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#Scoutsdo1thing for Community Week

posted 9 Jun 2013, 03:28 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:01 ]
Scouts from 3rd Washington have been making a difference in their local community today as part of Scout Community Week.

30 young people and adults spent Saturday afternoon clearing litter on the C2C cycleway from St Roberts School to Rickleton.

Scout Community Week aims to support local communities with events that have an impact on the local area and enable scouts to give back to the local community. The group chose the project because the scouts often use the C2C cycle path as part of the troop's busy and active programme.

After 3 hours litter picking, you could see the positive impact of the work and we'd bagged up around 25 large rubbish bags and retrieved half a hoover, a car bumper and a couple of pallets. Many cyclists thanked scouts as they passed by.

The event also helped promote scouting in the local community and we would like to thank the following companies and people for support. TRM Group, Rocket Medical PLC and B&Q kindly sponsored our community event, funds raised go to support the development of scouting in Washington.

Our thanks also go to Councillors George Thompson and Dianne and David Snowdon for their help on the day and support to promote scouting locally.

Our thanks also go to Sustrans and the local Sustrans volunteer ranger team who helped to organise the event and who worked with us on the day to ensure scouts were safe and the litter pick was a huge success.

Finally and most importantly, our thanks to all scouts, parents and leaders who supported the event and worked hard to clean up Washington, you did yourself and the group extremely proud!

Developing young people as members of their scouting, local, national and international communities, is a key objective of the group and we are always looking for opportunities to form partnerships in the local community. If you have a project in Washington that we can support, please email