NEW YEAR OFF TO A GOOD START…

Date: 5th Jan 2020 Author: Tracey Daniell

 

Members of Knaphill Scout Group got the new decade off to a great start with their annual village litter pick.  On Sat 4th January Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & their families scoured the streets and parks of Knaphill collecting litter.  Tracey Daniell, Group Scout Leader said  ‘this is the seventh successive year we have run a new year litter pick.  It is good to engage with the wider community & the Knaphill certainly looks cleaner for it.  The good news is that the amount of litter generally seems less year on year, with fewer sweet wrappers & crisp packets but sadly more drinks cans and for the first year several nitrous oxide canisters,. We are pleased to have the support of Kate Wilson, Local Neighbourhood Officer from Woking Borough Council who not only brings along litter pickers but she also joins us out on the streets.’  Beaver Scouts got  quite competitive seeing who could find he most unusual litter, Harry age 7 said ‘It was much more fun than I was expecting. I found a builder’s hard hat and a broken metal sign in the park car park as well as lots of cans.’

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls