Cubs, scouts do­nate food and presents

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - RICHARD MAYS

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.

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