Again this year on two Saturdays in
October and part of the School Half Term, the Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers
eagerly set out Bob-A-Jobbing and again met with the great welcoming
reception that people give to see the youngsters in their full traditional
uniforms prepared to do jobs for no personal gain for themselves and 'Doing
a Good Turn To Others' as Baden-Powell conceived the idea.
And what a success story yet again this year, the Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers put all their energy into the event and received such great compliments for jobs well done. The high earners this year for each section were as follows :-
Tom earned £45.00.
Lodge Seconder Lucas earned £16.00
Archie earned £14.63.
Average Beaver member earnings £12.09 beating last year's average.
Jack earned £45.00.
Sixer Max earned £26.10.
Freddie earned £17.00.
Average Wolf Cub member earnings £17.40 also beating last year's average.
Patrol Seconder Sebastian earned £132.50.
Senior Scout patrol Leader Jack earned £30.00.
Patrol Leader Abigail earned £30.00
Average Scout member earnings £24.14 also beating last year's average but greatly boosted by Sebastian's great effort. 'JOBS WELL DONE' Sebastian and what a marathon of an effort you put into this.
What a great effort and a new all time record earnings by Patrol Leader Sebastian, making the total Scout Group's Bob-A-Job earnings this year a total of £670.60p, whilst carrying out a great variety of jobs for a great number of different households. Whilst overall earning were slightly down on last year it was great to see the effort that the Scouts, wolf Cubs and Beavers put into this year's Bob-A-Job.
Sebastian's parents thought that you all might like to share the efforts made by Sebastian and how proud they are of what he has achieved in his 'Bob-A-Job' :
Sebastian is too proud to mention this but we thought you would like to know just how incredibly hard he has worked on his Bob-A-Job this year!
He has even accomplished 3 or more jobs per day, at the weekends and during the Half-Term, one straight after the other. He has become much more organised too this year, visiting neighbours and creating and sending out a little email leaflet of his own (listing jobs he can do). He has taken calls and 'bookings' and put all his jobs in the family diary, so we know what he is up to! The best thing of all is he is doing all the work with a smile and very thoroughly. He is enjoying fulfulling jobs that others can't, won't or don't want to do, e.g.: Feeding, walking and caring for a neighbour's dog, that is too old to survive kennels; applying smelly polish to the treasured leather upholstery of an elderly man's car; helping a lady, who has a bad back, to move books and papers from one room to another. The funniest job turned out to be doing some childcare for a local Mum who has 3 very young children. Sebastian ended up offering guidance on 'conflict resolution' between the kids!. He has also worked extremely hard on every job to do a very thorough job and clearing up afterwards! I have had some lovely comments back from his 'clients'.
Bob a job this year has been a real turning point for Sebastian and thank you again for all your encouragement. He really does love being a member of your Scout Troop and especially being a proper British Boy Scout.
Again this year on two Saturdays in October, the
Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers eagerly set out Bob-A-Jobbing and met with the
great welcoming reception that people give to see the youngsters in their
full traditional uniforms prepared to do jobs for no personal gain for
themselves and doing a Good Turn To Others as Baden-Powell conceived the
And what a success story again this year, the youngsters went at it 'hammer & tongs' and received such good compliments for jobs well done. The high earners for each section were as follows :-
William Graham earned £15.00 carrying out 6 jobs for 5 different households.
Jack Norton earned £11.00
Rose Grey earned £10.00
Average Beaver member earnings £8.17
Ethan Burgess earned £50.50 carrying out 18 jobs for 14 different households
Charlie Bromage earned £23.90
Thomas Owen earned £21.20
Average Wolf Cub member earnings £12.23
Max Helmschrott-Bowden earned £77.00 carrying out 24 jobs for 20 different households
Seb Averies earned £59.50
William Hathaway earned £38.20
Average Scout member earnings £21.23
Most of the Girl Scouts within our Troop earned more than the average
What a great effort and all time record earnings by Scout Max, making the total Scout Group's Bob-A-Job earnings this year a total of £774.64, whilst carrying out a total of 324 jobs for 228 households. Checking back on records of The Boy Scout Association's Bob-A-Job earnings in 1957 in this area, the South Chiltern District (8 Troops) earned a total of £215/5s/0d, an average of 16s/5d per member When Mr. Storton was Scoutmaster and Richard Goodenough Assistant Scoutmaster, maybe someone would let us know how much this would have been in today's money value?
Clearly our Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers make Baked Potatoes and not Couch Potatoes. Well Done Everyone and a big thanks to all who gave jobs during Bob-A-Job.
"Hello, I've just had Lukas and Thomas at my house doing bob-a-job and I wanted you to know that they were a credit to your scout group. They were very polite, diligent and eager. They did an excellent job of cleaning my windows with a wonderfully positive attitude despite the fact it was pouring down with rain! They deserve a commendation. Best wishes, "
Please find below some pictures of some of our Wolf Cubs and Scouting doing Bob-a-job.
The Scouts, Wolf Cubs and
Beavers have been very busy again this October with their Bob-a-Jobbing,
with record amounts being earned by some members. The top earners so far are
~ Beavers (6 to 8 year) Lucas earning £19.50 having done 11 jobs for 11
different people followed closely by Tristan earning £15.00; Wolf Cubs (8 to
11 years) Max earning £44.55 having done 18 jobs for 16
different people, followed closely by James Owen earning £30.50p and Jamie
May £24.50; Scouts (11 to 15 years) David earning the incredible
amount of £69.50 having done 18 jobs for 18 different people, followed
closely by Sebastian earning £40.00 and Troop Leader Gareth £32.50. Several of the Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers have still not yet
completed their Bob-a-Jobbing so even the above fantastic earnings may be
As Baden-Powell originally intended for the scheme, Bob-a-Job is for Scouts to do good turns for others by making a good job to the best of their ability in exchange for a small reward, rather than encouraging Scouts to expect something for doing nothing. Clearly our Scouts, Wolf Cubs and Beavers live up to the ideals of the scheme set by Lord Baden-Powell.
Beavers ~ Jennah £14.20. Jennah carried out 9 jobs for 8 different people ~ well done Jennah.
Wolf Cub ~ David £55.47. David carried out 23 jobs for 17 different people ~ David, you definitely hold the record for the highest earnings, the most jobs carried out, with the most customers ~ an all round clear record to-date. Great Scouting attitude David.
Wolf Cub ~ Alex £40.50. Alex carried out 17 jobs for 11 different people ~ very well done Alex, you have also beaten any previous records.
Wolf Cubs ~ Sebastian £24.00 and William £22.50 ~ both also worth a mention for their great effort.
Scouts ~ Ben £24.50. Ben carried out 7 jobs for 7 different people ~ well done Ben.
The jobs that were carried by the Group Members under their own initiative and were very diverse, included sweeping leaves, car cleaning, shopping, walking the dog, cleaning, picking apples and other gardening tasks, etc.
A great effort by all 'JOB WELL DONE'.