally do and doing it with their friends, 1st Sefton are looking for more youth members as well as adult helpers.

Ist Sefton Scouts have been active in the Bankstown community for over 64 years.

For further info, contact Sharon on 0422 839 715 or