Saturday, February 19, 2011

scouts out and about

It was terrific to be able to join the Sherbrooke Forest District Scouts at their Founders Day celebration at Lillydale Lake.

Scouts, young and old enjoyed a range of water activities including canoeing, water sports and water cannons. It's a terrific way for children to learn water skills in a safe and fun environment.

The Sherbrooke Forest District are starting a recruitment drive for new members, I was pleased to help them out with some funding from my community ward fund for advertising banners.
Pictured left to right: Kassy Drummond - Rover and Cub Scout Leader at Belgrave South, me and Deirdre Lancaster - District Commissioner with one of the new banners.

Mark Goodchild is passionate about Scouts and is the Water Activities Leader in the district.
Here's Mark with some novice canoeists on Lillydale Lake (I'm the one in front!).

The scouting movement provides young people with some great opportunities, to learn skills that will see them through life as well as making lasting friendships. I'm impressed by the passion shown by this dedicated group of volunteers, they're quite inspiring.

The day finished with all troupes on parade and the lowering of the flag.

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