Calvary Retirement Communities donates computers to Scout Groups
6th February 2017
As part of our values Calvary strive for wise stewardship. We recognise that as individuals and as a community all we have has been given to us as a gift. It is our responsibility to manage these precious resources effectively now and for the future.
Calvary Retirement Communities, as part of wise stewardship, recently donated their “all in one” old fleet computers to local community groups Cardiff Scout Group and Wallsend South Cub Group.
The Aim of the Scout Association of Australia is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
Cardiff Scout Group is comprised of over 100 joeys, cubs, scouts, venturers, and rovers, with 12 leaders who volunteer their time. South Wallsend Cub Group caters for 8 to 11 year olds and is also run by volunteers.
This donation has reduced the amount of e-waste that Calvary produce. WHS Manager Natasha Horne said “These computers would normally be disposed of through e-waste but are being given a new life. It is great to be able to support our local community groups and volunteers”.
These computers will be used for a variety of activities including:
- Scout TV video editing
- Jamboree on the internet
- Giving the the groups the opportunity to be able to log on and chat to other groups around the world
- Leaders to complete their online training
South Wallsend Cub Group Leader Penny Lanksy said “Thank you so much. The kids that don’t have access to computers are now able to do their badge research. It’s going to help us very much”.
Glenn Cook, Leader at Cardiff Scout Group explained, “The computers will help our group connect with other Scout groups from right around the globe. It will be great for our Scouts to see what other groups are doing”. Volunteer at Cardiff Scout Group Chris Horne said “The kids do a lot of video editing for Scout TV. The new devices are more powerful than what we have had previously. It means we can have more powerful video editing software on them and more than 1 person can edit at a time”.