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Scouts Job Week

Scouts clean vehicles at RNZAF Base Woodbourne as part of Scouts Job Week. 20110911WN0003
Scouts clean vehicles at RNZAF Base Woodbourne as part of Scouts Job Week. 20110911WN0003

On Saturday 3 September RNZAF Base Woodbourne provided a variety of vehicles for Woodbourne Air Scouts to clean including a fire crash tender, ambulance, Pinzgauer, aircraft tug and several utes as part of Scouts Job Week. Woodbourne Air Scouts leader Peter Stace said Air Force staff were good to the troop and the service's support was appreciated.

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 from 16 September to 9 October which will see scouts around the country working in the community to earn money for their troop.

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. We are sure the Scouts involved in these three activities will have a great time and we are very grateful to the New Zealand Defence Force for their support of Scouts Job Week.”

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