Scouts keen to lend a hand

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Opinion -

A GROUP of Vic­to­ria Park Scout Group mem­bers did their bit for the en­vi­ron­ment by do­ing some weed­ing at the Kens­ing­ton Bush­land.

Eigh­teen cub scouts took part in the Septem­ber 17 event, with the group also tak­ing a walk around the bush­land with Friends of Kens­ing­ton Bush­land rep­re­sen­ta­tive Theresa Put­land and Town of Vic­to­ria Park nat­u­ral ar­eas team leader Stephen Szyd­lowski to learn about the en­vi­ron­men­tal val­ues of the area.

Vic­to­ria Park Scout Group com­mit­tee mem­ber Leonie Monks said the cubs en­joyed the walk and asked lots of ques­tions.

“This is the first time the cubs have vol­un­teered to as­sist with weed­ing at the Kens­ing­ton Bush­land and they are keen to get more in­volved in the fu­ture, help­ing with more weed­ing, rub­bish col­lec­tion and tree-plant­ing,” she said.

“The scout group is also keen to find other ways of help­ing out in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. Cub scout Thomas El­liot helped with the weed­ing at Kens­ing­ton Bush­land.

“The bush­land is close to the Vic­to­ria Park Scout Group’s hall and the event was de­signed to en­cour­age a sense of pride in the cubs’ lo­cal area

and its val­ues.

“It fits in with the scout­ing phi­los­o­phy of help­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and the com­mu­nity.”

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