Community service is a foundational tenet for any Scouting group, and Iona Scouts have been busy. In April they proudly attended the ANZAC Day parade in Mt Roskill as they do every year, to honour those who have served to protect our community in wars and peacekeeping operations. Attending ANZAC parades helps the next generation to understand and appreciate the sacrifices of our forefathers and what they went through to afford us the freedoms that we have today.
May saw Iona Scouts at the beach. Respecting the environment is another core value of the group, so a couple of times a year they clean up around the area. Usually the focus is on Blockhouse Bay but this time they went to Lynfield Cove. This is a beautiful location with the added bonus of a great bushwalk and park which the Scouts made the most of after their hard work cleaning up the beach.