Local Scout Group once again work tirelessly to benefit the local community

On Monday 15th June over 70 Scouts and helpers from Derwent Valley Scout Group worked towards obtaining their Environmental Partnership Award by spending time litter picking around the Crossgates area.  Youngsters aged between 6 and 16 years old were joined by parents and Scout leaders and with the support of Scarborough District Council who provided tongs, bags and high visibility jackets.

The litter pick was organised in support of the ‘Stop the Drop’ campaign, launched by writer and conservationist Bill Bryson in 2008.  The aim is to return the country to its former glory without the eyesore of litter dropped by visitors and rubbish dumped by fly-tippers. The group collected 20 full sacks, an old Shopping Trolley which was found in the hedgerow and was subsequently filled full of rubbish and a broken child’s push chair.

David Clarke, Chair of CPRE North Yorkshire said “We offer our full support to the Derwent Valley Scouts as groups like this have the potential to develop positive, sustainable habits among youngsters  that can last a lifetime, and be valuable from the day that they are learned.”

The Partnership Award is given to groups who have spent significant time benefitting the environment while experiencing new and challenging personal development opportunities.


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Past Events

  • Sat 05 Sep 2009
    Hutton-le-Hole litter pick
  • Mon 15 Jun 2009
    Local Scout Group once again work tirelessly to benefit the local community
  • Sat 28 Mar 2009
    York & Selby Stop the Drop
  • Sat 01 Nov 2008
    Litter Pick
  • Wed 29 Oct 2008
    York & Selby District Litter Pick
  • Wed 15 Oct 2008
    Craven District Fish and Chip Night

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