Millicent group scouts new members

CALL FOR HELP: Millicent Scouts Group leaders Narelle Thompson and Patrick Smith have raised fears over the future of the club following a decline in membership and a lack of community support. Currently, there are only seven scouts in the Millicent group including Narelle’s daughters Ruth and Kira. Patrick is calling out to community groups and members to help Scouts get back on its feet amid fears that without support it will be forced to close. Picture: BROOKE LITTLEWOOD

THE Millicent Scouts Group could be forced to close its doors due to a lack of community support and a decline in membership numbers.

The group currently offers Joey, Cub and Scouts programs in Millicent, however there are only seven members involved and two adult leaders.

Group leader Patrick Smith made a call for help last month, reaching out to the Millicent community and service clubs to offer assistance with a number of essential upgrades to the scout hall.

Mr Smith believes upgraded facilities could potentially attract and retain members and make the hall an asset to the town.

“I sent out a letter to community groups, basically we need some


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