Monday, March 12, 2012

Scouts help out at TTSH as part of Job Week movement

SINGAPORE: It was all in a day's work for 20 scouts from Yangzheng Primary School, who filled in for Tan Tock Seng Hospital staff as part of the Scouts' Job Week movement.

Job Week is an annual event for the scouting movement, raising funds by performing tasks for the community.

After a brief induction to the hospital's history and work, it was all systems go for these nine to 12 year-olds.

Tasks on their to-do list for this one-day job included cleaning the hospital's ambulances, and wheeling patients to their respective appointments.

In return, the Hospital pledged S$2,000 towards the Singapore Scouts Association.

It's the first such collaboration between the hospital and the Scouts' Association.

Roney Tan, president of the Singapore Scout Guild and fifth generation descendant of Tan Tock Seng, said: "If you go back to the history of the hospital, the founder was very concerned about the poor and needy. Caring for the community is part and parcel of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and this is very similar to what the scouts are being trained (for)."

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Source From Channel News Asia

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