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Scouts to tackle big clean up job

14 September 2011

If you thought cleaning the car was a big job, a group of Devonport Scouts will have a much bigger job on their hands this weekend as part of Scouts Job Week.

What: Members of Devonport Scout Group will be cleaning the Navy’s Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) HMNZS HAWEA.

When: Sunday 18 September, 1000-1100

Where: Devonport Naval Base in Auckland

Background

Scouts Job Week is a reinvention of the old ‘Bob a Job’ concept from the 70s where Scouts were paid to do odd jobs in the local community.

Over 10,000 Scouts are expected to take part in SCOUTS Job Week which will take place around the country between16 September and 9 October.

Scouts New Zealand National Fundraising and Marketing Manager Tony Hickmore said, “The concept of Scouts undertaking work for a just reward has been an important part of the development of young people in the community for many years.

“We hope the local community gets behind Scouts Job Week and provides a variety of fundraising activities that our young people can participate in.”

ENDS

Media wishing to attend this event should contact: Lieutenant Sarah Campbell, Defence Communications Group 021 244 0638

Note: Drivers licence or equivalent ID is required to be shown on entry to all Defence facilities.

 


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