Scout groups across the UK were rolling up their sleeves during Scout Community Week to do something positive and meaningful for their local community.
Led by Andy Lane, Beaver Scout leader, the 6-8 year olds of the 1st Middleton Beaver Scout Colony have taken up the challenge and created a spectacular sensory garden at Middleton Primary School. At the end of the 6 week project, with the designs and materials being generously sponsored by Dobbies, all six plots have been filled with wild flowers to attract butterflies, insects, bees and a variety of other wildlife to what was otherwise an urban area.ss the UK were rolling up their sleeves during Scout Community Week to do something positive and meaningful for their local community.
Andy said, "I wanted to give our young people an opportunity to experience an outdoor activity and for them to champion all the amazing opportunities and adventures we offer in the Scouting movement."
Arriving at the opening ceremony, I was so impressed with the transformation and I congratulate the Beavers Group. The sensory garden is an inspirational project which will add to the children's enjoyment and enhance their education.
Do you have a couple of hours to spare to support Andy? Without volunteers, his waiting list of young "eager Beavers" will just keep growing.
Contact Andy on 07968 725176 or email info@1stMiddleton.org.uk