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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Member for Monaro John Barilaro today visited a group of excited scouts, leaders and parents to present the 2nd Queanbeyan Scout Group with a NSW Government grant of $5,568.

Mr Barilaro said the Queanbeyan Scouts will use the grant for significant upgrades to their clubhouse kitchen including the much needed replacement of cupboards, bench tops and shelving.

“The 2nd Queanbeyan Scout Group are an inclusive association led by volunteers and it is my pleasure to be announcing this NSW Government grant for such a worthy community group,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The clubhouse’s kitchen will be refurbished and made more user friendly, giving the scouts improved catering facilities for their onsite camps and an improved kitchen for cooking related group activities.

“Many other community groups and organisations such as the Capital Country Cavy Club and the Queanbeyan Baptist Community Youth Group use this hall on a regular basis, meaning the kitchen refurbishment will benefit multiple groups and have a great impact on our community.”

The funding comes from the latest round of Community Building Partnership grants, which aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

2nd Queanbeyan Scout Group Leader Ben Bush welcomed the funding and was excited to see work start on the upgrade.

“We would like to thank John Barilaro and the NSW Government for their support through this grant, which will go a long way,” he said.

“The volunteers behind the 2nd Queanbeyan Scout Group work hard to give our scouts a great experience, and there is no doubt that the NSW Government is supporting us as we endeavour to do this.

“The 2nd Queanbeyan Scout Group has had a busy start to 2018 with a Canoeing Water Activity Day on Lake Burley Griffin, a camp on Cockatoo Island in Sydney and the Regional Founders Day camp on the South Coast.

“As well as recreational activities, the scouts work to support the local community and will be participating in Clean Up Australia Day this weekend.

“Thanks to the ongoing support from the NSW Government, we will be able to continue working hard to help our local community.” Mr Bush said.