Scout Community Week – Do 1 Thing

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Scout Community Week – Do 1 Thing

8 June 2013

The week between 3rd-9th June was Scout Community Week. A week where over 3000 Scout groups all over the U.K. came together to help their community in one week. Every night during the week, we were out picking up litter to help make our community a tidier place.

It all started on the Monday evening with the Mayor coming to kick start us off. She was very impressed to see what we were going to be up for the rest of the week before the Cubs headed off into the Holywell Estate to search for rubbish.

Tuesday night saw our Scouts out and about making their way from The Holt back up to the headquarters. Wednesday Scouts did their turn on Lodge Farm playing fields.

Leicestershire County Councillor Peter Lewis came to visit our Cubs on Thursday night who said it was great that our young people were looking after our community, espcially since we won Britain in Bloom competition. They then headed off around to Woodbrook Vale. The prize goes to them for collecting the most rubbish!

Finally it was the turn of Friday Beavers. With a visit from Jonathan Morgan, our local borough councillor, and Nicky Morgan, our MP, who helped our Beavers doing their litter pick before having a awkward Question and Answer session.

Along with other Scout Groups that took part, it is estimated that together we collected 800 tonnes of litter. Well worth the effort. Many thanks for all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who took part. We would also like to thank our special guests, the worshipful mayor Sandie Forrest and her consort Roger Forest, Cllr Peter Lewis, Jonathon Morgan and Nicky Morgan. We would also like to thank Charnwood Borough Council for the loan of the litter pickers.

It’s now time to start collecting in the sponsor money. This will be used to help fund our new headquarters – Building our Future. We have a number of hoops to jump through before planning application approval (e.g. a geological survey – we’re on an old quarry site). Please give your sponsor money back to your leaders before the end of June.