Old School Rooms Scouts give up part of Mothering Sunday to help their community

Mother’s Day is a great time to give mums a break and spoil them and take them out for dinner or make them breakfast. So the fact that the scouts from the OSR troop in Stoke Gifford gave up 3 and a half hours to help their local community and clean up the parks and connecting streets in the village is extra special.
Members of the troop and some of their mothers gathered outside the St Michael’s Centre at 10am after treating the special mums to breakfast in bed.  They visited the 3 parks gathering up a total of 4 completely filled South Gloucestershire litter picking bin bags with rubbish that had been thrown down.
It was a marvellous day out in the great outdoors, working as a team with pickers, hoops, gloves and sanitiser supplied by the council. The weather made it easier but it was great walking about chatting and being approached by local residents commenting on what a great job the scouts were doing and thanking them for helping to tidy up the area.
The troop have been taking part in litter picking for many years originally as part of the South Gloucestershire BIG Clean. Giving up their time every term to take part in an environmental project like beach cleaning or clearing up areas using tools supplied by Kellaway Building Supplies it’s great to give back and get involved. Of course the sessions count towards the scouting curriculum and helps towards badges but the scouts just like getting involved.

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