Grant helps Angle Vale scouts

Scouts honour! Recent improvements at Angle Vale Scout Group’s (AVSG) home base have been very much welcomed following a successful grant of more than $20 000.

Established in the early 1990s, AVSG group leader, Allen Brown, known as Owl at Scouts, said the grant would help fund four specific projects at the Heaslip road site, including sealing of the interior concrete floor, fencing across the front boundary, insulating the inside of the building and erecting two outdoor verandahs.

Excited about improvements at Angle Vale Scouts are cub leader Juanita (Jinda) Howell, scouts Karly Walden, Kelsey Howell, Jadison Crocker and scout leader Marlene (Kooka) Haese.
Excited about improvements at Angle Vale Scouts are cub leader Juanita (Jinda) Howell, scouts Karly Walden, Kelsey Howell, Jadison Crocker and scout leader Marlene (Kooka) Haese.

“It’s facility improvements,” Mr Brown said.

“This is the first major grant we’ve had for upgrading our facilities, which were in desperate need of improvements.

“The whole group is pretty excited about this.”

The grant was provided by Community Benefit SA which offers one-off project funding to incorporated, non-government, non-profit, charitable and social welfare organisations to develop and strengthen communities across the metropolitan, rural and remote regions of South Australia.

Local MP for Light, Tony Piccolo, said he was delighted for the group and visited the site recently.

“The volunteers at Angle Vale Scouts Group do a great job nurturing and developing our young people into fine citizens,” Mr Piccolo said. “Once completed, the upgrade will enable members to operate in a safer and more comfortable environment.”

AVSG scout leader and program adviser, Marlene Haese (Kooka), echoed the importance of the upgrades to provide a safer environment, saying the money would help provide some much needed security, improve general safety and make the building generally more comfortable.

More information about the Angle Vale Scout Group can be found at http://www.anglevale.sa.scouts.com.au or contact group leader Allen Brown on 0413 638 972.

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