The Gatton Scout Group have gone next level with technology, thanks to funding from the Australian Governments Volunteer Grants Program.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz recently visited the Scout den and met with local Scout leaders, including Karen Nawratzki and Frances Thompson to see how the Gatton Group had benefited from a recent round of funding.
“Funding between $1,000 and $5,000 was available under the 2019-20 volunteer grants to help community organisations and to support the work of our local volunteers.
“We make the grants available to ease the financial burden on volunteers and to ensure community groups, such as the Gatton Scouts can buy small equipment for volunteers to make their work easier.
“The program also has scope for the reimbursement of costs incurred by volunteers such as fuel, transport or training. Gatton Scouts received $2,950 and purchased a laptop and software to help with management and organisation of scouting functions and events,” Mr Buchholz said.
Scouts Queensland District Commissioner for Atkinson, Karen Nawratzki welcomed the funding boost and Mr Buchholz support for the Baden-Powell movement.
“We are a small, tight-knit community focused organisation so any and all support is very welcome. We were able to buy a new laptop and pay for some training, which due to COVID-19 had sadly been delayed.
“Our Gatton Scouts team has battled on through COVID and we are making most of the environment we’re in. I would encourage anyone in our community who has an interest in Scouts, for themselves or with children, to get in touch. We are always welcoming new members and volunteers to be a part of our fun grouping.
“I want to thank Scott Buchholz and the Australian Government for their support of Scouts!” Mrs Nawratzki said.