A vampire, a ninja, a car crash survivor and even a space pirate were among the spooky characters lurking around the Beaudesert Scouts Den at the group’s early Halloween party.
The 26 October party was open to the community and attracted the usual crowd of long-time local Scouts. They enjoyed party games like pin the spider on the spider web and the monster freeze dance, plenty of treats and catching up with their friends.
Venturer Kaetlyn Allen, who dressed up as a crash survivor, said being part of Scouts was an opportunity to learn new things.
Rover Ben Giglia, who dressed up as a space pirate, said there were plenty of reasons to be part of Scouts.
Ben, 19, who joined the local group as a Scout in his early teens, encouraged others to give it a go.
“You get to have experiences you don’t usually get to have, and it’s an opportunity for younger kids to get to do something their parents might not usually get to take them to, like rock climbing or going canoeing. It’s not all tying knots,” he said.
“If you’re thinking of coming along, just do it. Give it a try – you only live once.”
Recent activities at Beaudesert Scouts include crafting model solar systems, making stretchers from items made around the den and planting sustainable gardens in recycled canoes for camp food in summer. Beaudesert Scouts meet every Tuesday night and always welcome new faces. For more information, phone Group Leader Marg Manthey on 0407 734 595.