The purpose of the event was for 1st Dapto Scout’s to fundraise for the maintenance for our hall where we meet each Wednesday. Also, we are planning to purchase other equipment to keep our program going, including necessary repairs to the toilet block and the installation of an air conditioner.
It was a great turnout, with many people coming to support us while enjoying a tasty bite. We placed tins on tables to encourage people to donate some money. Throughout the night people came and went while we worked in the kitchen, preparing food such as, tea and coffee, milkshakes, cakes and slices, breads and other delicious food. Demonstrating our skills of collaboration, we took turns to wash and wipe up, make coffees, serve food, sweep the floors, write down orders and operate the cash register. Everyone tried their best to be as friendly and helpful to everyone as we could.
Chris Micallef lamented later in the evening, “I had my eye on a nice piece of cheesecake for when I was hoping to do a mix and mingle, but we were so well supported and so many people turned up to have their supper with us that when it came time, it was all gone! I had to settle for just a coffee made by Ryan! It was great to see people from other groups there to support from past 1st Dapto Scouts too!”
Ethan Thomson enthused, "My Favourite part was being able to meet everybody and I had that good feeling you get from being part of a team." Emily McMahon noted that "It was really great to see the scouts so excited to serve their families, learning how to make coffees and milkshakes, toast banana bread and serve cakes. Everyone really got a taste of what it would be like to work in a cafe, and we made nearly $300 for our group as well."
It really was a great team-building event where everyone lent a hand.
In total, we raised $286.80 towards our group. Thank you to the many families, friends and others who came to support us. We are truly blessed to have people in Dapto come and help 1st Dapto Scout group out.
By Aimee Franklin
(Scout, age 14)