Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Statements by Members
Deakin Electorate: Scouts and Guides
On a lighter note, one of the great institutions for young people in this country is the Australian Scouting movement, which of course includes Guides. In my electorate of Deakin there are a number of outstanding local Scout and Guide groups. I want to recognise some of them today. They include 1st Croydon Hills; 3rd Croydon; 2nd Maroondah; 3rd Ringwood East; 4th Ringwood; 7th Ringwood; Croydon Central, which is quite a large group; 1st Heathmont; 3rd Heathmont; 1st Heatherdale; 1st Mitcham; 1st Nunawading; 1st Vermont; 1st Forest Hill; 1st Tunstall; 2nd Mitcham; 2nd Vermont; 1st Mooroolbark; 1st Maroondah; and the Croydon West Guides.
The Scouting movement have done a phenomenal job over many years maintaining and upgrading their own facilities, but this government has sought to assist them in upgrading their scout halls. A few examples from the Deakin electorate—