Wanneroo Scouts Car Festival gears up

Left: A car at shows promoting the upcoming festival. Right: Rover Aaron Elliot, who is in training to become a scout leader.
Wanneroo Scouts Car Festival gears up
Left: A car at shows promoting the upcoming festival. Right: Rover Aaron Elliot, who is in training to become a scout leader.

THE 1st Wanneroo Scouts Car Festival will take over Lake Joondalup Park next month to help raise funds for jamboree fees and gear.

The October 18 event, which will include a swap meet, classic car and bike show, a race corner for meet-and-greets, scouting attractions, roaming princesses, stalls and more, will be held from 11am to 4pm.

Other entertainment will include a climbing wall, dunk tank, obstacle course, rope bridge and slippery pole, with families welcome to bring a picnic or visit food stalls.

Fundraising committee president Toni Brown said the festival was the first of its kind in WA and aimed to bring the community together.

Mrs Brown said their target was to raise $10,000 to cover fees for the 2016 Australian Jamboree and new gear to improve camps.

“Our scout group offers youth from 6 to 25 years a program that will encourage personal growth and confidence,” she said.

“Life survival, leadership and teamwork skills and mindsets are encouraged and nurtured.”

She said it had taken about a year of planning and networking to organise the event and the support they had received and what they had achieved had exceeded their expectations.

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the friends I have made in the car enthusiasts community of Perth as without the help and time these people have given, this event wouldn’t be happening,” she said.

“The car and bike enthusiasts have helped in so many ways, from allowing me to fundraise at their group shows to allowing me to piggy back on other fundraisers – they have helped us over and beyond.”

She said charities would hold stalls on the day and community groups would run food stalls.

Lake Joondalup Park is on Scenic Drive, Wanneroo.

For details, search for ‘1st Wanneroo Scouts Car Festival’ on Facebook, email toni.brown@wannerooscouts.org or call 0400 041 127.