Big success for Big Day Scout

OUTSIDE FUN: Children at the Big Day Scout held last month at the Jimboomba Scouts base. Photo: Supplied
OUTSIDE FUN: Children at the Big Day Scout held last month at the Jimboomba Scouts base. Photo: Supplied

A RENEWED interest in fun outdoors has spiked the interest of Jimboomba’s youth back into Scouts.

Angie Chamberland, from Scouts Qld, said more than 180 children from the greater Jimboomba region turned-up for the inaugural Big Day Scout to try their hands at craft, shelter building, obstacle course completion and other outside activities. 

The event was held at the Jimboomba Scouts base along Edelsten Road last month.

Ms Chamberland, who was thrilled at the day’s popularity, said she expected an increase in membership for the Jimboomba Scouts because of the interest shown.

While the group currently has 60 children enrolled, she said about 20 more were predicted to sign-up.

“It was huge and I didn’t realize there was so much interest,” she said. “Being our very first open day, we were excited by the community response.”

Ms Chamberland said weekend sporting fixtures for kids had meant Scouts had competed for enrolments and interest from families in the past.

She said the Jimboomba Scouts had been awarded a Get Going Club grant from the Queensland Government which helped fund Big Day Scout.

For more, visit scoutsqld.com.au.