Scouts from Across Avon Take Part in Community Week Projects

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The week of 2nd to 8th June was an important week for Scouting nationally, with groups up and down the country taking part in projects for Scout Community Week. Supported by B&Q, the aim of the week is to encourage young people (and their families) to get involved in their local community and "do their best" to help other people. 

Avon was no exception, and groups from across the county got stuck in to a variety of tasks. 1st Frampton Cotterell Beaver Scouts planted flowers at their local church as well as making bird feeders for the church's garden of remembrance. 

1st Abbotswood Beaver Scouts took part in a litter pick throughout the Abbotswood area. Adorned with hi-vis jackets, litter pickers and bin bags, 13 Beaver Scouts (accompanied by their leaders) walked around outside the Church and shops collecting nearly 3 bags of rubbish in just under an hour. 

Leader Cate Biggs said "All the children enjoyed the project and learnt about how picking up litter helped the community and the environment. The leaders were asked by several children if we could all go to their streets where they lived to collect rubbish too!"

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Meanwhile Cubs and Scouts from 66th Bath spent a day tidying and improving the area around their Scout Hall in Weston High Street. During the day a team of 60 volunteers comprised from Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Parents painted railings and woodwork, cleared overgrown plants, and built and planted new planters. The group were supported by a donation from Weston Gardening Club, and it is hoped that the new planters will be blooming in time for the Bath in Bloom Competition in a few weeks time!

Did your group get involved in Scout Community Week? Get in touch and let us know what you got up to!

Find out more about Scout Community Week nationally