In response to community calls for alternative activities for local youth (besides sports), Scouts SA Branch is working with the Yankalilla and Districts Lions Club to re-establish the Yankalilla Scout Group which has been in recess for some 15 years.
On 26 February a ‘Come and Try’ day was held in the town with huge numbers of locals turning up for a sample of Scouting. Our expression of interest list is now nearing 100 young people, and we have been working hard behind the scenes to establish a volunteer Group Support Committee and Leader team. With a wonderful hall on beautiful surrounds at Lady Bay, the Group has a lovely home ready to move into.
We are aiming to open the doors to the Group in Term 3 with trained Leaders in support of the new volunteers. Just a little bit more work needs to be done around the Scout Hall, but we are confident and excited that the Yankalilla Scout Group will again provide a strong Scouting presence in a growing area of the state.
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