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Millbank Scout Group’s proud 50 year history

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Millbank Scout Group Venturers learn to surf.

Millbank Scout Group started in a backyard shed more than 50 years ago and now with its proud history is seeking new members.

For half a century Millbank Scout Group has provided a sense of adventure, opportunity, and character building, with its inclusive programs, to youth in the Bundaberg Region.

Millbank Scout Group Leader Graham Quinn said last year the group marked its 50th anniversary, but COVID-19 placed the celebrations on hold.

“Good things happen at Millbank Scouts,” Graham said.

“Millbank Scouts started in the shed of a local family more than 50 years ago.

“The Orpin’s shed, and we still have their grandkids in our group. Ross is a Venturer Leader.

“Last year our 50th anniversary celebration was put on hold because of COVID-19, but we are hoping to celebrate this year.”

Graham said as scouts returned for the year, he hoped more young Bundaberg community members would take an interest in scouting.

Millbank Scout Group
Venturers getting ready for adventure at a canoe camp.

“At Millbank Scouts we are not one of the bigger groups, but we do have lots of returning members and we will hold our ‘bring-a-friend’ event,” he said.

“We currently have cub scouts, scouts, venturer scouts and rovers.

“We’re keen to start a joey section going, but we need leaders to be able to make that happen.”

Along with plans to celebrate their 50th birthday, six members will embark on a 12-month journey to get ready for the 2022 Australian Scout Jamboree, which is held once every three years.

“We have six dedicated scouts who will be working hard over the next 12 months to prepare for the jamboree, and that is very exciting for us,” Graham said.

To find out more about Millbank Scout Group check out their Facebook page or phone Graham on 0422 600 094.

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