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Beaver Scouts help tidy retail park

Beaver Scouts at work

The Beaver Scout Colony from the 10th Perthshire (Perth Academy) Scout Group has joined forces with volunteers from Beautiful Perth to tidy up St Catherine's retail park. The 56 Beavers, who are aged 6 and 7, already work hard picking litter in their school grounds and enjoy that so much they approached Beautiful Perth to see if they could ‘adopt’ an area of the Fair City to carry out regular clean ups. The St Catherine’s Retail Park was chosen.

Beautiful Perth Chairman John Summers is delighted that  the Beavers are helping: “Litter is such an unsightly and anti-social problem - it blights our lovely City. Involving youngsters in keeping Perth tidy is a great way of instilling a sense of pride in our City. I’m sure it’s a small minority of people who drop litter but they make a big, negative impact on our environment and their behaviour shouldn’t be tolerated. The Beavers are setting a great example, one I hope others will follow.”

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader Hilary Kirk said: I noticed from coverage of Beautiful Perth’s work in the local press that they were looking for volunteers, so I went onto their website and got in touch. We have two groups of 28 Beavers and needed to be away from hazards like roads & rivers. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible but John came back and suggested St Catherine's retail park, which is ideal. This is a good project for the Beavers who’ll learn a lot while making a positive impact on Perth’s environment.”

Beautiful Perth welcomes volunteers of all ages to help with its projects. If you or a group you're involved with want to help, please get in touch.


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