Scouts bounce back

2016-04-26 06:00
Louisa Jasson, Shane Parker and Constance Dirk from Don Bosco Sea Scouts stand proudly with the scout flag after they raised it last Thursday.  PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

Louisa Jasson, Shane Parker and Constance Dirk from Don Bosco Sea Scouts stand proudly with the scout flag after they raised it last Thursday. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

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The Don Bosco Sea Scouts have raised their flag again.

This comes after the group was dormant for about two years due to gang violence in the area. However, scout leader Shane Parker says they are ready to welcome new and returning scouts.

The Don Bosco Scouts, stationed at the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Hanover Park Avenue has been around in the community for 43 years.

“About two years ago, the frequency of scouts coming to meetings dwindled due to violence increasing,” Parker says.

“But now we have decided that don Bosco must be revived again and to become active in the community again. We will commence meetings weekly from Thursday at 18:00,” he says.

Parker has encouraged parents to send their children to scouts to enable them to be equipped with the life skills taught at Don Bosco.

Parker says he hopes the group of 18 that they last recorded – which is also the biggest group they had to date – will grow even more. “A lot of our training and discipline is outdoor which is on the navy level. This can open many doors for those who one day exit the scout group as well,” he says.

Currently there are four scout leaders who take on groups aged between seven years and 18.

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