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
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
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!
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