Beavers learn how much rubbish is on our streets

St Leonards Langho Beavers  happy and proud after their litter picking.
St Leonards Langho Beavers happy and proud after their litter picking.
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A litter picking event not only proved a great educational tool for a local group of Beavers, but also helped them to achieve one of their badges.

Langho in Bloom were joined by 22 Beavers from St Leonard’s Langho Scout Group recently on a litter pick on the main road between the community centre and Billington War Memorial.

The event, which was organised as part of the Beavers’ “Environmental Conservation Activity Badge”, proved an important educational tool teaching them how to separate recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish. In total, six bin liners of rubbish were collected and these were separated into bottles, cans and general litter. The scout leaders and the parents who supported the event then took the waste home for disposal.

Scout leader Sarah Chippendale said: “Can I just say an almighty thank you to Langho in Bloom for an amazing night. So many of you turned out to help us with this important badge activity. I can honestly say the Beavers got so much out of it. It was an important night as we all realised just how much rubbish is on our streets. Without teams like Langho in Bloom our village and countryside would not be as beautiful.”

Veronica Hargreaves from Langho in Bloom said: “We all had a wonderful time and were delighted to see the children so engaged. A big thank you to all the parents and leaders too who took part. This ‘environmental badge’ is the second project we’ve undertaken with the Beavers and we look forward to many more joint events. Children and young people are key to our future and have so much to offer. It’s a privilege to be involved with this young group. Their enthusiasm was infectious.”

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