BRAVE: Ten-year-old William Jamieson was just old enough to give it a go, but outshone some of the older participants.
BRAVE: Ten-year-old William Jamieson was just old enough to give it a go, but outshone some of the older participants. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Scouts scale old building

PRACTICALITY was thrown out the window on Saturday, when the region's scout groups took over the Warwick Town Hall and scaled its facade.

The Glennie Heights, Stanthorpe and Clifton groups strapped on their harnesses and made their way up or down the historic building, to the delight of onlookers who lined the footpath to watch the action.

Darling Downs assistant regional commissioner Peter See said the abseiling event was the brainchild of his son, Michael.

PIECE OF CAKE: Cr Jo McNally scales the facade of the Warwick Town Hall, in support of the scouts.
PIECE OF CAKE: Cr Jo McNally scales the facade of the Warwick Town Hall, in support of the scouts.

Mr See said the event was about highlighting some of the fun activities scout members enjoy.

 

"Scouting is great because you get to get out there and learn life skills and go camping, abseiling, canoeing and hiking," he said.

"Some of the kids here today are abseiling for the first time but others have done it at Stanthorpe and Withcott."

Councillor Jo McNally even gave abseiling a go and said after the initial step over the landing, it was smooth sailing.

TEAMWORK: Glennie Heights leader Rowan Cahill and Stanthorpe leader Jenny Lang head down side by side.
TEAMWORK: Glennie Heights leader Rowan Cahill and Stanthorpe leader Jenny Lang head down side by side.


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