Scouts keen to lend a hand
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.”