May 29, 2017
If you didn’t make it to the Kingaroy Scouts’ annual show’n’shine on Saturday, you missed out on more than just a well-attended car show.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel put on several displays, demonstrating bushfire awareness as well as the skills that Kingaroy firefighters must put into action when they attend a motor vehicle crash.
There was also food and drinks and a jumping castle for the kids – as well as lots of cars, motorbikes and even some construction equipment.
One group enjoying the day was the Olsen family who turned out in force to see Kingaroy scout Jamie-Lee Olsen presented with her Australian Scout Medallion.
To qualify for this award – which is the highest in Australian scouting – Jamie-Lee had to complete the Adventurer level in scouting, which included a three-day hike, along with a leadership course, then undertake a project.
She chose to erect an outdoor chapel, complete with pews and a pulpit, at the rear of the Kingaroy Scouts’ block of land in James Street.
Jamie-Lee had to organise the use of a dingo to dig the postholes as well as the timber.
Funds were raised through one month of sausage sizzles outside SupaIGA in Kingaroy as well as help from the scouts’ Parents’ Committee.
In the end, the final construction took just two days.
Also presented with certificates of the day by Kingaroy Scouts were South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and QFES Kingaroy Station Officer Bruce Groer.
Kingaroy firefighters put on a live demonstration of how they would remove a trapped and injured passenger from a wrecked car.
The sacrificial vehicle – possibly a 1989 Lexus – put up a bit of a fight but it was no match for the Kingaroy firies.
The firefighters still managed to extract their “patient” in less than 20 minutes. …