Wagga Scouts recognised for their skills at rally attended by 1000 youngsters

TOP JOB: The successful 1st Wagga Scout patrol of (from left) Liam Logan, James Pitstock, Ryan Hilder and Caleb Cochrane, who shone at the state Scout Rally.

TOP JOB: The successful 1st Wagga Scout patrol of (from left) Liam Logan, James Pitstock, Ryan Hilder and Caleb Cochrane, who shone at the state Scout Rally.

THE skills of Wagga Scouts have been acknowledged with an award at an annual state Scout rally attended by 1000 youngsters.

The patrol from the 1st Wagga Scout Group displayed skills, persistence and teamwork to win third place at the annual state Scout Rally held at the Glenfield Scout Activity Centre near Sydney.

“Each patrol’s performance was assessed, with points awarded for planning, teamwork, attitude and completion across a range of skill areas including construction, first aid and emergencies, bush survival, and adventurous activities,” Wagga Scout leader Joe Mack said.

The 1st Wagga group was also first in the Riverina, followed by patrols from 1st Gundagai and 2nd Albury.

Riverina Scout leaders took out the inaugural shield for the best base, for their a shipwreck-themed set-up which required Scouts to build themselves a shelter, light a fire, locate and purify water and signal for help.

“State rally is another example of Scouts being continually challenged with fun activities that at the same time teach valuable life skills,” Mr Mack said.

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