Cubs, scouts donate food and presents
Roslyn Scouts have taken the Salvation Army’s Christmas appeal for gifts and food to heart.
Roslyn Scout group leader Jeanette Phillips invited a Sallies representative along last month to talk to the cubs, keas and scouts about foodbank.
Not only had the scouts been bringing in non-perishable food items from home, they had been collecting shoe-boxes to contain good quality toys as presents, and to wrap as Christmas parcels.
‘‘Last year they tried this for the first time, and the kids enjoyed it so much, they asked if they could do it again, and it’s been even more successful this year.’’
They also made toys out of repurposed car tyres and pallets.
From the tyres Phillips said they made rockers and see-saws, and from pallets found at the side of the road, they had built a dollhouse.The projects went towards earning community and environment badges, and part of that deal was that they were given away.
The paint was donated by Resene, and the scouts brought in tools from home and worked on the projects each Wednesday for an hour-and-a-half over four weeks.