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Learning the ropes early

Ballan 1st Scouts Group learnt some recipes and food handling safety from Ballan CWA. Photo - Bernadine 'Nishka' Gawalski

By Meg Kennedy

Two community groups in Ballan have joined forces to create cooking magic.

Ballan and District CWA and 1st Ballan Scouts Group Joeys came together for a hands-on cooking class in late August.

As well as creating delicious party pizzas and Milo balls with CWA cooks Sandra, Susan, Nishka and Veronika, the young Scout members were taught food safety tips and hygiene when cooking.

“This great experience reinforced how beneficial mentoring from the CWA was for the younger generations within our community,” said Ballan and District CWA President Symone Barry.

The Ballan and District CWA has previously supported the 1st Ballan Scouts Group, providing a fundraising opportunity to host a lemonade stand at the CWA’s Mid-Winter Bushdance in July.

“Over the past three years, our branch has strived to support local community groups and events, such as the Ballan Autumn Festival and the Ballan RSL,” said Ms Barry.

“Our branch is all about supporting others, sharing skills and striving to provide positive opportunities to assist and engage all members of our communities.”

For more information, you can find Ballan and District CWA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWAballan, and the 1st Ballan Scouts Group at www.facebook.com/ballanscouts.