At our Visioning session on May 19th one of the objectives was to become involved more with local groups who are working for good in the community. This is where the rubber means the road - being a helper with the Mayfield Scouts raising funds to enable scouts to get to the Jamboree in January 2016.
Why? Our Club has many Youth-centred projects. The $10,000 we donate to Hunter Medical Research Institute each year is seed money enabling researchers to get further funding as a stepping stone to truly heavyweight funding for programs and research affecting the health of children to age 16. This is the critical age group organisations like Scouts are directly involved with through positive social and recreational activities. Neither group can do it all, but together we can cover more ground and benefit young people by encouraging and enabling good citizenship and health.
And besides - it's a very pleasant way to spend a morning. Yakking to the locals, talking to each other and selling happy food.