Scout Group Takes Part in Litter Pick

More than 60 young people from Shedfield Scout group took part in a number of activities including a litter pick as part of the Scout Association’s Great Indoors Weekender.

In the summer term, Shedfield Scout Group normally has a weekend camp where Beavers, Cubs and Scouts camp together and take part in activities. However, this year plans had to be changed due to the coronavirus which has meant no face-to-face scouting since mid-March, instead the group have had virtual meetings.

Beaver Leader Charlotte Sampson said: “We wanted to give our young people the opportunity to take part in a different type of camp, in tents or dens, in their gardens or inside, anywhere as long as they didn’t sleep in a bed.”

Activities included a walk with a litter pick with parental supervision and hand sanitiser.

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Other activities included cooking, making s’mores, making craft, building with chopsticks/elastic bands/spaghetti and a virtual yoga session.

Charlotte added: “Helping in the local community is a part of the Scout Challenge Badges and this was a simple way for them to get involved at the moment. They all embraced this and we loved seeing the photos of them out and about helping to keep our local villages tidy.

“Shedfield Scout group has been running for over 100 years and offers beavers, cubs and scouts to boys and girls from ages 6-14, aiming to have fun, make friends, be adventurous and learn lots of skills for life.”

Photos: Charlotte Sampson