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Donation provides shelter for scouts

LINDISFARNE Scouts will be able to sleep soundly when exploring the great outdoors thanks to a generous donation that has enabled the group to purchase nine new tents.

With camping a major activity of the group, the tents will enable the scouts and cubs to participate in a range of outdoor activities, including a Winter expedition to Maria Island in June.

Aware their current tents were well past their end of life, the committee contacted the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne to seek assistance in replacing the aged tents.

A successful recruitment drive by the Lindisfarne Scouts has seen the membership of scouts and cubs more than double in recent times.

The Rotary Club of Lindisfarne donated $2000 for the purchase of the tents.

Rotary Club of Lindisfarne member Nigel Grey said the club was pleased to support the request.

“These new tents will allow all the scouts to experience activities and learn valuable camping skills together,” he said.

“We’re proud to support a local group and particularly one that is encouraging the younger generation to experience the outdoors and teaching them important life skills.”