YOUNGSTERS from Two Rocks, Yanchep and surrounding areas are learning an array of skills through a scouts program.
Two Rocks Yanchep Emergency Scouts (TRYES) was formed in February and is based at the Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade station.
Leader Derek Young said they already had 15 children aged 11 to 15 involved in the scouts group, which meets on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm.
Mr Young said another 13 children aged eight to 11 attended the cubs sessions on Mondays from 6.30pm to 8pm, and TRYES would start a joeys mob for six-to-eight-year-olds in late July.
He said as the children got older, they would advance to adventurer and rover units, and also have the opportunity to become fire brigade cadets.
“We run the normal scout program and then, as an add-on program, there will be junior cadets from ages 11 to 15,” he said.
“They will become fire cadets – at 16, they can become firefighters if they wish.
“We will work with the
TRYES was one of three groups to receive a funding boost through the latest round of community partnerships from a Yanchep developer.
Yanchep Golf Estate will share $4000 between community organisations in the 2016-17 financial year, including Yanchep United Football Club (YUFC) and Little Gumnuts Nature Programs.
The scouts group needed help covering set-up costs and equipment purchases, with these funds going into developing its website.
Since 1981, YUFC has been managing and coaching soccer teams and players of all abilities, with members aged 10 to 50.
The estate will sponsor the 2016 season team jackets.
On weekends at Yanchep National Park, the Little Gumnuts group will set up Nature Club programs for children with the help of the sponsorship.
n Two Rocks Yanchep Emergency Scouts is looking for more scout leaders as well as new members. Call Derek Young on 0488 575 256.