Scouting for vollies


Calling all Scouts... Canning Scout Group district commissioner Peter Carter.
Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d449700
Calling all Scouts... Canning Scout Group district commissioner Peter Carter. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d449700

Based in Como, the water-based group is part on the Canning River District Scouts group, made up of the Riverton Scout Group, Willetton Scout Group and Rossmoyne Shelley Scout Group, with a combined group of about 300 youths and 45 leaders.

District commissioner and acting head of the Canning Sea Scout Group, Peter Carter, said he was looking to bolster the Sea Scouts after a few rough months with dwindling numbers of volunteer leaders.

“When I assumed responsibility for the group in September 2015, the group was in a precarious position with insufficient adults, both as leaders and as the parent based group support committee,” he said. “The committee has been significantly strengthened but we still need adult leaders at Group Scout Cub Scout and Joey Scout levels.”

Mr Carter, who has been involved with Scouts for about 40 year said the organisation established life skills.

“Scouts is good training for young people, it teaches them how to grow to become good adults,” he said. “I have been with the organisation for nearly 40 years; I was a cub scout but then as an adult, I went to scouts in Canada and it mushroomed from there.”

He said a group leader and assistant group leader were needed to help guide youngsters.

“The incumbent does not need to be able to tie knots and light fires as an instructor of youth but rather lead the adults to successfully deliver the scouting program designed by Scouts Australia,” he said. “We subscribe to the theory of a lot of people doing a little bit.”

Contact Mr Carter at gl.canning@scoutswa.com.au.