The Mount Cotton Scout Group are the first to have completed the program and will be presented with their Keeping Kids Safe badges tonight.Denise Morcombe said "Providing children with the opportunity to develop safety skills is one of the most precious gifts we can give to them and to ourselves."
Cub Scout Leader David Bates said "I'm so proud of my Cub Scouts who have really engaged with the program beyond my highest hopes. They have walked out of here 10 feet taller."Media are invited to attend the presentation ceremony at Karingal Scout Camp 36 Karingal Rd, Mount Cotton at 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd November. Bruce and Denise Morcombe and Deputy Chief Commissioner Geoff Doo will be attending.
CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Holly Brennan said "I have loved working with this group. The dedication to teaching children the skills to be safe has been an inspiration to me as a child protection educator. The program is taught by Scout Leaders and takes around 5 weeks."
The program is based on five sessions of approximately 20-30 minute duration. The final lesson (5) will include revision and the badge presentation.
For more information contact:
Phone 07 5442 3678
The Day for Daniel, a National
Day of Action raising
awareness of Child Safety,
Protection & Prevention