Scouting is an organization that focuses on the development of young people. With over 44 million members, Scouts is the largest youth organization in the world. The Landsborough Scouts initially started in 1966 and the last 5 years have seen the group going strong and building in numbers.
At present the group offers 2 age appropriate sections Cub Scouts (7 ½ to 10) and Scouts (10-15) open to both boys and girls. With over 120 acres at the Rocky Creek Scout Camp the Landsborough group “has the best scout grounds in Queensland” says Russell Lindsay, Suncoast Region Commissioner and Scout leader (on loan) for Landsborough.
“Kids join Scouts to learn outdoor skills, teamwork without a sporting emphasis and life skills”. Scouts also provide “social skills, mentoring and good role models with the aim of Scouting to produce better citizens” he said.
The Cub Scouts program is based on investigation, handcrafts, games and having fun and the Scouts are all about learning by doing. With that in mind, the Landsborough Group will be presenting fun simple yet practical activities as part of their display at this year’s Mooloolah Community Family Fun Day on Sunday October 14th from 9am to 2pm at the Mooloolah Community Centre.
“We wanted the kids to learn a skill they can then take home” Russell said. The activities planned include “Swingho” where kids can learn to tie a bowline around themselves on a log and swing, Origami, a simple craft activity for younger kids, “A-maze-ment” – a maze with questionnaire to promote kids to use their senses, “leg x-tender” – kids can learn to walk on stilts and a Jungle book inspired team board game. The will also be an exhibition and a slime dip prize draw for those kids who complete all the challenges on the day.
The Mooloolah Family Fun day is a free event with something for everyone including market stalls, free kids rides all day, food, workshops, live music and entertainment. For more information see www.mooloolahcommunitycentre.org or contact the centre on 54947822/ 0400 685 685. Proudly supported by Whites IGA, Sunshine Coast Council and Mooloolah Community Centre.
For those interested in being part of the Scouting experience an information session will be also be held on Monday the 29th October at 6.30 pm at the Mooloolah Community Centre, 43 Bray Road Mooloolah.