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Scouting dreams for Clarence Plains

ADVENTURE will soon be on the horizon for the youth of Clarence Plains.

Mission Australia, in partnership with local community members, is urging young people and parents in the Clarence Plains area to consider forming a scout group.

Clarence Plains community chaplain from Mission Australia, Stephen Schlenk, said scouting provided young Australians with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

“To have a scout group based in Clarence Plains would bring a sense of value and worth to the lives of children and parents,” he said.

“Scouts is an organisation that has a place for all community members to take part and sow back into their own community.

“However, for a new scout group to form in Clarence Plains, we need a group of committed volunteers from the community.”

Now boasting almost 70,000 members, Scouts Australia offers a range of fun and adventurous activities including camping, bushcraft, abseiling, hiking and rafting.

Scouts can also get involved in performing arts, leadership development, community service, amateur radio operation and large-scale Australian events such as Cuborres, Jamborees and Ventures.

The Scouts Australian Youth Program offers an award scheme that encourages participation in the full range of activities available and provides recognition for individual achievement.

“We are currently looking for a group, cub and scout leader, as well as adult helpers, to kick off this exciting venture,” Mr Schlenk said.

“If you have some time to spare and are passionate about helping young people reach their potential and find their place in the community, then this is the venture for you.

“All leaders are given training and must meet requirements for working with vulnerable people.”

For more information or to register interest, contact Stephen Schlenk on SchlenkS@missionaustralia.com.au or by phoning 1800 269 672.

Caption: From left, young scouts Sky Smith, Nicolas McLachlan, Stephen White and Jacob Clark. Photo credit: Craig Russell-Green.