Sup­port­ing the bees


The 1st Kingston Scout Group is do­ing its part to strengthen the bee pop­u­la­tion.

Scouts handed out 5,000 free pack­ages of wild­flower seeds at Su­per­store in Kingston, Wal­mart in Green­wood and Sobeys in Green­wood May 6 as a way to en­cour­age more peo­ple to do their part to help the en­vi­ron­ment.

“The bees are be­com­ing scarcer and scarcer and, with­out bees, we don’t have the honey, we don’t have pol­li­na­tion of all of the plants and things that will grow,” said scout­ing leader Wayne “Soupy” Camp­bell.

The wild­flower cam­paign was all part of Scouts Canada’s na­tional Good Turn Week chal­lenge from April 29 to May 7. The chal­lenge asked Cana­di­ans to per­form acts of kind­ness within their com­mu­ni­ties in an ef­fort to spread good­will through­out the coun­try.

Scout Eric Bickel was happy to take part.

“Hon­estly, it feels pretty good. It’s just kind of fun to get out and help out, said Bickel.

“Usu­ally we do fundrais­ers, so it’s good to get out and give back.”

Camp­bell has been in­volved in Scouts for more than 40 years. He said it’s a per­fect way to ex­plore the out­doors, try new things and meet new peo­ple. And, he added, there’s al­ways room for new mem­bers in all age groups.

“It’s great if you want to get out and do stuff,” he said.

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