Youth Minister Dave Kelly has presented Scouts WA with a Lotterywest grant of $143,408.
The funding will help support Scouts WA’s ongoing work in the physical, intellectual and social development of young people across Western Australia.
Scouts WA programs offer volunteering opportunities and personal development through fun, engaging, physically challenging and mentally stimulating activities for young people.
Programs also build youth leadership and provide recognition of participation and achievement.
The Scouting movement has nearly 40 million members worldwide, including 6,750 throughout WA.
There are 81 Scout Groups and 299 units in the Perth Metropolitan region and 29 Scout Groups and 93 units across regional WA.
As part of the McGowan Government’s 2021 election commitments, Scouts WA were also awarded $3 million to undertake the construction of the Carramar Scout Hall in the suburb of Tapping.
As stated by Youth Minister Dave Kelly:
“The role of the Scouting movement in youth development in WA stretches back decades and the finest traditions of Scouting continue to this day.
“The McGowan Government is committed to supporting young people to engage with programs and organisations, such as Scouts WA, that develop the skills and experience needed to be the future leaders in WA.
“Programs such as Scouts WA support the State Government’s ‘Beyond 2020’ Youth Action Plan by assisting young people in reaching their potential and providing a mechanism to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
“I also acknowledge the hundreds of Scout leaders and volunteers in WA who bring their own experience to the movement and invest their skills in the scouting community.”