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Plenty to celebrate for First Narrabri West Scouts

World Scouts Day celebrated in Narrabri

Back, acting Group Leader and Northern Plains Commissioner Tom Kay, Jessica Berney, Josh Bassett, Kate Weeks, Hamish Alitt, Riley Simpson, Kaitlyn Walton, Jesse Weekes, Carole Davis, middle, Curtis Simshauser, Oliver Boehm, Jacob Simpson, Veronica Weekes, Mayor Cathy Redding, Stacey Simshauser, James Dhu, Ethan Harris, front, Laura Bassett, Cheyenne Russell, Jasmin Weekes, Nardia Henderson, Milly Crossing and Michael Harris.

Narrabri Cubs and Scouts quietly celebrated a historic milestone in the scouting movement with a gathering at the West Scouts’ hall last Tuesday night.
The occasion was World Scouts Day to mark the 110th anniversary of Scouting internationally - but the Narrabri Scouts also have a birthday this year.
“The Narrabri Scouts will be 79 years old on August 18,” said acting Group Leader and Northern Plains Commissioner Tom Kay.
“And the Cubs are just a year younger, formed in May 1939.”
The First Narrabri West Scouts is enjoying a resurgence in numbers.
“We started the year with 13 and now we are up to 22,” said Mr Kay.
“But we are in need of adults to be leaders. They only need to be over 18 years of age, male or female, enjoy working with and the company of children and meet the working with children requirements.
“Training is provided free by the Group.”