You are invited to help celebrate the commencement of construction of our new Scout and Community Facility (and join our Christmas Party).
When: Sunday 17 December, 2.00 – 4.30pm
Where: 66 Turallo Terrace (opposite the community centre)
The new facility will allow more youth to participate in scouting and for a greater range of community activities to occur including training workshops (e.g. first aid courses, Wildcare training), sporting club committee meetings, forums, performing and creative art exhibitions, community group and private functions, recreational activities (e.g. table tennis); provide an improved and safer venue for before and after school care; and provide a closer, more accessible and appropriate venue for the annual ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast.
Activities on the day will include vertical bungee, monkey rope bridge, and obstacle course; a display of scouting memorabilia, facility plans and 3D model; an opportunity to ‘purchase a paver’ which will form a permanent recognition of people’s support; and a BBQ.
Deputy Premier, John Barilaro MP, will be officially turning the sod at 2.15pm.
Deb Simms, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0478 105 205
* vision for a new clean, safe, energy efficient multipurpose hall began back in 2008 when it discovered it was a beneficiary of Crown Land.
* through numerous and ongoing fundraising, the Group raised $125,000. This helped to secure four grants – NSW Government Community Partnership Building Grant, Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council Stronger Communities Grant, Bungendore Community Bank Grant and Veolia Mulwaree Trust Grant.
* new facility will allow more youth to participate in scouting and for a greater range of community activities to occur including:
first aid, Wildcare and dog obedience workshops; sporting club meetings; community group and private functions; forums; performing and creative art exhibitions; recreational activities such as table tennis; and alcohol-free youth events.
* facility will also provide an improved and safer venue for before and after school care and provide a closer, more accessible and appropriate venue for the annual ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast.
* facility will be built in two stages – Stage 1 comprises the main hall building and canoe storage while Stage 2 comprises a commercial kitchen, storage space and a dedicated meeting room.
* sod-turning ceremony to celebrate the commencement of Stage 1, a major community milestone, is happening on Sunday 17 December from 2.00pm – 4.30pm.
* John Barilaro, Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier of NSW, will be officially turning the sod. Mayor Tim Overall, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly and the Chief Commissioner for NSW Scouts, Neville Tomkins OAM, will be attending; Tyronne Bell will be conducting Welcome to Country.
* Activities on the day will include monkey rope bridge, obstacle course, trebuchet, spider web, face painting, horse shoe tossing, parachute game, raft building; display of scouting memorabilia, building plans and 3D model of facility; an opportunity to ‘purchase a paver’ ($50.00) and to buy quality hand-made Christmas gifts ($2.00 - $20.00); and a free sausage sizzle.
[some additional background]
* 1st Bungendore Scout Group was established on 14 June 1933
* 23 April 1983 the Minister for Lands declared Bungendore Scouts a Reserved Trust beneficiary of Crown Land at the intersection of Turallo Terrace and Majara St. Unfortunately, the Group never got to build a new hall on the land as it went into temporary recess.
* Group reformed in 2001. Has continued to be one of the largest groups in NSW
Debbie Simms ‘Akela’ 1st
M: 0478 105 205