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Upper Mt Gravatt Scouts Clean Up Team

By: Michael Fox

My father was a Scout Leader in Nambour when I was growing up so I sure he would have loved to be there today with the cheerful group I joined for Clean Up Australia in Roly Chapman Reserve.

Robyn, left, is Group Leader of the dynamic Upper Mt Gravatt Scout Group. Robyn glowed with pride as she told me today that she has just signed up five new youth members!

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Rain don’t stop Scouts!

Scouts are not put off by a bit rain. Even water over the bridge did not slow them down. Event organiser Brett thought they may have to cancel yesterday when Mimosa Creek was over the rails but by 10pm last night the level had dropped so the Clean Up was on.

Patrolling Mimosa Creek

Patrolling Mimosa Creek

Ten parents and youth members signed on today braving rain, flooded tracks and lots of mud, to removed countless drink containers, an old car tyre swing and large pieces of metal and wood.

It was a real pleasure to work with a group who can laugh and have fun even on a rainy day.

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