Scouts clean-up canal basin

Published: Monday, 19 March 2018

SCOUT leaders were concerned at the amount of rubbish around the basin of the Staffs & Worcs Canal in Stourport so a troop had a day cleaning it up.

Many members of the 1st Stourport (St Michaels) Scout troop from Kidderminster & District Scouts spent a day clearing up the rubbish and cutting down vegetation, Alan tilbury reports.

Challenge award

This would go towards their World Challenge Award, one of nine badges they need to gain to earn their Chief Scout’s Gold Award, which is the highest award in the scouting section of 10.5 to 14 years, as part of the  requirements for this award was to learn about an aspect of local community life and then spend a day volunteering in the local community and taking part in an environmental project.

There were 13 scouts altogether involved in cleaning the accumulated rubbish from around the basin and undertaking some towpath repairs.

Some worked from a boat to gather litter and vegetation from the offside and some worked on the towpath, the towpath team re-surfaced  part of the towpath and repaired some pot holes.