Retirement villages to benefit from Scouts' good deeds
Scouts NSW is proud to announce its new partnership with the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI), paving the way for a new wave of community service and good deeds within the Scouting Movement.
The partnership comes following financial support from the RFBI, which has played an important role in starting off the Scouts NSW Family Support Fund – an initiative supporting current and prospective youth members cover the cost of Scouting – and in giving young people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of Scouting.
Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia NSW, Mr Neville Tomkins OAM JP, says the new partnership gives Scouts the opportunity to thank the RFBI for its continued generosity, and encourage current members to live out their Scouts Promise and Law.
“Caring for others and contributing to the local community is an essential part of being a Scout,” Mr Tomkins said.
“Our partnership with the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution gives us a way to pass on RFBI’s good will to local community members by demonstrating Scouts’ good deed culture.”
As part of the partnership, local Scout Groups will have the opportunity to regularly visit the RFBI’s 21 retirement villages across New South Wales, and provide service and entertainment for village residents in the form of onsite camps, barbecue days, craft displays and mini concert performances.
Participating youth members will gain Scouting awards in the areas of Community Service, Citizenship, Landcare and Messengers of Peace.
Scout Groups can register their interest by filling in the online form below.
Enquiries can be directed to Bill Pickering, State Commissioner Special Projects on [email protected]
Click here to find your closest RFBI village.