All too often these days it seems that when young people are featured on the news it’s to do with knife crime or cyber bullying. How refreshing to hear once again from the 5th Kettering Scout Group who held their 2019 fundraising plant sale on Saturday 25 May. “We had a fabulous turnout and gorgeous weather,” writes Assistant Beaver Leader Vicky Geary. “We made a profit of around £1800, which will be used to purchase some extra resources plus new tents and camping accessories so that our whole group can attend district camp at Rockingham Castle this September.”
“Plants that weren’t sold go to allotments and excess vegetables help support a local Foodbank,” she goes on. “The bedding plants will be planted by the scouts section in the grounds of a local special needs school which enhances the wellbeing of the children with colour and scent. Also the scouts will finish their community impact badge work, having cleared and weeded the gardens of the school earlier this year. Nothing is wasted.”
Hats off to Vicky and the 5th Kettering. Andy Chalmers, our MD, who was himself a Queen’s Scout is delighted that the relatively small gift of some peat-free compost has helped yield such a wonderful harvest.