Hall rejuvenation fundraising kicks-off with $10,000 donation

14_builder3We all know our venerable hall, erected in 1931, is in need of a bit of TLC.  It gets heavy use and has provided solid service for many years.  But better toilets, repairs and upgrades to the kitchen and basement and a host of other minor capital works are needed.

A working group of the Committee has drafted a programme of activities that will need in the order of $80,000 to achieve.

Wow – that’s a lot!!  Where is that money going to come from?

Well, we are stoked to announce that we have just received a $10,000 grant from the Wellington RSA towards this initiative.  This fantastic donation adds to the c. $20,000 the Group accumulated already through recent years of excellent fundraising.

The Committee is applying for some additional major grants in the coming 2 months – we’ll keep you posted.

Scout Leaders help Brooklyn School conquor Central Park

The last day of the Brooklyn School survival skills elective saw the whole group navigate their way to Central park, rescue a wounded team member, keep everyone dry in a bivvy, then rescue a group that had got trapped on the wrong side of a “river”

First Aiders in action

7 Scouts, 6 Leaders and 2 parents ventured through various medical disaster scenarios and successfully saved numerous dummies from imminent death!

Keeping up with our first aid skills is critical to be able to run safe evenings and other events.