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Joey Mob hops in to help Vinnies

Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

The 3rd BH Sea Scouts’ Joey Mob have donated food items to St Vincent De Paul. The donation is one of a number of activities the Joeys have had to perform to win their Caring and Sharing badge. PICTURE: Supplied The 3rd BH Sea Scouts’ Joey Mob have donated food items to St Vincent De Paul. The donation is one of a number of activities the Joeys have had to perform to win their Caring and Sharing badge. PICTURE: Supplied

As junior members of the 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts recently discovered, being a scout isn’t all about camping out and tying knots.

Last term the Joey Mob learned about another important element of scouting - Caring and Sharing - and in the process helped some of the city’s less fortunate.

The youngsters were told to bring in non perishable items to be donated to St Vincent De Paul and managed to collect an amazing amount of food.

Last week the items were presented to St Vinnies to assist with their food baskets which are given to people seeking assistance for meals.

President of St Vincent De Paul, Lois Ellis, was absolutely amazed at not only the generosity of the Joeys, but the quantity of items donated for such a small group.

Caring & Sharing is one element of badge work the Joey Mob work towards and they are very excited when the task is complete and they are rewarded with a badge which is sewn on their shirts.

The caring and sharing theme continues this term when the Joeys visit the Harold Williams Home to spend time with the residents, and some exciting activities have been planned.

This will then qualify the Joeys to receive their Caring and Sharing badge.

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