Scouting for a good book?

by Mike Isle

Literally, thousands of books priced at just $2 are about to go out the door as Lincoln Scout Group mounts its eighth annual book sale.

The sale’s organiser and scout group leader, Makereta Roper, said the scout group had already collected 27 pallets of books, and her team of volunteers and 122 Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers were busy sorting through the most number of books ever presented at the annual sale. She is promising fiction and non-fiction on just about every subject under the sun.

“It just gets bigger and bigger,” she said. “And it is wonderful to have such a high level of support from our community.”

Ms Roper says this year’s sale is a fundraiser to help two scouts and one support adult leader from Lincoln attend the Australia Jamboree in Adelaide later this year.

The sale, which is in the Lincoln Scout Den, North Belt, Lincoln, takes place on  Friday, August 3 from 6pm to 8pm and again on Saturday, August 4 from 9am to 3pm.