A Morning as an Honourary Scout

by Andrew Brown on 7 June, 2014

The Victoria Park Action Group, who are dedicated to constantly working to maintain and improve the park as well as hosting a variety of events throughout the year, are starting a programme of work to restore and renovate the park’s benches.

The committee had hoped to start this work today but the bad weather in the morning meant this was rained off – but not before I’d headed across to the park to lend a hand!

The showers weren’t going to stop some of the Cubs and Beavers from 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts and the 175th Bristol (Totterdown Methodist) Scouts doing a bit of litter picking though. As I was in the park anyway, I accepted their invitation to stay and give them a hand.

The litter-picking was part of their activities for Scout Community Week – the modern version of Bob-A-Job. It was good to see the commitment of the Scout leaders to their community – and to see the Scouts themselves being so keen to help: although they may have just been looking forward to their rewards of biscuits and ice-cream!

It might not sound particularly fun but it was an enjoyable morning – chatting with the Scouts, their leaders and Councillor Mark Bailey – and helping clear some rubbish from the park at the same time. Not only that, I’m told I’ll be eligible for a badge too!


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