Scouts warming up for winter

The 1st Cape Naturaliste Scout Group is heading into winter without a worry now they have a new hot water heater from Busselton Water.

The 25-litre sink plug-in electric hot water heater was installed in the Scout’s club kitchen in the Siesta Park Cape Naturaliste Hall to provide hot water to wash dishes instead of using boiling water from a kettle and toilet block.

Group leader Kelly Everett said the addition of the hot water heater has made it much safer and more efficient for the scouts and cubs.

“Previously we had to carry buckets with hot water from the toilet block to the kitchen to wash the dishes, or boil the kettle multiple times. The hot water heater is so much safer and makes clean up a whole lot easier,” said Kelly.

“At the end of a camp we are now able to clean the equipment instead of sending it home to parents where we found it was often misplaced or never returned,” she added.

Busselton Water CEO, Chris Elliott said it was a fantastic opportunity to help make a difference in safety for the local scout group.

“Safety is one of our priorities at Busselton Water, so we’re proud to be assisting the 1st Cape Naturaliste Scout Group improve their safety practices too,” said Mr Elliott.

“We’re also proud to be supporting a local group who help young people in the community to build life and safety skills.”

The Busselton Water Community Partnership Program seeks to raise Busselton Water’s connection with the local community particularly with groups and projects related to water quality and efficiency; environmental sustainability; education; innovation; and leadership.

The local scouts were one of seven community groups in Busselton to receive funding under the program in 2017-18.

1st Cape Naturaliste Scouts Rylee Anderson, Felix Moyes, Jordan Kraehe and Imogen Clark