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Rover Service Projects

Outside Scouting

• Gardening for the elderly or disabled
• Do maintenance or build a project for a local disabled kids' school or home
• Sing Christmas carols at an old peoples' home
• Train as a Lifeline or Youthline counsellor
• Collect food or clothes for the homeless
• Regenerate some local bushland
• Assist with Meals-on-Wheels
• Visit long-term hospital patients
• Pick up prescriptions or groceries for elderly or disabled people
Donate blood
• Teach English to migrants
• Give disabled people or kids a day out
• Assist at a local youth centre
• Assist with Mission Beat night patrol
• Can you help in a local National Park?
• Read to a blind person
• Adopt a phone booth or bus shelter (keep it clean)
• Run a camp for kids who aren't Scouts
• Do security, crowd, parking control or run a BBQ for a local community function
• Clean up a local park, bushland or roads
• Organise a Clean Up Australia Day site
• Cater for a naturalisation ceremony
• Assist with Open Days at RSPCA, Blind Society, kids' home etc.
• Clean the local War Memorial
• Assist with ANZAC Day march or service
• Run a camp or activity for CanTeen - kids living with cancer
• Give some assistance to Camp Quality
• Staff a Driver Reviver station
• Contact Volunteering NSW for more ideas. Tel: (02) 9261-3600 or visit

Within Scouting

• Help with a Cub or Scout sports day or swimming carnival
• Take on maintenance duty or a major project at your local Scout or Guide campsite
• Build a commando course for a Scout camp, Pack holiday, Cub Fun Day etc.
• Cook for a Venturer Leadership Course, Patrol Leaders' Dinner or other function
• Run an Initiative, Leadership or Unit Management Course for Venturers
• Edit and produce your Group's newsletter
• Build and maintain your Group's website
• Run some weeknight or weekend activities for a disabled Scout Group
• Be an Instructor or Examiner for Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Junior Guides or Guides
• Do hall or grounds maintenance for your Group or another local Group or Guides
• Do the Public Relations for Scouting in your locality
• Run a fundraiser with your Group

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