Scout Community Week hits its stride


Scouts up and down the country have been hard at work for Scout Community Week (14-20 May).

Since Scout Community Week launched on Monday, Scouts have helped their communities and raised money for local Scouting by building, cleaning, planting and painting across the UK.

A busy week

Based on the results of a survey carried out with the local community to see what the public wanted, 1st Honiton Scout Group will take on a different project each night of Scout Community Week.

The Group has already put up bat boxes in the public areas and helped re-edge one of the local paths. They will take on more tasks over the next few days, including creating hanging baskets with the help of Scout Community Week sponsors, B&Q.

Another of the Group projects involves teaming up with the local police to monitor the speed of traffic in one part of the town. If anyone is caught speeding the police will stop them so that the Scouts and Explorers can talk to the drivers about the dangers of driving over the limit.

On Friday, some of the older Scouts and Explorers will clean the war memorial ready for the Queen Diamond Jubilee and Armed Forces celebrations.

Raising awareness

Other projects taking place this week include the 2nd Stornoway Beaver Scout Colony re-varnishing the 12th century Lews chessmen at Lews Castle.

Meanwhile, in a bid to help the local environment and landscape, the 2nd Orkney Scout Group has already planted a thousand trees on a local hillside.

The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers of 1st Molescroft Scout Group will make sure that their local allotments are ready for future use. Currently, the Molescroft Grange Community Allotments are little more than a patch of grass, but the Group will fill raised containers with top soil, prepare pathways with bark chippings and do some planting so that the allotments can be enjoyed by the local community.

Get involved

Find out what’s happening where you are during Scout Community Week with our interactive map. You can also follow the Scout Community Week campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

To show your support for Scout Community Week and to help make a difference, you can make an online donation.

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