In the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, hundreds of boy scouts took to the streets recently to paint out the work of local graffiti artists.
SV Scouts walking along road singing and carrying paint cans (2 shots)
SV Scouts painting out slogans on wall (2 shots)
GV & SV Older scouts painting wall (2 shots)
SV Young scouts painting (4 shots)
GV Painted wall
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Background: In the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, hundreds of boy scouts took to the streets recently to paint out the work of local graffiti artists.
SYNOPSIS: For a day the streets of the capital were filled with cheerful young people carrying paint cans and brushes.
Their task was a formidable one... blotting out the painted slogans that are now a common feature on walls and buildings in most of the world's big cities.
Old as well as young scouts took part in the clean up operation, which lasted all day.
Not all of Caracas received the white-wash treatment, but with more than 500 scouts on the job, the organisers of the task managed to deal with many of the more objectionable slogans painted around the city.
Public interest in the job was high. Several groups of scouts attracted attention for hours as they worked to give Caracas a new image.