On the 24thJuly 2021, the Acacia Scout Group will be hosting a fundraiser at the Browns Plains Bottles & Cans “Containers for Change” centre.
Services include a drive-thru sausage sizzle and a drive thru car windscreen wash, and people visiting the centre can donate their bottles and cans towards the scout group on the day.
Acacia Scout Group fundraiser Miranda Richardson said the event would help the scouts afford their many expenses.
“We are a local, passionate, and expanding youth group, that relies on our hardworking volunteer leaders, committee members, and parent helpers to operate,” she said.
“Scouts groups receive no funding support, each group needs to continually fundraise and seeking donations to pay for their expenses, activities, equipment and their Den.”
Sausages on bread can be purchased for $2.50, and drinks will be sold for $2.
The car windscreen wash service would cost a dollar coin donation.
Andrew Lambert, owner at Browns Plains Bottles & Cans, had generously offered the facility for the fundraiser and helped arrange for local businesses to provide products for the fundraiser.
Mrs Richardson said the fundraiser would also be an opportunity for people interested in volunteering or joining the scout group to speak with the leaders about the program.
The Acacia Scout Group, which started in 1978, offers a wide range of activities, including camping, swimming, canoeing and hiking, and teaches a variety of life skills such as tying knots, making fires, and planning and running events.
They currently have about 30 boys and girls between the ages of 5-15 split between three age groups; Joeys, Cubs, and Scouts.
In the future they would like to recruit enough leaders to cater to youth up to 18 years old.