It’s a mystery to us how our team manages to do so much great work both at the office and out in their local communities. That’s why we give everyone here a Community Day off in addition to their regular holiday time.
Mark Curtlin, a Project Engineer at our Warwickshire office, recently used his Community Day to lend his creative skills to a local event that literally had “mystery” written all over it. He assisted a local scout group in Bishop’s Itchington in building a parade float and coordinating their entry for the village’s annual carnival day. In doing so, Mark helped them raise awareness of the many benefits of scouting, as well as raise some needed funds for the troop.
“We polled the scout group, and the idea chosen for the float was to create the iconic Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo,” says Mark. “We immediately hit the drawing board, using a Hot Wheels diecast model as the basis for our float, increasing it in size by a scale of 40:1.
“It’s a wonderful way to be part of the community and work with other community members who volunteer their time as Scout leaders and helpers. The scouting movement allows children to gain some great experiences and interact with other children from the local area.”
For the sixth year running, the scout troop won the best float in its category at the carnival, and they were also able to raise some needed funds to help with future events. However, Mark, in true Scooby Doo villain mode, teased that he may have given some passing thought to stealing the money to help fund his own devious schemes. But like every villain in the series he was forced to proclaim: “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids!”