The 1st Narrabri West Scouts group have recently installed a new fence at the scout hall located in Wukawa Street.

Nearly 100 metres of fence was assembled and installed by scouts, scout leaders, and volunteer family and friends.

The purchase of materials was assisted with the generous donation of grant monies received from Whitehaven Coal and fundraising undertaken by the scout group themselves with donut selling being a winning initiative.

With hard work by volunteers and the help of the youth members on shovels and tech guns, the job at hand gave the scouts a welcome experience operating power tools.

The group have plans to later install a native garden at the front of the scout hall grounds.

The garden will be organised by the older cubs as part of a project to facilitate their upcoming Cub Scout Peak award.

The project will be just a small part of the Peak Award, which will additionally include outdoor adventure skills in bushwalking, camping, bushcraft, survival and leadership skills.

The final section of this award will be a journey, the distance of which changes from section to section.

For example, for a seven-year-old Joey Scout it can be a two-hour hike, a 10-year-old Cub Scout can be a half-day hike, and for a 14-year-old Scout it could be a two-day hike utilising map and compass skills.

The building of the new fence has improved the aesthetics of the premises and has created a safe environment for members of the community wishing to hire the building.

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