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Scouts get wheels

16. Jul 2013

Scouts in Zealand are finding ways to boost membership by 10% over the next year, and to help them fulfil this goal, Toyota has given them a brand new car.

Jeff Percival, is the man behind the wheel of the Toyota Corolla car, and also the man at the helm of New Zealand's largest Scout group, the Motu Moana Green Bay Group in Auckland, which has over 200 young members. But it's for Jeff's new job as Regional Development Officer for the SCOUTS New Zealand that he will be using the car.

"We are looking for ways to attract more boys and girls into Scouting and that involves visiting lots of schools where I speak about our programmes. And in the evenings, I often visit one of our groups in Auckland to support our leaders and volunteers to recruit new leaders we need," says Jeff.

SCOUTS New Zealand has been one of the 25 community organisations selected by Toyota to be given a Corolla car for three years as part of its “25 ways to say thanks” initiative in celebration of being a top-selling car company over the last 25 years in the country.

-- Wayne Philip, APR Honorary Correspondent, New Zealand

Picture 1: © SCOUTS New Zealand​

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