Williams Landing and Truganina group offers plenty, Scout’s honour

Children living in Williams Landing and Truganina are being urged to give scouting a try, with the area’s group looking for new members.

The two suburbs are covered by the Williams Scout Group, which was re-launched at a community meeting on Monday night.

The group’s membership is relatively small compared to Wyndham’s five other groups and Werribee district leaders hope they can encourage more people to sign up.

District development leader Sharon Woollam said the group was trying to attract children from the many families moving into Truganina and Williams Landing.

“Wyndham is the biggest growth corridor in Victoria, but we are not snapping up young people,” she said.

Ms Woollam said these children were missing out on the many opportunities offered by the movement.

“Being a Scout helps young people learn life skills.”

The group wants to increase its membership so it can have at least 20 people in each age bracket. Ms Woollam said volunteers were also needed to help run sessions.

Parents could be put through leadership training and complete a certificate IV in business.

Ms Woollam said scouting was open to anyone aged six to 26, with programs tailor-made for each member.

She said Wyndham’s groups had recently experienced a surge in the number of members with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

For more details, email dc.werribeeplains@vicscouts.asn.au.