Stanthorpe Scouts group leader Quinton Stanley (Kaa), cub Fitzroy Pascoe, joey Lilly Lang, scout Fletcher Pascoe and Ann Richardson (Possum).
Stanthorpe Scouts group leader Quinton Stanley (Kaa), cub Fitzroy Pascoe, joey Lilly Lang, scout Fletcher Pascoe and Ann Richardson (Possum). Dane Lillingstone

Grant just the right ingredient to cook up new kitchen

SCOUTING is great adventure - but can be taxing on the appetite.

So Stanthorpe Scout Group can be happy there is nearly $26,500 in Gambling Community Benefit Funding headed its way for a new kitchen.

"We got the amount we asked for, which will cover a new hot water system, a new stove and other commercial-quality items,” scout leader Quinton Stanley said. "We also have five showers but have never had enough water so we only ran two.”

The Stanthorpe scout group is looking pretty healthy, with about 60 adult and child members despite the numerous diversions thrown at teenagers in present climes.

"We've been going steady for about four or five years,” Quinton said.

"We had a bit of a change of leadership, with some stepping down, but we have picked up new leadership.”

The scout movement became gender-neutral in the 1980s, but that has not put the brakes on the Girl Guide movement, which is still active.

"The Girl Guides are still an entity of their own,” Quinton said.

"We work in with them on occasions.”

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