3 Leaders / volunteers required
We have a great group of Leaders, but of course we need to constantly recruit to ensure the workload is equitably shared and to enable Leaders to follow other pursuits. We are particularly looking for Leaders for the Wednesday Cubs and Thursday Joeys, but we’d love any offers of help!
Is anyone good at Facebook and willing to share a post once a month promoting how much your child enjoys Scouts?
Also, we need more help with the regular chores of running the Scout halls, including tidying equipment and the kitchen, managing the red 10c container collection bins and the council bins, keeping hand wash supplies stocked, picking up rocks, rubbish and sticks off the grass and the like. Let me know if you can assist with these items – this might only take 5-10 minutes each time you collect your child before the end of the night. More details are on our website.
BBQ helpers six times per year. I’m looking for helpers that will volunteer to help at most of these events per year. There are a few roles available, but the main ones are helping prepare the adult curry on the Thursday night before Group Night, and cooking sausages on the Friday Group Night from 4:30pm. We have two other events, one being providing snacks and ice blocks at the Group family breakup, and the other being a breakup BBQ for Leaders and families.
Committee members: The Committee needs a Chair and a Secretary. The monthly online Committee meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm for one hour - you could also volunteer for other tasks if desired. The role of the Chair is to coordinate the “back-end” operations of the Group and manage those things that need to be done so that our Leaders can concentrate on our Youth support and development. The role of the Secretary is to attend meetings, keep minutes and ensure that action items are allocated. Have a go – it can be lots of fun and rewarding to support your child’s Scout Group.
4 The buildings and grounds
Together with a parent working bee, a group of three volunteers (Alan, Ken and Russ) have a regular weekly working bee that has been focussed on the flood recovery. The Leaders’ Shed is strongly repaired and ready for service again, but there is still plenty more work to do! We’d like to replace our main Den (or at least replace the roof), but the Brisbane City Council has not approved these projects.
Parent working bees are scheduled for Sunday mornings from 8am to 12noon each term – youth welcome under their parent supervision – dates are: 26 March; 4 June; 27 Aug and 19 Nov.
In great news for the safety of our Youth and volunteers - the site is now asbestos free. An audit report confirming this is expected to arrive shortly.
The Scout membership year runs on an annual basis from 1 April to 31 March. Renewal payments must be received well before end March to allow our volunteers to process the renewal and update the Scouts Queensland system. Invoices will be issued in the next week to give plenty of time for payment. Please pay these before the invoice due date (2 March) (or let the Treasurer know otherwise if you are having difficulty paying). The fees have increased slightly, but well below inflation. Please inform the treasurer if you have not received your invoice by 28 Jan.
There is lots of lost property from Cub camp. If you are missing anything, please contact collect from the box in the den - we don’t want to throw anything out and contribute more waste into the environment!
SISEP Applications: For exchange placements to Denmark or Japan close on 1 March 2023. Age 15 is best.
Dick and Pip Smith Leadership Through Adventure Fund: Youth Members can apply for grants to support activities and adventures they may be looking to undertake. The next round of applications closes on 30 January - you can apply here.
Operoo hint: Add a second parent for notifications as per the SJW website.